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    Okay so I’m debating whether I should do maths for a level or not and I need to choose soon. I’m in set one maths for gcse and im doing the new one which has quite a lot of things brought down from a level. In my mock, I got an a grade 7 (A) without revision but I still feel like I’m not good enough to do it.... should I or should I not? Thanks for any help! )
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    Hi,I finished my maths GCSE, literally scraped an A. But I thought why not do A-Level, you'll be surprised how much fun the challenge is, and the attitude also changes completely. I would totally recommend it, I'm not great at it, but I find it really interesting and coming into the mechanics module reinforces this, the topics covered are all very different. There's something for all of us in the class.I would definitely recommend it, also looking at product design uni's now and architecture ones too maths is highly recommended as a subject. maths also applies to a massive range of uni courses too.
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    In my personal experience, I'd warn you away - it's hard! I got a high A* at GCSE and felt very confident in my ability but struggled so much I had to drop it in my first year of A-Levels.

    If your heart is in maths, and it's something you truly love, will work hard in and spend the most time revising then I'd go for it! But if your interests lie elsewhere (I only took it because I was good academically, and did well at GCSE, my actual interests are in the humanities/arts subjects) then I'd suggest not to because it will take up all of your time revising.

    Have a look at a textbook and talk to a teacher. If you can drop it, I'd take it to try it and see how you get on. Best of luck!
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    If you got a 7 in your mock then you're definitely good enough It depends on what other subjects you're taking as well, if you're doing sciences then it would be really useful.
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    (Original post by t.64)
    If you got a 7 in your mock then you're definitely good enough It depends on what other subjects you're taking as well, if you're doing sciences then it would be really useful.
    Yeh im planning on doing biology psychology art and maths. But I’m just thinking about the workload cos art will be very very time consuming as well as maths.
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    I'd recommend it, as long as you are interested in it! If you got a 7 in your mock, then don't doubt yourself, you are good enough. (Especially because its only you're mock, and its the new GCSE so the teachers are still slightly off with grade boundaries, you'll most likely go up at least a grade in your real exams). I got a 9, but was predicted a 7, so it just goes to show you're probably better than you think you are.I wouldn't say the workload is too high, as its not an essay based subjects, home works only tend to take 20mins max. Because its a level you also tend to have a lesson nearly everyday, which means that you're constantly practising and doing math, so you improve quickly! I think maths a level can come across very intimidating, but the transition from the new GCSEs to a level is quite gentle. For example in my first half term we've just been doing surds,quadratics,simultaneous equations and inequalities, and then expanding on them slightly, making it just a tad harder than GCSE.Generally I suggest taking it, at the end of the day if it turns out you don't enjoy it, its very easy to change a level subject
 
 
 
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