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    I am going my GCSE Maths Edexcel Linear Paper next year.

    I have done some FOundation Paper mock practices and got 65-68% scores (73% is the C mark)

    I have yet to try the higher paper mocks.

    But I feel that Higher will be TOO HARD

    I am not great at Maths but at the same time I want a GOOD chance to get a C.

    I wish I was excellent at Maths
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      (Original post by xjay1234)
      I am going my GCSE Maths Edexcel Linear Paper next year.

      I have done some FOundation Paper mock practices and got 65-68% scores (73% is the C mark)

      I have yet to try the higher paper mocks.

      But I feel that Higher will be TOO HARD

      I am not great at Maths but at the same time I want a GOOD chance to get a C.

      I wish I was excellent at Maths
      Higher, you only need like 40/200 for a C..
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      (Original post by arfah)
      Higher, you only need like 40/200 for a C..
      40 marks out of 200 BOTH Paper and NON CALCULATOR all together?

      Are you serious???
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        (Original post by xjay1234)
        40 marks out of 200 BOTH Paper and NON CALCULATOR all together?

        Are you serious???
        Yep around 40 but maybe 50, not more than that though
        Thing is, the questions are harder
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        (Original post by arfah)
        Yep around 40 but maybe 50, not more than that though
        Thing is, the questions are harder
        Yes I know the questions are harder lol I was looking through the GCP book for HIGHER level revision guide and DAMN I closed the book after 5 minutes LOL.

        I was making silly errors in the foundation paper mocks which is why I never got the C if I FOCUS harder and revise better I would get the C I am sure on the Foundation (73%).

        I think I would only be able to answer the NUMBERS questions in the Higher Paper and a few power questions and simultaneous equation questions lol.

        And some trigonometry questions that is it lol
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          (Original post by xjay1234)
          Yes I know the questions are harder lol I was looking through the GCP book for HIGHER level revision guide and DAMN I closed the book after 5 minutes LOL.

          I was making silly errors in the foundation paper mocks which is why I never got the C if I FOCUS harder and revise better I would get the C I am sure on the Foundation (73%).

          I think I would only be able to answer the NUMBERS questions in the Higher Paper and a few power questions and simultaneous equation questions lol.

          And some trigonometry questions that is it lol
          I think stick to foundation..
          The key is doing A LOT of past papers, the questions are so repetitive!
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          (Original post by arfah)
          I think stick to foundation..
          The key is doing A LOT of past papers, the questions are so repetitive!
          I could answer other topics as well ^_^ but maybe with SERIOUS practice and working from workbooks I could deal with higher paper standards (only 40% of it which would get me the C)

          But yeah Foundation on the whole is pi55 easy!!!!!

          WRITE 123 000 IN WORDS REALLY!?!?!?!?!? LOL
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            (Original post by xjay1234)
            I could answer other topics as well ^_^ but maybe with SERIOUS practice and working from workbooks I could deal with higher paper standards (only 40% of it which would get me the C)

            But yeah Foundation on the whole is pi55 easy!!!!!

            WRITE 123 000 IN WORDS REALLY!?!?!?!?!? LOL
            Exactly, foundation is too easy to not to get a C in
            Good luck with maths then
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            For now, I'd recommend:

            1. Sticking to foundation until you're at a comfortable C grade
            2. Start looking at higher papers and ask your tutors to help with the harder material (the stuff pushing the B grade)

            You can do all the past papers in the world, but once you grasp the foundations then you'll find that maths gets easier over time Keep going, you can do this!
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            (Original post by arfah)
            Exactly, foundation is too easy to not to get a C in
            Good luck with maths then
            Wait are you good at Maths?!?!?!?!

            What was your grade?!?!?!?!??!
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            (Original post by Slowbro93)
            For now, I'd recommend:

            1. Sticking to foundation until you're at a comfortable C grade
            2. Start looking at higher papers and ask your tutors to help with the harder material (the stuff pushing the B grade)

            You can do all the past papers in the world, but once you grasp the foundations then you'll find that maths gets easier over time Keep going, you can do this!
            Yes I will do more practice over the summer holidays.

            I would have to get the GCP Higher Workbook to start with.

            But yes I was only 4-5% of a C in the mocks so I know I am in a good position (I hope)

            I want a C!

            (B would be nice, hell A as well AHHHH A*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

            But not gonna happen but C in Higher lower marks needed but harder as the guy said
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            (Original post by xjay1234)
            Yes I will do more practice over the summer holidays.

            I would have to get the GCP Higher Workbook to start with.

            But yes I was only 4-5% of a C in the mocks so I know I am in a good position (I hope)

            I want a C!

            (B would be nice, hell A as well AHHHH A*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

            But not gonna happen but C in Higher lower marks needed but harder as the guy said
            Do you have any particular strengths and weaknesses? Last year I was tutoring a student who was predicted to fail so I was helping him pass. As he was a very practical and visual learner I adjusted the sessions around this so that way he saw his weaknesses as new strengths

            See a teacher and ask for their opinion?
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            Why not have a go at a higher paper and see how you do? I think it's easier to score a C on it than foundation
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            (Original post by Slowbro93)
            Do you have any particular strengths and weaknesses? Last year I was tutoring a student who was predicted to fail so I was helping him pass. As he was a very practical and visual learner I adjusted the sessions around this so that way he saw his weaknesses as new strengths

            See a teacher and ask for their opinion?
            I am good with mostly everything at Foundation.

            Higher my issues are:

            Long Division ^_-
            Compound and Decay
            Manipulating Surds
            Quadratic Formulas
            Graphical Inequalities
            Some Trigonometry (3-D Trig I am not too bad at)
            Direct and Inverse proportions
            Histograms and Frequency Density
            Simultaneous Equations (only the easy ones with easy whole numbers ^_^)

            Not saying I couldn't do all this.

            I mean the Algebra on the higher paper I know Edexcel said it is 60% Algebra and 40% numbers in the higher paper.

            With good hard discipline of watching YouTube videos and trying along I am sure I could do higher but yeah.

            Foundation comfortable thing lol

            http://www.edexcel.com/QUALS/GCSE/GC...what-tier.aspx

            Edexcel broke it down so well!
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            (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
            Why not have a go at a higher paper and see how you do? I think it's easier to score a C on it than foundation
            Yes easy for you say EASY TO SCORE A C ON THE HIGHER cos you are probably a very high level maths guy >.<

            But I'd give it a good at x-mas time after solid revision and practice at the HIGHER tier topics from GCP (they are so good!)
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            (Original post by xjay1234)
            Yes easy for you say EASY TO SCORE A C ON THE HIGHER cos you are probably a very high level maths guy >.<

            But I'd give it a good at x-mas time after solid revision and practice at the HIGHER tier topics from GCP (they are so good!)
            Do you have a mathswatch CD? That was the single most useful resource I had for GCSE Maths. Work hard and you will most definitely get a B from it! The woman explains everything so well!
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            Higher, do some at home under time condition and prepare hard for it and then do the school and see how it goes
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            (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
            Do you have a mathswatch CD? That was the single most useful resource I had for GCSE Maths. Work hard and you will most definitely get a B from it! The woman explains everything so well!
            Hmmmm Mathswatch CD I will look into that when I have energy goodnight ^_^
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            (Original post by an100)
            Higher, do some at home under time condition and prepare hard for it and then do the school and see how it goes
            Aye.

            The most high said a man should have a BEARD AND HAIR ON HIS HEAD!

            Bye
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            (Original post by xjay1234)
            Aye.

            The most high said a man should have a BEARD AND HAIR ON HIS HEAD!

            Bye
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