Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    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?
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (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?
    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.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    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
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (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
 
 
 

University open days

  1. Norwich University of the Arts
    Postgraduate Open Days Postgraduate
    Thu, 19 Jul '18
  2. University of Sunderland
    Postgraduate Open Day Postgraduate
    Thu, 19 Jul '18
  3. Plymouth College of Art
    All MA Programmes Postgraduate
    Thu, 19 Jul '18
Poll
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.