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I just wondered if any current/past students studying Psychology at uni can advise, if they felt their GSCE in Maths was useful when studying?
I only have a C in Maths taken a few years ago and I'm wondering if I'll feel behind when studying.

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I just wondered if any current/past students studying Psychology at uni can advise, if they felt their GSuCE in Maths was useful when studying?
I only have a C in Maths taken a few years ago and I'm wondering if I'll feel behind when studying.

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I scraped a C in maths but I survived in my psychology degree haha. I guess the statistics and research methods in a psychology degree seems a lot more practical and relevant. As a GCSE student, I didn't see the value in learning about Pythagoras. But determining which statistical test you will need to employ in a research study seems very important to me. I wouldn't worry about it. Everybody starts with a basic or little knowledge of stats in the first year of uni anyway.
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I just wondered if any current/past students studying Psychology at uni can advise, if they felt their GSCE in Maths was useful when studying?
I only have a C in Maths taken a few years ago and I'm wondering if I'll feel behind when studying.

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I wouldn't worry too much. You might just find you need to work a little harder at stats than some of the other topics. Also stats exams tend to have a least some multiple choice so people tend to do better than they expect!
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I wouldn't worry too much. You might just find you need to work a little harder at stats than some of the other topics. Also stats exams tend to have a least some multiple choice so people tend to do better than they expect!
Thank you, I'm just concerned as I did my GCSE's in 2009 and finished my last A Level in 2012, do you think I would pick up studying again or would it be easier if I took this year to get back into studying again?

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Thank you, I'm just concerned as I did my GCSE's in 2009 and finished my last A Level in 2012, do you think I would pick up studying again or would it be easier if I took this year to get back into studying again?

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On my course, there was quite a few mature students who hadn't studied for 20 years and they coped.
You could buy a statistics and research methods book to familiarise yourself. I'd recommend anything by Andy Field. In your first year of a psychology degree you'll cover things like levels of data, correlation, the difference qualitative and quantitative methods, T-test, one way ANOVA, and Levenes test. Those would be good things to look at.
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Yeah I agree with o-glez. If you're interested enough in psychology, you'll get through the maths bits even if they're your least favourite.
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