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    Is it possible to Fail Maths in the Junior Cert Ian_Downey

    So I'm sure lot's of us have asked "Sir/Miss, is it easy to pass Maths in the Junior Cert?" which is a really good question - but looking at it differently is just as valid. If you can probably tell I have serious doubts about the answer being a concrete 'yes'. Now I love Maths but I'm dismal at it to say the least. I got 36% in my mocks and I'm far from pleased. The papers sound so easy with all these 'attempt marks' and use of the log table, but I'm getting seriously more doubtful as the days go by. Will marks be given easier on the day? Will Log Tables help me as much as people say they do? Is failing Maths a possibility for someone like me? I'll be so grateful to anybody who can help me out, I'm really lost at the minute. Thanks.

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      bridgetown1

      yes you can fail.

      attempt marks are only awarded if it is a valid attempt.

      the tables only help if you understand the question and know what you have to do.

      there is no link between the mocks and the real thing, absolutely none.

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      Ian_Downey

      Ok, thanks for letting me know.

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      evelyndajlani

      yes you can

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      evelyndajlani

      The mocks are also ten times harder than the real exams so as long as you practice for an hour every day you ll do great

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      Ian_Downey

      Thank you for the support, Evelyn. It's been bugging me for a while so that's the kind of motivation I needed :)

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      ec2406

      Yes you can fail. But I think if you could get 36% around 2-3 months ago, you can surely bump that grade up to at least a pass.

      My advice would be to practice answering questions as much as possible; even repeat old questions that you've already done on a blank paper. Practicing exam questions is really the only good method of studying maths.

      Best of luck in June, I'm sure you can pass :)

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      Ian_Downey

      Thanks for the advice :)

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      bridgetown1

      Evelyndajlani: There is NO LINK between the mocks (provided mainly by two companies, Examcraft and DEB, but remember some schools set their own) and the actual junior cert. So whether a student finds one easier or harder than the other is down to pure luck and the amount of study done.

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      StudyIsMyLief

      yes , oink woof

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