GCSE to A-Level transition Answered
I have recently moved up from GCSE level education to A-Level education and I am happy with my subject choices after one week of being back after a long holiday.
I am taking:
Design and Technology: Product Design - Materials
I am worried about my mathematical ability though. Despite getting an A grade at GCSE, my true ability (in general) is somewhere around a B. I excel in geometry, shape, mechanics - anything with REAL WORLD application. I do not fare so well in the 'Maths for the sake of Maths' bits, namely some algebraic sections and whatnot.
I am aware that the jump from GCSE to A-Level is a difficult one and that many students struggle with it (Maths in particular).
I just thought that I would post this here to see if anybody who has been through a difficult 'step-up' in work difficulty could offer me some advice.
Also, this is a forum post so that anyone, in any education system, in any 'step-up' can discuss their issues, or offer their advice. So, don't feel left out Yanks! :-)
I thank you all in advance.