Getting an A grade in GCSE Maths?

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Hey! I Really need an A grade In maths This year since i want to study A level Maths At college. I'm stuck on a Solid B grade and i can't seem to get out despite Knowing the content, it's applying it into the exams, i've been doing past papers, and bits of revision in parts i dont get fully correct or incorrect, im just wondering if anyone has any specific areas that they think i should focus on or any tips that would help me get this A.
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To get an A* in maths is easy in your case. At this point, you have covered everything so there is only one thing really.

That is to not be "doing past papers" but to be 'doing countless past papers'.

Trust me, once you do like 20 or even 10, you will see so many patterns. Plus, they only bring up the same questions each year reworded with different levels of diffculty or examples. That is it. In addition, you see little mistakes that you learn from so it wont happen in the exam.

Just do a lot of past papers under exam conditions if u can and mark harshly.

If there are certain topics you dont do well in, do past paper questions in those areas.

I must have said past papers a couple of times by now but I dont think I said it enough.

Past papers, past papers and past papers.

Math=Past papers

Therefore, do past papers

I hope you get it now
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(Original post by (1)Quantum)
Hey! I Really need an A grade In maths This year since i want to study A level Maths At college. I'm stuck on a Solid B grade and i can't seem to get out despite Knowing the content, it's applying it into the exams, i've been doing past papers, and bits of revision in parts i dont get fully correct or incorrect, im just wondering if anyone has any specific areas that they think i should focus on or any tips that would help me get this A.
Make sure you can get help with any little bits that you find difficult cause no amount of past papers will solve something if you already don't understand it
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To get an A* in maths is easy in your case. At this point, you have covered everything so there is only one thing really.

That is to not be "doing past papers" but to be 'doing countless past papers'.

Trust me, once you do like 20 or even 10, you will see so many patterns. Plus, they only bring up the same questions each year reworded with different levels of diffculty or examples. That is it. In addition, you see little mistakes that you learn from so it wont happen in the exam.

Just do a lot of past papers under exam conditions if u can and mark harshly.

If there are certain topics you dont do well in, do past paper questions in those areas.

I must have said past papers a couple of times by now but I dont think I said it enough.

Past papers, past papers and past papers.

Math=Past papers

Therefore, do past papers

I hope you get it now
a bit too optimistic ...
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(Original post by TeeEm)
a bit too optimistic ...
It is in the OP's case.

Only 1 thing to do at this point with 2 months still left.

However, I should use a better word in general. Unfortunately, I cannot think of a word that means easy but time-consuming right now but I made it clear.
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It is in the OP's case.

Only 1 thing to do at this point with 2 months still left.

However, I should use a better word in general. Unfortunately, I cannot think of a word that means easy but time-consuming right now but I made it clear.
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Make sure you can get help with any little bits that you find difficult cause no amount of past papers will solve something if you already don't understand it
There are past papers on individual topics too.

I have done a lot of past papers but always struggled with vectors so I searched up vectors past papers GCSE Edexcel for example, which helped me so much.

Also, don't bother doing topic past questions for those that you are strong with. Revise effectively and work what you are weak at.
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Okay guys! thanks! Ill try my best
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Revise the past papers and understand what they want with the method marks. This way you can always aim for full marks per question
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There are past papers on individual topics too.

I have done a lot of past papers but always struggled with vectors so I searched up vectors past papers GCSE Edexcel for example, which helped me so much.

Also, don't bother doing topic past questions for those that you are strong with. Revise effectively and work what you are weak at.
I personally prefer doing whole past exam papers then seeing afterwards which parts i struggled with and sort them out. Each to their own though I guess
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