Grade 5 in maths gcse a Low B? Watch
* If I get a High 5, Will that be a problem if both colleges I want to go to require a B in maths for the subjects I wanna do at A-Level?
I got 92%, a very high A* in my GCSE maths and I really really struggled with much of th AS stuff this year- as have many people in my year. I'm at a brilliant private school with a truly excellent maths department and I found it tough. I'm considering dropping maths at the end of this year, having done the AS (praying for that A) because I found it so tricky and I'm not sure if I could hack another year of it.
Ergo, in all honesty, if you're not able to easily get AT LEAST an A at GCSE (whatever that is under the new system), YOU WILL REALLY REALLY STRUGGLE AT A LEVEL. The people in my year WHO GOT As are getting Cs and Ds at A level. IT IS NOT LIKE GCSE. If you are struggling to get a B/C now I can promise that you will hate A level and it will break you.
Othe subjects are a lot more content based- you can learn and apply the stuff but with maths you actually have to understand it. Having a through , through understanding of GCSE is a prerequisite. If you struggle with some of the more 'tricky' concepts at GCSE (e.g. Trig) you'll absolutely hate the A level. Please, please think twice about taking A level maths!! This isn't ment as a slight at all I just want to warn you so you don't end up having a breakdown next year xx