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    Is A-Level Mathematics doable with a C grade at GCSE?

    My other alevels are Psychology, English Literature and Geography. Also the college is an hour away.

    Sixth form offered me History, Photography, Statistics and Philosophy&Ethics.

    But anyway is Maths doable with a C at GCSE?

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    Not unless there is a really compelling reason for such a modest performance at gcse and you are one of a tiny number of C grade students with the undiscovered raw potential to do much better with enough hard work.

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    You usually need less than 50% on an edexcel higher tier gcse maths paper to get a c. Unless you have some good reasons it wouldn't be recommended.

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    Yes c1-c4 with practice are okay, it's applied modules that are hard (easy to most)


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    (Original post by QuantumSuicide)
    You usually need less than 50% on an edexcel higher tier gcse maths paper to get a c. Unless you have some good reasons it wouldn't be recommended.

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    I did foundation and got pretty much 100% (I'm in year 12 now). The school realised they should have put me in for higher.
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    Grade B or above is required for pretty much all sixth forms.
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    (Original post by TSR Mustafa)
    Grade B or above is required for pretty much all sixth forms.
    College accepted me with a C.
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    (Original post by MidnightSleeper)
    I did foundation and got pretty much 100% (I'm in year 12 now). The school realised they should have put me in for higher.
    So this means you haven't been taught B-A* gcse material? You'd be at quite a disadvantage when you're starting C1. You can always try the a level out and see if it's really for you for the first few weeks i guess. You can always change it afterwards for another subject.

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    (Original post by MidnightSleeper)
    Is A-Level Mathematics doable with a C grade at GCSE?

    My other alevels are Psychology, English Literature and Geography. Also the college is an hour away.

    Sixth form offered me History, Photography, Statistics and Philosophy&Ethics.

    But anyway is Maths doable with a C at GCSE?

    Thanks,
    Alex.
    Well, most courses for maths seem to go over the A/A* GCSE stuff first so you're going to be disadvantaged from the word Go. I'd say it is doable but I wouldn't recommend you bother.

    Good luck, all the best.
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    So many students achieve A*s at GCSE and struggle to get a C for A-level. Avoid it and play to your strengths.
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    Been there got the tshirt, tried A-Levels maths with a C at higher tier, I nearly died and quit within the first week. Pretty sound advice to play to your strengths.
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    Well, most courses for maths seem to go over the A/A* GCSE stuff first so you're going to be disadvantaged from the word Go. I'd say it is doable but I wouldn't recommend you bother.

    Good luck, all the best.
    This year I was going to do higher maths with the course I was doing, I was getting A*s in the practise papers but the college forgot to enter me into the exams. Also my grandad who i live with has a masters, phd and doctrete in maths and has been teacher trained.
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    Yeah absolutely. Although the only trouble is the required GCSE to get on the course. Ie, my college needed at least a B. Other than that, A level maths is just practise, practise, practise

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    (Original post by MidnightSleeper)
    This year I was going to do higher maths with the course I was doing, I was getting A*s in the practise papers but the college forgot to enter me into the exams. Also my grandad who i live with has a masters, phd and doctrete in maths and has been teacher trained.
    Okay well all I'm going to say is why open this thread up? You clearly know the answer to your own question as you're defending your ability to do it. So do it.
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    Saying you got almost 100% on a foundation paper won't help your case, foundation papers are designed for students will less ability than higher students. Just saying why did they put you on foundation? did you get low test scores or something?

    have you ever looked at A/A* work at GCSE? I just finished AS level maths and I did get an A* in GCSE, I did find it tough though it isn't very easy. A2 is a lot harder than AS too so you should really think about your decision, I guess it wouldn't hurt to try but do you really want to waste one of your options?
 
 
 
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