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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    they teaching C1 at the moment and we've done surds, which was super easy at this level, then we've done indices, again easy. now we're doing coordinate geometry and the rules are quite nice and easy, but once we got to the practice exam question for it, i was almost on the verge of banging my head on the desk, thats how i handled the stress lol.
    Ahhh I remember struggling with that when I was doing exam questions for it!

    My tip is to go back to the beginning of that chapter and start again. Have you watched the exams solutions tutorials and video run throughs of exam questions? Highly recommended.

    Just a warning though coordinate geometry gets even harder in C2, and it probably is carried forward to C3 and C4 as well. It's an essential skill you'll have to master, but with practice and guidance you'll get there.

    When I started mechanics I thought there was no hope for me, with a bit of perseverance and a lot of practice - I'm doing fine!
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    thought i can take A-level maths but right now it seems too hard so i might not even go for it. I got A* at gcse maths, will that help me in any way in future jobs ? or do they disregard GCSEs altogether?
    Any non-STEM degrees or careers won't care at all if you don't do A-level maths. But you haven't specified where you want to work in the future, so...
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    Any non-STEM degrees or careers won't care at all if you don't do A-level maths. But you haven't specified where you want to work in the future, so...
    oh thats good then, i initially thought maths would still look impressive with non stem degrees, thanks for confirming!
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    Ahhh I remember struggling with that when I was doing exam questions for it!

    My tip is to go back to the beginning of that chapter and start again. Have you watched the exams solutions tutorials and video run throughs of exam questions? Highly recommended.

    Just a warning though coordinate geometry gets even harder in C2, and it probably is carried forward to C3 and C4 as well. It's an essential skill you'll have to master, but with practice and guidance you'll get there.

    When I started mechanics I thought there was no hope for me, with a bit of perseverance and a lot of practice - I'm doing fine!
    Thanks, i admire you for that but now that i've read all of these replies, i think i'll just give up on maths and stem subjects altogether!
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    Thanks, i admire you for that but now that i've read all of these replies, i think i'll just give up on maths and stem subjects altogether!
    Don't give up on it completely this September it might all click once you've had a break and you will have more time to focus on your work
 
 
 
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