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Okay so I just got the results of my first GCSE Maths Exam watch

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    Hey people well I do AQA foundation in maths, I've never understood maths apart from the basics, in truth I find some of it pointless but nether the less I need it! so I got my results back of the FIRST paper I've done (November 2009) I got 94 and to get a C its 97, so you can guess how pissed I am. Anyway I've been thinking I must of got most of the questions right.. I mean to get a C on foundation you basically have to get 100% don't you? Do you think it would be easier to get a C on higher..? Also seeing though I only got D on the paper does this mean I definitely wont get a C overall? The reason Im asking you this is because I study maths GCSE by myself and dont have a teacher to ask, thanx.
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    Yes, overall you got a D.
    and on higher paper, it can be harder where the questions dont always be 'C'grade only the first couple do, after that it gets harder.
    so foundation is better.
    i understand how pssed of you are going to be as i myself for science got 1 less mark for a c!!!
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    Is Your Course Modular?
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    I am being put on higher for edexcel maths. I was on foundation first time around, but my maths teacher said that it's hard to get a C in the foundation so she put us all on the higher paper.

    It helps to have a tutor I think, they can teach you different ways how to do things. =]
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    (Original post by Skeppy)
    Hey people well I do AQA foundation in maths, I've never understood maths apart from the basics, in truth I find some of it pointless but nether the less I need it! so I got my results back of the FIRST paper I've done (November 2009) I got 94 and to get a C its 97, so you can guess how pissed I am. Anyway I've been thinking I must of got most of the questions right.. I mean to get a C on foundation you basically have to get 100% don't you? Do you think it would be easier to get a C on higher..? Also seeing though I only got D on the paper does this mean I definitely wont get a C overall? The reason Im asking you this is because I study maths GCSE by myself and dont have a teacher to ask, thanx.
    Ah piss, I know how you feel. But getting a C on higher is MUCH MUCH easier and I'd recommend you do that if you can. You got 94/100? That's very high, and yes maybe it will drop if you do higher but you only need about 50-60 to get a C if I remember correctly.
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    (Original post by Miss Attitude)
    Yes, overall you got a D.
    and on higher paper, it can be harder where the questions dont always be 'C'grade only the first couple do, after that it gets harder.
    so foundation is better.
    i understand how pssed of you are going to be as i myself for science got 1 less mark for a c!!!
    But I havn't done the other 2 exams and this one was worth about 25% possibly less.. so I still dont have a chance of getting a C?
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    (Original post by Skeppy)
    But I havn't done the other 2 exams and this one was worth about 25% possibly less.. so I still dont have a chance of getting a C?
    OOPS!
    actually you do have a chance of getting a C!
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    I did the higher paper first at got 68/200 (lol D) and then retook the foundation, and through revising and hard work I achieved 182/200.
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    I always thought it must be easier to get a C on higher than foundation in all honesty.
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    (Original post by Miss Attitude)
    OOPS!
    actually you do have a chance of getting a C!
    As do you, if your grasp of basic probability is any indication.
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    Okay
    I know which course you are doing,
    I've just finished my maths course, AQA B, in november, when i did Module 5.

    Foundation Module 3 out of 112 marks, scaled.
    Higher is out of 162 marks scaled.

    You need to attain 97 too, on foundation and higher, to get a C.

    97 on foundation is not near full marks, infact checking the gradeboundaries, it is 50/70 for a C,
    You were off 3 scaled marks, which is roughly around 1-2 real marks.

    I would advise you to stick to foundation because many people that got fullmarks on foundation and then resat it in higher, got a D.

    Good luck.
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    i got my result back and it was a **** A. i was two marks from an A* - do you think it is right to do a resit so i could get an A* and have more chance of getting an A* overall???

    I'm seriously considering a resit

    Im with edexcel for modular maths (2381) and i did Unit 1 - Data Handling.
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    (Original post by hydrabow333)
    i got my result back and it was a **** A. i was two marks from an A* - do you think it is right to do a resit so i could get an A* and have more chance of getting an A* overall???

    I'm seriously considering a resit

    Im with edexcel for modular maths (2381) and i did Unit 1 - Data Handling.
    Well, if you are able to get an A* yes. I definitely would, though im aiming for an A, I would like to be able to go for an A*. Though my module 10 is in March.
 
 
 
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