Edexcel Maths Foundation Topics For Persuasive Essays

So im currently in year 11 and as everyone should be aware, the edexcel gcse math papers are done in June. I don't feel like i will be able to do well in the higher paper. I mean if i've never even gotten a C in a foundation paper, how am i going to do well in the higher. I know the grade boundaries are easier, in the sense of attaining a C but i feel more comfortable doing the foundation paper. I know right now I should actually be revising rather than stressing over this situation, but i can't help it. i dont know why i have been entered for higher. I done a higher paper before the Feb half term i think and got a D or was 2 marks off a D for a calculator paper. However, I done the 2014 paper a couple of weeks ago and got an E.

I have no idea as to what to do and i've always been rubbish at maths, its just one thing ill never like nor understand.
Do you think if i speak to my Headteacher, will there be a possibility of her getting to change my entry and changing it to a foundation paper? Has anyone else been in a situation like this?

Writing an argument for GCSE English is different from arguing with a friend. You should write a balanced and rational argument, less passionate or emotional than if you were writing to persuade. You should take opposing views into account in your response.

Writing to argue: sample question

Remember: always consider GAPS before planning your response:

  • Genre - this could be a letter, article, formal planned speech etc. You should follow the conventions of the type of writing.
  • Audience - this could be a certain age group, readers of a particular publication, a councillor etc. Use a vocabulary and style that suits them.
  • Purpose - this is an argument so the purpose is to influence the readers views, to change minds.
  • Style - this might be chatty and informal, depending on the audience, or use vocabulary in a particular way.
GENREFormal letterYou should think about layout, openings and closings and structure
AUDIENCEA member of the Local Education AuthorityThey'll be a professional adult who you should address in formal tone and style
PURPOSEInfluence their decision on the compulsory wearing of school uniformEither for or against
STYLEFormal and measuredNo use of slang words - you are hoping to influence your audience and be taken seriously.

Genre

The genre is a formal letter. This means you should think about layout, openings and closings and structure.

Audience

The intended audience is a member of the Local Education Authority. This means that they'll be a professional adult who you should address in formal tone and style.

Purpose

The purpose is to influence their decision on the compulsory wearing of school uniform, either for or against.

Style

The style is formal and measured so no use of slang words - you are hoping to influence your audience and be taken seriously.

Question

Write a letter to your Local Education Authority arguing for or against compulsory school uniforms for all pupils.

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