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# S1 June 2016 UK Model Answers (Edexcel)

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1. (Original post by kprime2)
Yes

I don't have the paper yet
Alright Thanks anyway
2. (Original post by Rafeerahman)
in the skewness question, did anyone write that the mean (3.43) was close to the median ( 3.47) so normal distribution can be used. i wanted to do the 3 (mean-median)/sd calculation but later i didnt do that uggghhhhh. i also wrote that the standard deviation he used (0.65) was a bit deviated from the standard deviation we had to find (0.68). i said despite these small inaccuracies, a normal distribution was fairly appropriate. am i getting 0 out of 3 for this?
I reckon you'll be able to say that they are close, so a normal distribution is appropriate. That's usually only 2 marks though. What worries me is that I didn't mention anything about the probability, P(W<3), which I think we were meant to include. I don't know what to say about that, though.

The actual data gives P(W<3)=0.18, which isn't very well supported by the model. (0.2546).
3. (Original post by fowlerj)
I reckon you'll be able to say that they are close, so a normal distribution is appropriate. That's usually only 2 marks though. What worries me is that I didn't mention anything about the probability, P(W<3), which I think we were meant to include. I don't know what to say about that, though.

The actual data gives P(W<3)=0.18, which isn't very well supported by the model. (0.2546).
They did they said use your answer to (e) and (f) or whatever it was , one of the parts it asked you to include was the question where you were asked find P(W<3)
4. (Original post by HaveFa1th)
i don't suppose you would get any credit for saying "little to no skew" so normal distribution is a good decision and data measured is continous?
(Original post by Rafeerahman)
in the skewness question, did anyone write that the mean (3.43) was close to the median ( 3.47) so normal distribution can be used. i wanted to do the 3 (mean-median)/sd calculation but later i didnt do that uggghhhhh. i also wrote that the standard deviation he used (0.65) was a bit deviated from the standard deviation we had to find (0.68). i said despite these small inaccuracies, a normal distribution was fairly appropriate. am i getting 0 out of 3 for this?

(Original post by fowlerj)
I reckon you'll be able to say that they are close, so a normal distribution is appropriate. That's usually only 2 marks though. What worries me is that I didn't mention anything about the probability, P(W<3), which I think we were meant to include. I don't know what to say about that, though.

The actual data gives P(W<3)=0.18, which isn't very well supported by the model. (0.2546).
5(e) I didn't realise it said use answer to part d too. In part d P(W<3) = 0.2546 whereas the actual P(W<3)=0.18. My comment would be that this just further consolidates that the normal model is not really accurate. Also, I don't think saying the decision to use the normal model on the basis that the median and median are close will be accepted. While the median and mean are close, the data is not nearly symmetrical, if it were part d P(W<3) would have yielded a more accurate approximation.
5. Guys, for the first question, I got the right answer: 5.69 but then I rounded saying it was 5 (Whole wiggles). Reckon I'd lose a mark or something?

Also, what do you reckon the grade boundaries will be?
6. (Original post by kprime2)
Wouldnt be surprised
Really, can it fall as low as 55?
7. (Original post by SANTR)
Really, can it fall as low as 55?
Well I thought this was quite a tricky paper. But it seems that the students found it easier than I think, so I think the boundary would be 56-57 for A.
8. (Original post by kprime2)
Well I thought this was quite a tricky paper. But it seems that the students found it easier than I think, so I think the boundary would be 56-57 for A.
9. (Original post by SANTR)
10. (Original post by kprime2)
Definitely
Hi, I got the following:
C1: 67 marks
C2: 68 marks
S1: 56 marks

Would that be an A overall?
11. (Original post by PMONY)
Hi, I got the following:
C1: 67 marks
C2: 68 marks
S1: 56 marks

Would that be an A overall?
Yes it is
12. (Original post by kprime2)
Well I thought this was quite a tricky paper. But it seems that the students found it easier than I think, so I think the boundary would be 56-57 for A.
Confirmed - 56 for an A.

http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...ries-Final.pdf
13. so what would 90 UMS be bro and what would 85 UMS be too

14. so what would 90 UMS be bro and what would 85 UMS be too
15. (Original post by ALPACINO357)
so what would 90 UMS be bro and what would 85 UMS be too
85 UMS is around 60/75 I think. 90 is about 63/75.

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