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    Pretty much to do a course that is my ultimate goal I have to get quite high grades.

    - 2 B's in science / Grade 7's

    - Grade 6 in RE / English or history

    -And a grade 6 in maths.

    Now the issues are that I absolutely suck at chemistry biology and at physics I'm pretty good at. what that means is that I might not get a 7.

    Now maths is my biggest concern. To get a 6 you need to do higher paper but I only do foundation meaning I can only get a 4 maximum. And as far as I'm concerned to transition will be very hard.

    And I am ok not very good around grade 5 at the moment.

    But I only have 6-8 months before GCSE's and I don't know if I can do it. Will it be possible to go from foundation to higher? will I just have to find an alternative which won't be my happiest move?

    Is it achievable? how will I go about it and what could I do? I need honesty and feedback which can help, please.
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    It’s definitely achievable. I did my GCSEs when they were letter grades and I was a C grade in January and managed to achieve an A* by June .... it was really hard but I would recommend ‘IXL’ using their free trial was great for just banging out loads of questions quick fire.
    It will be quite hard to transition but you’ll need to utilise tutoring resources outside the classroom be that a relative good at maths, websites or past papers. So many past papers.
    Other resources that could be useful are Khan Academy and using Old spec past papers.

    Generally I think if it’s important to you, just believe you can do it and work really hard the next few months. It not an unattainable goal 💪🏽
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    (Original post by JustSomeRandomer)
    Pretty much to do a course that is my ultimate goal I have to get quite high grades.

    - 2 B's in science / Grade 7's

    - Grade 6 in RE / English or history

    -And a grade 6 in maths.

    Now the issues are that I absolutely suck at chemistry biology and at physics I'm pretty good at. what that means is that I might not get a 7.

    Now maths is my biggest concern. To get a 6 you need to do higher paper but I only do foundation meaning I can only get a 4 maximum. And as far as I'm concerned to transition will be very hard.

    And I am ok not very good around grade 5 at the moment.

    But I only have 6-8 months before GCSE's and I don't know if I can do it. Will it be possible to go from foundation to higher? will I just have to find an alternative which won't be my happiest move?

    Is it achievable? how will I go about it and what could I do? I need honesty and feedback which can help, please.
    To be honest, we have no idea whether you can achieve it. The foundation paper goes up to a 5. If you can show your teachers that you can achieve a 5 in foundation with relative ease, you'll have a good case to move up to the higher paper and get a 6.
 
 
 
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