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    Hello,
    I am currently a Year 10 student and I'm mostly predicted grades 7/A to 9/A*. Recently, my grades have begun to drop horrendously fast in Maths; I was once predicted 7/A but now I'm predicted 5/B-C. I believe it is partly due to my Maths teacher, he has an awful teaching method and speaks way too fast for any of our class to comprehend. There have been multiple complaints about this and sadly, he does not change, despite the fact that he knows we have difficulty learning in his class. Please, what can I do to support myself because he cannot? Thank you!
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    (Original post by Tree Frog)
    Hello,
    I am currently a Year 10 student and I'm mostly predicted grades 7/A to 9/A*. Recently, my grades have begun to drop horrendously fast in Maths; I was once predicted 7/A but now I'm predicted 5/B-C. I believe it is partly due to my Maths teacher, he has an awful teaching method and speaks way too fast for any of our class to comprehend. There have been multiple complaints about this and sadly, he does not change, despite the fact that he knows we have difficulty learning in his class. Please, what can I do to support myself because he cannot? Thank you!
    Hi there! I'm really sorry that you're in that situation. Just remember that you have the ability to get that higher predicted grade, no matter what stats they might be giving you right now. I believe I gave someone earlier on in this thread maths advice, so it would be worth checking that out as there is no point repeating all that. But if you are genuinely having to teach it all yourself then it's probably worth printing out a spec, buying yourself a textbook and just working through everything gradually, using videos to help you to learn and using past paper questions to test your understanding. Also is there any possibility of going to another teacher and asking if you could join their revision sessions or perhaps doing some work with you after school? That might give you a bit more support if you're really struggling at the moment.

    Hope this helps and good luck!
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    Thank you so much, you are truly a blessing!
    Aw thank you, haha. Just glad I could help!
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    Hey, I'm considering taking PE GCSE along with maths (higher paper), triple science, English lang&lit, music and geography. Do you have any advice (in any of the subjects really)? I've heard it's really hard to get a 8/9 in PE so I was wondering whether you had any advice? Thanks
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    (Original post by dreweloise)
    Hey, I'm considering taking PE GCSE along with maths (higher paper), triple science, English lang&lit, music and geography. Do you have any advice (in any of the subjects really)? I've heard it's really hard to get a 8/9 in PE so I was wondering whether you had any advice? Thanks
    Hi! By some miracle I actually managed to get full UMS in my PE GCSE, and I'm not really sporty at all, so hopefully I can give you some advice. If you're talented enough at sport to get high marks on the practical element, then you probably won't need my advice, but if not, then the sports you pick can help. In the old GCSE you could ones like orienteering & life saving. I did a couple of these as the criteria for getting high marks was often for easier than in sports like cricket and football. For the theory I just revised like I would for my sciences - did past papers to death and made flashcards. Hope this helps and good luck with your exams!
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