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    I'm in year 12 and I am already taking English lit history and economics, I was initially thinking about doing a degree to do with English/history/law however i have been really enjoying economics and want to do a degree in it. I want to do a bsc and usually maths is required. I was very bright in the subject in the younger years however I got a 6 (B) at gcse and my school requires a 7 to do it at a level. I enjoy the subject and was thinking of doing it privately. Would it be too hard considering I got a 6 at gcse and would it be too hard to do it outside of school?
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    I'm in year 12 and I am already taking English lit history and economics, I was initially thinking about doing a degree to do with English/history/law however i have been really enjoying economics and want to do a degree in it. I want to do a bsc and usually maths is required. I was very bright in the subject in the younger years however I got a 6 (B) at gcse and my school requires a 7 to do it at a level. I enjoy the subject and was thinking of doing it privately. Would it be too hard considering I got a 6 at gcse and would it be too hard to do it outside of school?
    From experience I got a 7 at GCSE and I'm struggling to get my head around some concepts some chapters are easy and basically a recap of GCSEs some are more complicated and get into the real nit and gritty for a level maths, Maths is one of those things once you're doing a new chapter you have,infact must go back over your class notes, and do practice questions to make sure you understand the methods and how you get from A to B, because at A Levels its not as clear as GCSE on how you get from Question A to Answer B you do have to stare at it a while and practice, The questions you'll get in an exam are a bit more "full on" like you'll stare at it for a while and not know what to do straight away.

    Your notes also have to be really neat and clear and organised for you, as the textbook sometimes explains in a way thats hard to understand,, and if you're not getting it you have to ask for help or o for extra lessons, they don't just say that for fun. If you just leave it to chance lesson by lesson eventually you get to the point where you dont understand what the hell the teacher is talking about as you move on to other topics it sounds like gibberish.

    The Stats and Mechanics side of A Level Maths is easier IMO its mostly looking at graphs and equations and interperating them. You don't spend as much time doing Stats and Mechanics like it only takes up one lesson a week for me. Pure Maths is the bulk of A Level Maths really.

    I'd say if you're prepared to set aside personal time, then you have a chance at it.
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    maths is v hard I had an A and now i am actually so bad at it but if economics if your dream then go for it but remember to study hard for it from day 1
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    (Original post by student00000000)
    I'm in year 12 and I am already taking English lit history and economics, I was initially thinking about doing a degree to do with English/history/law however i have been really enjoying economics and want to do a degree in it. I want to do a bsc and usually maths is required. I was very bright in the subject in the younger years however I got a 6 (B) at gcse and my school requires a 7 to do it at a level. I enjoy the subject and was thinking of doing it privately. Would it be too hard considering I got a 6 at gcse and would it be too hard to do it outside of school?
    In GCSE i wasnt a try hard but i got a B in maths,I recommend anyone with B or higher to take alevel maths, It is in my opinion the easiest alevel to revise/ learn. If you are willing to put in work you will get a high grade no problem.
    When you first start, it will be very hard for you, you will hate maths and think it is impossible, but i quickly learnt it was the easiest subject i took
 
 
 
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