Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Should I do Maths? Watch

    • Thread Starter

    Just started my A Levels and I'm doing RE, Biology and Maths. I got a B for maths at GCSE but we did a test recently and I got a D. They said we were supposed to do well on it because it would have been GCSE work. My friend got an A* though at GCSE and did exact same as me. They told us (6 people) that we should really change subjects but we can stick with it although it'll be really hard. Im willing to put the work in but they literally told us that we can put all the work in but still won't get a high grade. Also said there wasn't much chance of us getting past year 12... I discussed my options and I can do Media or Geology and that there's a possibility of Law or Psychology as they will have to ask the subject heads(I only got a C in English). Now I'm thinking whether its worth changing maths because I will put the work in. My parents will also get me a tutor. I have so many free lessons that I can revise maths. My other options are kinda **** and it removes the possibility of a career in finance. So should I do maths?
    • Official TSR Representative

    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    Just quoting in Danny Dorito so she can move the thread if needed :wizard:
    (Original post by Danny Dorito)

    To be honest maths is different to most A levels as instead of learning the knowledge it's more based around how many past paper questions you do. However i'm not a tutor of course. I would say if you want to do finance stick with maths to at least the end of the AS. The first three chapters in C1 are those topics you got a D at so you WILL go over them again so don't get completely discouraged. As long as you put the work in and if needed have a tutor the AS i think you can do. To be honest about half my maths class got a D or so when they did your test and the only people who dropped it at the end of AS was sheerly because they found it boring. there was only one U in my class of 20

    TL;DR stick with it i think, get a tutor if needed, the first core book is focused on development from GCSE. ramp up to A2 may get a bit nasty though so beware there
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Should Spain allow Catalonia to declare independence?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni


    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:



    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.