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    Hi,

    I'm not sure as to whether I should resit my GCSE Mathematics.

    I achieved a Grade 5, but ideally i would've like to attained a 6 or maybe even a 7.

    I didn't revise nearly hard enough for Maths, hence my grade.

    I've got a place on all the A Levels I wanted to do, however my thoughts lie with if my grade 5 may hinder my future in any way?

    Thanks
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    what grade does a 5 convert to, a C?
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    (Original post by Dreamville1)
    what grade does a 5 convert to, a C?
    I believe it equates to a high C/low B
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    (Original post by Haider_A)
    I believe it equates to a high C/low B
    what uni or course would you like to do?
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    (Original post by Dreamville1)
    what uni or course would you like to do?

    I'm considering doing either law, politics or psychology at university (possible oxbridge but I'm not too bothered if I don't get in)
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    Honestly, I would resit to at least get a 6. If you are certain that you can achieve a higher score, why not? It will probably benefit you in the long run.
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    (Original post by Haider_A)
    I'm considering doing either law, politics or psychology at university (possible oxbridge but I'm not too bothered if I don't get in)
    Right, all of those courses are competitive so resitting would make sense to do however a B at maths for all of those courses should meet all uni requirements so if you're confident with your application and have well rounded application you wont have any problems.

    I personally know someone doing psychology at Durham, she also had a B in maths

    BUT I had to retake my gcse maths for my course as I needed an A minimum and had a B after year 11, so I can tell you it wasn't really much work - I revised just one week and got an A* (but I took A level maths)
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    (Original post by Dreamville1)
    Right, all of those courses are competitive so resitting would make sense to do however a B at maths for all of those courses should meet all uni requirements so if you're confident with your application and have well rounded application you wont have any problems.

    I personally know someone doing psychology at Durham, she also had a B in maths

    BUT I had to retake my gcse maths for my course as I needed an A minimum and had a B after year 11, so I can tell you it wasn't really much work - I revised just one week and got an A* (but I took A level maths)

    Okay I think that I may go for it. Can my grade go down further? For example, if I attain a 4 in Maths (that won't happen as I'm willing to revise hard), will they use the 4 or will they use the higher grade on my ceriticate?
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    (Original post by Haider_A)
    Okay I think that I may go for it. Can my grade go down further? For example, if I attain a 4 in Maths (that won't happen as I'm willing to revise hard), will they use the 4 or will they use the higher grade on my ceriticate?
    nah you can keep your old grade, when I did my resit I had this question too:banana:
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    (Original post by Dreamville1)
    nah you can keep your old grade, when I did my resit I had this question too:banana:
    How would you recommend that I revise for it?
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    (Original post by Haider_A)
    How would you recommend that I revise for it?
    I would stress past papers as the best way for doing well in maths
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    (Original post by Dreamville1)
    I would stress past papers as the best way for doing well in maths
    So would you recommend me doing practice papers under exam conditons and then checking my answers using the mark scheme after? And make note of the questions I got wrong?
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    (Original post by Haider_A)
    I believe it equates to a high C/low B
    Yeah but considered a C
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    (Original post by Haider_A)
    Hi,

    I'm not sure as to whether I should resit my GCSE Mathematics.

    I achieved a Grade 5, but ideally i would've like to attained a 6 or maybe even a 7.

    I didn't revise nearly hard enough for Maths, hence my grade.

    I've got a place on all the A Levels I wanted to do, however my thoughts lie with if my grade 5 may hinder my future in any way?

    Thanks
    TBH if its anything like my college, GCSE's are literally forgotten about after the first two weeks of college. I'd just focus on your college choices. I think there may be chance of going down too but don't quote me on that
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    TBH if its anything like my college, GCSE's are literally forgotten about after the first two weeks of college. I'd just focus on your college choices. I think there may be chance of going down too but don't quote me on that
    Thanks! I did speak to my Exams Officer and she said that they would use whichever grade is higher; so I have some reassurance

    I think I will be resitting them, mainly because most universities require a B for most degree's anyway
 
 
 
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