If I plan on getting a 5, is it easier on Foundation or Higher?

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At the moment, I am doing Foundation Maths, but for every other subject I am doing higher. I imagine if I ask the Head of Maths I could get moved up to higher but I am not sure if it is worth it. I have not learned any of what the higher classes are learning. So my question is, is achieving a level 5 easier on the Foundation paper or Higher paper?
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(Original post by CommandoM1)
At the moment, I am doing Foundation Maths, but for every other subject I am doing higher. I imagine if I ask the Head of Maths I could get moved up to higher but I am not sure if it is worth it. I have not learned any of what the higher classes are learning. So my question is, is achieving a level 5 easier on the Foundation paper or Higher paper?
You can always look at past papers and see which one you'd prefer. At the end of the day, Maths is actually easy to improve at. I might be wrong but I think the highest possible grade on the Foundation paper is a 5. If I'm right, you'll be capped at a 5 and there'll be no chance of getting a 6 or maybe even a 7.
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A 5 is easier to get in a foundation paper, because the whole point of the foundation paper is to make it easier for students aiming for a 5 to get one, so the questions are easier than those in the higher paper. That said, if you're currently working at a 5 now, or maybe even a 4, it might be worth looking into taking the higher paper, because, you could get a 6 or a 7 and you wouldn't have that opportunity on a foundation paper, as the above poster said.
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The questions in a foundation gcse paper are much easier than the ones in a higher paper. So even though the foundation exam would seem easier, and you would have to gain far more marks to get a c whereas in a higher tier paper, you can get a c with hardly any marks
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