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1. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by renirm)
Great thanks! I need to work on my circle theorems as the one yesterday got me stuck!
I hate them too but with practice it'll be easy. Good luck and if you need help just ask
2. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by Dandaman9999)
Yeah, that was a stupid question

But I was talking about being able to predict what might come up, and also things like the Cosine rule and Sine rule will almost 100% come up because they need some topics to test the A* candidates and they can't put that into the non calc so?
Yes, you are right.. There is a limit to what the Non-Calculator can test obviously.. and you are also right they shouldn't overlap but inevitably they will have to. However they will have trigonometry almost certainly.. If it doesn't I will be utterly shocked!
3. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by Dandaman9999)
Yeah, that was a stupid question

But I was talking about being able to predict what might come up, and also things like the Cosine rule and Sine rule will almost 100% come up because they need some topics to test the A* candidates and they can't put that into the non calc so?
Those rules will defo come up.... they can't coz u need a calc lol.
Oh and ur defo an A* candidate x
4. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by steviep14)
Yes, you are right.. There is a limit to what the Non-Calculator can test obviously.. and you are also right they shouldn't overlap but inevitably they will have to. However they will have trigonometry almost certainly.. If it doesn't I will be utterly shocked!
Who wouldnt?? Will quadratics come up?
5. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by steviep14)
and looking at the paper from Monday:

A* - 165
A - 125
B - 90
C - 50

It depends on the Calculator Paper but I don't see A* rising over 175 at all... 165 seems about right if not a bit overestimated..
No way.... The boundries must be really low because ever1 found it hard so im assuming atleast 110 for an A
6. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by Vickram.Dubb)
No way.... The boundries must be really low because ever1 found it hard so im assuming atleast 110 for an A
I have very much gone for the top end:

MAX:
A* - 175
A - 135
B - 95
C - 55

Average:
A* - 165
A - 125
B - 90
C - 50

MIN:
A* - 155
A - 115
B - 85
C - 45

(I expect it to be about the average, but expect the highest and work to that) - 110 @ 55 a paper seems ridiculously low.. 60 a paper is low for an A..
Last edited by steviep14; 12-06-2012 at 19:16.
7. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by Vickram.Dubb)
No way.... The boundries must be really low because ever1 found it hard so im assuming atleast 110 for an A
You guys just make my day better lol.... I hope you're right
8. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by brainx)
Who wouldnt?? Will quadratics come up?
But that is fine, just use the Quadratic Formula given to you and put the numbers in and it isn't too hard..

Remember you can use the Quadratic Formula for anything:
ax^2 + bx + c
Provided a > 0

Even if it factorises, but you can't factorise, it is fine to do Quadratic Formula
9. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by steviep14)
But that is fine, just use the Quadratic Formula given to you and put the numbers in and it isn't too hard..

Remember you can use the Quadratic Formula for anything:
ax^2 + bx + c
Provided a > 0

Even if it factorises, but you can't factorise, it is fine to do Quadratic Formula
Great minds think alike Even though ur prob way smarter than me...
Yh quadratics are my strong point... ugh I'm revising maths and German!! Even though German is my mother tounge I got a dreadful C!!
10. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by brainx)
Great minds think alike Even though ur prob way smarter than me...
Yh quadratics are my strong point... ugh I'm revising maths and German!! Even though German is my mother tounge I got a dreadful C!!
ooh where in Germany? Inbox me if you like
and Maths is fine as long as you concentrate and read the questions. You will be fine I am sure.
11. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by steviep14)
Yes, you are right.. There is a limit to what the Non-Calculator can test obviously.. and you are also right they shouldn't overlap but inevitably they will have to. However they will have trigonometry almost certainly.. If it doesn't I will be utterly shocked!
Yep! I'm expecting trig to definitely come up along with the Sne and Cosine rules, and also proportionality too (I hope that comes up, I like it!). Advanced Standard form, the quadratic equation and similar triangles too. And obviously I reckon a classic reverse percentage question will turn up as well
12. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by steviep14)
ooh where in Germany? Inbox me if you like
and Maths is fine as long as you concentrate and read the questions. You will be fine I am sure.
Hope so... you'll ace it
Yup I'll inbox you
13. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by brainx)
Those rules will defo come up.... they can't coz u need a calc lol.
Oh and ur defo an A* candidate x
Yeah, you just got to know when to use them!

And thank you! but i can only hope I think you should be able to get an A* this year! You seem like you've been revising this for aaages
14. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
I just need to stop making silly mistakes I checked multiple times on Monday and yet I still got the bearing angle wrong
I am a perfect example of someone who will fall for one of their less obvious tricks they put on..

(Tells self to read questions tomorrow)
15. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by Dandaman9999)
Yeah, you just got to know when to use them!

And thank you! but i can only hope I think you should be able to get an A* this year! You seem like you've been revising this for aaages
I have lol and tnx really sweet of you
16. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by steviep14)
I just need to stop making silly mistakes I checked multiple times on Monday and yet I still got the bearing angle wrong
I am a perfect example of someone who will fall for one of their less obvious tricks they put on..

(Tells self to read questions tomorrow)
Lol we all have those problems x
17. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by steviep14)
I have very much gone for the top end:

MAX:
A* - 175
A - 135
B - 95
C - 55

Average:
A* - 165
A - 125
B - 90
C - 50

MIN:
A* - 155
A - 115
B - 85
C - 45

(I expect it to be about the average, but expect the highest and work to that) - 110 @ 55 a paper seems ridiculously low.. 60 a paper is low for an A..
Im thinking that it will be your Min because it was hard and hopefully if people across the country found it hard the grade boundries will be really low.... Atleast around 52-57 out of each paper for scrapping an A.
18. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by Vickram.Dubb)
Im thinking that it will be your Min because it was hard and hopefully if people across the country found it hard the grade boundries will be really low.... Atleast around 52-57 out of each paper for scrapping an A.
That would rule.... lol hows ur revision going?
19. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
i think i got 75 on non calc do i have a chance of an A*
20. Re: Maths calc tomorrow!!
(Original post by brainx)
Thought I'd Start a Thread where we can help eachother and discuss the exam
Do you do OCR? Does anyone know how to do functions? The f(x) things?
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