Re a level mathsWatch
No I got a 9 at GCSE and I’m working for an A, not gonna get an A*, as I’m not good at physics and a lot of the applied is physics mechanics so that will be good for you. A 9 at GCSE is more like A (some people A* but rare). A few people in my class who got a 6/7 are getting between a D-U but if you put in a lot of effort, and you do physics which is very good for a level maths, you could get a C. Idk you personally, so maybe a B. It depends on what you need. It’s very interesting, and probably worth it for you.
To cope with alevel maths you should have high fluency in higher grade topics. Some people who get an 8/9 struggle with these topics and end up with Ds and Es despite hard work, while some go from a 7 at GCSE to an A*. It all depends on ability and potential, there is no direct translation from GCSE to alevel.
It really depends what an ok amount of ability is. It's hard to determine just from GCSE performance as I said. It isn't something to worry about right now, focus on getting a high grade in your GCSEs first.
what set were you in for GCSE. I would definitely work my arse off and probs get a tutor. IDK but to me it seems that maths is possible to succeed in if you really work hard.
i reckon with some hard work you can do it! there's people in my further maths class who got 7s at gcse, and are doing pretty well (we're only in yr12 tho). but yea, with some extra effort and help, i think you could do well at a level maths! definitely take it if you want to do physics at uni
thanks. I just think it is a necessity for uni etc. What can I do to make sure I do really well at GCSE - I know I can get 7 if I work really hard, and what else can I do at home to help with A level when it gets to that time. Also what should I take with Maths and Physics? I love music and history . but also like chemistry .
to help with gcse, try some past papers and then practice the topics you get wrong. there's cgp white workbooks that just have loads of exam questions in, they really help and u can focus on what u find hardest if u want!
before a level, look at FSMQ additional maths - i studied this at the same time as gcses and it made yr1 a level maths so easy since the content is so similar it really gives you a good head start!
basically, just do as many practice questions as it takes until you feel confident on a topic - it works eventually and it's nice when it start to click