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1. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
did anyone else find this very hard?!!
2. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by student0696)
did anyone else find this very hard?!!
Yeah ><
3. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by student0696)
did anyone else find this very hard?!!
I didn't find it too bad. Some parts were challenging though, and I had to correct some mistakes at the end.

I don't think the grade boundaries will be very high, so I wouldn't worry about it.
4. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by mike256)
I didn't find it too bad. Some parts were challenging though, and I had to correct some mistakes at the end.

I don't think the grade boundaries will be very high, so I wouldn't worry about it.
It was completely straightforward. I very much doubt grade boundaries will be high.
5. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
Might have lost my A star distinction. I should get 100% on the first paper. Todays paper, I lost around 2 marks for the increasing function. The answer was -5<=X<=5. And my mind went funny on the area of the triangle. I did 4x + x instead of 4x X x on one of the smaller triangles, so I had 2.5 as an area. Hope that is 1 mark lost.
6. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
I thought the paper was quite straight forward, in comparison to unit 1 anyway. The last question was the only one that puzzled me, what did everyone get as the nature of the points?
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(Original post by lukeface)
I thought the paper was quite straight forward, in comparison to unit 1 anyway. The last question was the only one that puzzled me, what did everyone get as the nature of the points?
It was a maximum point and a point of inflection I think.
8. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by lukeface)
I thought the paper was quite straight forward, in comparison to unit 1 anyway. The last question was the only one that puzzled me, what did everyone get as the nature of the points?
expand the brackets for the first derivative, then differentiate again for the second derivative. Substitute the x values for the two stationary points, for (0, 4/3), the second derivative is -4. Therefore it is a maximum point. For (2,0), the second derivative is 0. Therefore it is a point of inflection.
9. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
I'm hoping for half marks on this paper and 65-70% on the first paper. I dropped 10 marks with questions I didn't answer at all and probably another 10-15 with ones where I put some working but no answer.

I thought this one was much harder than tuesdays, and matrices came up on BOTH papers! That was the one topic I couldn't do at all and hadn't attempted to learn because I ran out of time! Though I was pleased graphs of sin & cos came up because I learnt those last night :P
10. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by lelikins)
I'm hoping for half marks on this paper and 65-70% on the first paper. I dropped 10 marks with questions I didn't answer at all and probably another 10-15 with ones where I put some working but no answer.

I thought this one was much harder than tuesdays, and matrices came up on BOTH papers! That was the one topic I couldn't do at all and hadn't attempted to learn because I ran out of time! Though I was pleased graphs of sin & cos came up because I learnt those last night :P
I got so confused on the graphs..what did you put?
11. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by Dan01)
Might have lost my A star distinction. I should get 100% on the first paper. Todays paper, I lost around 2 marks for the increasing function. The answer was -5<=X<=5. And my mind went funny on the area of the triangle. I did 4x + x instead of 4x X x on one of the smaller triangles, so I had 2.5 as an area. Hope that is 1 mark lost.
The answer wasn't -5<= x <=5, Mr 100%. I went through it in class with a teacher.
12. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by lelikins)
I'm hoping for half marks on this paper and 65-70% on the first paper. I dropped 10 marks with questions I didn't answer at all and probably another 10-15 with ones where I put some working but no answer.

I thought this one was much harder than tuesdays, and matrices came up on BOTH papers! That was the one topic I couldn't do at all and hadn't attempted to learn because I ran out of time! Though I was pleased graphs of sin & cos came up because I learnt those last night :P
I recon i got about the same.
13. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by hoa123)
expand the brackets for the first derivative, then differentiate again for the second derivative. Substitute the x values for the two stationary points, for (0, 4/3), the second derivative is -4. Therefore it is a maximum point. For (2,0), the second derivative is 0. Therefore it is a point of inflection.
I left the second point as minium. I think i remember talking about inflections, but for some reason forgot they existed, and spent 30mins staring and re-checking to see where i had gone wrong. If only i knew about that nature.
14. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by VinhSP)
The answer wasn't -5<= x <=5, Mr 100%. I went through it in class with a teacher.
So what was the answer then, Mr?
15. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by VinhSP)
The answer wasn't -5<= x <=5, Mr 100%. I went through it in class with a teacher.
It was though...
16. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by VinhSP)
I recon i got about the same.
Tbh I think its a pretty decent mark, I think that should get an A* because it's a GCSE so surely they can't make it harder to get an A* on this spec than on any other spec? My teacher guessed half marks would be A*, but it really was a complete guess :P
17. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by VinhSP)
The answer wasn't -5<= x <=5, Mr 100%. I went through it in class with a teacher.
Then what was it?
I got someone who says it is -5<x<5, that the answer?
Last edited by Dan01; 01-06-2012 at 23:17.
18. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by VinhSP)
The answer wasn't -5<= x <=5, Mr 100%. I went through it in class with a teacher.
19. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
(Original post by lelikins)
Tbh I think its a pretty decent mark, I think that should get an A* because it's a GCSE so surely they can't make it harder to get an A* on this spec than on any other spec? My teacher guessed half marks would be A*, but it really was a complete guess :P
Its Further Maths and is thus meant be a lot harder than Maths and I plan on taking this GCSE next year and the grade boundaries are unlikely to be 50% for an A*,probably around 72% just an extremely rough estimate.
20. Re: Level 2 Certificate Further Maths
I was wondering,where on the AQA website would you find the grade boundaries for this because I was looking at previous grade boundaries and it is hard to find the IGCSE grade boundaries because I am going to take this GCSE next year.
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