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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    I have a C allready and i resat it in june so a grade in august
    ok

    Well that does not fit with other threads but I am going to believe you


    If you get an A* first speak to your Head of Maths at school ... perhaps you caused problems before but he is not going to reject you with that grade

    If your school cannot support you then call other schools/colleges
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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    What do you mean i am a 'cleaver-****'?
    Smart of course. Cleavered dicks always smart.
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    ok

    Well that does not fit with other threads but I am going to believe you


    If you get an A* first speak to your Head of Maths at school ... perhaps you caused problems before but he is not going to reject you with that grade

    If your school cannot support you then call other schools/colleges
    Okay, I have done lots of exams because they keep changing from linear and modular so i will get my linear grade
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Smart of course. Cleavered dicks always smart.
    Oh okay, i though you was taking the piss out of me
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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    Okay, I have done lots of exams because they keep changing from linear and modular so i will get my linear grade
    How do you think you've done overall in GCSE Maths? Is it likely you'll end up with A/A*?
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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    Oh okay, i though you was taking the piss out of me
    No that would be impossible in the circumstances.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Smart of course. Cleavered dicks always smart.
    Dying :laugh:
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    How do you think you've done overall in GCSE Maths? Is it likely you'll end up with A/A*?
    I think i will have done okay but the exam was a bit nasty. Would have done better on modular but got to wait and see
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    No that would be impossible in the circumstances.
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    Dying :laugh:
    Oh i see 'an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable'
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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    I think i will have done okay but the exam was a bit nasty. Would have done better on modular but got to wait and see
    So you don't know what grade you have in maths yet? (You haven't got an A*, you just think you have from the exam?)
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    (Original post by sohailkm96)
    So you don't know what grade you have in maths yet? (You haven't got an A*, you just think you have from the exam?)
    I have got a C from March Exam and June exam i think very good
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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    He is not my teacher, the head of maths. In school i don't like to show off about things so i try to keep my self to my self. My maths teacher loves me and thinks i am capable but the HOD dose not
    I'm going to be blunt because you're not getting what people are saying here I think. You clearly do not know what you want to take at A-Levels. That's absolutely fine; not everyone does straight after GCSEs. However, you absolutely, positively, definitely must think your decisions through because they're important. Stop flicking through multiple disparate subjects and interests and take a deep think about what you are passionate about, what do you want to do at university and beyond, and what are you most interested in.

    That involves both taking a deep look at yourself and doing your research. It doesn't take long to realise that M4/M5 mechanics is very specialised and that only a few hundred students in the entire country take 3 maths A-Levels. Filter through your choices and once you've got a more considered idea of what you want to do, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have if you still want to do A-Level maths.

    One last thing: not wanting to 'show-off' is the most ridiculous excuse I've heard for not wanting to do well in maths. What? Are these people going to be around in two years time when you go to university and start the next phase of your life? Honestly it's hard to take you seriously when you say things like that.
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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    I have got a C from March Exam and June exam i think very good
    I appreciate your enthusiasm for mathematics, but some of my friends got A* in GCSE Maths and got C/D/U from january exams in C1. It's a big difference from GCSE. You really need to grasp every concept and fully understand it to get a good mark. That's just at A level. I can only imagine it's even more important at degree level.

    I think you're taking things too fast. I think that if you get the A* in Maths GCSE. Do the AS Maths For Year 12. See how you go with that, if you end up getting top marks at the end, self teach yourself further maths and maybe even additional further.

    Also if you find it hard to get the mathematical information from the words they give you it'll only get harder as you progress through. You really need to think about the amount of work you will need to put into it.

    You'll only really realise it if you do A level maths, but GCSE maths is incredibly easy, if you're getting Cs right now. That's probably not the best indication. If you can turn it around and get an A* in August, then you should be able to prove to your Head of Maths that you can do A level maths. But you should take it slowly, I myself do Maths and Further Maths (AS) and I found the jump from GCSE to A level slightly harder than what I thought it would be, I got ABB in my 3 maths exams in january and considering I got an A* in maths GCSE, from that alone it might be harder for you. So i think you should take it slowly and gradually pick up the pace if you are dealing with it well, but don't go full on OU maths course at the end of year 11. Just take it easy.
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    (Original post by shamika)
    I'm going to be blunt because you're not getting what people are saying here I think. You clearly do not know what you want to take at A-Levels. That's absolutely fine; not everyone does straight after GCSEs. However, you absolutely, positively, definitely must think your decisions through because they're important. Stop flicking through multiple disparate subjects and interests and take a deep think about what you are passionate about, what do you want to do at university and beyond, and what are you most interested in.

    That involves both taking a deep look at yourself and doing your research. It doesn't take long to realise that M4/M5 mechanics is very specialised and that only a few hundred students in the entire country take 3 maths A-Levels. Filter through your choices and once you've got a more considered idea of what you want to do, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have if you still want to do A-Level maths.

    One last thing: not wanting to 'show-off' is the most ridiculous excuse I've heard for not wanting to do well in maths. What? Are these people going to be around in two years time when you go to university and start the next phase of your life? Honestly it's hard to take you seriously when you say things like that.
    I know i kind of jump from subject to subject most of the time but, Maths and Science is my life, I have filled notebooks full of maths off online lectures and textbooks and i have nothing to show for it. I really want to do maths at a level including the 3 maths fm and afm. If you went to my school you would understand the showing off thing. Most of the student turn up in traksuits and are not botherd about anything so when you know something they call you gay and make your life hard in school since year 9 i have had it.
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    (Original post by sohailkm96)
    I appreciate your enthusiasm for mathematics, but some of my friends got A* in GCSE Maths and got C/D/U from january exams in C1. It's a big difference from GCSE. You really need to grasp every concept and fully understand it to get a good mark. That's just at A level. I can only imagine it's even more important at degree level.

