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    I’ve recently done my 2nd maths prelim and I’m really worried the I’ve failed it. I didn’t study much as I was focused on my assignments and the exam was really hard. I asked lots of people and they said it was difficult too. My teacher also keeps stressing that we all must get an A, no pressure then.I got an A in my first prelim so if I fail does that mean that I can still do the National 5 maths exam? I really don’t want to be moved down.
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    (Original post by Bananasplitxxx)
    I’ve recently done my 2nd maths prelim and I’m really worried the I’ve failed it. I didn’t study much as I was focused on my assignments and the exam was really hard. I asked lots of people and they said it was difficult too. My teacher also keeps stressing that we all must get an A, no pressure then.I got an A in my first prelim so if I fail does that mean that I can still do the National 5 maths exam? I really don’t want to be moved down.
    Different schools (and even teachers within schools) will have different policies on this (so nobody can really say for certain), but I wouldn't think that you wouldn't be allowed to sit the exam if you got an A in the first prelim. Assuming you have done as you predict, they will probably be very concerned about the fact that on paper, you have 'got worse' though.

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    Never mind it’s all good, I forgot that you got marks for the working. Apparently it was a very hard test but I managed to pass at 75 which was a shock. Thanks for the help anyway.
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    (Original post by Bananasplitxxx)
    Never mind it’s all good, I forgot that you got marks for the working. Apparently it was a very hard test but I managed to pass at 75 which was a shock. Thanks for the help anyway.
    keep doing questions and you'll be fine. Do questions in different orders, so do a mix of topics as this will be more like the exam. Your brain will get used to dealing with different formulas and questions
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    (Original post by Bananasplitxxx)
    Never mind it’s all good, I forgot that you got marks for the working. Apparently it was a very hard test but I managed to pass at 75 which was a shock. Thanks for the help anyway.
    No worries- that's a great score, especially considering you thought you failed!
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    I got 86% in my N5 prelim, I would recommend watching DLBmaths on YouTube, he gives and explains all the answers to the questions in the past papers. I would also recommend practicing as many questions as you can as it becomes muscle memory and you remember the formulas better, good luck!
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    (Original post by PeadarKing)
    I got 86% in my N5 prelim, I would recommend watching DLBmaths on YouTube, he gives and explains all the answers to the questions in the past papers. I would also recommend practicing as many questions as you can as it becomes muscle memory and you remember the formulas better, good luck!
    Wow 86% is amazing, I’ll check it out thanks for the advice
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    It really depends on your teacher/school. There was some people in my class who barely passed and there were some who didn't pass at all and they are still doing nat 5. If you are really struggling with maths you can do units which will give you a pass at national 5 but without the exam at the end. I think that's only at a C grade level though.
 
 
 

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