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    I'm currently in year 11 and hoping to take both maths and further maths next year (as I'd like to do either physics or engineering at university).

    Im kinda worried about how I'm going to cope as I really need to get an A* in maths (in order to get into a good university) but i do find maths not the easiest subject.

    Im predicted an 8 (i do feel like I'm capable of a 9 if I try really hard). And although I'm near the top of my maths class I still find the subject the hardest out of all of my other ones.

    So I'm just wondering how hard it's gonna be? I've read a lot about how even people who get an A* at Gcse end up getting only D's and Cs once they get to a level.


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    I heard it is quite difficult. I am also in yr11
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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I'm currently in year 11 and hoping to take both maths and further maths next year (as I'd like to do either physics or engineering at university).

    Im kinda worried about how I'm going to cope as I really need to get an A* in maths (in order to get into a good university) but i do find maths not the easiest subject.

    Im predicted an 8 (i do feel like I'm capable of a 9 if I try really hard). And although I'm near the top of my maths class I still find the subject the hardest out of all of my other ones.

    So I'm just wondering how hard it's gonna be? I've read a lot about how even people who get an A* at Gcse end up getting only D's and Cs once they get to a level.


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    Well Maths is always something you can improve on and yes, its normal to feel that way about the subject as it really is a hard subject but definitely doable.

    You will build on new concepts in C1 maths which is aimed to help bridge the gap between GCSE and A-level standard. Just make sure that you practice plenty of questions (after all that is what will get you a high mark ... practice practice practice ) and make sure you look at many exam papers as it will prepare you for the style of questions you are expected to answer.

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    (Original post by James A)
    Well Maths is always something you can improve on and yes, its normal to feel that way about the subject as it really is a hard subject but definitely doable.

    You will build on new concepts in C1 maths which is aimed to help bridge the gap between GCSE and A-level standard. Just make sure that you practice plenty of questions (after all that is what will get you a high mark ... practice practice practice ) and make sure you look at many exam papers as it will prepare you for the style of questions you are expected to answer.

    I completely agree, doing lots of questions will make you realise that they can only ask you specific things, and for some topics the questions are quite similar and become quite repetitive.

    I'd say to OP, as long as you're going to put in some effort, both in school and outside of, then you'll be fine. Also, make sure to ask for help when you need it, either on here or ideally from your teachers. You don't want to get to the point where you're stuck and tell your self that you'll "go over it after, or look it up online" only to realise exams are only around the corner!

    Good luck with everything
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    (Original post by KaylaB)
    I completely agree, doing lots of questions will make you realise that they can only ask you specific things, and for some topics the questions are quite similar and become quite repetitive.

    I'd say to OP, as long as you're going to put in some effort, both in school and outside of, then you'll be fine. Also, make sure to ask for help when you need it, either on here or ideally from your teachers. You don't want to get to the point where you're stuck and tell your self that you'll "go over it after, or look it up online" only to realise exams are only around the corner!

    Good luck with everything
    Spot on! This is the approach that got me through A-levels
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    I got A* at gcse and currently doing a level.

    I found c1 easy and c2 harder. I've just completed fp1 which wasn't too bad.

    If you put in the effort then it's an ok course.
    I work between online course, text books and videos on YouTube. Jack brown is my favourite. If you're worried there is a bridging the gap course between gcse and a level which is worth watching.

    Maths is a progressive course. You can't revise maths you can only practice.
    Put in the practice and you'll succeed.

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I'm currently in year 11 and hoping to take both maths and further maths next year (as I'd like to do either physics or engineering at university).

    Im kinda worried about how I'm going to cope as I really need to get an A* in maths (in order to get into a good university) but i do find maths not the easiest subject.

    Im predicted an 8 (i do feel like I'm capable of a 9 if I try really hard). And although I'm near the top of my maths class I still find the subject the hardest out of all of my other ones.

    So I'm just wondering how hard it's gonna be? I've read a lot about how even people who get an A* at Gcse end up getting only D's and Cs once they get to a level.


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    Yeah that is true what you said about people who get A* at GCSE's end up with C's and D's. We can't really tell if it's going to be hard because your going to be doing the new specification.
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    Its diffcult when you start it, but TSR on Mathematic sub-forum and youtube videos will help you out, I'm doing it homeschooling. I got 80% on C1 mock so far, marked by homeschooling tutor.

    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I'm currently in year 11 and hoping to take both maths and further maths next year (as I'd like to do either physics or engineering at university).

    Im kinda worried about how I'm going to cope as I really need to get an A* in maths (in order to get into a good university) but i do find maths not the easiest subject.

    Im predicted an 8 (i do feel like I'm capable of a 9 if I try really hard). And although I'm near the top of my maths class I still find the subject the hardest out of all of my other ones.

    So I'm just wondering how hard it's gonna be? I've read a lot about how even people who get an A* at Gcse end up getting only D's and Cs once they get to a level.


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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    I'm currently in year 11 and hoping to take both maths and further maths next year (as I'd like to do either physics or engineering at university).

    Im kinda worried about how I'm going to cope as I really need to get an A* in maths (in order to get into a good university) but i do find maths not the easiest subject.

    Im predicted an 8 (i do feel like I'm capable of a 9 if I try really hard). And although I'm near the top of my maths class I still find the subject the hardest out of all of my other ones.

    So I'm just wondering how hard it's gonna be? I've read a lot about how even people who get an A* at Gcse end up getting only D's and Cs once they get to a level.


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    Yeah, mathematics at A levels is quite hard, especially you are intending to achieve the best grade. But it is not impossible, if you are keeping trying. There are a lot of good youtube videos which explain the stuff, here on TSR are also a lot of members who are really helpful in giving explanations. It is just up to you how much effort you invest in.
 
 
 
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