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# WJEC C1 - May 18th 2016

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1. (Original post by jonb365)
Same but not to worry, you'll just lose the 1 mark (although it's bloody annoying I know).
Yeah haha very annoying! Everything else wasn't too bad, some questions I found tricky, others were surprisingly easy! It took me forever to find the factor for the polynomial! Was so annoying haha I had a mind blank
2. Yes same
3. (Original post by jonb365)
I'm with you there. I was constantly rubbing out for like 5 mins and that question was exhausting my time.

One other thing to say about this paper is the awkward numbers. Some quite tough numbers to figure out in the polynomial in particular and certainly you'd be taking a long time on certain questions if your non-calc numeracy wasn't very good.
I wrote in pen so had scribbles everywhere, they are going to hate me! Yeah I did think there were a few nasty numbers, was the polynomial the one with 66x^2 etc?
4. Did anyone get 1/9 for one of the questions? Can't remember which one haha
5. (Original post by Luketidley)
Yeah haha very annoying! Everything else wasn't too bad, some questions I found tricky, others were surprisingly easy! It took me forever to find the factor for the polynomial! Was so annoying haha I had a mind blank
This! As I've already posted, if there was one way this paper was not too kind it was with its awkward choice of numbers.

There will be a lot of AS students that would be have been dumbfounded by that polynomial question. Also quite a few people at my college from A2 had trouble simplifying some of their expressions down so in that respect, there was a bit of a tricky edge to the paper, despite the content being okay on the surface.
6. (Original post by Luketidley)
Did anyone get 1/9 for one of the questions? Can't remember which one haha
Me! And did you have k=5/4 for one of the questions?
7. (Original post by Luketidley)
Did anyone get 1/9 for one of the questions? Can't remember which one haha
Yes! Did you copy my paper , both dropped that silly 1 mark but we both got this. And it was the 9 is x so what is dy/dx question I believe. Suppose they are harder than the standard dy/dx a function. A bit wordy but once you read it correctly it's a relatively nice 4 marker.
8. (Original post by jonb365)
This! As I've already posted, if there was one way this paper was not too kind it was with its awkward choice of numbers.

There will be a lot of AS students that would be have been dumbfounded by that polynomial question. Also quite a few people at my college from A2 had trouble simplifying some of their expressions down so in that respect, there was a bit of a tricky edge to the paper, despite the content being okay on the surface.
Yes I agree totally. It was all of the squares e.t.c., it just took me a while haha! Hopefully the grade boundaries are fairly low anyway!
9. (Original post by jonb365)
Yes! Did you copy my paper , both dropped that silly 1 mark but we both got this. And it was the 9 is x so what is dy/dx question I believe. Suppose they are harder than the standard dy/dx a function. A bit wordy but once you read it correctly it's a relatively nice 4 marker.
I did hahaha! Ah thats reassuring that someone has the correct answer
10. (Original post by Naomi173)
I wrote in pen so had scribbles everywhere, they are going to hate me! Yeah I did think there were a few nasty numbers, was the polynomial the one with 66x^2 etc?
I always do my graphs in pencil but make sure it's a clear layout so that it can be detected by the senser. God I don't know how I'd be able to sketch that combined graph without taking up a whole booklet!
11. (Original post by Naomi173)
Me! And did you have k=5/4 for one of the questions?
I got odd numbers like k>-76/something
12. (Original post by Luketidley)
Did anyone get 1/9 for one of the questions? Can't remember which one haha
Yes the part b of differentiation. You had to find dydx when x =9

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13. (Original post by jonb365)
Not being funny but I thought that was a bit of a ridiculous non-calc question to work out for one sodding mark (1 mark for subbing in 2.25 for all x-values I think)!
it was a bit of a pisstake. I'm sort of glad it was only worth a couple of marks as it seems everyone got massively different answers, so people would be worse off if it was say 4 marks
14. What were the two solutions you guys got for the f(g) 2 marker after the graph transformations?
15. (Original post by Luketidley)
What were the two solutions you guys got for the f(g) 2 marker after the graph transformations?
It was an f(x-something) and I think (-x), or something along those lines.
16. (Original post by Luketidley)
What were the two solutions you guys got for the f(g) 2 marker after the graph transformations?

f(rx) where r = -1

f(x + s) where s = 2
17. (Original post by Jack1066)
f(rx) where r = -1

f(x + s) where s = 2
Ah I got the s value and then for the f(rx) = -4/6 or something
18. (Original post by Luketidley)
Ah I got the s value and then for the f(rx) = -4/6 or something
I only wrote 1 solution for that, not reading the bloody question.

At least I get one mark for f(-x). I did also say that r = - 1

I had only 8 minutes or so to check because of the ridiculous number work on the last question

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19. Just to throw a quick tangent to this convo (no pun intended ) what do we think (if you're doing it), that the C2 paper will be like. On a resitting marathon of 1 & 2 after disappointments last year (did well on S1 though) and the past 3 C2 papers have been challenging. Would like another one of that mould, keeping the A boundary around the 55-56 mark.
20. (Original post by jonb365)
Just to throw a quick tangent to this convo (no pun intended ) what do we think (if you're doing it), that the C2 paper will be like. On a resitting marathon of 1 & 2 after disappointments last year (did well on S1 though) and the past 3 C2 papers have been challenging. Would like another one of that mould, keeping the A boundary around the 55-56 mark.
Yeah I'm resitting C2 as well. Chances are with this being a nice c1 paper that this c2 paper is gonna dick me over somehow. For some reason I just keep messing up on triangles on C2, and just make general mistakes throughout the paper. Need prep for next Wednesday definitely.

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