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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Why do you think you found it really hard? Was it the type of subjects, the workload or your work ethic?
    A few factors really, like i said i was pretty good at maths, so when we started C1, which is like GCSE +, i never needed any help since it seemed easy enough. But when we got to C2+S1, i needed help but wasnt really given much, since my teacher thought i was good at maths; This wasnt too major though, since i did ask for help. The people i sat with were all just plain stupid, both got B's at GCSE, never listened, you would rarely see both in the same class, since they bunked a lot, constantly asked me for help, even though we both didnt really understand it. I also did some of the hardest A-levels, and spreading time between them wasnt easy, and i just saw maths as easy so focused more on my other subjects. All that being said, its not like i put 0 effort into it, i did work on it, i could have done better, but that could be said abotu all my A-levels and maths was the only one i did pretty bad in.

    The subject just isnt easy, And the exam Q's use 3 topics in one, and when your learning it you learn 1 at a time. so its easy to get one wrong or just not know when or how to use it, so you could easily get the Q wrong. Its like the internet meme, where in class we do 1+1=2 and in the exam,its pretty much jim had 2 apples, steve gives 2 more to jim, how many oranges does jim need to go to the moon.

    Its a hard subject + Exams always screw you over = Not a great A-level to pick. Like i said its just better to do an easier A-level you enjoy. better to have a A in history/english Lit than a C in maths. Honestly if you do it, youll understand what im sayign and the other people, i would just recommend not doing it, unless you need it for your uni course. Also i didnt really find it hard, the exams really screwed me + harder than i thought itll be, which made it worse, since my flop wasnt expected. I would have easily failed maths, if i hadnt have put a lot of effort into S1, which is the most boring topic, which is the honest reason most people dont do well on it.
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    (Original post by rimstone)
    A few factors really, like i said i was pretty good at maths, so when we started C1, which is like GCSE +, i never needed any help since it seemed easy enough. But when we got to C2+S1, i needed help but wasnt really given much, since my teacher thought i was good at maths; This wasnt too major though, since i did ask for help. The people i sat with were all just plain stupid, both got B's at GCSE, never listened, you would rarely see both in the same class, since they bunked a lot, constantly asked me for help, even though we both didnt really understand it. I also did some of the hardest A-levels, and spreading time between them wasnt easy, and i just saw maths as easy so focused more on my other subjects. All that being said, its not like i put 0 effort into it, i did work on it, i could have done better, but that could be said abotu all my A-levels and maths was the only one i did pretty bad in.

    The subject just isnt easy, And the exam Q's use 3 topics in one, and when your learning it you learn 1 at a time. so its easy to get one wrong or just not know when or how to use it, so you could easily get the Q wrong. Its like the internet meme, where in class we do 1+1=2 and in the exam,its pretty much jim had 2 apples, steve gives 2 more to jim, how many oranges does jim need to go to the moon.

    Its a hard subject + Exams always screw you over = Not a great A-level to pick. Like i said its just better to do an easier A-level you enjoy. better to have a A in history/english Lit than a C in maths. Honestly if you do it, youll understand what im sayign and the other people, i would just recommend not doing it, unless you need it for your uni course. Also i didnt really find it hard, the exams really screwed me + harder than i thought itll be, which made it worse, since my flop wasnt expected. I would have easily failed maths, if i hadnt have put a lot of effort into S1, which is the most boring topic, which is the honest reason most people dont do well on it.
    U jus can't say that u are better off with some other subject other than maths. This will discourage even ppl who WANT to do it( not NEED to).
    U should be saying u should live up to yo hearts content.

    U think that way cos u kind of ppl have a hubristic nature making things like maths easy.

    But what u did their is by flipping picking juz to look yoself smart. Lol go do flipping btec or apprenticeship pathetic bast......
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    (Original post by ARK_REVISES)
    U jus can't say that u are better off with some other subject other than maths. This will discourage even ppl who WANT to do it( not NEED to).
    U should be saying u should live up to yo hearts content.

    U think that way cos u kind of ppl have a hubristic nature making things like maths easy.

    But what u did their is by flipping picking juz to look yoself smart. Lol go do flipping btec or apprenticeship pathetic bast......
    English... Do you speak it ?
    I wont even reply to such a retarded comment. I said my views and sadly, i'm not doing BTEC or an apprenticeship .. im currently doing A-levels, And likely doing a Bsc in BioChem next year/this year, and it looks like you're probably still doing GCSE, which such a stupid view.
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    I'd say AS Maths is my easiest A level. I have done barely any work for it versus my other subjects.
    If you listen and do a lot of questions from the textbook in lessons then you don't need to do revision other than a few papers before any mocks/exams.

    There are 26 people in total in my year doing AS maths.
    Next year it will go down to ~8 (the A2 class this year has only 5 people in it!) as there is a minimum requirement at my school for at least a D in AS Maths.
    I mean from my perspective I don't see how it is difficult to get a D.
    Some people just don't get it I guess. :/ Or can't cope with thinking under pressure in exams?

    That is why some people say its the hardest because they just can't do it.
    No matter how hard they try. I know some people who have done every single past paper properly and even twice sometimes getting decent marks. And then when it comes to the real exam they don't do that well.

    It all depends.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    No source because it's false. Applies to just medicine.
    (Original post by Zacken)
    Yes, obviously. Those modules are fine, I haven't done them myself, only done (C1-4, M1-3, S1-3, FP1-3) but from my friends who have, they're perfectly manageable modules.



    lol, no. That applies to just medicine. Further maths is a massive advantage for any science subject.
    for medicine and biological sciences f maths and maths only count as one a level

    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    Source? I can understand medicine & it not being highly valued, but not thought of as an A level is so bs.
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    (Original post by ARK_REVISES)
    U jus can't say that u are better off with some other subject other than maths. This will discourage even ppl who WANT to do it( not NEED to).
    U should be saying u should live up to yo hearts content.

