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    We did our first test of the year and I'm the only one in my class who got a D. Everyone else got a C and above. I got an A at GCSE and took Maths for Chemistry. We're still on C1 and I understand the content pretty well, I just don't know where I went wrong or what I can do.
    What should I do? Should I drop Maths or suck it up and keep going? I'm so lost
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    (Original post by satsuuki)
    We did our first test of the year and I'm the only one in my class who got a D. Everyone else got a C and above. I got an A at GCSE and took Maths for Chemistry. We're still on C1 and I understand the content pretty well, I just don't know where I went wrong or what I can do.
    What should I do? Should I drop Maths or suck it up and keep going? I'm so lost
    Get back the test and the marking and see what went wrong, whether it was all the difficult questions or some areas more than others or... and see where you can improve your learning. Mei is known for very very tough qs so don't give up, look back at your test and maybe practice some more difficult questions.

    Also, is that Sazae-San?
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    Get back the test and the marking and see what went wrong, whether it was all the difficult questions or some areas more than others or... and see where you can improve your learning. Mei is known for very very tough qs so don't give up, look back at your test and maybe practice some more difficult questions.

    Also, is that Sazae-San?
    Really? Ffs, of course I'm doing MEI
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Get back the test and the marking and see what went wrong, whether it was all the difficult questions or some areas more than others or... and see where you can improve your learning. Mei is known for very very tough qs so don't give up, look back at your test and maybe practice some more difficult questions.

    Also, is that Sazae-San?
    That's the plan I guess. Do/Did you do A-Level Maths? If so, did you struggle at first?

    Edit: Haha, no not Sazae San. If you're talking about my avatar, it's Sosuke from Ponyo.
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    (Original post by satsuuki)
    We did our first test of the year and I'm the only one in my class who got a D. Everyone else got a C and above. I got an A at GCSE and took Maths for Chemistry. We're still on C1 and I understand the content pretty well, I just don't know where I went wrong or what I can do.
    What should I do? Should I drop Maths or suck it up and keep going? I'm so lost
    OP don't drop it just yet. I'm doing the same exam board and have done a couple of MEI past papers and if your school is like mine, they make the class tests a lot harder than the real exam just so you don't get cocky etc, so it's okay

    Have you got the official textbook (green and purple I think) because I found that it ran through C1 really nicely and the question style is quite similar to the actual ones, so after you do lots of questions you start to see that the questions are basically the same all the time

    You said that you understand the content pretty well so you've got the hard but out of the way - now you just need to perfect your exam technique which I think can only be done after lots of practice. If you do need to grasp concepts etc a bit better though I'd recommend the examsolutions website - he has a video for every topic and also runs through exam questions with you
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    OP don't drop it just yet. I'm doing the same exam board and have done a couple of MEI past papers and if your school is like mine, they make the class tests a lot harder than the real exam just so you don't get cocky etc, so it's okay

    Have you got the official textbook (green and purple I think) because I found that it ran through C1 really nicely and the question style is quite similar to the actual ones, so after you do lots of questions you start to see that the questions are basically the same all the time

    You said that you understand the content pretty well so you've got the hard but out of the way - now you just need to perfect your exam technique which I think can only be done after lots of practice. If you do need to grasp concepts etc a bit better though I'd recommend the examsolutions website - he has a video for every topic and also runs through exam questions with you
    I'll have a look at the textbooks and past papers and give those a go. I think it is just exam technique and making sure I polish and clean up my mistakes.
    Thanks for this, made me feel a bit better
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    I'll have a look at the textbooks and past papers and give those a go. I think it is just exam technique and making sure I polish and clean up my mistakes.
    Thanks for this, made me feel a bit better
    Yeah exactly - you also might just be making silly mistakes even though you know what to do
    No problem
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    (Original post by satsuuki)
    We did our first test of the year and I'm the only one in my class who got a D. Everyone else got a C and above. I got an A at GCSE and took Maths for Chemistry. We're still on C1 and I understand the content pretty well, I just don't know where I went wrong or what I can do.
    What should I do? Should I drop Maths or suck it up and keep going? I'm so lost
    I just finished C1 and S1.... doing C2 now

    Finding C2 difficult but got an A in S1 and a D in C1
 
 
 
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