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    Who else goes to a school where if your in set 3 maths you have to do the foundation paper. And the highest that can get you is a c.
    I feel like they should be given a choice. What do you think?
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    Well if you’re in set three, the paper will be easier and allow you to get a higher mark, but you could also miss out on some potential.
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    That's probably because they won't be teaching the material that would be covered in the Higher paper? They're fundamentally different papers content-wise if I remember correctly?
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    (Original post by jonnny)
    That's probably because they won't be teaching the material that would be covered in the Higher paper? They're fundamentally different papers content-wise if I remember correctly?
    Probably but they should still be able to have the option.
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    (Original post by Joel TJ)
    Well if you’re in set three, the paper will be easier and allow you to get a higher mark, but you could also miss out on some potential.
    exactly and getting a c in that paper you would need to get almost full marks
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    Talk to the head of department and show them you can get more than a C in the real paper. Having you get an A or a C doesn't affect them, let them know what you want.
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    Work hard from now until before the exam and prove you're capable of taking the higher paper. Your school will want to put you on the higher it's just at they moment they must not think you're ready
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    In set 2 some people had to do it but it was optional for others.
    I took higher of course.
    And they're acting in your best interest, I agree that all set 3 should be given foundation, unless they -prove- the higher paper is the better choice individually.
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    (Original post by Pheonix4)
    Who else goes to a school where if your in set 3 maths you have to do the foundation paper. And the highest that can get you is a c.
    I feel like they should be given a choice. What do you think?
    It's not always like that…

    I did foundation maths and got a 5, while in the other subjects I achieved:
    English – 7
    Chemistry- 8
    Biology – 7
    Physics – 7
    Geography – 6
    Pe – 6
    Media – 7
    Photography – 7
    Now I'm doing A levels in college, it doesn’t really matter if you did badly in maths just depends what you want to do in college.
    I'm doing A-level physics, chemistry, biology and computer science.

    My point is it depends what you want to do in college!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by Ahad27)
    Talk to the head of department and show them you can get more than a C in the real paper. Having you get an A or a C doesn't affect them, let them know what you want.
    Im in set 2, i just meant in general for people in set 3. But thats pretty good advice i can give to people irritated with the system
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    (Original post by Aadilkharl123)
    It's not always like that…

    I did foundation maths and got a 5, while in the other subjects I achieved:
    English – 7
    Chemistry- 8
    Biology – 7
    Physics – 7
    Geography – 6
    Pe – 6
    Media – 7
    Photography – 7
    Now I'm doing A levels in college, it doesn’t really matter if you did badly in maths just depends what you want to do in college.
    I'm doing A-level physics, chemistry, biology and computer science.

    My point is it depends what you want to do in college!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I guess your right. And wow your grades are really good.
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    (Original post by ZombieTheWolf)
    In set 2 some people had to do it but it was optional for others.
    I took higher of course.
    And they're acting in your best interest, I agree that all set 3 should be given foundation, unless they -prove- the higher paper is the better choice individually.
    True. Though its more helpful to give an option so students feel more in control and so they dont feel as though the highest they can do, is not the highest you can get over all.
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    (Original post by cj_sS)
    Work hard from now until before the exam and prove you're capable of taking the higher paper. Your school will want to put you on the higher it's just at they moment they must not think you're ready
    Maybe
 
 
 

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