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    Just get CGP's MathsBuster. It's fantastic. Also, in terms of how hard the new Maths GCSE is, it's definitely a rather big step up from the previous spec, but I'm sure you'll be fine. However, it won't be graded from A*-G anymore, it will be graded from 9-1.
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    As you are over 16, if you are thinking of taking the exam next June then you would be able to take the old specification. This would be a good idea as the new spec is much more challenging, and looks for marks in a different way to the old spec so you would have a better chance of a higher grade in the old spec.
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    (Original post by Lemur14)
    As you are over 16, if you are thinking of taking the exam next June then you would be able to take the old specification. This would be a good idea as the new spec is much more challenging, and looks for marks in a different way to the old spec so you would have a better chance of a higher grade in the old spec.
    Are you sure about this and could you possibly provide evidence
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    Are you sure about this and could you possibly provide evidence
    Yes I am sure, but the last opportunity to retake the old spec is June 2017.
    I would suggest reading the pdf at the top of this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...s-and-a-levels
    or the pdf entitled resit availability and frequently asked questions on this link:https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...e-changes.html
    These both confirm that anyone over 16 can take these exams in June 2017
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    Are you sure about this and could you possibly provide evidence
    Lemur14 is correct and you will find confirmation on every examiners web site.

    However, not every centre will offer these "legacy" GCSE resits, mine will not, so you may need to do some hunting around to find one that is.

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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    Lemur14 is correct and you will find confirmation on every examiners web site.

    However, not every centre will offer these "legacy" GCSE resits, mine will not, so you may need to do some hunting around to find one that is.

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    Many sixth forms will offer them, as they will have students who did not get their C in November, so need another chance to retake. Good point though, as some won't, it hadn't really occurred to me lol
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    Many sixth forms will offer them, as they will have students who did not get their C in November, so need another chance to retake. Good point though, as some won't, it hadn't really occurred to me lol
    You are right, many sixth forms will need to offer it but...... I've checked locally with colleagues and only about half of the sixth forms/colleges are planning to do the legacy resits this summer - none of them are accepting private candidates. One that usually does take private candidates is waiting for their November resit results to decide. Based on this very limited research I would advise anyone wanting to do it to sort out a centre before Christmas.


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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    You are right, many sixth forms will need to offer it but...... I've checked locally with colleagues and only about half of the sixth forms/colleges are planning to do the legacy resits this summer - none of them are accepting private candidates. One that usually does take private candidates is waiting for their November resit results to decide. Based on this very limited research I would advise anyone wanting to do it to sort out a centre before Christmas.


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    Wow would never have expected it to be that low! Yes, anyone who wants to resit definitely should sort out a centre ASAP, though most centres would expect to be sorted out by March at the absolute latest as they won't want to do late entries etc. if they can avoid it, so I'm sure that looking now is quite normal.
 
 
 
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