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    Hi, ive just got a replacement copy of my gcse's and I got a 3, need a C for my social work degree. I was good at maths just flunked my finals. Can sit an exam in August, what books/old exams etc would anybody reccomend...thanks
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    (Original post by soozee)
    Hi, ive just got a replacement copy of my gcse's and I got a 3, need a C for my social work degree. I was good at maths just flunked my finals. Can sit an exam in August, what books/old exams etc would anybody reccomend...thanks
    Which exam board are you going to do it with?

    They'll have specific books to help you prepare for the exam as every board has a different specification. In addition, each exam board has a page on their website dedicated to past papers which you can find online and download.
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    (Original post by soozee)
    Hi, ive just got a replacement copy of my gcse's and I got a 3, need a C for my social work degree. I was good at maths just flunked my finals. Can sit an exam in August, what books/old exams etc would anybody reccomend...thanks
    Find a textbook that's specific to your exam board.

    To do well, I suggest doing as many of the questions in the textbook as possible as practice is the best method of learning in mathematics. Also, many of the old past papers are freely available on the internet.

    There are also some good internet resources such as GCSE BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z38pycw
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    Thanks both, the exam was referred to as the "equivilency testing" by Cardiff Met when the admissions department informed me i needed to take the exam again.
 
 
 
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