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    It's so tedious and mind numbing
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    I told myself that it's important for my career and that there wasn't long left.
    Also, as I revised I felt pleased when I understood something new which I didn't grasp before, whatever it was about
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    I just tried not to cry.....I am now doing it at A-level!
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    Be rational and get real
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    My teacher was a muppet of the highest degree, so I did well to spite him.
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    are you american?
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    (Original post by candymonster)
    It's so tedious and mind numbing
    maths is not difficult at GCSE level, I think it's too easy imo as you only need about 35% to get a C grade and around 50-55% to get a B in the higher paper
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    Don't worry maths is like a b c's if you're able to understand it


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    I'm not even sure. Somehow, I managed an A?? Like, I don't even know all my times tables!! and I did it this year with the ridiculously high grade boundaries! I guess I slacked off a bit until it was time to actually revise, then I went through loads of past papers and made sure I knew everything
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    (Original post by candymonster)
    It's so tedious and mind numbing
    Look, first of all, I just want to say that my intention is not to boast, or say that I'm clever because I REALLY am not

    I just finished year 11, January, this year in Maths and a lot of my other subjects, I was at a grade D, I started doing past papers, I won't even know what was going on, I was so confused, I just wanted to pass, so I went on YouTube and I searched specific topics from my revision guide, and watched videos on them, then I did loads of practice questions regarding them, I did this for about 3 odd months, and then when I'd covered everything I just bashed out past papers, I did as many as I could, once I'd done all of them, I did 'em again.....

    Long story short, this way I got myself from a grade D to a grade A*, I got my results on the 25th and I did indeed get that A*, what I'm trying to say to you is that it is possible to do good in a subject which you'd never IMAGINE doing good at, I DO NOT recommend you to leave it till the last few months like I did, start from today, bit by bit, you'll get there eventually, yes, you will sometimes not understand questions, but that's just part of the struggle, stay at it and you shall achieve

    btw, here's a link to download "Maths Watch", it has videos n every topic, it immensely helped me! It is a big file so may take a lil' bit of time to download: HERE

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    maths was really easy for me...
    I really enjoyed maths and was always good at maths even at primary, but when my primary become an academy they used this really retarded form of maths, they made a C4 documentary about it, It was great for smarter kids and helped with the jump to KS3, but it was pretty horrible for the kids that different get maths. My mum also grilled maths into me young, or made sure i understood as much as she did. By the time i did maths GCSE at year 10,nothing was really hard apart from circle theorem which i would just forget, revised it before the exam and got A*.

    IGCSE is a ****ing joke, when i did it it was 60% to get an A, was really hard to get A* but dead easy to get A. You could even use a calculator for think both exams. I really didnt try at IGCSE, but got an A anyways or A* can't remember exactly.I really think ppl should do IGCSE over GCSE maths, since IGCSE seemed a lot easier to me, though it took more prep and we have to ''learn'' more.

    A-level maths made me almost kill myself ... as my maths teacher said, when i told him i got A* at GCSE maths, ''GCSE maths is a walk in the park to A-level maths'' and never has a teacher been more right.
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    (Original post by epage)
    I'm not even sure. Somehow, I managed an A?? Like, I don't even know all my times tables!! and I did it this year with the ridiculously high grade boundaries! I guess I slacked off a bit until it was time to actually revise, then I went through loads of past papers and made sure I knew everything
    I've always hated it too and got an A this year as well
    I wanted to do well (btw I was always rubbish at it) so worked hard but I thought non calc (normally find this paper easier) was harder and I felt like I'd let down my maths teacher who really believed in me as I felt I couldn't possibly even get a B- I was so happy on results day
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    (Original post by hamza772000)
    Look, first of all, I just want to say that my intention is not to boast, or say that I'm clever because I REALLY am not

    I just finished year 11, January, this year in Maths and a lot of my other subjects, I was at a grade D, I started doing past papers, I won't even know what was going on, I was so confused, I just wanted to pass, so I went on YouTube and I searched specific topics from my revision guide, and watched videos on them, then I did loads of practice questions regarding them, I did this for about 3 odd months, and then when I'd covered everything I just bashed out past papers, I did as many as I could, once I'd done all of them, I did 'em again.....

    Long story short, this way I got myself from a grade D to a grade A*, I got my results on the 25th and I did indeed get that A*, what I'm trying to say to you is that it is possible to do good in a subject which you'd never IMAGINE doing good at, I DO NOT recommend you to leave it till the last few months like I did, start from today, bit by bit, you'll get there eventually, yes, you will sometimes not understand questions, but that's just part of the struggle, stay at it and you shall achieve

    btw, here's a link to download "Maths Watch", it has videos n every topic, it immensely helped me! It is a big file so may take a lil' bit of time to download: HERE

    Good Luck
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    Thank you
    You're welcome
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    it was a stroll in the park, so i thought i'll take it for a levels...BIG MISTAKE, that moment when there's no other a levels you like :cry:
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    You just don't you just let lessons fly by. Looool
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    I actually quiet enjoyed Maths at GCSE.
    I got a B for it which is what I was aiming for. I was soo happy.
 
 
 
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