    I think you're taking things too fast. I think that if you get the A* in Maths GCSE. Do the AS Maths For Year 12. See how you go with that, if you end up getting top marks at the end, self teach yourself further maths and maybe even additional further.

    Also if you find it hard to get the mathematical information from the words they give you it'll only get harder as you progress through. You really need to think about the amount of work you will need to put into it.

    You'll only really realise it if you do A level maths, but GCSE maths is incredibly easy, if you're getting Cs right now. That's probably not the best indication. If you can turn it around and get an A* in August, then you should be able to prove to your Head of Maths that you can do A level maths. But you should take it slowly, I myself do Maths and Further Maths (AS) and I found the jump from GCSE to A level slightly harder than what I thought it would be, I got ABB in my 3 maths exams in january and considering I got an A* in maths GCSE, from that alone it might be harder for you. So i think you should take it slowly and gradually pick up the pace if you are dealing with it well, but don't go full on OU maths course at the end of year 11. Just take it easy.
    I know i kind of jump from subject to subject most of the time but, Maths and Science is my life, I have filled notebooks full of maths off online lectures and textbooks and i have nothing to show for it. I really want to do maths at a level including the 3 maths fm and afm. If you went to my school you would understand the showing off thing. Most of the student turn up in traksuits and are not botherd about anything so when you know something they call you gay and make your life hard in school since year 9 i have had it.
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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    I know i kind of jump from subject to subject most of the time but, Maths and Science is my life, I have filled notebooks full of maths off online lectures and textbooks and i have nothing to show for it. I really want to do maths at a level including the 3 maths fm and afm. If you went to my school you would understand the showing off thing. Most of the student turn up in traksuits and are not botherd about anything so when you know something they call you gay and make your life hard in school since year 9 i have had it.
    I understand what you mean by "Maths and Science is my life" I like the fact that you've done the extra research, but you can read all the books you can and still get a bad grade. You can still do the maths at a level, but you need to actually experience a level to see if you're capable of it, that's why I'm saying just do the AS maths in Year 12, see how you do in that and decide from there what would be best.

    I also can kind of relate to your school, but at the end of the day, if they are all like that, you have the biggest chance of not seeing them after 6th form/college and their opinions don't matter, so what if you're clever? Why does it affect them? I'm not saying teach your maths class. I'm just saying that if you can do the question, do it. Show your talent in maths, but you also need to think of the reality of the situation.
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    (Original post by shamika)
    That involves both taking a deep look at yourself and doing your research. It doesn't take long to realise that M4/M5 mechanics is very specialised and that only a few hundred students in the entire country take 3 maths A-Levels.
    59 took Additional Further Maths on Edexcel last year. The only other board that offers it is OCR MEI if I remember correctly; which is significantly less popular than Edexcel. I doubt you'd even have 100 in total when you put them together.
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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    I know i kind of jump from subject to subject most of the time but, Maths and Science is my life, I have filled notebooks full of maths off online lectures and textbooks and i have nothing to show for it. I really want to do maths at a level including the 3 maths fm and afm. If you went to my school you would understand the showing off thing. Most of the student turn up in traksuits and are not botherd about anything so when you know something they call you gay and make your life hard in school since year 9 i have had it.
    I'm not sure what the sixth forms and colleges are like wherever you may live, but for me (when taking A-Level Maths, Further Maths and Physics) the people who had a detrimental attitude to learning as you describe were in the absolute minority at the most, and were frankly looked down upon by the entirety of the rest of the class (quite the role reversal from high school). I wouldn't worry about those sorts of people at school. They won't be the ones taking Maths at A-Level, but you will be. As someone else picked up on though, likely as not, you'll have to learn some boring and uninteresting stuff in earning an A-Level in maths. Personally I hated statistics a fair amount, but I still had to do S1 and S2, and learned the topics as best as I could (though I did retake S2 in going for an A* in Further Maths). So make sure you're perfectly happy and able to learn the boring stuff almost as much as the interesting stuff, of else you won't get the grades at A-Level maths that will allow you to take things further by going to university.
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    (Original post by ShaneJ)
    I am going for FM and Additonal FM as-well, Sociology is very easy so i can focus on maths
    Then don't take 4 other A Levels as well?

    It's good to show interest, but be realistic.
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    (Original post by sohailkm96)
    You'll only really realise it if you do A level maths, but GCSE maths is incredibly easy, if you're getting Cs right now. That's probably not the best indication. If you can turn it around and get an A* in August, then you should be able to prove to your Head of Maths that you can do A level maths. But you should take it slowly, I myself do Maths and Further Maths (AS) and I found the jump from GCSE to A level slightly harder than what I thought it would be, I got ABB in my 3 maths exams in january and considering I got an A* in maths GCSE, from that alone it might be harder for you. So i think you should take it slowly and gradually pick up the pace if you are dealing with it well, but don't go full on OU maths course at the end of year 11. Just take it easy.
    This, bare in mind if you got a C your average was probably something like 30% in both papers, at gcse level
 
 
 
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