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is it possible to go from a 6 to 8/9

im currently on a grade 6 in maths, will it be possible to get a grade 8 or 9 in gcse and how can i achieve this?
A good way to improve could be by watching walkthroughs of papers or even using websites such as onmaths which have papers that mark the questions as you go to see what grade you would get. You should try focusing on the topics you lose marks on and perfecting those skills so you get gain more marks that way (obviously make sure to revise the stuff you're good at to maintain those skills. Good luck!
Have you talked with your teacher about this? They should be your first point of contact over random strangers on the internet.
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Original post by codyvarga
im currently on a grade 6 in maths, will it be possible to get a grade 8 or 9 in gcse and how can i achieve this?


ok um im not sure but if you’re familiar with the concepts and don’t particularly struggle with coming to grips with methods and what not maybe?? it depends on how much you don’t understand but if you’re grade is just reflective on your memory it could be doable
Original post by codyvarga
im currently on a grade 6 in maths, will it be possible to get a grade 8 or 9 in gcse and how can i achieve this?

it's absolutely possible, just do a past paper every night and make sure you take note of what you got wrong, and then revise that area. This will get you prepared for any type of question they may give you and also make the maths a LOT easier. I got a 9 off of no revision, instead I listened really intently in class and made sure I knew how to answer everything.
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i’d say so! i was getting 6s and got 7 but that was with an intense disliking of maths, i reckon if i applied myself i would have got a higher grade. i don’t know what board you’re doing, but for my board (edexcel igcse) cgp did a book of maths problems aimed at people who wanted 8/9, i’d suggest seeing if they do that for your board and then ordering a copy if possible!! since my board was quite niche i’d say it’s likely they do it for others :smile: good luck on your gcses!!
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Original post by tonyiptony
Have you talked with your teacher about this? They should be your first point of contact over random strangers on the internet.

My teacher isn't much help
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Yes just practice practice practice I’d recommend going through past papers and looking at the mark schemes to see what type of questions to expect and how to work them out. Also watch tutorials on yt for specific questions that you don’t understand
Original post by codyvarga
My teacher isn't much help

Well how do you know? The only time I'd declare a teacher "isn't of much help" is if they outright say "no, you can't get an 8/9".

Like there are many reasons why you're at 6 right now - it might not be the maths.

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