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I got a D in my first GCSE Maths exam and re-sat it at college and got an E and resat it again and got a D again.

What i want to know is is a D at maths bad? like im i innumerate or near-innumerate or somat along them lines?
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Well, it's not great.

It's good you've tried again to pass it but maybe maths just isn't your thing? The problem is most unis and employers like to see a pass in Maths, Science and English IIRC.
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Well, it's not great.

It's good you've tried again to pass it but maybe maths just isn't your thing? The problem is most unis and employers like to see a pass in Maths, Science and English IIRC.
Yeah, ive always hated it TBH, ill just stick with the D, seems a C is just not possible to get
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Yeah, ive always hated it TBH, ill just stick with the D, seems a C is just not possible to get
Well if you really just can't grasp the maths then that's fair enough - concentrate on doing well in college.

Although, as I said, if you could get it up to a C that would probably be better. If not, it isn't the end of the world
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Did you take it early?

A C would be good but I say only re-sit it (again) if youve really worked for it, do lots of past papers.

Whos your exam board?
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Most employers and Further Education courses require a Pass at grade C.

You got a D then got an E then got a D? :lolwut:

I have to say it is a good thing that you tried to pass though
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How hard did you work for it? If you worked hard then no, don't resit. If you didn't, work harder and resit.
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(Original post by YorkieLad101)
I got a D in my first GCSE Maths exam and re-sat it at college and got an E and resat it again and got a D again.

What i want to know is is a D at maths bad? like im i innumerate or near-innumerate or somat along them lines?
Seriously I'm not trying to sound harsh but that really is horrible, especially if you've sat it 3 times.

I understand that for some people Maths is a real struggle and it just dosent tick however you should be able to achieve at-least a C grade, C grade work is mainly simple arithmetic which I'm suprised you don't struggle with daily life without.
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It's a fail grade, so yes it is bad. Most employers want to see a pass at GCSE maths, the same for most universities. My advice is to hire a tutor (not necessarily professional, just anyone good at maths that did maths A-level - I tutored like this for a while) and retake it again.
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No that puts you in like the top 99% of the country

Edit: /sarcasm
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/pulls a face. I want to be nice and say it's fine, but at GCSE... no, it's not. Doesn't make you stupid or anything, just means you borked up the exam, but it's... not good. Sorry mate. Can you retake? I was ****e at maths and revised like the dickens, there was a website I used that was ace for it, and I got an A. This was after getting Cs in everything. Put the work in, I mean really put the work in, at GCSE that's all you need. Good luck!
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It's a fail grade, so yes it is bad. Most employers want to see a pass at GCSE maths, the same for most universities. My advice is to hire a tutor (not necessarily professional, just anyone good at maths that did maths A-level - I tutored like this for a while) and retake it again.
it is not a fail grade, a u is a fail grade.
it is not a good grade.
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A grade D in GCSE Maths is bad, but unless you want a career that involves a lot of maths I wouldn't let that result put you down in anyway, you might be more suited to Literature/History-type subjects
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Well you didn't pass it so that would be a barrier to future job prospects etc

I think you need to review your revision methods, do you do loads of past papers, do you prepare in time, do you actually understand what you learnt in maths?

Also, you went from a D to an E, did you change anything when revising

It's good that you're trying but I'll say give it 1 more try.
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Was this on higher or foundation? It isn't a good grade, but if you put in as much effort as you could then it's not worth re-sitting it. Most 6th forms make you re-sit it if you did not get a C atleast and you would get extra lessons with less people in and more help available
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To be truthful, it's not good. If you're considering university, they require Maths grades at least at a C/B.
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Keep trying, despite finding it hard you really do need that C grade to insure you better chances of getting on various courses. Out of interest did you take higher or foundation?
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that is ****ing ****e pal, where did you go to school.. hogwarts ?
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I struggle with maths, it's not something I naturally excel in, but when I was sitting my maths gcse I knew how important it was for me to pass so I revised like hell and came out with an A! Anyone can pass maths if they worked hard for it, and I mean truly worked hard for it
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(Original post by H.C. Chinaski)
it is not a fail grade, a u is a fail grade.
it is not a good grade.
I think you're getting mixed up with A Levels
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