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GCSE Statistics [Edexcel] 24th June 2013

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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    I'm on AQA for French and OCR for Additional Maths (FSMQ)...What about you?

    Yeah, I hope statistics won't have to be put into that list either
    Ahh! I did my French with edexcel but I empathise wholeheartedly with the FSMQ because I sat that too!
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    (Original post by CD223)
    Ahh! I did my French with edexcel but I empathise wholeheartedly with the FSMQ because I sat that too!
    What grade/mark do you think you think you got in it, if you don't mind me asking (Mr M has posted a mark scheme for it)?
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    What grade/mark do you think you think you got in it, if you don't mind me asking (Mr M has posted a mark scheme for it)?
    People think I'm exaggerating but in the past papers we did I couldn't get above a C. That felt worse than the past papers so I'm not very hopeful :/ could you possibly link me to the unofficial mark scheme please? It will be interesting to see if I remember my answers...

    How do you think you did?
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    (Original post by CD223)
    People think I'm exaggerating but in the past papers we did I couldn't get above a C. That felt worse than the past papers so I'm not very hopeful :/ could you possibly link me to the unofficial mark scheme please? It will be interesting to see if I remember my answers...

    How do you think you did?
    Well, I didn't manage to finish, but I thought that exam paper was so much more different to the past papers

    The mark scheme is here -
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2373312
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    How are you guys revising for this?
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Well, I didn't manage to finish, but I thought that exam paper was so much more different to the past papers

    The mark scheme is here -
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2373312
    I missed out 4 whole questions before we even get to whether I was correct or incorrect haha! Thank you!
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    (Original post by Bobunitrd)
    How are you guys revising for this?
    Mymaths is quite useful...But I found it MUCH MORE useful to do the past papers from the current syllabus and the old one

    Old syllabus:
    http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gc...s/default.aspx

    Current syllabus:
    http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gc...s/default.aspx
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    [QUOTE=BP_Tranquility;43288992]I'm on AQA for French and OCR for Additional Maths (FSMQ)...What about you?

    Yeah, I hope statistics won't have to be put into that list either [/QUOTE

    How was the AQA French exam, just out of curiosity? I did AQA German and it was a nightmare.
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Mymaths is quite useful...But I found it MUCH MORE useful to do the past papers from the current syllabus and the old one

    Old syllabus:
    http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gc...s/default.aspx

    Current syllabus:
    http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gc...s/default.aspx
    Thanks, also, is anyone doing AQA?
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    [QUOTE=snikutsmullac;43289187]
    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    I'm on AQA for French and OCR for Additional Maths (FSMQ)...What about you?

    Yeah, I hope statistics won't have to be put into that list either [/QUOTE

    How was the AQA French exam, just out of curiosity? I did AQA German and it was a nightmare.
    It seems all of the major exam boards issued difficult languages papers. Did you find the listening or reading paper hardest?
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    [QUOTE=snikutsmullac;43289187]
    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    I'm on AQA for French and OCR for Additional Maths (FSMQ)...What about you?

    Yeah, I hope statistics won't have to be put into that list either [/QUOTE

    How was the AQA French exam, just out of curiosity? I did AQA German and it was a nightmare.
    That it was. The reading was better than listening to me. You?
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    [QUOTE=H0PEL3SS;43289255]
    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    That it was. The reading was better than listening to me. You?
    I would agree.
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)


    I thought both were equally terrible... the topics that come up are so random, like in the higher reading we had about what time of year people like to buy christmas presents. What does that have to do with anything?
    Anyway, back to stats.. Any ideas on what could come up? I think it might be a more difficult paper, as 2012 was a fairly okay paper.
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    (Original post by H0PEL3SS)
    Anyway, back to stats.. Any ideas on what could come up? I think it might be a more difficult paper, as 2012 was a fairly okay paper.

    Quality Assurance has not come up on the new spec yet, so I think that's possible.

    There's loads of different types of graphs/charts that I haven't seen, e.g. cumulative frequency step polygons, frequency polygons, population pyramids, and pictograms (even though thats more likely to be foundation). Histograms and cumulative frequency almost always come up, so I've got a feeling that they may not for once.

    Interdecile/percentile range has never come up it's always interquartile, so they may put that in.

    And I've got a bad feeling we might see a tree diagram, and I absolutely loathe them.
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    Are you guys on about edexcel or AQA
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    (Original post by Bobunitrd)
    Are you guys on about edexcel or AQA

    I do Edexcel, I don't know about everyone else
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    [QUOTE=snikutsmullac;43289187]
    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    I'm on AQA for French and OCR for Additional Maths (FSMQ)...What about you?

    Yeah, I hope statistics won't have to be put into that list either [/QUOTE

    How was the AQA French exam, just out of curiosity? I did AQA German and it was a nightmare.
    [QUOTE=CD223;43289240]
    (Original post by snikutsmullac)

    It seems all of the major exam boards issued difficult languages papers. Did you find the listening or reading paper hardest?
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    That it was. The reading was better than listening to me. You?
    I did AQA French, and thought the listening was incredibly difficult- I've been getting A*s in coursework, but I think due to the one listening exam, my grade may have now dropped to an A or a B... The reading was much easier, and I actually feel that I may have lost maybe 5 marks maximum in that paper, and secured a high A* (hopefully, that'll balance out my poor listening grade)...

    Hopefully, the grade boundaries will be lowered more compared to previous years

    EDIT: There seems to be a problem with the multi quote feature lol ...By the way, I think we should stay on topic/statistics before the moderators tell us off
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    Also does anyone have an idea on how to draw a LOBF when only the gradient and the mean points are given?
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    [QUOTE=BP_Tranquility;43289522][QUOTE=snikutsmullac;43289187]

    [QUOTE=CD223;43289240]

    (Original post by H0PEL3SS)
    I did AQA French, and thought the listening was incredibly difficult- I've been getting A*s in coursework, but I think due to the one listening exam, my grade may have now dropped to an A or a B... The reading was much easier, and I actually feel that I may have lost maybe 5 marks maximum in that paper, and secured a high A* (hopefully, that'll balance out my poor listening grade)...

    Hopefully, the grade boundaries will be lowered more compared to previous years


    Fingers crossed for you. Over the my two GCSE years I've had two German teachers. The first one marked all of my coursework at A*, and then our new teacher changed all of the marks and lowered them. That's put me in a bad position because I'm certain I failed reading and listening. I hope when they get moderated they put my marks back up again.
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    (Original post by Bobunitrd)
    Are you guys on about edexcel or AQA
    This thread's for Edexcel Statistics

    We kind of went off topic before and talked about our listening/reading exams for French/German (AQA in particular) if that's what confused you

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