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    I got an 8 at gcse maths and that was literally the highest I could have got as in I couldn t have worked any harder. I'm taking maths a level currently but am finding it really hard but I'm putting in lots of work. would it be possible to get an a do you think as I need 3 as for medicine?
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    (Original post by jonjoshelvey21)
    I got an 8 at gcse maths and that was literally the highest I could have got as in I couldn t have worked any harder. I'm taking maths a level currently but am finding it really hard but I'm putting in lots of work. would it be possible to get an a do you think as I need 3 as for medicine?
    It's natural to find maths difficult at the start and it's good that you're putting in the work.

    To help you do this, what in particular are you struggling with for maths and what kind of work are you doing to remedy this?

    If you figure out maths at A-level it will turn into an easy day, and you still get to spend your weekends at St James' Park.
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    If you put in the work (and it's a lot of work) and you got that grade at gcse, you are almost guaranteed to get an A.
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    Maths a-level seems impossible at first but exams are ages away and if you put the work in then come exams it'll probably feel like your easiest subject.
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    Just asking, but what does an 8 equal in the old system? I finished my GCSEs 6 years ago and I have no idea what the new rubric is.
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    (Original post by arneldfad)
    Just asking, but what does an 8 equal in the old system? I finished my GCSEs 6 years ago and I have no idea what the new rubric is.
    Is equal to a lower A* and 9 being the top of an A*, but to be honest they are both great grades as it is still an A*
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    cheers kev. Well done on getting those 500 assists on the weekend 😂😂
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    I started doing the course at the same time as you but I did the FSMQ additional maths course so I have a little bit of knowledge on some of the maths we do at a level. The maths starts off hard in some respects. Most of the people in my class failed the quadratics test we did. I don't think you will find things that hard later on if you put the effort it. I was talking to my cousin who did the same a levels as i'm doing (maths, further maths, chemistry, physics) and he said that C1,C2 (the year 1 core maths) is the hardest to understand even though it is easier than some of the later maths, due to the difference between a level and GCSE.
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    my teacher says people struggle with a level maths because they havent practised enough algebra (surds, indices, rearranging, spotting common factors, simplifying etc) all these small things are everywhere. getting your head around a concept is one thing but when you come to questions all your basic algebra skills should be there in your head ready to be applied. im doing c3 atm, and nothing is extremely hard, but the questions really test your algebra
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    Doing as maths atm. I struggle as well. But maths always comes down to practice. It was like that for gcse, I don’t think it will change much for a level. One of the best things bout maths is that is practice makes it perfect. I think that’s one of the reasons I love maths.
 
 
 
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