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Hi, I've just got my GCSE mock results back and they were pretty good apart from Maths.

English Literature A
English Language A
Mathematics B (4marks off an A)
Additional Science A
Textiles B
French A
German A
History A*
R.S A

For A-Level I would like to take Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology. I was hoping to get an A for Maths in the mocks as I need at least an A to study it at A-Level. Do you think I should choose something instead of Maths? If I didn't choose Maths I would choose either History, French or English literature. Can some past or present A-Level students give me some advice on any of the A-Level subjects mentioned above and whether I should A-Level Maths based on my mock result? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Does anyone have any advice?
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Don't take my word for it but you might find A Level Maths quite hard. i'm not saying you shouldn't do it, but seeing as you got a B, you probably don't fully understand all the mathematical concepts yet which is quite important. I'm doing additional mathematics, it's like A Level Maths and I'm finding it quite hard but I got A* at GCSE Maths. However, I came back home today read over my revision book and found it quite straightforward. Anyway, what I guess I'm trying to say is that if you are commited to Maths and enjoy it then it doesn't matter.
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(Original post by JadeMay)
Hi, I've just got my GCSE mock results back and they were pretty good apart from Maths.

English Literature A
English Language A
Mathematics B (4marks off an A)
Additional Science A
Textiles B
French A
German A
History A*
R.S A

For A-Level I would like to take Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology. I was hoping to get an A for Maths in the mocks as I need at least an A to study it at A-Level. Do you think I should choose something instead of Maths? If I didn't choose Maths I would choose either History, French or English literature. Can some past or present A-Level students give me some advice on any of the A-Level subjects mentioned above and whether I should A-Level Maths based on my mock result? Thanks in advance for your help!
What are you hoping to study at uni.
I wouldnt worry about not being able to do maths yet- you where only 4 marks off an A in the mock exams. Just make sure you study hard for it, and if you can- find out which bits of the mock exam you didnt do so well in so you can focus on those areas.
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Maths isn't that bad in lower sixth especially. It's quite easy in lower sixth but gets harder in upper sixth. I say go for maths. I know people who got Bs in their GCSE and hit an A at AS. And if you don't like it you can drop it for A2 (:


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Don't take my word for it but you might find A Level Maths quite hard. i'm not saying you shouldn't do it, but seeing as you got a B, you probably don't fully understand all the mathematical concepts yet which is quite important. I'm doing additional mathematics, it's like A Level Maths and I'm finding it quite hard but I got A* at GCSE Maths. However, I came back home today read over my revision book and found it quite straightforward. Anyway, what I guess I'm trying to say is that if you are commited to Maths and enjoy it then it doesn't matter.
Ok thanks for the advice!
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Maths, Chemistry and Biology are all rather intense, just be sure your willing to work for it. Though saying that, if you enjoy them, then definitely do them
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What are you hoping to study at uni.
I wouldnt worry about not being able to do maths yet- you where only 4 marks off an A in the mock exams. Just make sure you study hard for it, and if you can- find out which bits of the mock exam you didnt do so well in so you can focus on those areas.
I'd like to study Medicine or Biochemistry. And thanks for the advice!
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Maths isn't that bad in lower sixth especially. It's quite easy in lower sixth but gets harder in upper sixth. I say go for maths. I know people who got Bs in their GCSE and hit an A at AS. And if you don't like it you can drop it for A2 (:


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Ok thanks.
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Maths, Chemistry and Biology are all rather intense, just be sure your willing to work for it. Though saying that, if you enjoy them, then definitely do them
Ok thanks!
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I'd like to study Medicine or Biochemistry. And thanks for the advice!
Like someone else said,you could always drop maths at the end of AS if you wanted to.
Yo dont need for maths for medicine anyway. Well at top unis like oxbridge you do, but for quite a few others you dont. Im not sure about biochemistry. You would have to look on the unis websites to see what they say.
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