Turn on thread page Beta

My maths teacher wants to enter me for the higher paper watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    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?
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    (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?
    I'm not 100% sure but I think it's easier to get marks in the foundation paper but your grade is capped.

    Why do you feel that you are a bit weak in maths? Perhaps you can rise to the challenge. The secret to maths is practicing as much as you can until you are confident. Okay, it might include some A-level topics but you'll be taught how to do it and then it's up to you to practice until you understand the topic.

    Your teacher must have faith in you as well, I had a spanish teacher who shoved as many people onto Foundation to make his pass rate look good but the cap wasn't great.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I would go with the foundation and play it easy. A pass is still A pass

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (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?
    I think under the old specification your teacher was 100% right. Many people were able to master a few of the harder topics and could get enough marks on higher to achieve a C more easily than getting most things right on foundation.

    Under the new 9-1 specification I'm not sure anyone can know as it's never been sat before but I tend to think as a general rule he may be wrong. Keep in mind though he knows you well and so is in a better position to advise what might be personally best for you.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (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?
    I'd say to go for it. Like your teacher said, it's easier to get a grade c equivalent in higher (level 5-6 I believe), and remember your teachers job depends on your grades! He wouldn't be moving you up to higher if he didn't think you were capable because poor results from his students could lead to him losing his job. Go for it, and if you're struggling a bit ask for more support. If you're still not too sure, ask your maths teacher to give you a higher level paper and see how you find it. Then, if you do decide to stick with higher tier, websites like https://corbettmaths.com/ are good...it has videos and stuff to explain everything. Also if your exam board is Edexcel I know pearson have published a student workbook called practice papers plus. If you have a different exam board, they'll probably have a book like it. Sorry for the long answer, hope this makes it easier for you!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    (Original post by _natalierachel)
    I'd say to go for it. Like your teacher said, it's easier to get a grade c equivalent in higher (level 5-6 I believe), and remember your teachers job depends on your grades! He wouldn't be moving you up to higher if he didn't think you were capable because poor results from his students could lead to him losing his job. Go for it, and if you're struggling a bit ask for more support. If you're still not too sure, ask your maths teacher to give you a higher level paper and see how you find it. Then, if you do decide to stick with higher tier, websites like https://corbettmaths.com/ are good...it has videos and stuff to explain everything. Also if your exam board is Edexcel I know pearson have published a student workbook called practice papers plus. If you have a different exam board, they'll probably have a book like it. Sorry for the long answer, hope this makes it easier for you!
    I need some questions on ratio where can I get hold of some questions? Would appreciate a reply asap because I have a maths calculator mock tomorrow.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by JackT2000)
    I need some questions on ratio where can I get hold of some questions? Would appreciate a reply asap because I have a maths calculator mock tomorrow.
    Sorry for getting back to you so late, I've been up to my neck in mocks as well. If you still want to find questions, just go onto any exam board website and look for maths past papers. I know this year is a new spec but the question format is the same.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    I really never understood why people said it's easier to get a C in higher than in foundations. Yes you need more marks on the foundation paper, but all of the questions are easier, and you don't even need that many anyway I believe.
 
 
 
The home of Results and Clearing

2,816

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year

University open days

  1. SAE Institute
    Animation, Audio, Film, Games, Music, Business, Web Further education
    Thu, 16 Aug '18
  2. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  3. University of Bolton
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
Poll
Do you want your parents to be with you when you collect your A-level results?
Useful resources

Study tools

Rosette

Essay expert

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

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

Creating

Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

Planner

Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

Papers

Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

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

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