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# Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 13th June 2012

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1. Re: GCSE Edexcel 1MA0H Mathematics A Higher Tier
(Original post by bookworm786)
Thanks, but i'm still a bit confused. Like how did you get 5/9 for picking another boy, and then 4/8 for a girl? Thanks in advance
i think its because when you picked something out there less to pick from, in this case once you picked a boy the probability becomes 5/9, as one person has been picked and that person was a boy. Then when you pick a girl the probability is 4/8 as since the last probability you picked another boy so the total decreases to 8 and there are still 4 girls. Hope it helps
2. Re: GCSE Edexcel 1MA0H Mathematics A Higher Tier
(Original post by gdunne42)
6 boys and 4 girls
probability of picking a boy 6/10

next pick there only 5 boys and 4 girls left to pick from
probability of a boy is 5/9 probability of a girl is 4/9

etc
Oh right lol. I am an idiot when it comes to Maths. Thanks for your help
3. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
What type of skills do you require for these new spec exams? I think a bunch of the marks are awarded for written answers, which I hate -_-, but it is mainly the same content so shouldn't be too hard. But worried nonetheless.
4. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
Does anyone know what else has changed?
5. Re: GCSE Edexcel 1MA0H Mathematics A Higher Tier
(Original post by Bigbangtheory010)
i think its because when you picked something out there less to pick from, in this case once you picked a boy the probability becomes 5/9, as one person has been picked and that person was a boy. Then when you pick a girl the probability is 4/8 as since the last probability you picked another boy so the total decreases to 8 and there are still 4 girls. Hope it helps
Thank you
6. Re: GCSE Edexcel 1MA0H Mathematics A Higher Tier
Hi guys im stuck yet again on another question, would someone be able to explain it to me please, it,s a 1MAO/1H sample paper question Questions.pptx
7. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
Haven't done a past paper yet but I'm really hoping I get a B, I ordered some practice papers as well but they won't come until the end of the week
8. Re: GCSE Edexcel 1MA0H Mathematics A Higher Tier
(Original post by mia_hilton)
Hi guys im stuck yet again on another question, would someone be able to explain it to me please, it,s a 1MAO/1H sample paper question Questions.pptx
For the second one just expand the brackets and you should get a number, meaning y can only be that value.
9. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by OwenJenkins12)
I have done a paper, but i dont know if it is the new spec one! What was the first question to the calculator and non-calculator papers please? Thank-you!
I have attached papers from the new spec in a post above
10. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by PureDetermination)
Haven't done a past paper yet but I'm really hoping I get a B, I ordered some practice papers as well but they won't come until the end of the week
I've attached some above, these are the best you could possibly get because they're from the locked section on the edexcel website
11. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by coolio41)
What type of skills do you require for these new spec exams? I think a bunch of the marks are awarded for written answers, which I hate -_-, but it is mainly the same content so shouldn't be too hard. But worried nonetheless.
I've attached some papers above, take a look
12. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by ColdKant)
How's everyone feeling about the exam?

Doing the mock papers Edexcel have provided the exam is looking difficult compared to the previous format.
How does everyone feel about the functional skills questions doing the mock papers?
Do you think this will affect the grade boundaries?
(The most recent for the march 2012 paper being 158/200 for an a* - old spec)
Haha funny seeing you here bro. And guess what? I redone the mock papers and got 187/200. Mans gonna breeze this exam.. Hopefully. How's your revision coming along?
13. Re: GCSE Edexcel 1MA0H Mathematics A Higher Tier
(Original post by mia_hilton)
Hi guys im stuck yet again on another question, would someone be able to explain it to me please, it,s a 1MAO/1H sample paper question Questions.pptx
Have you looked on the mark scheme? It's all there. But it's pretty simple really. For the first one , turn all of them into the same value, and you'll see which one's the best month
14. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
Btw is this Fucntional Skills the same as GCSE Maths?

(Original post by LoyaaaL)
yeah the grade boundaries should be really low, and I agree with everyone saying that the new spec is hard. I was doing the old spec papers and I got A*s in most of them, but in the new spec im getting B's which is frustrating. I'm expecting atleast 140/200 for A* for the upcoming exam.
Are you kidding me. 140 for A* is way too low even for a new spec. It is normally about 160-170 for A* so I would say 160ish.
15. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by lebron_23)
Haha funny seeing you here bro. And guess what? I redone the mock papers and got 187/200. Mans gonna breeze this exam.. Hopefully. How's your revision coming along?
199/200

Lol joke! I got 174/200 though this was done in school as a proper mock! But still good
16. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by lebron_23)
Haha funny seeing you here bro. And guess what? I redone the mock papers and got 187/200. Mans gonna breeze this exam.. Hopefully. How's your revision coming along?
LOL those are easy.. check the papers i've attatched.. they're tough, the last questions are worth like 9 marks.. that's how our exams probably going to be
17. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by GreenLantern1)
Btw is this Fucntional Skills the same as GCSE Maths?

Are you kidding me. 140 for A* is way too low even for a new spec. It is normally about 160-170 for A* so I would say 160ish.
If you take a look at the specimen C paper i have attached and flick through it (especially the last question) I'd say if we got a paper like that the grade boundaries would easily be 70/100 for an a* similar to Aqa's grade boundaries. If they differ from the old style to much id say 140-150 is very plausible.
18. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by ColdKant)
LOL those are easy.. check the papers i've attatched.. they're tough, the last questions are worth like 9 marks.. that's how our exams probably going to be
Haha they're not that hard. Dude, you don't realise how MUCH maths revision i've done.. It's got to the point where i don't drop marks in the old spec. But in the new ones i've done, i lose anywhere from 8-15 marks in each paper :s need to fix that up...
19. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by lebron_23)
Haha they're not that hard. Dude, you don't realise how MUCH maths revision i've done.. It's got to the point where i don't drop marks in the old spec. But in the new ones i've done, i lose anywhere from 8-15 marks in each paper :s need to fix that up...

LOOL I print screened you preaching to that atheist on here and took the liberty of uploading the genius to facebook.... activate it please :'( i turned off my phone for the exam... and well if you're up for the challenge do the specimen C paper i attached, send me your answers and ill mark it for you
Last edited by ColdKant; 04-06-2012 at 22:40.
20. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by ColdKant)
How's everyone feeling about the exam?

Doing the mock papers Edexcel have provided the exam is looking difficult compared to the previous format.
How does everyone feel about the functional skills questions doing the mock papers?
Do you think this will affect the grade boundaries?
(The most recent for the march 2012 paper being 158/200 for an a* - old spec)

I have attached some specimen papers straight from the locked section of the edexcel website for you guys to attempt also a formula sheet with formulas that are not given in the exam and you are expected to know.

(Anyone looking for a challenge should attempt the last question on 1MA0H Specimen C.pdf)

do you have answers to them?

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