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Edexcel: 11th and 14th June 2013 (Linear) 1MA0/1H + 2H (Official Thread)

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    I know this may seem a bit early, but here we go. The official thread for this exam.

    What topics do Y'all think is going to come on on this paper? (Paper 1 Calculator AND Paper 2 Calculator).

    For clarification, this is for the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A (Linear) Specification.

    *Sorry, the exams are on the 11th June and 14th* NOT the 10th........
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    Going by last years paper which I've used for revision I reckon:

    Non calculator

    Designing data tables
    sampling
    Area
    converstion graphs
    stem and leaf diagrams
    substituting numbers into formulas
    Time questions
    expanding
    factorising
    rearranging formulas
    transformations
    Working out the best deal using percentages
    Working out angles in shapes
    Volume
    interior and exterior angles in polygons
    Bearings
    cumulative frequency graphs, median, IQR and box plots
    simplifying expressions
    standard form
    probability trees
    simultaneous equations
    circle geometry
    Histograms
    algebraic fractions
    turning recurring decimals into fractions

    Calculator

    parallel lines
    Rounding calculator answers to decimal places or significant figures
    Designing questions and giving criticisms
    Straight line graphs
    Working out best value for money
    Scatter graphs
    Transformations
    Converting money from pounds to another currency eg: euros
    inequalities
    Trial and improvement
    Relative frequency
    Estimating the mean from a frequency table
    Simplifying, expanding and factor using more complex expressions
    solving equations
    Working out best value for money using percentages
    Trigonometry
    Compound interest and depreciation
    Pythagoras
    Quadratic equations
    Stratified sampling
    Sin and cosine rules
    probability trees without replacement
    Vectors


    I'm taking this exam this year too. I just hope we get as many handling data and statistic questions as possible as it is the area I'm best at. Good luck for June
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    (Original post by Nat_Griffiths)
    Going by last years paper which I've used for revision I reckon:

    Non calculator

    Designing data tables
    sampling
    Area
    converstion graphs
    stem and leaf diagrams
    substituting numbers into formulas
    Time questions
    expanding
    factorising
    rearranging formulas
    transformations
    Working out the best deal using percentages
    Working out angles in shapes
    Volume
    interior and exterior angles in polygons
    Bearings
    cumulative frequency graphs, median, IQR and box plots
    simplifying expressions
    standard form
    probability trees
    simultaneous equations
    circle geometry
    Histograms
    algebraic fractions
    turning recurring decimals into fractions

    Calculator

    parallel lines
    Rounding calculator answers to decimal places or significant figures
    Designing questions and giving criticisms
    Straight line graphs
    Working out best value for money
    Scatter graphs
    Transformations
    Converting money from pounds to another currency eg: euros
    inequalities
    Trial and improvement
    Relative frequency
    Estimating the mean from a frequency table
    Simplifying, expanding and factor using more complex expressions
    solving equations
    Working out best value for money using percentages
    Trigonometry
    Compound interest and depreciation
    Pythagoras
    Quadratic equations
    Stratified sampling
    Sin and cosine rules
    probability trees without replacement
    Vectors


    I'm taking this exam this year too. I just hope we get as many handling data and statistic questions as possible as it is the area I'm best at. Good luck for June
    Thanks, (and thanks for the predictions). Unlike you, I despise stats, I hope there are algebra problems solving questions ! (Setting up quadratics and simultaneous equations, and solving quadratic fractions )
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    hey, have you started revising? how are you going to revise?
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    (Original post by Captain Anonymous)
    hey, have you started revising? how are you going to revise?
    Well, I revise by doing Past Papers and going through stuff I don't understand with my parents, I learn new topics through school and parents + textbooks....

    How about you?
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    past papers and edexcel text book - although the questions in the text book are frickin' hard compared to the questions that appear in the exams
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    What grade you aiming for? I swear its on the 11th and 14th :confused:
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    I never like to predict what is going to be on the paper.
    I appreciate students like to know though!

    With my pupils sitting them exam I am going to find what I believe are 100 of the more challenging A and A* questions and get them to see how many they can get and email me the answers.

    Revision should be suited to you whether that is past papers, books, study groups, parental/teacher support, videos or a chat forum.

    I would say though there is a difference between revision and needing to learn a topic and from experience some students could spend more time grasping the understanding of a topic (or two) instead of just hoping they get the past paper question right or it doesn't come up!

    I am up to 2 questions out of the 100 so far and will write some nasty ones:devil::devil::devil: to really push the A/A* students.
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    (Original post by Captain Anonymous)
    What grade you aiming for? I swear its on the 11th and 14th :confused:
    I'm predicted an A but I would like an A*.

    You?
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    (Original post by m4ths/maths247)
    I never like to predict what is going to be on the paper.
    I appreciate students like to know though!

    With my pupils sitting them exam I am going to find what I believe are 100 of the more challenging A and A* questions and get them to see how many they can get and email me the answers.

    Revision should be suited to you whether that is past papers, books, study groups, parental/teacher support, videos or a chat forum.

    I would say though there is a difference between revision and needing to learn a topic and from experience some students could spend more time grasping the understanding of a topic (or two) instead of just hoping they get the past paper question right or it doesn't come up!

    I am up to 2 questions out of the 100 so far and will write some nasty ones:devil::devil::devil: to really push the A/A* students.
    Hey, will it be possible for you to send me a copy of the questions? As I am aiming for the A/A*??
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    (Original post by m4ths/maths247)
    I never like to predict what is going to be on the paper.
    I appreciate students like to know though!

    With my pupils sitting them exam I am going to find what I believe are 100 of the more challenging A and A* questions and get them to see how many they can get and email me the answers.

    Revision should be suited to you whether that is past papers, books, study groups, parental/teacher support, videos or a chat forum.

    I would say though there is a difference between revision and needing to learn a topic and from experience some students could spend more time grasping the understanding of a topic (or two) instead of just hoping they get the past paper question right or it doesn't come up!

    I am up to 2 questions out of the 100 so far and will write some nasty ones:devil::devil::devil: to really push the A/A* students.
    is there any chance, you could send me the 'hard' questions via student room private message
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    (Original post by tohaaaa)
    I'm predicted an A but I would like an A*.

    You?
    A/A*
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    (Original post by Captain Anonymous)
    A/A*
    What do you think the chances of Quadratic Simultaneous Equations coming up? Like:

    x^2 + y^2 = 25
    2x + y = 4

    (or something)

    OR Quadratic Fraction Equations.

    I nail these questions Hopefully they come up.
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    i would say its likely
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    My weak point is basically: functions of graphs and proving things using algebra. What about everyone else?
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    (Original post by Captain Anonymous)
    is there any chance, you could send me the 'hard' questions via student room private message
    Yes, I have for you.
    Good luck.
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    (Original post by Captain Anonymous)
    My weak point is basically: functions of graphs and proving things using algebra. What about everyone else?
    When you say functions do you mean transformations as well? 'Cause they screw me over a lot :3

    Also, Vectors.

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