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I don't really know what to suggest because you sound like me. Never in my life did I study at home, and if ever I did it would never go in, I could. Ryan Swinburn suffered a cardiac arrest during GCSE maths exam organ failure, having recently been diagnosed with cardiolipin syndrome. .. Jennifer Garner has lunch date with son Samuel in Brentwood while beau. Firstly, well done in securing 2 GCSEs, some people don't get any, especially with your A in English which is very good and is largely related to.
Your son could also look into retaking this GCSE alongside his further education course; the course provider will be able to provide you further information on this option. Best of luck, What if my predicted grades were higher than my actual grades? Haydar Hi Haydar, Predicted grades are used to measure the progress of an individual student, and this is what the teachers believe you can achieve. Your actual grades are what you have achieved, and you can use these to plan your next steps in education.
In relation to further education, you may find it helpful to ask to the school or college you would like to attend if it will accept you with the grades you achieved.
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They decide who is accepted on their courses, and it is common for them to receive questions about acceptance when students receive their results.
I hope you will be able to speak to them soon. Good luck, Samrita What should I do if my maths grade was 4 but I need a 5 to do an A-level in economics? Lilly Hi Lilly, Well done in achieving a grade 4. I would suggest that you speak to your school or college about the level 5 required for economics. They will be able to explain why they have that entry requirement and be able to advise you on the best options for you. Perhaps there would be another A-level you could take.
A-level economics will have a lot of maths content and the school or college experience may indicate that a level 5 is needed. Catherine Do I need maths to get into college I got a 7 in English literature and 7 in English language but only got a 3 or a D in maths? Valerie Hi Valerie, Congratulations on your grade 7s in English language and literature. If you achieved a 3 or a D in maths you will have the opportunity to retake it at college.
I would suggest that you contact your college and they will advise you about whether the D or 3 in maths will impact on the course you need to take. I am sure that they will ensure that you are on a course that is right for you. Catherine What should I do!?!? I can't pass maths no matter how much I try!!!! Liam Hi Liam, Many students feel this way and it is important not to give up!
You could ask for extra support from your teachers or even look into getting a private tutor. Extra support could help you work out exactly what it is that you are struggling with.
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This may also help you get the pass that most employers and training providers look for. Alternatively you can look at GCSE equivalents such as a functional skills course. Our helpline on can tell you what your options are. Assume he must retake? Ruth Hi Ruth, First of all well done to your son on achieving 6s in maths and English literature. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGeorgina Tomassi: It is leaving hundreds of thousands of students stuck in a cycle of exams.
It's horrible because you feel like you're stupid. She is desperate to achieve a grade C in maths, after missing out by just a few marks on more than one occasion.
Inthe government introduced a policy that said students in England who fail to get a grade C or above in GCSE maths or English should carry on studying the subject, or subjects, until the age of 18, with the aim of achieving this mark.
It means hundreds of thousands of pupils like Georgina - who is also studying for A-levels in drama and health and social care - are taking resits up to twice an academic year. Figures from the Department for Education show that Chloe Gatt, the school's head of English, says budget strains mean it is difficult to find enough staff to cover those teaching the extra lessons.
But for young people caught in the middle, and for an education system caught up in a whirlwind of reform, this feels like something that should only be introduced after careful planning and modelling and widespread consultation with schools, colleges and the young people it will affect. But schools are in an excellent position to deliver qualifications that at last will prepare students to succeed in a demanding economy. These qualifications, and others that follow in andare the product of five years of work following the curriculum review that started under the Coalition government in The purpose of our reforms has been clear from the start: Delivering social justice requires high aspirations and extending opportunity, not low expectations that leave some young people short.
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Beforeinternational benchmarks showed that the performance of English pupils was stagnating. Despite this, GCSE results were inflating. Those running our education system had false confidence that standards were rising, when the truth was that our qualifications were becoming devalued and were failing to prepare students to succeed in a demanding economy.
We are doing young people a disservice if we award them qualifications that do not reflect the high expectations of employers. We were not prepared to accept this status quo. We introduced linear examinations, ended resits of individual units, and strengthened individual subjects by, for example, increasing the requirement for accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar. The new maths and English GCSEs represent gold standard qualifications" In developing the content for the new GCSEs, we have consulted widely with teachers, employers and subject associations.
I am confident that the new maths and English GCSEs represent gold standard qualifications for our young people, which will command the respect of employers, colleges and universities. For the first time, the new maths GCSE will require students to study vectors and conditional probability, and learn key mathematical formulae by heart to improve their fundamental fluency.
In the new English GCSE, students will have to read a wide range of classic literature fluently — including 19th-century novels, Shakespeare and the Romantic poets.