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1. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
I'm seriously stressing right now.

I got A* on the first two units and I'm on 220 UMS

My teacher say for an A* you need 360 UMS so that means I need around 70 marks (roughly 140 ums) for an A* or 50 marks for an A

However in practises I've been averaging around 52 and in my last practise I got 48 (which wouldn't even get me an A. It's really suck to have got two A*'s then come out with a B.
2. Re: GCSE Edexcel Unit 3 Maths Mock Papers
Found this mock paper during a Google search for 5MB3H for my son who couldn't find any(!). It is the paper that relates to the the mark scheme posted by mathsmind

Hope they help!
Attached Files
3. Unit_3_H_Mock_paper.pdf (566.1 KB, 462 views)
4. 12 5MB3H Unit 3 - Mock Paper mark scheme (1).doc (507.5 KB, 408 views)
5. 2381-u3p13-m12-sol.pdf (555.3 KB, 326 views)
6. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
Yes I know what you mean but sometimes, say in science, you may get 100UMS but not get full marks?
Yeah in the sciences the cut off mark for 100 UMS is sometimes 33! But I think in Edexcel maths they have fixed grade boundaries? Like 72/80 for an A*, which is always 144? This is just what I've found, but yeah, my teacher has said previously that they shift slightly But I personally don't think that 75/80 would equal 157 UMS, do you reckon it could?
7. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
OMG GONNA FAIL!! some one please heelppp
8. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
(Original post by Hi, How are you ?)
Hey Kashagupta, I dont suppose you have the practice paper c and mark scheme do you, i would appreciate it if you would post them, thanks. Or if anyone else has those resources.
Yeah sure, here they are
Attached Files
9. 04_Practice_Paper_3H_-_Set_C_mark_scheme.doc (183.0 KB, 117 views)
10. 04 Practice_Paper_3H_-_Set_C-1.doc (459.5 KB, 131 views)
11. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
(Original post by lorobolorolo)
Could u pleaseee email me some as well, because I really don't know what to revise. i think I just need to do some past papers but I don't have any.
12. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
My current grades are: unit 1: 85-b
Unit 2: 77-c
so I need 118 ums for a B overall and i want to do maths for a-level
could I do it?
13. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
(Original post by kashagupta)
Yeah sure, here they are
Thanks a lot, i spent the whole of Friday nigh looking for these papers, is it possible to post the papers you send to people on the website? Thanks again =)
14. Re: GCSE Edexcel Unit 3 Maths Mock Papers
Thank you but that paper is unit two I believe (the paper 2381-u3p13-m12-sol.pdf‎)

Also I think the final answer on that paper is incorrect, it should be k = 1 + 1/4pi

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong?
15. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
(Original post by kashagupta)
Yeah in the sciences the cut off mark for 100 UMS is sometimes 33! But I think in Edexcel maths they have fixed grade boundaries? Like 72/80 for an A*, which is always 144? This is just what I've found, but yeah, my teacher has said previously that they shift slightly But I personally don't think that 75/80 would equal 157 UMS, do you reckon it could?
No I doubt it haha, I reckon 78 would push it up to 160 but nothing less. Are you sitting this exam too? If so what is it you need to get whatever grade you are hoping to achieve?
16. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
(Original post by Herschel)
My current grades are: unit 1: 85-b
Unit 2: 77-c
so I need 118 ums for a B overall and i want to do maths for a-level
could I do it?
Yes you would be able to achieve that if you put the work in. Thats roughly 56 out of 80
17. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
Does anyone have the mark scheme for the churchill maths paper A???
18. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
No I doubt it haha, I reckon 78 would push it up to 160 but nothing less. Are you sitting this exam too? If so what is it you need to get whatever grade you are hoping to achieve?
Yeah, that sounds reasonable Anddd I need 138 UMS, so that'd be about 69 raw marks? What about you?
19. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
(Original post by Kayannk)
I'm seriously stressing right now.

I got A* on the first two units and I'm on 220 UMS

My teacher say for an A* you need 360 UMS so that means I need around 70 marks (roughly 140 ums) for an A* or 50 marks for an A

However in practises I've been averaging around 52 and in my last practise I got 48 (which wouldn't even get me an A. It's really suck to have got two A*'s then come out with a B.
I have th same problem as yours, but you are much luckier. I am at 200 UMS, i need 60 marks out of 80 to get my A, but this exam is much harder. I need an A even though my target grade is A*. LOL
20. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
unit 1: 102 UMS - A
Unit 2: 98 UMS - A
so I need 120 ums for an A overall. do you think i can, i have done the mock paper and have recived 68/80 which is 136 UMS - but what do you guys think
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22. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
(Original post by Hi, How are you ?)
Thanks a lot, i spent the whole of Friday nigh looking for these papers, is it possible to post the papers you send to people on the website? Thanks again =)
All the papers I have are attached I also have the mark scheme for the mock paper, but I don't have a digital copy of the actual paper :/
Attached Files
23. 05 Practice paper D-1.doc (206.0 KB, 180 views)
24. 05 Practice paper D ms-1.doc (155.0 KB, 279 views)
25. 04 Practice_Paper_3H_-_Set_C-1.doc (459.5 KB, 215 views)
26. 03 Practice_Paper_3H_-_Set_B_mark_scheme-1.doc (164.0 KB, 131 views)
27. 02 Practice_Paper_3H_-_Set_A_mark_scheme-1.doc (129.5 KB, 107 views)
28. 04_Practice_Paper_3H_-_Set_C_mark_scheme-1.doc (180.5 KB, 124 views)
29. 03 Practice_Paper_3H_-_Set_B-1.doc (201.5 KB, 271 views)
30. 02_Practice_Paper_3H_-_Set_A-1.doc (193.5 KB, 205 views)
31. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
[QUOTE=kashagupta;38151879]All the papers I have are attached I also have the mark scheme for the mock paper, but I don't have a digital copy of the actual paper :/[/QUOT

I cannot thank you enough !
32. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
(Original post by Kayannk)
I'm seriously stressing right now.

I got A* on the first two units and I'm on 220 UMS

My teacher say for an A* you need 360 UMS so that means I need around 70 marks (roughly 140 ums) for an A* or 50 marks for an A

However in practises I've been averaging around 52 and in my last practise I got 48 (which wouldn't even get me an A. It's really suck to have got two A*'s then come out with a B.
You should remember that ums is your friend, the a* mark might be considerably lower than you think, fingers crossed anyway.
33. Re: GCSE Edexcel Maths Unit 3 19/06/2012 Exam Discussion
heyy can anyone help me i got 2 As so far - 104 and 98 ive woeked out i need 118 UMS for an A but does anyone know roughly what sorta mark out of 80 i need ? thankss
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