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    So basically I did my maths gcse back in November, got a good grade and was fine with that. We then had 3 months of doing nothing in lessons, free to do what you want, so I did work from other lessons, listened to my ipod, read, etc.

    Now the teacher, who was pretty useless with GCSE work and didn't know what she was teaching, has started doing some basic A Level work, but clearly doesn't know her stuff and gets stuff mixed up.

    The other problem is that the majority of the class are not doing a level maths next year, so they do not want to do the work and just sit and chat/read/do other work. I am doing A level maths next year, and the teacher is trying to insist i do the work, although I told her I'm not doing it next year.

    However, I can't see the point of doing this extra work and filling my brain with currently useless things, and I will be taught it next year from somebody who knows what they are doing.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could do. I might ask my form tutor if I can go and work in his ICT room, and do my own work, cos he'd be fine with that. Any other ideas?
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    depends what grade you got in your GCSE, if it's A/A* i would think about trying to take a few AS exams if you really wanted to push yourself.
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    I suggest you get out of there. Unless you want to improve your GCSE grade, or maybe do Add Maths-


    Actually, better not. She seems pretty useless anyway. Maybe you could teach her?
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    I got an A*, so can't really improve!!
    Boromirr9111 - what would be the advantage of doing some AS exams, won't I do those next year as normal? We asked about doing Statistics GCSE but were told we weren't able to, for some strange reason!
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    my god! we should high five :| i took my maths gcse a year early got an A, have been sat all this year doing as-level stuff.. but since none of us can move out of the class, and most of us don't want to take it at AS - no one actually does any work. I hope that you get to move out of the class, my school won't let me and im being forced to resit my A because i didn't hit my target grade D:
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    i do IB maths studies.
    last week we did basic trigonometry. i am in upper sixth. i did that in year eight.

    suggestions on what you can do:
    -get an iphone, then download falldown, paper toss, or jelly car.
    -bully the fat kid in front of you
    -bully the ginger kid to the left of you
    -get a piece of squared maths paper, then colour in every other square/make a pretty pattern
    -talk to your teacher about guitar hero/his new baby/lego bible porn (http://www.thebricktestament.com/gen.../gn19_33b.html)
    -watch the ****s flirting with the pikeys.

    well, thats what i do in maths
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    (Original post by mespannerhanz)
    I got an A*, so can't really improve!!
    Boromirr9111 - what would be the advantage of doing some AS exams, won't I do those next year as normal? We asked about doing Statistics GCSE but were told we weren't able to, for some strange reason!
    Congrats on the A*..... very impressive especially a year early!!! .... i only say that because if i was in your situation i would be because it's the only i would stay interested in the subjects if i was tested and learning at the same time.... but that's just me.... depends on how you want to do it in the end

    edit - see if some other school will let you do it, unis will like that tbh, you got the eye on the prize and are going that step further!!!!
    edit again - soz if i am sound like a weirdo, i am biased cause i am gonna be doing a degree in maths this year lol but it's your choice in the end, just consider all your options beforehand which i am sure you will!!!
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    =/ Thats a shame,
    we did the same and half our class moved to do independent study and the rest of us are learning as-level (and i and like 7 others doing GCSe statistics too), though were taking the exams in june so a bit eeek
    is there no option at all to change classes? or possibly speak to, say, the head of the maths department about your teaching?
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    Don't bother going in, you know what works for you
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    I did maths a year early and then we did Stats and add maths in year 11. If you are doing A-level maths, doing some AS-level stuff now will definately help when you come to learn it properly in september. However if your teacher is crap, you'll be better off reading it out of a book.
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    (Original post by mespannerhanz)
    So basically I did my maths gcse back in November, got a good grade and was fine with that. We then had 3 months of doing nothing in lessons, free to do what you want, so I did work from other lessons, listened to my ipod, read, etc.

    Now the teacher, who was pretty useless with GCSE work and didn't know what she was teaching, has started doing some basic A Level work, but clearly doesn't know her stuff and gets stuff mixed up.

    The other problem is that the majority of the class are not doing a level maths next year, so they do not want to do the work and just sit and chat/read/do other work. I am doing A level maths next year, and the teacher is trying to insist i do the work, although I told her I'm not doing it next year.

    However, I can't see the point of doing this extra work and filling my brain with currently useless things, and I will be taught it next year from somebody who knows what they are doing.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could do. I might ask my form tutor if I can go and work in his ICT room, and do my own work, cos he'd be fine with that. Any other ideas?
    Thanks
    She has a maths/physics/actuarial science/engineering/other maths related degree, she knows her stuff, she probably just doesn't know what the strict curriculum is. If you think this then just ask the head of maths at your school to clarify things with her. Learning is never useless, even grasping some basic concepts in A-level maths for next year will help you, just stay in maths.
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    (Original post by mespannerhanz)
    So basically I did my maths gcse back in November, got a good grade and was fine with that. We then had 3 months of doing nothing in lessons, free to do what you want, so I did work from other lessons, listened to my ipod, read, etc.

    Now the teacher, who was pretty useless with GCSE work and didn't know what she was teaching, has started doing some basic A Level work, but clearly doesn't know her stuff and gets stuff mixed up.

    The other problem is that the majority of the class are not doing a level maths next year, so they do not want to do the work and just sit and chat/read/do other work. I am doing A level maths next year, and the teacher is trying to insist i do the work, although I told her I'm not doing it next year.

    However, I can't see the point of doing this extra work and filling my brain with currently useless things, and I will be taught it next year from somebody who knows what they are doing.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could do. I might ask my form tutor if I can go and work in his ICT room, and do my own work, cos he'd be fine with that. Any other ideas?
    Thanks
    You're going to look back one day and realise that your teacher has a degree...and is probably much smarter than you imagine...teaching GCSE/Core 1 when you actually know anything about maths has to be difficult :giggle:

    My Class used to treat our teacher terribly, we thought he didn't know anything...and that we were all smarter than he was...
    2 Years later went back and did some higher level maths with the same guy...turned out he was a genius, maybe didn't have the best social skills in the world, but he was an excellent mathematician...then tried doing some GCSE Maths tutoring and realised it's a load of rubbish...no wonder it's difficult to teach...bet I looked pretty stupid :s:

    So maybe cut your teacher some slack and just do the work? :giggle:
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    Well done, did you do an early Module 5 entry in November, for maths?


    Anyway, its pointless being in there, unless your going to be doing A Level next year? If your not, get out of there!

    Quote me on what happens, :]
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    I took GCSE maths early in november (edexcel linear), as did the rest of the year. From november to january while waiting for our results, no-one could be bothered and yet they insisted on still teaching us. After our results, they made anyone with less than a C do retake lessons, anyone with a C do stats or retake or other lessons, anyone with a B do stats(only a limited number were allowed though)or AS level and A/A*'s do AS level no choice. So most people in the AS class have no desire to be there and so they do **** all. I got an A* and by some miracle, they let me into stats. What I havent told them though is that I'm doing AS maths next year, not that I want to, cause they would make me do stupid lessons when I could get another GCSE.

    You should either get your parents in to complain, study Statistics and take the GCSE individually or just dont go to lessons.
 
 
 
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