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Grade0Man
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So um... I have never revised in my entire life, and I'm currently doing Functional Skills in Math. However if I manage to pass those papers, I can be moved up to GCSE. However there is only 2 months left. My predicted grade is low and my mum is paying for extra tuition to try and get me back up to scratch. So my question is, is it possible to get a C+? (Grade 5) or C (Grade 4) if I work extremely hard and revise everyday up until I sit the papers?

I want to study: Computer Science (A-Level), Further Mathmatics (A-Level) and Physics (A-Level).

Is this realistic?
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Further maths is not at all realistic if you're 'hoping' for a 4 or a 5 in GCSE at this stage
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A 5 is not a B, and you cannot study Further Mathematics as a standalone subject.
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You can definitely get the grade if you work hard enough.
However about the subjects, no offence but those subjects seem unrealistic. Further maths students should be working towards a 9. Physics requires you to have an A-level ability in maths, which you probably won't be able to study either. Computing is doable but some stuff might take you longer than others.
This is coming from someone that is doing all three.
Can I ask why you want to study them if you struggling with GCSE maths?
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You'll struggle in both of those other subjects, too, if 4 or 5 is an ambitious target for the exams in just over 2 months time.
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I'm not too bothered about studying the rest, but Computer Science at A-Level is something that I definitely want to do, the others are just fillers and I will probably pick something else.
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You can definitely get the grade if you work hard enough.
However about the subjects, no offence but those subjects seem unrealistic. Further maths students should be working towards a 9. Physics requires you to have an A-level ability in maths, which you probably won't be able to study either. Computing is doable but some stuff might take you longer than others.
This is coming from someone that is doing all three.
Can I ask why you want to study them if you struggling with GCSE maths?
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Maths is definitely less featured in computer science. Some binary and truth tables. The harder part is applying algorithms but if you just practice a bit you'll be fine. It's a good subject but you should check the requirements in the college you are intending to go to. From what I can remember you needed a 6 to do it in my school (not sure though)
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I'm not trying to be rude, but you should forget about further maths. I don't study further maths yet, but I have been told by friends, teachers and this maths forum it's tough. A lot of the maths in that subject comes up in the first few months of maths at bachelors, so it's going to be very challenging even for the "top of the class kids".But hey I will be doing it next year.

It's good to set your self-goals, but goals that you can reach.
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I am studying level 3 computing and information technology for 2 years this is my first year then September 2019 will be my second year of level 3.I did not pass GSCE last year 2018 so now i am studying functional skills maths level 1 and English functional skills level 2 i have passed my reading level 2 and i have just done my writing today which is level 2. But with maths on on functional skills Maths Level 1.

I find maths hard but i cant cope. If i pass my functional skills english Writing then i can do GSCE English September 2019. But i will be staying on functional skills maths. But just doing GSCE September. The funny thing is last week i was joining in a speaking and listening in my class because i didn't have to do speaking and listening in functional skills because i have already got a merit for speaking and listening for GSCE. But anyways when i was joining with the speech . the speech was about should mobile phones be banned in the classroom and you would have to say if you are for or against. but guess what when i had my functional skills level 2 writing exam the topic was writing an email to the college principal about if i am for or against for the principal to banned mobile phones at break or lunch time. and i typed against.

The exam wasn't hard at all i had to get 50 marks but i am waiting for the results to come through so i might here what i have achieved next week. But after when i finish level 3 i am moving on to HND computing and systems development then do a degree level then graduate at some point you have to have a plan for what you want to do but it is a good idea. But i will be studying GSCES'S when i have achieved functional skills english and maths.
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