My daughter doesn't like Maths. She has this bit of a block with it, when she sees something new or a little twist to the sequence of questions is added to stretch you she freaks-out and a mental brick wall goes up. She has been like this since junior school as I remember us discussing it with her teachers in year 5 and 6 definitely. For a short time we even employed a friend as a tutor to help her prepare for the Medway Test - for those who remember that is what we now have to call the 11plus and don't get me started on that crap, divisive, anachronistic piece of nonsense we still have to suffer in the last bastion of selective education that is Kent.
Anyway she got a Level 5 in her SATS towards the end of year 6 - which is above where expected. She is actually good at Maths she just has the block and she simply doesn't like it. From entry at the secondary school she has been in the top set - which in some ways hasn't helped that mind set as she has always been near the bottom of the top set and felt under pressure at times to pick it up quicker.
Well her GSCE is all finished now, they do it in the Nov for her set for some reason, and she got an A.
I'm really proud and pleased for her. She'll never actively study Maths again but she has no need to now.