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On a scale of 9-1 (where 9 is the hardest and 1 is the easiest), GCSE maths 9-1 is a 1.
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On a scale of 9-1, GCSE maths 9-1 is a 1.
I meant how hard is the 9-1 GCSE Maths spec?
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Not too difficult
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Not too difficult
What is the content and exam papers for the 9-1 spec like? I don't really like Maths and upon that a new spec means it's going to be harder so want to know what it is like.
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It can vary between exam boards
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Content is harder than previous years and some may struggle but the exam papers aren’t too difficult imo
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not too difficult. just try practice as many questions as possible, so you can get better at them.
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It can vary between exam boards
How much harder is it for Edexcel compared to the old spec?
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In my opinion, Edexcel Maths 9 - 1 is quite hard. But that's coming from someone who has dyscalculia...
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In my opinion, learning the content is straight-forward however some exam questions may require a level of 'problem-solving' which I'm going to assume a lot of people struggle with.
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Not too difficult, I got a 9 and am now doing A Level maths in about a month, but I can safely say that I prefer A Level maths to GCSE maths. I didn't like how the questions were really dull (to me at least).
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edexcel is definitely the hardest gcse maths exam board compared to ocr and aqa
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How much harder is it for Edexcel compared to the old spec?
I’m not exactly sure, but I can say that edexcel is one of the harder exam boards for gcse maths— I’m doing it for my GCSEs and I wish I’d have done AQA as their questions are more straight forward. General struggles with the exam is how to spot the related topics in the question, and figuring out what they are trying to ask you.
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In my opinion, learning the content is straight-forward however some exam questions may require a level of 'problem-solving' which I'm going to assume a lot of people struggle with.
How can I get a 7,8 or 9 in Maths? I really need either of these three grades in order to get into a specific university for the course I want.
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How can I get a 7,8 or 9 in Maths? I really need either of these three grades in order to get into a specific university for the course I want.
https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html
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Content is harder than previous years and some may struggle but the exam papers aren’t too difficult imo
It is definitely WAY HARDER than the previous spec, considering that previously you needed 80% for the old A*, but now you need around 70% for an 8, and 85% for a 9.

Also, I am curious, what %s have you been getting on past papers?
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It is definitely WAY HARDER than the previous spec, considering that previously you needed 80% for the old A*, but now you need around 70% for an 8, and 85% for a 9.

Also, I am curious, what %s have you been getting on past papers?
High 90%s
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