I wanted to go on a "move on with maths" course that was purely recreational. I only have a CSE 3 in maths, but I did degree level maths on my computer science degree. Anyway had forgotten a lot of maths and even did not know how to do long division cos I had forgotten it all after no use whatsoever.
I did a computer test for 40 minutes and the computer said I was a good level 2 and should do a level 3 course. The college told me that level 2 was GCSE level 3 equivelent, but they told me I got all the answers right except one, and that I should do a level 3 which was A level type grade, but they could not offer me a level 3 course even though they tested me and stated I was at level 3. They said if I did level 2 I would just be bored.
Well the point of all this. THE TEST WAS SO DAMN EASY, really, it was for dumbasses, is this the grade of GSCE 3 ?? Seriously, the level of maths I was doing was nowhere near what we had when I was a kid , 25 years ago. The questions were pathetically easy compared to then, and I had forgotten a lot.
No wonder the kids are getting such great GCSE and A Levels if this is the sort of level that is acceptable and standards drop down to such basement levels.
I'm not trying to act superior, but I dont consider myself a maths wizard, and would encourage anybody who has maths problems to try and better themselves.