# I can't remember my maths GCSE very well. Will I be OK at a level maths?

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I can't remember half of my maths gcse. Will i be ok for a level maths? (Btw I got an A in maths gcse).
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(Original post by heythere115)
I can't remember half of my maths gcse. Will i be ok for a level maths? (Btw I got an A in maths gcse).
Well it depends which half

Haven't you already started back at school/college? How are you finding it?

Or are you a mature student picking up maths again after a break?
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(Original post by davros)
Well it depends which half

Haven't you already started back at school/college? How are you finding it?

Or are you a mature student picking up maths again after a break?
Davros, quick question, but when drawing a histogram why is it that sometimes the answers require you to calculate the class width differently, e.g.

sometimes they'd say the class with of 2-4 is 2 (4-2) but then sometimes they say it's 3 (I suppose from 4.5-1.5)?
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(Original post by creativebuzz)
Davros, quick question, but when drawing a histogram why is it that sometimes the answers require you to calculate the class width differently, e.g.

sometimes they'd say the class with of 2-4 is 2 (4-2) but then sometimes they say it's 3 (I suppose from 4.5-1.5)?
OK, Disclaimer: I haven't done this sort of thing for many years and I would NEVER draw a histogram manually, so I would have to dig into a stats book for the 'proper' answer, but I suspect it's probably to do with whether your data are discrete or continuous.

(It might be best for you to post a specific question in the Maths forum rather than hijack this thread, then someone who either teaches stats or has covered it recently can dive in. This sort of question is the worst thing about stats because it's not something that anyone ever worries about in practice - it's just something they like to inflict on you in Stats exams )
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lol no. Run lol.
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(Original post by davros)
Well it depends which half

Haven't you already started back at school/college? How are you finding it?

Or are you a mature student picking up maths again after a break?
I haven't done a single maths over the summer holidays. I started A level maths on Monday. We were going through questions on GCSE (a little recap) and I couldn't really remember how to answer about half the questions. I plan on going through my GCSE book real quick and memorize everything.

Also the exam board we're doing is Edexcel, which I haven't done before. Is the difference significant from AQA maths GCSE to Edexcel maths A-level?
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(Original post by heythere115)
I can't remember half of my maths gcse. Will i be ok for a level maths? (Btw I got an A in maths gcse).
Bro over the summer I also forgot most of my maths .

But in lessosn they are helping us transition like we learn't Surds,Indicies,Completing the square,factorising,factorising formula. So the start of C1 is transition phase just practise what you do in class .
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(Original post by SuperHuman98)
Bro over the summer I also forgot most of my maths .

But in lessosn they are helping us transition like we learn't Surds,Indicies,Completing the square,factorising,factorising formula. So the start of C1 is transition phase just practise what you do in class .
So C1 is essentially more GCSE maths? Just a little harder?
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(Original post by heythere115)
So C1 is essentially more GCSE maths? Just a little harder?
It is mostly GCSE Further Maths.

But I am telling you dont stress make sure you are good with Fractions,Surds,Factorising,comp leting the square,quadratic formula and Indicies. Your teachers will most likely help you transition.
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(Original post by SuperHuman98)
It is mostly GCSE Further Maths.

But I am telling you dont stress make sure you are good with Fractions,Surds,Factorising,comp leting the square,quadratic formula and Indicies. Your teachers will most likely help you transition.
If that's all I need to know right now, I think I'll be fine then. Thanks for the help!
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