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1. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
Fingers cross, A* is low like in March 2012 which was also really difficult. I think they may also account for the new style win the grade boundaries A* = 80 maybe?
2. (Original post by TW2112)
Guys, hoping for an A*, do you think 88/100 would get me that?

(Assuming I do as well in the calculator paper)

Cheers
Yeah probably, it's normally around 85-ish for an a*

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3. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by sophiekutie)
For 1b is it right to say that the age range is too small so they would have similar preferences (a larger age range needed)

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That sounds right. It's similar to saying the sample is not representative (of most people), and it says that in the mark scheme
4. (Original post by Alexx53)
That sounds right. It's similar to saying the sample is not representative (of most people), and it says that in the mark scheme
Oh I see! ( I didn't understand what representative meant before xD

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5. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by varactas)
a) I wrote 281/99 for the decimal...how many marks?
b) I got 7x-2/(2x+1)(2x-1)
c) I wrote 3 for the triangle
d) For the sim eq...i got x and y correctly but put them in the opposite answer box ie. x = -2
e) For the Bus...i worked out the LCM, i wrote 120...but then wrote 10:20

How many marks would I have got for each question?
Thanks, help is much appreciated!
For (a) you would get one mark probably for showing the x = 2.081 (the 81 recurring) so i'd say 1 mark possibly.

For (b) you would get all the marks minus one as you forgot to simplify the bottom - you should have expanded the brackets out.

For (c) you would likely get 3 out of a possible 4 marks if you get a really strict examiner, but if you get a lenient examiner, they may give you the full marks - providing your working out shows the values of x and y clearly.

For the LCM question, again, you'd likely lose a mark as you forgot to convert to hours or whatever.

Although, i wouldn't worry too much as lots of people made similar mistakes and i'd guess that the grade boundaries should be fairly low.

Hope that helped.

Oh, please bear in mind that this isn't necessarily correct - obviously
6. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
I think grade boundaries should be 80% atleast, it is the new spec and I've heard they should be low. Plus June 11 was 162/200 for A*, so just above 80% in both papers. Nov 11 was 160/200. I really hope they are low! What do you all think?
7. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
yeah the answer was 60 and i wrote a question but i think some people are saying it was a collection sheet
8. (Original post by TW2112)
Guys, hoping for an A*, do you think 88/100 would get me that?

(Assuming I do as well in the calculator paper)

Cheers
Defo! If it isn't, then well... I'm screwed

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9. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by tinkerbell1109)
I think grade boundaries should be 80% atleast, it is the new spec and I've heard they should be low. Plus June 11 was 162/200 for A*, so just above 80% in both papers. Nov 11 was 160/200. I really hope they are low! What do you all think?
Definitely low, as it's the first year of a new spec. The boundaries were fairly low for the first year of the science papers, so i'm hoping they'll do the same..
10. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
anyone have a accurate idea what a B orA is out of 200 please?
11. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
I am quite concerned about my maths paper yesterday I did so badly. I am very worried now for tomorrows exam as it could potentially be triple as hard as the non-calculator

:'( I normally do alright in the old spec but this new spec is way to hard!!!

#notfair
12. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by Teja_96)
i got 78
That's a good score, considering you probably got higher
because of method marks in other questions you got wrong
and normally calc is easier if you get 82+ your in with a
good shot for an A*
13. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by iamhere9)
anyone have a accurate idea what a B orA is out of 200 please?
Can't give accurate estimation of the lower end and upper ends, but if you get in the region of 110-120 your easily looking at a B and if you get in the region of 140-150 your easily looking at an A

I'd say boundaries wise, it's be 50-65 for a B on both papers (so about 100 minimim give or take 5) and about 65-75/80 for an A (so about 130-155/60)
Last edited by lebron_23; 12-06-2012 at 11:38.
14. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by iamhere9)
anyone have a accurate idea what a B orA is out of 200 please?

Using previous GB averages I'd say 124 for an A and 90 odd for a B
15. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
According it the mark scheme I got between 82-87
Would 82 be an A and 87 be an A*?
16. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by Sam_1996)
According it the mark scheme I got between 82-87
Would 82 be an A and 87 be an A*?
You're comfortably in the A* region. 82 would be an A* as would 87, obviously. Well done
17. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by lebron_23)
You're comfortably in the A* region. 82 would be an A* as would 87, obviously. Well done
Oh,I didn't expect that.Thats great,thanks!
18. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
please could someone help me with these two. All help greatly appreciated.exam q2.docxexam q.docx
19. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
(Original post by lebron_23)
You're comfortably in the A* region. 82 would be an A* as would 87, obviously. Well done
20. Re: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA0/H (New Spec Functional Skills) 11th June 2012
Okay so I think the maximum I could have gotten in this paper is 84 not including all the method marks so Im gonna aim for at least 86 in the calc which would make it 170/200. Would that be a deffo A*? or should I aim higher?
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