Entry criteria for AS mathsWatch
[q1]> past 12 or so years.[/q1]
Well there's still plenty of regurgitation used for the chunky essay questions.
[q1]> bad GCSEs equal bad A levels but some excel at a later stage whereas others may get a string of A*[/q1]
[q1]> at GCSE yet completely screw up at A level. I have seen it happen several times.[/q1]
I've seen this - people with A*s and As at GCSE getting Cs and Ds in their A Levels. Not surprised -
GCSEs these days, even with A*s, are not so demanding for the top people, and then there's such a
shock with the change in difficulty, particularly for e.g. Maths. Also under the old system for many
it was dossing around for the first year and the second till Easter, few would have the motivation
to work hard throughout the whole year..? I think this problem may not be so big under the new
system as people have already had the shock at AS and now know what they need to do...