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    Hey so I'm in Year 9 now, but I've been struggling a bit with math. I'm in top set for it, but I feel like I'm behind everyone else in my class. So I was wondering, if I bought an AQA GCSE Grades 1-9 textbook, and then worked all the way through it, would I be able to get a good grade in my math exam? I know it's quite far away but I want to start preparing, would this help me?
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    yah, do loads of questions. maths is something you can self-teach. this in a way is effective because once your teacher go over it in class, you might get exposure to different approaches to the same question which will allow you to see it in a different dimension. dont beat yourself up if you don't get it first time round, your teacher will help if you ask.
    I remember GCSE maths question to be so wordy you can get lost. but if you refer back to the specifications, you'll see topics like ''trigonometry'' ''bearings'' ''algebra'' etc, you can start linking the wordy questions to these topics so you'll have a start. once I got so confused at what the question wanted I started eliminating the possible topics in the spec that had nothing to do with the question and it helped.
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    yah, do loads of questions. maths is something you can self-teach. this in a way is effective because once your teacher go over it in class, you might get exposure to different approaches to the same question which will allow you to see it in a different dimension. dont beat yourself up if you don't get it first time round, your teacher will help if you ask.
    I remember GCSE maths question to be so wordy you can get lost. but if you refer back to the specifications, you'll see topics like ''trigonometry'' ''bearings'' ''algebra'' etc, you can start linking the wordy questions to these topics so you'll have a start. once I got so confused at what the question wanted I started eliminating the possible topics in the spec that had nothing to do with the question and it helped.
    Thank you so much I will try this now, I've already ordered my textbook
 
 
 
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