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    So it was parents evening last week and my maths teacher said to my mum that it is easier to get more marks in the higher paper than the foundation paper. He wants to enter me to do the higher paper..... The higher paper is going to include a level topics and is the new specification, bearing in mind that I have always been a bit weak in maths. I'm not sure what to do I think I would feel more confident in sitting the foundation paper? What do you think?
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    Ok - Think of it like like this

    Foundation paper you need to ace to get a C
    Higher paper you can **** it up and get a C - with the opportunity to do better

    I have to say I'm in agreement with your maths teacher - I'm a tutor and advise all of my students to sit the higher paper

    But, if you really are having a crisis of confidence why don't you just revise for a week and then on the Saturday do a Foundation past paper set (calc and non calc) and on the Sunday do a higher past paper set (calc and non calc)

    Saturday morn 1MAO 1F
    Saturday afternoon 1MAO 2F
    Sunday morn 1MAO 1H
    Sunday afternoon IMAO 2H

    Don't worry that it is the old spec you are just using them as a gauge. Mark them and see how you did (don't forget to give yourself method marks)

    Remember whatever your grade is now it can be improved on.

    It has just dawned on me that you may be in Year 9 - if so just agree to do the higher - it is easy to move down later down the line, but it very difficult to move up from the foundation to higher.

    Good luck - hope it all works out
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    (Original post by JackT2000)
    So it was parents evening last week and my maths teacher said to my mum that it is easier to get more marks in the higher paper than the foundation paper. He wants to enter me to do the higher paper..... The higher paper is going to include a level topics and is the new specification, bearing in mind that I have always been a bit weak in maths. I'm not sure what to do I think I would feel more confident in sitting the foundation paper? What do you think?
    im guessing you're in year 9? well i HAD to do higher but i agree with above, by doing higher there is a chance of you getting a C just by getting half of the marks (100/200)

    in one of my mocks i got 99/200 and that was a B or something, maybe it was a C. Anyway in the real exam i got an A, 4 off an A* should've got a remark

    I was probably meant to get a C in GCSE maths but with tons of past papers and tuition (optional, you could just ask for an extra hour with your class teacher to go over stuff you dont understand) i got an A

    unless the school felt you would succeed in higher they wouldn't recommend it.

    PM me if you need any advice or help

    which exam board is this? edexcel?
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    (Original post by JackT2000)
    So it was parents evening last week and my maths teacher said to my mum that it is easier to get more marks in the higher paper than the foundation paper. He wants to enter me to do the higher paper..... The higher paper is going to include a level topics and is the new specification, bearing in mind that I have always been a bit weak in maths. I'm not sure what to do I think I would feel more confident in sitting the foundation paper? What do you think?
    Go for it. You'll be able to aim higher.
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    You should aim higher.

    If your teacher wants you to do it, he or she has faith in you.

    Maths is practice and whatever question gets thrown at you, just practice that question lots of times.

    There are loads of cool maths videos out there

    Or tell your parents to get you a tutor.
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    (Original post by JackT2000)
    So it was parents evening last week and my maths teacher said to my mum that it is easier to get more marks in the higher paper than the foundation paper. He wants to enter me to do the higher paper..... The higher paper is going to include a level topics and is the new specification, bearing in mind that I have always been a bit weak in maths. I'm not sure what to do I think I would feel more confident in sitting the foundation paper? What do you think?

    If you're willing to put in the work then do it. Maths ( and English) are some of your most important GCSEs, so likely the department will be strong at your school and help you through it!

    My friend was to be entered for the foundation paper, instead went to the higher and ended up getting a high c! If you're willing to put in the work (little and often) the results will pay
 
 
 
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