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    Im in year 11 and I did higher maths in my mocks for the first time and I feel like I didn't do well.
    I enjoy maths and really want to pick it for a-levels.
    I just want to if I fail and my teacher tells me to do foundation, can I still pick maths for A-levs?
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    Talk to your teacher that you aspire to study maths.
    I'm sure you're being highly critical. If you do not get the grade, retake your paper.

    If not there's a Level 3 Core Maths qualification you can take.

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathe...l-studies-1350
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    A level maths is a big step up from higher Gcse so you would definitely need to put a load of work in if you took foundation maths- not impossible but it would be very hard work
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    I wouldn't recommend it. A Level Maths is the hardest subject there is- in my college grade requirement is A because it is that demanding. By all means, if you enjoy it take it but it's likely you'll struggle from the very beginning as you wouldn't have covered topics in foundation that are essential for A Level. There are people in my class who got As and A*s for GCSE but struggle to get Cs and Ds at a level so I don't think it would be a wise idea.
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    (Original post by AppleB)
    Talk to your teacher that you aspire to study maths.
    I'm sure you're being highly critical. If you do not get the grade, retake your paper.

    If not there's a Level 3 Core Maths qualification you can take.

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathe...l-studies-1350
    When can you retake it?
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    (Original post by HopeAsina__)
    Im in year 11 and I did higher maths in my mocks for the first time and I feel like I didn't do well.
    I enjoy maths and really want to pick it for a-levels.
    I just want to if I fail and my teacher tells me to do foundation, can I still pick maths for A-levs?
    This question cropped up a few days ago so I took the opportunity to ask the head of maths from four different schools what the minimum grade would be to be accepted for A level maths next year. Three agreed that a 7 in the new specification was the minimum they would consider, the fourth would consider someone with a 6 but they would have to perform well in an algebra/trigonometry assessment taken before their place was confirmed.

    Don't worry too much that you found the mocks hard, everybody has. Concentrate on learning from them and preparing well for the summer. If you have always been a higher tier kind of student your teachers will be very reluctant to put you in for foundation unless they think it's absolutely the best option for you. If you have done very badly through lack of revision ask your maths teacher if you can have a second chance to prove that you have the ability.

    If your result is so disappointing that they insist you do foundation then you can't get a 7 or 6 but to be honest if that's what happens you probably don't have the aptitude for A level maths.

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    (Original post by HopeAsina__)
    When can you retake it?
    After you have received your results, arrange a convenient time with your teacher.
 
 
 
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