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    Ok so I got my second maths mock back today and it turns out I’ve got a 5.
    This is an improvement from my last one from a month ago, where I got a 4 but the problem is that I want to do maths as an A level and want to improve to a grade 7.

    My question is - is it possible to improve two grades in two months? And how would I do this?

    Any help from anyone who’s previously done their GCSEs or is currently doing them would be much appreciated 🖤
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    (Original post by R_S30)
    Ok so I got my second maths mock back today and it turns out I’ve got a 5.
    This is an improvement from my last one from a month ago, where I got a 4 but the problem is that I want to do maths as an A level and want to improve to a grade 7.

    My question is - is it possible to improve two grades in two months? And how would I do this?

    Any help from anyone who’s previously done their GCSEs or is currently doing them would be much appreciated 🖤
    It's doable imo (although it's been awhile since I did GCSEs).

    Try to improve your solidity of knowledge in areas that you're not as good at. Ask questions when you find something you don't understand (the Maths subforum here is a good option). And practice a lot and regularly (i.e. try and get some in everyday).
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    It's doable imo (although it's been awhile since I did GCSEs).

    Try to improve your solidity of knowledge in areas that you're not as good at. Ask questions when you find something you don't understand (the Maths subforum here is a good option). And practice a lot and regularly (i.e. try and get some in everyday).
    Thank you.
    I’m currently just doing a bunch of past papers and going through them and revising the topics I don’t understand on mathswatch. I’m not really sure what else to do tbh.
    The only problem is that while I’m getting A*s on the papers from the old spec, my mocks have pretty much been equivalent to C’s and I can’t find any papers for the new spec.
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    (Original post by R_S30)
    Thank you.
    I’m currently just doing a bunch of past papers and going through them and revising the topics I don’t understand on mathswatch. I’m not really sure what else to do tbh.
    The only problem is that while I’m getting A*s on the papers from the old spec, my mocks have pretty much been equivalent to C’s and I can’t find any papers for the new spec.
    Ah, tough situation. I'd forgotten about the new spec. I would try to make sure you understand why each step is being made in every maths question. If you don't understand something, revisit textbook and find out what's going on. It's very easy to fall into the trap of following the procedure/recipe from questions you've seen before without understanding what's going on (been there, done that).

    Also, what kind of mistakes are being made in the mocks? If forgotten formulas it might be worth going through those you need to know everyday (flashcards?). If silly arithmetic mistakes, try different ways to reduce these (check each line as you go, check each line backwards once you've completed the question, substitute answers back in (if valid to do so) to check that the answer actually works, etc).

    It might be worth your time to have a look through the syllabus for your exam? To see if any content is unfamiliar? You might also want to try past papers from other exam boards? Save them for closer to the exam if you choose to do so. But mainly, keep practicing, ideally questions you're unfamiliar with. Practice regularly (a little bit everyday is better than a lot on one day). And ask questions when you're not sure (the maths subforum here is good and you're welcome to tag me ).
 
 
 
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