    U think that way cos u kind of ppl have a hubristic nature making things like maths easy.

    But what u did their is by flipping picking juz to look yoself smart. Lol go do flipping btec or apprenticeship pathetic bast......
    Translation:

    You should be saying "Live a full and satisfying life, be happy"
    You're too arrogant, not everyone is good at maths. Stop making yourself look smart at the expense others, go do a BTEC or an apprenticeship.


    Is that what you're trying to say? I could barely understand any of that...
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    (Original post by 1jonam16)
    for medicine and biological sciences f maths and maths only count as one a level
    That's not a source and thats ******** since it IS two subjects. At A2, the majority, or at least a lot of people drop one subject, so they only do three subjects. And according to you if you do further maths you have to do four A-levels essentially, that's ridiculous.
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    Maths is one of those subjects which I think if you have a natural flare for, you can find very easy. I personally found Maths to be my easiest A level by a long shot (F Maths not far behind). Subjects like Chemistry and English are just aids tho innit lol
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    (Original post by Pentaquark)
    I'd say AS Maths is my easiest A level. I have done barely any work for it versus my other subjects.
    If you listen and do a lot of questions from the textbook in lessons then you don't need to do revision other than a few papers before any mocks/exams.

    There are 26 people in total in my year doing AS maths.
    Next year it will go down to ~8 (the A2 class this year has only 5 people in it!) as there is a minimum requirement at my school for at least a D in AS Maths.
    I mean from my perspective I don't see how it is difficult to get a D.
    Some people just don't get it I guess. :/ Or can't cope with thinking under pressure in exams?

    That is why some people say its the hardest because they just can't do it.
    No matter how hard they try. I know some people who have done every single past paper properly and even twice sometimes getting decent marks. And then when it comes to the real exam they don't do that well.

    It all depends.
    What did you get in your GCSEs and what are your other A-level subjects if you dont mind me asking
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    (Original post by CaiusMartius)
    Maths is one of those subjects which I think if you have a natural flare for, you can find very easy. I personally found Maths to be my easiest A level by a long shot (F Maths not far behind). Subjects like Chemistry and English are just aids tho innit lol
    What were your GCSE results and A-level results if you don't mind me asking
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    What did you get in your GCSEs and what are your other A-level subjects if you dont mind me asking
    GCSEs 10A*s
    For AS I do Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry
    Further Maths I pretty much self teach as my school doesn't offer it so that is why I probably find maths AS to be fairly straight forward I guess.
    Chemistry is easy once you 'get it', at the start I found it to be the hardest but you adjust.
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    (Original post by Pentaquark)
    GCSEs 10A*s
    For AS I do Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry
    Further Maths I pretty much self teach as my school doesn't offer it so that is why I probably find maths AS to be fairly straight forward I guess.
    Chemistry is easy once you 'get it', at the start I found it to be the hardest but you adjust.
    Jesus you're a smart one then that's probably why matsh is so easy for you
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    Translation:

    You should be saying "Live a full and satisfying life, be happy"
    You're too arrogant, not everyone is good at maths. Stop making yourself look smart at the expense others, go do a BTEC or an apprenticeship.
    I know

    Is that what you're trying to say? I could barely understand any of that...
    I know hard for plebs to understand colloquialism
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    maths a level is genuinely one of the easiest a levels you can take... I do the sciences too and can confidently say they are all much harder than maths...
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    What were your GCSE results and A-level results if you don't mind me asking
    11 A*s and 1 A at GCSE.

    Doing Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Lit and Chem
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Huh? This makes no sense. Lots of people don't find it challenging in the slightest. Why would you not recommend it to them?
    Perhaps I didn't make my post clear enough. Maths A level becomes an issue when you're studying 3 or 4 other completely different and demanding subjects such as computing or accounting (from my experience at least) or essay based subjects that require a lot of revision. This is because there is a lot of course content in maths and it requires a lot of practice or its easily forgotten.

    Maths requires a lot of effort when you have to prepare for exams ;(you do have to prepare a lot for the exams to get a good grade in comparison to other subjects) which is likely to affect your other chosen subjects.

    However if you take maths, further maths, physics or similar courses its definitely much easier because you're effectively not having to revise 4 or 5 different things at the same time.

    That's why I wouldn't recommend it.
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    I know this is the wrong thread, but after the Edexcel GCSE maths exam on Thursday I'm pretty confident that I've done well... I was sh**ing myself before the Calc exam

    Anyone else feel the same?



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    (Original post by Himani Vadhia)
    I know this is the wrong thread, but after the Edexcel GCSE maths exam on Thursday I'm pretty confident that I've done well... I was sh**ing myself before the Calc exam

    Anyone else feel the same?



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    No, I revised and did all I could, and was confident going in.
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    That's not a source and thats ******** since it IS two subjects. At A2, the majority, or at least a lot of people drop one subject, so they only do three subjects. And according to you if you do further maths you have to do four A-levels essentially, that's ridiculous.
    I can't remember where exactly I got told this, I either read it or got it from a Cambrdige conference I went to, or maybe it was a teacher. Sorry, i can't be of any use. I guess it is true though, for medicine, what use is there in 2 maths qualifications, they don't realy test different skills, since they are in the branch of mathematics and don't stretch into degree level, where the field self-divides.
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    No, I revised and did all I could, and was confident going in.
    I revised got the past 2 years and I was scared before I went in but was ok after I came out because the paper was good...
    How did you find it?


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