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    (Original post by Sportycb)
    To be honest it depends how much you like graphs.

    I got an A at GCSE but a D at A-Level (an E at AS Level).
    My problem was the only area I didn't get very well at GCSE was graphs and geometry. Then I started my AS levels and my maths teacher said; "This term we are doing is C1. It is all geomerty". I thought "oh well at least I can get it over and done with it. I scraped a C. Then we started the next term; "Leading on from what we did in C1"!! This was the same for all 4 core modules.
    I got a B in Decisions maths and a C in Statistics but got Es for all my core modules (and 2 of those were on resits).
    What even.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    What even.
    LMFAO :toofunny:
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    (Original post by Student403)
    LMFAO :toofunny:
    Can't do geometry, brb going to go resit my AS maths and fail it. :lol:
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Can't do geometry, brb going to go resit my AS maths and fail it. :lol:
    C1 = all geometry sorry Zain :no:
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    (Original post by Student403)
    C1 = all geometry sorry Zain :no:
    I'll have to hope for 50 UMS in C1 tbh :cry:
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    I got a B in GCSE mathematics, got 290UMS in my AS and doing Further Mathematics+A2 maths in one year(also doing Step1+Step2 for Warwick)

    It's not impossible, but I'm lazy and did 0 work(I legitimately mean this, 0 work) and got like 50% attendance throughout my GCSE's(I was addicted to WOW at the time).

    Every single other person in my position failed out but either due to stubbornness or 'mental fortitude' I managed to succeed.

    I had to do a lot of catchup for my lack of GCSE knowledge, I think that's probably the main inhibitor to success at A-level.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    "SMC" lol. :rolleyes:
    or STEP for yourself (not that it really provides a foundation for that!)
    Do you have offers for maths?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Can't do geometry, brb going to go resit my AS maths and fail it. :lol:
    Is this a joke or are you actually taking the piss out of this person?
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    I entered AS maths with a C at GCSE and not knowing how to cross multiply. Now, I'm getting A's in the modules I've completed and people now ask me for help.

    I believe you could get an F and still do A level Maths. It's all about how hard you're prepared to work tbh
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    or STEP for yourself (not that it really provides a foundation for that!)
    Do you have offers for maths?
    A-Level does provide a foundation, but not one that you revel or are excited by, but more of a necessary "well, gotta learn this and do these boring questions before I can go on and do more interesting things like STEP/Uni-stuff". I've got offers from Cambz, Warwick, Imperial and UCL for maths, yeah.

    (Original post by Ano123)
    Is this a joke or are you actually taking the piss out of this person?
    Taking the piss and joking.
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    I got a C at GCSE in Maths and then B at A level.
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    I don't think it really matters. A friend of mine got a D or C at GCSE maths. He didn't get a Cambridge offer sadly but he did get 2s at STEP (which is difficult) and now studies at Warwick.

    Getting a B at GCSE maths probably shows gaps in learning but they're gaps you can fill in yourself .

    (Original post by Sportycb)
    To be honest it depends how much you like graphs.

    I got an A at GCSE but a D at A-Level (an E at AS Level).
    My problem was the only area I didn't get very well at GCSE was graphs and geometry. Then I started my AS levels and my maths teacher said; "This term we are doing is C1. It is all geomerty". I thought "oh well at least I can get it over and done with it. I scraped a C. Then we started the next term; "Leading on from what we did in C1"!! This was the same for all 4 core modules.
    I got a B in Decisions maths and a C in Statistics but got Es for all my core modules (and 2 of those were on resits).
    I see :console:. I'm really sorry to hear that. Did you not try to improve your weak areas? Are you going to resit anything?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    A-Level does provide a foundation, but not one that you revel or are excited by, but more of a necessary "well, gotta learn this and do these boring questions before I can go on and do more interesting things like STEP/Uni-stuff". I've got offers from Cambz, Warwick, Imperial and UCL for maths, yeah.



    Taking the piss and joking.
    I guess.
    But from that perspective, did you start your a-level maths quite early on then? Were you interested, in the slightest, by it?
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    Know a guy who got A* at GCSE and bombed A level with an E

    Know a guy who went from a C to an A*


    Neither A level nor GCSE are hard, but you need the right attitude. Someone who is average could do well if they were inspired.
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    I guess.
    But from that perspective, did you start your a-level maths quite early on then? Were you interested, in the slightest, by it?
    I liked and was interested in the content, I was bored and disinterested by the questions.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    I liked and was interested in the content, I was bored and disinterested by the questions.
    And STEP questions excite you?
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    And STEP questions excite you?
    Yeps.
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    (Original post by Mahfuz_A)
    I'm very likely to get a B grade at maths in the 2016 exams.
    My question is: Will this grade be good enough to do A2 maths?
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    Will a B at GCSE be enough to achieve an A at A2 maths?
    To be honest if you get a B in GCSE it doesn't mean you can't get an A at A2 my friends brother got a B for GCSE and then in all 6 exams he got straight A's at A2.
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    (Original post by Dirty Dawah)
    Know a guy who got A* at GCSE and bombed A level with an E

    Know a guy who went from a C to an A*


    Neither A level nor GCSE are hard, but you need the right attitude. Someone who is average could do well if they were inspired.
    I'm getting a C at the moment do you think it's possible for me to get a B or more?
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    If I am perfectly honest I would say that an A star in GCSE is what you should be aiming for (if you want to do A level maths!) Good luck x
 
 
 
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