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    okay this is kinda long.....basically growing up i've always struggled with maths. when I was in primary I was put in the middle set for maths and higher set for English. the lower set was for people who had dyslexia etc. fastforward to when I was about 11(nearly12) I moved abroad. my new school had a maths entrance exam in which I failed. I was put back a year (i had to repeat). I was meant to go into year 8 but I was put back into year 7. I was devastated. anyways a year later I moved back to England and I was put into my normal year group (year 9) as that's the government rule. that means I kind of skipped a chunk of year 8. however a lot of people were like year 8 maths doesn't really matter or count towards your gcses. regardless im struggling. my teacher keeps thing im capable of higher but I know im not. its as though I have a disability in maths. Dyscalculia is a difficulty in maths however people with that have problem with time management on a day to day basis as they struggle with time etc. However im perfectly fine with that and maths doesn't affect me on a day to day basis apart form gcse wise. in otherwords I have no clear diagnosis of whats wrong with me. worst thing of all is the girls who were weak in my class are actually getting better at it. ik I should be happy about that but for some reason I cant seem to be. my teacher gives me foundation work and higher work to build up my skills but I find foundation hard tooo. especially worded problems.i have a maths higher mock tmrw and ive never been so stressed in my whole entire life tbh. I really don't want to repeat my m aths gcse. Im not even a level 4. I know im capable of getting really good marks in my other subjects as im predicted grades are quite good (they are like 6's so I wanna focus on pushing them higher..) however I haven't t had time to focus on them due to this maths situation which sucks because ik I can do waaaay better in them and then on my gcse results paper it will look kinda bad which is NOT something I want.(esp coz ik im capable) Im so stressed for tmrws mock. I know nothing and I don't know what to focus on anymore. my science syllabus Is supper long aswelll. I need to revise it. any advice would be good. sorry for long essay
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    okay this is kinda long.....basically growing up i've always struggled with maths. when I was in primary I was put in the middle set for maths and higher set for English. the lower set was for people who had dyslexia etc. fastforward to when I was about 11(nearly12) I moved abroad. my new school had a maths entrance exam in which I failed. I was put back a year (i had to repeat). I was meant to go into year 8 but I was put back into year 7. I was devastated. anyways a year later I moved back to England and I was put into my normal year group (year 9) as that's the government rule. that means I kind of skipped a chunk of year 8. however a lot of people were like year 8 maths doesn't really matter or count towards your gcses. regardless im struggling. my teacher keeps thing im capable of higher but I know im not. its as though I have a disability in maths. Dyscalculia is a difficulty in maths however people with that have problem with time management on a day to day basis as they struggle with time etc. However im perfectly fine with that and maths doesn't affect me on a day to day basis apart form gcse wise. in otherwords I have no clear diagnosis of whats wrong with me. worst thing of all is the girls who were weak in my class are actually getting better at it. ik I should be happy about that but for some reason I cant seem to be. my teacher gives me foundation work and higher work to build up my skills but I find foundation hard tooo. especially worded problems.i have a maths higher mock tmrw and ive never been so stressed in my whole entire life tbh. I really don't want to repeat my m aths gcse. Im not even a level 4. I know im capable of getting really good marks in my other subjects as im predicted grades are quite good (they are like 6's so I wanna focus on pushing them higher..) however I haven't t had time to focus on them due to this maths situation which sucks because ik I can do waaaay better in them and then on my gcse results paper it will look kinda bad which is NOT something I want.(esp coz ik im capable) Im so stressed for tmrws mock. I know nothing and I don't know what to focus on anymore. my science syllabus Is supper long aswelll. I need to revise it. any advice would be good. sorry for long essay
    Don't stress, the main thing you need to do it at home do a set of foundation and a set of higher and look at your results. To be honest there is a big jump in the foundation paper to the higher paper, last year in gcse the last question in the foundation paper was the first one in the higher paper however the higher paper has lower grade boundaries. If you are hitting high 4's+ in the higher then 100% take the higher paper.
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    also whats your relationship with your math teacher? Do you get on and speak a lot? Is he a decent teacher?
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    (Original post by R.Lunat)
    okay this is kinda long.....basically growing up i've always struggled with maths. when I was in primary I was put in the middle set for maths and higher set for English. the lower set was for people who had dyslexia etc. fastforward to when I was about 11(nearly12) I moved abroad. my new school had a maths entrance exam in which I failed. I was put back a year (i had to repeat). I was meant to go into year 8 but I was put back into year 7. I was devastated. anyways a year later I moved back to England and I was put into my normal year group (year 9) as that's the government rule. that means I kind of skipped a chunk of year 8. however a lot of people were like year 8 maths doesn't really matter or count towards your gcses. regardless im struggling. my teacher keeps thing im capable of higher but I know im not. its as though I have a disability in maths. Dyscalculia is a difficulty in maths however people with that have problem with time management on a day to day basis as they struggle with time etc. However im perfectly fine with that and maths doesn't affect me on a day to day basis apart form gcse wise. in otherwords I have no clear diagnosis of whats wrong with me. worst thing of all is the girls who were weak in my class are actually getting better at it. ik I should be happy about that but for some reason I cant seem to be. my teacher gives me foundation work and higher work to build up my skills but I find foundation hard tooo. especially worded problems.i have a maths higher mock tmrw and ive never been so stressed in my whole entire life tbh. I really don't want to repeat my m aths gcse. Im not even a level 4. I know im capable of getting really good marks in my other subjects as im predicted grades are quite good (they are like 6's so I wanna focus on pushing them higher..) however I haven't t had time to focus on them due to this maths situation which sucks because ik I can do waaaay better in them and then on my gcse results paper it will look kinda bad which is NOT something I want.(esp coz ik im capable) Im so stressed for tmrws mock. I know nothing and I don't know what to focus on anymore. my science syllabus Is supper long aswelll. I need to revise it. any advice would be good. sorry for long essay
    As others say don't worry, but also even of you are having difficulty in maths, because of your condition if you do have one, you can't change your conditiom you can only go to the doctors more from the medical side. Since you said you're still fine with other subjects then you also will with maths, maths is a hard subject but even if you do have any learning difficulties the same principles as normal still apply. Maths requires a lot of practice, if you really understand a topic no matter how misleading the question may be you will understand it, if you keep practicing you will understand, it will require a lot more practice though. If you need to do foundation but of you are getting a 4 in higher then I would say stick to higher then you are more likely to do even better.
    Also you only need about 23% to get a in higher and 34% for a 5, it might be a lot harder but if you are able to get at least a 4 then you definitely have a better chance at doing well in higher
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