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    I am in high school sitting my gcse in 2018 and am doing the foundation paper for maths. I never used to understand maths but for the past few months I have got better and have got in a mind set to try and understand things when I don't and I end up understanding. I want to take maths biology and phsycology at a level and asked my maths teacher today if she thinks I will be capable and she said due to the foundation paper I am sitting I would struggle with it and I was wondering would it be possible to take maths at a level even if I am doing foundation at gcse and would I find it that difficult
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    to be honest usually a level maths accepts only people that did higher maths with at least grade 6, but they could accept you, it depends. I'm taking a level maths and in the first year you usually start by stuff that you did in the higher unit in gcse's. You will probably struggle as foundation is more basic stuff than higher, my suggestion is to work hard and practice a lot to see if you can do higher papers, if you can then ask your teacher to move into higher maths instead of foundation, just work for it if you really want it, as foundation wouldn't be enough usually
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    (Original post by Elliegrxce)
    I am in high school sitting my gcse in 2018 and am doing the foundation paper for maths. I never used to understand maths but for the past few months I have got better and have got in a mind set to try and understand things when I don't and I end up understanding. I want to take maths biology and phsycology at a level and asked my maths teacher today if she thinks I will be capable and she said due to the foundation paper I am sitting I would struggle with it and I was wondering would it be possible to take maths at a level even if I am doing foundation at gcse and would I find it that difficult
    What's the highest grade you can get on a foundation paper? If you can make the entry requirement to take Maths at A-Level, then do so. If not, you can't.

    It is hard. It's hard as ****. Many students get A/A*'s (7-9) at GCSE then follow on to get a D at A-Level. If you're genuinely prepared to throughout the entire year) work bloody hard, then it's worth considering.
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    (Original post by Elliegrxce)
    I am in high school sitting my gcse in 2018 and am doing the foundation paper for maths. I never used to understand maths but for the past few months I have got better and have got in a mind set to try and understand things when I don't and I end up understanding. I want to take maths biology and phsycology at a level and asked my maths teacher today if she thinks I will be capable and she said due to the foundation paper I am sitting I would struggle with it and I was wondering would it be possible to take maths at a level even if I am doing foundation at gcse and would I find it that difficult
    I don't know any school that permits foundation level students to take A level maths. Most require a grade 7 and the lowest I've come across is a 6. If you are serious about this and you and your teachers think it's realistic you need a plan to enter for higher tier in the summer. This will involve a lot of independent work and might benefit from private tuition. It may be too late to catch up without damaging your other results.
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    (Original post by Elliegrxce)
    I am in high school sitting my gcse in 2018 and am doing the foundation paper for maths. I never used to understand maths but for the past few months I have got better and have got in a mind set to try and understand things when I don't and I end up understanding. I want to take maths biology and phsycology at a level and asked my maths teacher today if she thinks I will be capable and she said due to the foundation paper I am sitting I would struggle with it and I was wondering would it be possible to take maths at a level even if I am doing foundation at gcse and would I find it that difficult
    Not really because the minimum entry is usually a B most places A where you’re limited to a C
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    (Original post by Elliegrxce)
    I am in high school sitting my gcse in 2018 and am doing the foundation paper for maths. I never used to understand maths but for the past few months I have got better and have got in a mind set to try and understand things when I don't and I end up understanding. I want to take maths biology and phsycology at a level and asked my maths teacher today if she thinks I will be capable and she said due to the foundation paper I am sitting I would struggle with it and I was wondering would it be possible to take maths at a level even if I am doing foundation at gcse and would I find it that difficult
    I've just started A level maths and I'd say that unless you get moved to the higher paper and can get at least a high 6 or a 7, avoid maths. The first things you cover are the grade 8 and 9 stuff from GCSE and you're expected to know those so it's literally one lesson on surds and one on indices for example, two topics that I don't think are even covered on foundation maths. If you want to study maths next year, you could take a core maths qualification if your school offers it, which is equivalent to half an A level I think and you don't need to be as good at maths. That said, if you are capable of doing the higher paper by the end of the year and are understanding most of the grade 7 ish stuff, you'll probably be fine but that will take a lot of work.
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    (Original post by FloralHybrid)
    What's the highest grade you can get on a foundation paper? If you can make the entry requirement to take Maths at A-Level, then do so. If not, you can't.

    It is hard. It's hard as ****. Many students get A/A*'s (7-9) at GCSE then follow on to get a D at A-Level. If you're genuinely prepared to throughout the entire year) work bloody hard, then it's worth considering.
    TBH that happens to a few in every subject. It’s just the students that are smart enough to breeze through GCSEs so don’t put additional work into A levels
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    (Original post by Elliegrxce)
    I am in high school sitting my gcse in 2018 and am doing the foundation paper for maths. I never used to understand maths but for the past few months I have got better and have got in a mind set to try and understand things when I don't and I end up understanding. I want to take maths biology and phsycology at a level and asked my maths teacher today if she thinks I will be capable and she said due to the foundation paper I am sitting I would struggle with it and I was wondering would it be possible to take maths at a level even if I am doing foundation at gcse and would I find it that difficult
    You will struggle if you don’t do higher even if you do get in a course because it assumes you already know and remember everything from GCSE higher
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    TBH that happens to a few in every subject. It’s just the students that are smart enough to breeze through GCSEs so don’t put additional work into A levels
    You're right, it really does. But it helps enforce the idea to the OP that he has the ability to succeed - Its consistent hard work that'll do it! A couple who got B's at GCSE came out with an A* ☺️
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    (Original post by Elliegrxce)
    I am in high school sitting my gcse in 2018 and am doing the foundation paper for maths. I never used to understand maths but for the past few months I have got better and have got in a mind set to try and understand things when I don't and I end up understanding. I want to take maths biology and phsycology at a level and asked my maths teacher today if she thinks I will be capable and she said due to the foundation paper I am sitting I would struggle with it and I was wondering would it be possible to take maths at a level even if I am doing foundation at gcse and would I find it that difficult
    You could move to a school that does WJEC and get put into intermediate tier. This is where you can get D to B because the foundation WJEC you can’t even get a C
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    I would persuade the teacher to let u take the higher paper as she does think ur capable, try asking
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    You could move to a school that does WJEC and get put into intermediate tier. This is where you can get D to B because the foundation WJEC you can’t even get a C
    I don't think that is possible now, the government requires state school pupils in England to take a new 9-1 qualification so unless they can persuade their family to move to Wales I don't think it's an option.
 
 
 
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