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    I want to do some subjects for a level, but I feel like ppl who take that subject will be rly good at it, but I’m not. I just rly like it and enjoy it. What should I do pls help! Thanks!!
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    (Original post by Berrydo)
    I want to do some subjects for a level, but I feel like ppl who take that subject will be rly good at it, but I’m not. I just rly like it and enjoy it. What should I do pls help! Thanks!!
    Why not?

    If you got at least a grade B (is that a 6 in the new system?) then you're good enough for A-Levels.

    There will always be people that are better than you, and also a lot worse than you.
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    Why not?

    If you got at least a grade B (is that a 6 in the new system?) then you're good enough for A-Levels.

    There will always be people that are better than you, and also a lot worse than you.
    To be honest I usually get grade 6/7/8/9s so I’m not that bad. But I just don’t have confidence. ((
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    (Original post by Berrydo)
    To be honest I usually get grade 6/7/8/9s so I’m not that bad. But I just don’t have confidence. ((
    Those grades are great. A-Levels aren't a massive jump. A lot of people exaggerate about the difficulty.
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    Those grades are great. A-Levels aren't a massive jump. A lot of people exaggerate about the difficulty.
    Ok thanks ! And yeh I’m currently getting As n A* in maths with little or no revision... is the jump really that big now that the new gcse maths consists so much more a levels stuff than before? 🤔🤔
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    (Original post by Berrydo)
    Ok thanks ! And yeh I’m currently getting As n A* in maths with little or no revision... is the jump really that big now that the new gcse maths consists so much more a levels stuff than before? 🤔🤔
    I did GCSEs in 2015 and A-Levels this Summer, so I did old spec GCSE and new spec A-Levels (apart from maths which was still old spec when I sat it). I'd imagine the jump is still pretty similar despite the reforms to GCSEs, to be honest.
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    I did GCSEs in 2015 and A-Levels this Summer, so I did old spec GCSE and new spec A-Levels (apart from maths which was still old spec when I sat it). I'd imagine the jump is still pretty similar despite the reforms to GCSEs, to be honest.
    Had the syllabus changed? (For new a level) like does it have more topics or something??
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    (Original post by Berrydo)
    Had the syllabus changed? (For new a level) like does it have more topics or something??
    Maths A-Level has now been reformed. I believe some new topics have been added and some exams have been combined? I think mechanics and statistics are now one paper rather than being examined separately.

    Do bear in mind they are graded on bell-curves, and chances are the exam boards will be forced to adjust the boundaries so that the proportion of students receiving top grades will be similar to the old spec, until all schools are familiar with the new system.
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    You definitely need to put time into A Level maths unlike GCSEs in order to get a good grade. I didn’t do much revision for GCSE maths and got an A*. I also didn’t do much for AS maths and got a C. It might be just me though.
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    (Original post by Berrydo)
    Ok thanks ! And yeh I’m currently getting As n A* in maths with little or no revision... is the jump really that big now that the new gcse maths consists so much more a levels stuff than before? 🤔🤔
    The jump is now smaller for new spec GCSE’s to a level. My younger sister is in year 10 and she’s learning all the things I’m learning in a level chemistry right now (I’m in year 12 doing new spec a levels) which I had never been taught during my GCSE’s. Same with biology. I took Maths new spec for GCSE this year and all the people taking it for a level are finding it so easy so far (I don’t take a level maths but was reading through one of my friends book of a level math questions and even I could attempt some of the questions from knowledge of harder stuff from new spec maths GCSE).
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    (Original post by Icypricy)
    The jump is now smaller for new spec GCSE’s to a level. My younger sister is in year 10 and she’s learning all the things I’m learning in a level chemistry right now which I had never been taught during my GCSE’s. Same with biology. I took Maths new spec for GCSE this year and all the people taking it for a level are finding it so easy so far (I don’t take a level maths but was reading through one of my friends book of a level math questions and even I could attempt some of the questions from knowledge of harder stuff from new spec maths GCSE.
    Oh wow that’s good then I guess
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