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    I ain't struggling in lesson however my teacher thinks i don't work hard enough as i should :/ Plus i'm stressed too :/ I study Maths, Further Maths and physics and i got D's in all of them which I hardly ever get. I was hoping to get all A's at the end of this year with the abilities that Iv got but these Mocks though
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    Remember you still have some months to revise vigourously so don't worry too much!
    You do some of the most difficult A-level subjects that are easy to fail despite if you got the highest grade at GCSE.
    Do many many past papers and you will gradually get better!
    I started at around an E in maths, couldn't get past around 50% on past paper quesions but the more I did, the better I became and am currently on a B in maths now.
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    (Original post by tcameron)
    Remember you still have some months to revise vigourously so don't worry too much!
    You do some of the most difficult A-level subjects that are easy to fail despite if you got the highest grade at GCSE.
    Do many many past papers and you will gradually get better!
    I started at around an E in maths, couldn't get past around 50% on past paper quesions but the more I did, the better I became and am currently on a B in maths now.
    That gives a bit of hope
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    Mock grades aren't what you'll get in the real exams, that is of course if you work hard. I assume you got/are able to get your mock papers? You need to focus on things that you've gotten wrong. I find that thinking about how close exams are, and how much I've yet to learn before them, doesn't help- it just causes more stress. Try to take everything in little bits, do some work every day. You could start with 30 minutes per subject, and increase by a few minutes everyday.

    Past papers are everything. If you haven't been doing past papers as part of your revision, you should start now! That's how I went from feeling confused 99% of the time to getting A's on mocks. Print out the paper and do it but under EXAM CONDITIONS. It's important that you don't feel tempted to take a sneak peak at the mark scheme before you're finished, or lie to yourself and awards marks for questions you got wrong thinking that you would've gotten the answer in a real exam situation anyway. That's why it'd be best if you weren't the one marking, and if that's not possible, then you need to mark yourself harshly.

    You'll probably find that you get a lot of the answers wrong at first. That's perfectly fine, as long as you don't just abandon that paper forever! What you need to do is use the mark scheme to write model answers for the questions you got wrong. You might also want to make flash cards or some notes on the topics you got wrong- especially if you got most of a particular question wrong (this isn't as effective with maths as it is with other subjects though) then attempt the questions another time, again in exam conditions. You should find that, with time, you'll be able to answer the questions easily. And you'll of course know what to do when you encounter a similar question.

    Don't let mock grades let you down! Get organised and you can still get the A's! Best of luck!
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    last year I got an a* at GCSE and this year ive been predicted a B in maths AS which is pretty good. I kinda get it in the lessons too, but when I go away I don't get it either and ive got some pretty shocking marks in tests. don't lose any sleep over it - im sure it will work out in the end as long as you keep revisiting your bad topics. Look at the positives such as you've got this far! and to a certain extent ignore your teachers comments - ive been getting them for 2 years and I found them so off-putting so I just use the comments as a reason to prove them wrong. good luck with all your exams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by victoria98)
    Mock grades aren't what you'll get in the real exams, that is of course if you work hard. I assume you got/are able to get your mock papers? You need to focus on things that you've gotten wrong. I find that thinking about how close exams are, and how much I've yet to learn before them, doesn't help- it just causes more stress. Try to take everything in little bits, do some work every day. You could start with 30 minutes per subject, and increase by a few minutes everyday.

    Past papers are everything. If you haven't been doing past papers as part of your revision, you should start now! That's how I went from feeling confused 99% of the time to getting A's on mocks. Print out the paper and do it but under EXAM CONDITIONS. It's important that you don't feel tempted to take a sneak peak at the mark scheme before you're finished, or lie to yourself and awards marks for questions you got wrong thinking that you would've gotten the answer in a real exam situation anyway. That's why it'd be best if you weren't the one marking, and if that's not possible, then you need to mark yourself harshly.

    You'll probably find that you get a lot of the answers wrong at first. That's perfectly fine, as long as you don't just abandon that paper forever! What you need to do is use the mark scheme to write model answers for the questions you got wrong. You might also want to make flash cards or some notes on the topics you got wrong- especially if you got most of a particular question wrong (this isn't as effective with maths as it is with other subjects though) then attempt the questions another time, again in exam conditions. You should find that, with time, you'll be able to answer the questions easily. And you'll of course know what to do when you encounter a similar question.

    Don't let mock grades let you down! Get organised and you can still get the A's! Best of luck!
    Aww Thank you soo much for writing such a long paragraph That's so helpful! and gives me so much support. Thats made me calm too
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    (Original post by coops642)
    last year I got an a* at GCSE and this year ive been predicted a B in maths AS which is pretty good. I kinda get it in the lessons too, but when I go away I don't get it either and ive got some pretty shocking marks in tests. don't lose any sleep over it - im sure it will work out in the end as long as you keep revisiting your bad topics. Look at the positives such as you've got this far! and to a certain extent ignore your teachers comments - ive been getting them for 2 years and I found them so off-putting so I just use the comments as a reason to prove them wrong. good luck with all your exams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you soo much and good luck to you for your exams , btw what do you study?
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    I'd say, as a teacher, that I'm more worried when students do really well as they seem to stop working!

    As several people have said doing past papers is the key. Plan a schedule now - there are masses of papers in maths and further maths so you can afford to do the older ones untimed. Make notes of topics you got stuck on then you can work on that area.

    No doubt your school/college will have revision classes and help sessions so make good use of them.
 
 
 
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