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# GCSE mathematics 9-1 possibility for a grade 6 Watch

1. Last year on edexcel grade boundaries were:
6: 96/240 = 40% (32 per paper)
7: 124/240 = 51.7% (42 per paper)
8: 157/240 = 65% (53 per paper)
9: 190/240 = 79% (64 per paper)

They must be higher for 2018 w/ actual pass papers etc. I think the general 2017 performance was piss poor as well. At 50-55% a 7 is a realistic goal for you although you might not believe it. Don't worry about the last 4-5 questions just focus on getting full marks up to q12/q13 that will guarantee you a 6.
2. Being able to do the algebraic proofs can bag you 10 marks overall. Questions will come up like: show that the sum of two consecutive numbers is always odd (4/5 marks). Any even number can be shown as 2x (2* any no. is even). An odd number can be shown as 2x+1 (even no. + 1 = odd). Then simplify 2x+1 +2x = 4x+1. Than factorise so that 2 is outside:
2(2x) + 1
^ two outside the bracket means number is even. +1 means sum is odd.
Hence proven.

Also make the effort to remember quadratic formula, cosine rule and sine,cosine and tangent values for 0,30,45,60,90 degrees.

The first few questions will usually be ratios, probability, s=d*t etc. (Check out 2017 papers)

Also remember not to confuse units:
1m*1m is not 1m squared
It is 100cm*100cm = 10000cm
3. (Original post by TheArabEconomist)
Maths genie is a great revision tool that I used last year, going though all the topics From grade 4 to 9 and doing questions on each of them. Last year around this time I was aiming for a 6 but I kept using maths genie and got a grade 8. Maths genie goes over everything you need to know for the exam so if you revise it all then you will definitely get a 6 but your likely to get much higher.
Hi, do you think it is possible to get a grade 5 if I just use mathsgenie and go through ALL the topics and I don't have any tutor?
4. (Original post by Maro122)
Hi, do you think it is possible to get a grade 5 if I just use mathsgenie and go through ALL the topics and I don't have any tutor?
If you watch the videos and do questions then yes definitely. The higher you aim the higher you'll likely get so try aim higher. If you need help with any questions send me a private message and I'll explain it to you.
5. (Original post by VirgoStrain)
I said no RG uni will consider someone with a 6 a GOOD candidate. My point still stands. Getting less than a 7, even an 8, will not make you uncompetitive.
Then show me the evidence that no RG uni will consider someone with a 6, a good candidate.
6. (Original post by TheArabEconomist)
If you watch the videos and do questions then yes definitely. The higher you aim the higher you'll likely get so try aim higher. If you need help with any questions send me a private message and I'll explain it to you.
Thanks so much for your help
I will ask if I need help

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