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I am in year 11. Just got my maths mock results back. Here are my results:
GCSE paper 1: 73/80, level 9 (91%, the level 9 grade boundary is 63)
GCSE paper 2: 73/80, level 9 (91%, the level 9 grade boundary is 63)
(these two are exactly the same LOL)
IGCSE non-calc: 69/70, A^ (the A^ grade boundary is 59)

(Ik, the combination of these three papers are weird)

So what should I do now? Should I...:
1. Stop revising for Maths and get my free level 9,
2. Or try to get full marks? (Do universities even care/know about my marks?)

Edit: People in the comments have pointed out a few different things, so here is my response:
1. For people who tell me to revise just to keep my grade 9: the thing is, I NEVER revise for maths. I would only revise if I want to go for full marks.
2, For people who say I can only say GCSE is easy if I get full marks: the grade boundaries are low as f*** and a 9 is not a challenge (and I don't even need to revise to get that). It is only worth trying if universities know my marks. If doing tons of work leads me to a result that is the same as doing no work at all, what's the point?
3.The 2nd point leads me to this point: The point of this thread is TO ASK THE QUESTION "ARE UNIVERSITIES ABLE TO SEE MY MARK", people seem to miss the point to the thread.
4. People say I should be humble. I CLICKBAITED just to get more replies (which I shouldn't have done ). The clickbait is also the reason why people miss my point.
2. (Original post by thomastaitai)
I am in year 11. Just got my maths mock results back. Here are my results:
GCSE paper 1: 73/80, level 9 (91%, the level 9 grade boundary is 63)
GCSE paper 2: 73/80, level 9 (91%, the level 9 grade boundary is 63)
(these two are exactly the same LOL)
IGCSE non-calc: 69/70, A^ (the A^ grade boundary is 59)

(Ik, the combination of these three papers are weird)

So what should I do now? Should I...:
1. Stop revising for Maths and get my free level 9,
2. Or try to get full marks? (Do universities even care/know about my marks?)
how do you revise maths? I'm stuck on a solid 7 :/
3. Wow, well done...but you are coming off kind of arrogant.

Keep revising - but put it on the back bench and focus on subjects you might not be as successful in.

If you stop revising, you might not get your 'free level 9.'
4. Try to get full marks for sure! You’ll regret it if you don’t try, plus, you may forget some of the content between now and the time of your exams if you don’t keep up your revision. Don’t neglect your other subjects though.

And no, universities will likely not know, and it is possible that you will not receive the mark on your results paper, but incase you get a paper that covers equations you have not revised, your grade will be secure.
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5. Bruh, you aren't too good for GCSE Maths

at least 5 people in our class have been getting 80/80 in all of our maths mocks (we have done 5/6 so far)
Till you manage that don't get too excited cos the grade boundaries this year will defo be significantly higher than last year

Humble yourself brother
6. haha, I was in the same situation.
I'd personally aim for 100%, the uni's won't know about it but its' very satisfying knowing that you've got 100%
7. Marks don’t matter - it’s a personal achievement- all unis and employers will care about is the grade.
Keep doing papers - 1 calc and non calc every 2 weeks (is that I did) but don’t stress yourself too much on writing notes etc as you’ve proved you don’t need them!
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8. (Original post by thomastaitai)
I am in year 11. Just got my maths mock results back. Here are my results:
GCSE paper 1: 73/80, level 9 (91%, the level 9 grade boundary is 63)
GCSE paper 2: 73/80, level 9 (91%, the level 9 grade boundary is 63)
(these two are exactly the same LOL)
IGCSE non-calc: 69/70, A^ (the A^ grade boundary is 59)

(Ik, the combination of these three papers are weird)

So what should I do now? Should I...:
1. Stop revising for Maths and get my free level 9,
2. Or try to get full marks? (Do universities even care/know about my marks?)
Do the further maths GCSE
9. Try harder, more challenging papers than GCSE exam ones. I made my own "Grade 9 Paper" filled with difficult questions that test even the most able of "Grade 9 Students".

This is the link to the thread I made with it in: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...rimary_content

This is the link to my website where the paper can be found: http://jmaths.simplesite.com/

I recommend a strong candidate like you to have a go at this paper and let me know how you find it?
10. Do FSMQ Additional maths if you want an actual challenge.
11. If you're too good, why didn't you get 100%?
12. (Original post by Y11_Maths)
Try harder, more challenging papers than GCSE exam ones. I made my own "Grade 9 Paper" filled with difficult questions that test even the most able of "Grade 9 Students".

This is the link to the thread I made with it in: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...rimary_content

This is the link to my website where the paper can be found: http://jmaths.simplesite.com/

I recommend a strong candidate like you to have a go at this paper and let me know how you find it?
I'm going to do the paper. If I send you the answers (but without the working out) could you tell me what i got right and what i got wrong?
13. (Original post by Baza2002)
I'm going to do the paper. If I send you the answers (but without the working out) could you tell me what i got right and what i got wrong?
Of course
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14. (Original post by Y11_Maths)
Of course
is question 4:
97 99 101 103?
15. (Original post by thomastaitai)
I am in year 11. Just got my maths mock results back. Here are my results:
GCSE paper 1: 73/80, level 9 (91%, the level 9 grade boundary is 63)
GCSE paper 2: 73/80, level 9 (91%, the level 9 grade boundary is 63)
(these two are exactly the same LOL)
IGCSE non-calc: 69/70, A^ (the A^ grade boundary is 59)

(Ik, the combination of these three papers are weird)

So what should I do now? Should I...:
1. Stop revising for Maths and get my free level 9,
2. Or try to get full marks? (Do universities even care/know about my marks?)
I did the same in my GCSE, but now in A-Level i have found the value of looking at other papers, try Solomon or madas papers (IYGB) (or even other exam boards) if they exist for your course. Also even try re-arranging the questions in forms you haven't seen before. The examiners can get tricky and having a full understanding of the course in different perspectives will give you the extra edge to guarantee full marks like i did in my GCSE exams.
16. (Original post by Baza2002)
is question 4:
97 99 101 103?
If you are going to post answers please post them in the original thread. Also PLEASE SPOILER them!
Spoiler:
Show
yes
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17. If you're planning to do Maths A-level next year you might start doing maths beyond the GCSE syllabus.

You might look as some FMSQ-type/Additional Maths material or read David Acheson's "Calculus Story" by way of an introduction to calculus.
18. can you plz help me with this question
thnxxx
19. (Original post by Y11_Maths)
If you are going to post answers please post them in the original thread. Also PLEASE SPOILER them!
Spoiler:
Show
yes
ok. how do I do that spoiler thing?
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20. (Original post by Baza2002)
ok. how do I do that spoiler thing?
Write (SPOILER)whatever you want to say here(/SPOILER) but instead of ( )use the square brackets
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