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    So, its literally under 100 days away from my first mock exam for maths. I find maths really complicated and i dont understand it. Ive been put on higher this year which means i have to understand higher in just under 100 days. Im stressed out. I talked to my teacher about moving me down twice and she said no. I broke down crying today infront of her. I feel honestly stressed and so emotional about this whole thing. Can i have some advice?
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    (Original post by imhannahhhhh)
    So, its literally under 100 days away from my first mock exam for maths. I find maths really complicated and i dont understand it. Ive been put on higher this year which means i have to understand higher in just under 100 days. Im stressed out. I talked to my teacher about moving me down twice and she said no. I broke down crying today infront of her. I feel honestly stressed and so emotional about this whole thing. Can i have some advice?
    Have you come across this website before? ExamSolutions pretty much got me through my GCSE and A-Level Maths. The guy does a good job explaining each and every topic within the specification.
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    What are your maths grades? If you have even the slightest chance of a 6 you should definitely stick with higher. Also remember that you don't need to master all the content. To get a 5 in foundation, you would have to know everything on the paper, but on higher you need a much lower percentage to do as well!! You get more time in the exam but don't have to answer as many questions as you would if you were on foundation or aiming for an 8/9. Just make sure you spend some time at home each day consolidating what you've learnt in Maths, and you'll be fine. You never know, your grade may even surprise you!! Good luck
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    Have you come across this website before? ExamSolutions pretty much got me through my GCSE and A-Level Maths. The guy does a good job explaining each and every topic within the specification.
    Thankyou i will check it out, i just dont know how to get my head around this whole thing. Telling her today was really hard. i have anxiety so building up the courage to tell her that was a lot. Thankyou for the help.
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    What are your maths grades? If you have even the slightest chance of a 6 you should definitely stick with higher. Also remember that you don't need to master all the content. To get a 5 in foundation, you would have to know everything on the paper, but on higher you need a much lower percentage to do as well!! You get more time in the exam but don't have to answer as many questions as you would if you were on foundation or aiming for an 8/9. Just make sure you spend some time at home each day consolidating what you've learnt in Maths, and you'll be fine. You never know, your grade may even surprise you!! Good luck
    Aw! Thankyou so much for the inspiration! i just feel lost. Im working at a 5 but my teacher belives i could get 6s and even higher. I dont honestly think that i could. In comparision to the other kids in that class, im a lost cause. How much would you need for a grade 5 or 6 on the higher paper? Thankyou for this, really made me feel a lot better
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    Aw! Thankyou so much for the inspiration! i just feel lost. Im working at a 5 but my teacher belives i could get 6s and even higher. I dont honestly think that i could. In comparision to the other kids in that class, im a lost cause. How much would you need for a grade 5 or 6 on the higher paper? Thankyou for this, really made me feel a lot better
    Looking at AQA's grade boundaries last year, both GCSEs are out of 240 raw marks. On foundation, you had to get 156 marks for a 5, and 72 on higher for a 5. So this works out as 65% on the foundation paper and 30% on the higher paper
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    Looking at AQA's grade boundaries last year, both GCSEs are out of 240 raw marks. On foundation, you had to get 156 marks for a 5, and 72 on higher for a 5. So this works out as 65% on the foundation paper and 30% on the higher paper
    oh okay thankyou so much
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    oh okay thankyou so much
    No problem!!
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    I am currently in year 9 and preparing to doing my GSCEs earlier and maths isn't my strong point either. I have been recommend by my teacher to take an extra maths class after school and i have also been given ahead of time the lesson plan so i can revise beforehand. This has really boosted my confidence and help out a lot. Maybe you could given this a try although not all methods i tried worked but if this works for you i am glad i could of helped.
 
 
 
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