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1. Geometry/shapes/areas and volumes
2. Q 20 is surface area of 3D shapes.
3. (Original post by Zacken)
Geometry/shapes/areas and volumes
The only formula they don't give you is the area of the cylinder.. Why Edexcel why, another thing to remember ffs
4. (Original post by junayd1998)
The only formula they don't give you is the area of the cylinder.. Why Edexcel why, another thing to remember ffs
Don't forget the volume of a pyramid.

That often catches students out when it appears on a GCSE paper.
5. (Original post by notnek)
Don't forget the volume of a pyramid.

That often catches students out when it appears on a GCSE paper.
Is that even worth learning lmao, iv done all past papers and have not seen once the volume of a pyramid pop up lmao
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6. (Original post by junayd1998)
Is that even worth learning lmao, iv done all past papers and have not seen once the volume of a pyramid pop up lmao
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Yes definitely - it's not a hard formula to remember.

It's come up a few times over the last 5-10 years. E.g. November 2012 Q23 : Only 0.6% of all students got full marks on that question.

By the way, it's worth looking at the papers at the bottom of here. They show the worst answered questions from recent years.
7. (Original post by notnek)
Yes definitiely - it's not a hard formula to remember.

It's come up a few times over the last 5-10 years. E.g. November 2012 Q23 : Only 0.6% of all students got full marks on that question.
Oh okay il make sure to remember it then. Have you seen the formula for the area of a pyramid haha . Imagine if you had to remember that.
8. (Original post by notnek)
Yes definitely - it's not a hard formula to remember.

It's come up a few times over the last 5-10 years. E.g. November 2012 Q23 : Only 0.6% of all students got full marks on that question.

By the way, it's worth looking at the papers at the bottom of here. They show the worst answered questions from recent years.

http://prntscr.com/b41yhi wow only 8.7% answered it correctly
9. (Original post by junayd1998)
http://prntscr.com/b41yhi wow only 8.7% answered it correctly
My guess is that most people didn't give reasons.

You would need to give 2 reasons e.g. "angles on a straight line add up to 180" and "alternate angles".

Or "opposite angles" and "adjacent angles in a parallelogram".

etc.
10. (Original post by notnek)
My guess is that most people didn't give reasons.

You would need to give 2 reasons e.g. "angles on a straight line add up to 180" and "alternate angles".

Or "opposite angles" and "corresponding angles".

etc.
Yeah prolly but such a low percentage loool
11. (Original post by junayd1998)
Yeah prolly but such a low percentage loool
I give these papers to students and it makes them feel good when they can do a question that only 1% of the population could do
12. (Original post by notnek)
I give these papers to students and it makes them feel good when they can do a question that only 1% of the population could do
Yeah it does feel good, but then saying that when you enter that exam hall you start panicking lmao and end up flopping the question completely .
13. Oh yeah quick question about the volume of a pyramid are you sure it could pop up in a 2016 paper? because hasn't the specification changed?
14. (Original post by junayd1998)
Oh yeah quick question about the volume of a pyramid are you sure it could pop up in a 2016 paper? because hasn't the specification changed?
Yes it could. The 2016 exam follows the 2014 spec and it's in there. The spec changes next year.

http://qualifications.pearson.com/co..._Spec_2012.pdf

Search for "pyramids".
15. (Original post by notnek)
Yes it could. The 2016 exam follows the 2014 spec and it's in there. The spec changes next year.

http://qualifications.pearson.com/co..._Spec_2012.pdf

Search for "pyramids".
Oh okay, is a pyramid question more likely to come on a calc paper? Or it could come on either?
16. (Original post by junayd1998)
Oh okay, is a pyramid question more likely to come on a calc paper? Or it could come on either?
Either.

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