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Can any (ex) AS maths students give me some motivation Watch

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    Hi all,

    I'm taking 4 AS subjects, including maths (the other three being psychology, biology and spanish) and despite trying to drop maths multiple times, I simply haven't been allowed to.

    Throughout my whole AS math experience I've been getting U's and E's on my maths tests (for a comparison I'm currently sitting on a grade A for psychology, A for biology and a B for spanish)

    I took maths gcse in year 10 and passed with an A grade, but I feel trapped at A-Level.

    Not only do I not have a passion for maths, but finding the time to dedicate to maths is so difficult with 3 other AS's to focus on. On top of that, I become demotivated so easily - I simply feel like I don't have the 'maths brain' to recognize patterns and logical steps.

    Since I'm being forced to take the exam, it would be nice to at least grab a D or C in the final AS. I know pretty much none of the content, and the exam is creeping up on me, and I've realized that I really need to start getting my act together independently, since I don't have the money for a tutor.

    Has anyone else who took maths or is currently taking maths gone through this situation? If you have, did you manage to get out of it? and how? I feel like it would be really helpful for me to hear other people's stories and if they managed to turn it around. Perhaps it would motivate me more to just push through the tears and stress and start practicing consistently.

    Many thanks

    if you're getting A's in subjects like Biology, it shows that you have ability. You don't need a "maths brain" to get an A (maybe you do to get an A*). But then again, if all you're looking to get is a C, do every past paper there is and you'll be guaranteed a C or higher (even if you keep getting E's early on).
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