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# How did everyone find A level Core 1 (AQA) 2016?

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1. After doing well in the mocks, I have some very mixed emotions about the paper done today, I was very short on time which is a first for C1 and I feel like they were throwing in some difficult nu,bers for a non calculator paper! How did everyone else find it?
2. I felt exactly the same
3. I thought it was okay but I agree, the numbers were particularly unpleasant for a C1 paper! Really wasn't a fan of that integration question - fractions are so hard
4. omg im scared what do you guys think the grade boundaries will be like?
5. Fractions were evil, the integration especially. I think the grade boundaries will be lower than last year (last year was 100% for 100 UMS).
6. unofficial MS anyone?
7. How did everyone find the values for k when k was a tangent to the curve??
8. i just worked it out as normal because the tangent to the curve has the same gradient didnt see why it would change the answer?
9. (Original post by Danielleegolds)
How did everyone find the values for k when k was a tangent to the curve??
For a tangent the discriminant is equal to 0 and you go from there
i just worked it out as normal because the tangent to the curve has the same gradient didn't see why it would change the answer?
I just asked as lots of people I know used the discriminant however I used equating coefficients as I panicked (I know I'm probably wrong)
omg im scared what do you guys think the grade boundaries will be like?
Either the exam board will be nice and lower them slightly compared to previous years but I doubt it as last year was quite hard I think and the boundary for an A was still like 64!!
12. I really messed up the circles question and lost like 6 marks there, also I got 309/4 for the first part of the integration question which I'm sure is wrong!
13. The numbers were mad and definitely lost a few marks on integration :/
14. How many marks was the whole integration question worth?
15. I got 20.5 for the integration question but my friend got 20.25, what did everyone else get?
16. What would everyone expect the UMS range to be?
17. (Original post by Danielleegolds)
I got 20.5 for the integration question but my friend got 20.25, what did everyone else get?
it was 20.25 but i got it wrong
18. (Original post by Danielleegolds)
I got 20.5 for the integration question but my friend got 20.25, what did everyone else get?
I got 45/4 (Same as 11.25).
19. Just put a gun to my head and end it all please.
That was horrible, I was frantically rushing at the end because I hadn't answered all the questions, which I never do for C1.
20. I got 41/2 which was 20.5. I'm pretty confident about that question.

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