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    Hey guy's i am a solid c student but my teachers bind me to the foundation paper... i could easily get a B or even an A in the space of a year (i'm starting year eleven soon) i'm a fast learner and pick things up very very quick but they say i'll have to do the foundation and be restricted to a c grade ... in year eleven is their a way i could move up a few sets and be able to do the higher paper? or is this it for me.. i'm very scared...
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    (Original post by WarHammer-X)
    Hey guy's i am a solid c student but my teachers bind me to the foundation paper... i could easily get a B or even an A in the space of a year (i'm starting year eleven soon) i'm a fast learner and pick things up very very quick but they say i'll have to do the foundation and be restricted to a c grade ... in year eleven is their a way i could move up a few sets and be able to do the higher paper? or is this it for me.. i'm very scared...
    If you're on C then you are already achieving the maximum foundation grade. They should be able to move you up to have a go at higher tier and see how you do. Just ask them, you're able.
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    (Original post by WarHammer-X)
    Hey guy's i am a solid c student but my teachers bind me to the foundation paper... i could easily get a B or even an A in the space of a year (i'm starting year eleven soon) i'm a fast learner and pick things up very very quick but they say i'll have to do the foundation and be restricted to a c grade ... in year eleven is their a way i could move up a few sets and be able to do the higher paper? or is this it for me.. i'm very scared...
    Bit confused as this is in the maths forum I assume you are talking about GCSE maths. If this is the case then students in England are taking the new GCSE with grades 9-1 next summer with foundation exams that are more challenging than current foundation papers and allow a higher grade.

    You say you could easily get a B or A in a year so it's a shame you have left it so late to demonstrate this possibility, your teachers don't believe it or think it's too late for you to catch up with higher sets. Talk to your current teacher about self studying harder topics in their lessons and ask for a chance to sit a higher tier mock exam this year to prove you are capable.
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    (Original post by WarHammer-X)
    Hey guy's i am a solid c student but my teachers bind me to the foundation paper... i could easily get a B or even an A in the space of a year (i'm starting year eleven soon) i'm a fast learner and pick things up very very quick but they say i'll have to do the foundation and be restricted to a c grade ... in year eleven is their a way i could move up a few sets and be able to do the higher paper? or is this it for me.. i'm very scared...
    As gdunne42 has said, the grades are changing. In foundation now the maximum you can get is a 5 which is roughly equivalent to a B/C. A grade 4 is roughly equivalent to a C.

    I'm assuming you're doing the foundation paper because you're in one of the lower sets? Why do you think you haven't so far moved to the set that will be doing the higher paper?

    I recommend you have a talk with your teacher / head of maths as soon as possible. Explain your current grades, what grade you think you an get and how much effort you are willing to put in. A good teacher should know better than us if you should be doing the higher paper and allow you to do it.
 
 
 
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