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Lets say I got a 6 in my GCSE maths but I need a 7 to do a-level maths.Will I be considered on enrollement day? OR. If I resit in November and get that grade 7+. Would I have to wait until I'm in year 13 to start the a-level course? Would you recommend a-level maths to someone who isn't exactly skilled in maths?
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Hi, A level maths is difficult and requires lots of dedication. I’m not saying you couldn’t do it but make sure it’s definitely what you want because there are lots of exams to sit and it will be a long 2 years studying something you really don’t like!
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Lets say I got a 6 in my GCSE maths but I need a 7 to do a-level maths.Will I be considered on enrollement day? OR. If I resit in November and get that grade 7+. Would I have to wait until I'm in year 13 to start the a-level course? Would you recommend a-level maths to someone who isn't exactly skilled in maths?
Are you staying at the same school? If I think someone sould have got a 7 and they just miss then we let them start the A level. Talk to your teachers as to whether you will cope with A level.
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Honestly, for your own sanity, don't. I got an 8 in the GCSE. Started doing maths at Sixth Form. Dropped it after 3 weeks. It's so much harder...sorry mate.
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Seriously - I got an 8, close to a 9 at GCSE and A level Maths is horrible. The lessons are ok, but the exams (*cough* edexcel this year) are horrific.
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I would choose your best subjects for A level. If you can't get a 7 or above at GCSE maths unless you really have extenuating circumstances you will end up stressed and unhappy instead of enjoying it
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Are you staying at the same school? If I think someone sould have got a 7 and they just miss then we let them start the A level. Talk to your teachers as to whether you will cope with A level.
Im probably staying at my school yh.
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Honestly, for your own sanity, don't. I got an 8 in the GCSE. Started doing maths at Sixth Form. Dropped it after 3 weeks. It's so much harder...sorry mate.
So what subjects did you do other than maths?
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So what subjects did you do other than maths?
Music, Psychology and Computer Science. I completely failed the Computer Science AS a few weeks ago tho, and regret doing it.
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Music, Psychology and Computer Science. I completely failed the Computer Science AS a few weeks ago tho, and regret doing it.
are you happy with psychology and music? How would you say psychology is as a a-level?
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are you happy with psychology and music? How would you say psychology is as a a-level?
Psychology is genuinely really interesting, glad I chose it. Would defo recommend. Are you doing GCSE Music?
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Psychology is genuinely really interesting, glad I chose it. Would defo recommend. Are you doing GCSE Music?
Nope not really interested in music if I'm honest
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I would seriously not consider doing alevel maths unless you know you will work hard for the 2 years or year 13, otherwise you will be mentally crushed, I achieved a 7 at GCSE and i'm in year 13 now, I enjoy maths, but it being mixed in with other subjects makes it so much harder to learn unless you have been allocating time efficiently into each subject.
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Lets say I got a 6 in my GCSE maths but I need a 7 to do a-level maths.Will I be considered on enrollement day? OR. If I resit in November and get that grade 7+. Would I have to wait until I'm in year 13 to start the a-level course? Would you recommend a-level maths to someone who isn't exactly skilled in maths?
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