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    So GCSE maths - I’m predicted/my target is a 7 which is great but I feel as though I’m really bad. I understand the work in class etc. but once I get to exams I’m terrible! What can I do? Any websites that may help?
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    (Original post by chocolover67912)
    So GCSE maths - I’m predicted/my target is a 7 which is great but I feel as though I’m really bad. I understand the work in class etc. but once I get to exams I’m terrible! What can I do? Any websites that may help?
    1 website helped me go from a 3 to a 7 in a matter of months - mathsgenie.
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    1 website helped me go from a 3 to a 7 in a matter of months - mathsgenie.
    Does it give like exam style help because I find many websites just tell you how to do the basics and not any application in exams
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    Read the specification. It has everything you'll be assessed on, and use it to create a checklist so you grasp each topic. It sounds so simple, but I estimate less than 10% of students actually read the specification they're studying. I made the mistake of not doing so at GCSE, so missed out on some topics - don't make the same mistake I did.

    But most of all, practise. Maths is skills-based rather than content-based - you simply need to practise past exam questions consistently to get a good grade. I know it's difficult with the new 9-1 exam reforms and all, but it's still possible to reach your prediction. I know a 7 sounds high, but with dedication and work you should be able to reach it.
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    Read the specification. It has everything you'll be assessed on, and use it to create a checklist so you grasp each topic. It sounds so simple, but I estimate less than 10% of students actually read the specification they're studying. I made the mistake of not doing so at GCSE, so missed out on some topics - don't make the same mistake I did.

    But most of all, practise. Maths is skills-based rather than content-based - you simply need to practise past exam questions consistently to get a good grade. I know it's difficult with the new 9-1 exam reforms and all, but it's still possible to reach your prediction. I know a 7 sounds high, but with dedication and work you should be able to reach it.
    thank you I’ll get on with that now! Do you have any websites or recommendation for practicing?
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    thank you I’ll get on with that now! Do you have any websites or recommendation for practicing?
    Which exam board are you on? Here's what I used for Edexcel, link is below. It is really good as it has questions by topic so you can master specific topics. Unfortunately the mark schemes cost, but the worksheets themselves are free.

    http://bland.in/edexcel_9-1.html
 
 
 
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