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    I have a friend who really wants to do A Level maths but is barely scraping a C at gcse maths and my sixth form requires an A minimum to do it?

    We're still hoping that she might get accepted (because she's working really hard to pull up her grade and all the teachers are helping her) but chances are it won't happen and im not really sure how to help her and what exactly to say?

    I guess it doesn't help as I'm getting A*s and set to do Maths and Further maths.

    Im trying to help her with her maths and motivate her as I believe maths skills aren't something that you are just naturally talented at but it's something that you learn and you have to work to actually get there but it's hard as she keeps doubting herself and blaming everyone else for her grades when it's her who needs to take charge of her own education rather than rely on someone else to do it for her?

    Anyone been in this situation before?


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    Why does she want to do Maths? Does she need it?
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    (Original post by awkwrdbby)
    Im trying to help her with her maths and motivate her as I believe maths skills aren't something that you are just naturally talented at but it's something that you learn and you have to work to actually get there but it's hard as she keeps doubting herself and blaming everyone else for her grades when it's her who needs to take charge of her own education rather than rely on someone else to do it for her
    This. You've answered your own question.

    You can't help someone if they won't put in the work in to get good and blame other people.

    Agree Maths skills are something you gotta learn and keep working at.
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    Find an hour or two per week to go through topics she struggles on but also cover the topics she has strength in but at the same time, don't risk it all for your own education as I've been in this situation and it is difficult to balance, especially if you put so much time into this.
 
 
 
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