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    Very hard. Thank god for appeals/resits!
    23.13%
    Not too sure, and I don't want to think about it. :indiff:
    46.26%
    Very easy! :thumbsup:
    18.37%
    I don't care if I failed or passed, maths is finally done with! :talkhand: :dancing:
    5.44%
    Shoot me now. :bawling:
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    Yeah, after a year of being good at higher maths I think I messed up in several questions...
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    (Original post by alanainatizzy)
    I'm the same as most on here actually. Paper one was fairly straightforward, whereas paper 2 was :eek:
    Hopefully i'll get an A, that would be nice, but more likely a B.

    Did anyone write it all in pencil? I did and I saw a lot of people at my school did too, but I'm getting worried now that I think about it. :confused:
    It should be fine.
    I wrote in pencil, as I did last year even though the standard grade booklet said pen on it. I was fine last year.
    It's not like they're not gonna mark it.
    I think they just make the generalisation because the papers are scanned and sent to markers.
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    (Original post by Livesindreams)
    Whoever made paper 2 deserves to be poked with sharp cocktail sticks by every Higher Maths pupil.

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    (Original post by LuhLah)
    You're not the only one. It seems like all that effort and studying has just gone to pot with this exam. I doubt I'll be resitting if I fail.
    I'd love to do AH Maths just for the 'fun' of it. But I doubt I'll resit Higher Maths, hell I doubt I'll resit any of them, I would get bored going over it again for an entire year.
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    (Original post by Livesindreams)
    Whoever made paper 2 deserves to be poked with sharp cocktail sticks by every Higher Maths pupil.


    Can someone please confirm these are the answers for Paper 1:

    Paper 1, Section A

    1. a
    2. c
    3. d
    4. a
    5. b
    6. d
    7. c
    8. b
    9. c
    10. b
    11. d
    12. a
    13. b
    14. c
    15. c
    16. a
    17. b
    18. b
    19. c
    20. a



    Paper 1, Section B
    21)a)5y=-6+56
    c)2:1
    22)a)i)f(1)=0
    ii)(x-1)(x-1)(2x+5)
    c)I made the two equations equal to each other and got f(x) from before which I had already factorised so the tangent must be at x=1 because it was (x-1)^2, will I still get the 5 marks even though I didn't differentiate?

    (1,-1)
    d)(-5/2,-8)

    23)a)i)M=v/h, tana=3/2
    ii)sina=3/root12

    b)sinb=3/5
    cosb=4/5

    c)i)6/5root13
    ii)-6/5root13
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    Well, I'm going to drown my sorrows in alcohol. Y'all have fun with the solutions and whatever.

    Oh, and the guy who wrote the paper 2: if you're watching, watch out. Me and friend will storm into your house and put jaggy things in your anus. :nothing:
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    (Original post by garlicbreadman)
    It's true, and when I find them... :mad:
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    (Original post by Lulope)
    1 - Misread and didn't see the perpendicular bit :rolleyes:
    16 - Didn't see the square
    20 - Just didn't think

    So, so far a couple of stupid mistakes and one where I'm not to fussed. I'd get 20 wrong whenever I did it I reckon.

    How about you?
    D'ohh for question 1 :p:

    I was Q14, 15 and 20.

    I thought I had 20 right, but i misread it! Ah well.
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    (Original post by Lulope)
    1 - Misread and didn't see the perpendicular bit :rolleyes:
    16 - Didn't see the square
    20 - Just didn't think

    So, so far a couple of stupid mistakes and one where I'm not to fussed. I'd get 20 wrong whenever I did it I reckon.

    How about you?
    D'ohh for question 1 :p:

    I was Q14, 15 and 20.

    I thought I had 20 right, but i misread it! Ah well.
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    (Original post by garlicbreadman)

    Can someone please confirm these are the answers for Paper 1:

    Paper 1, Section A

    1. a
    2. c
    3. d
    4. a
    5. b
    6. d
    7. c
    8. b
    9. c
    10. b
    11. d
    12. a
    13. b
    14. c
    15. c
    16. a
    17. b
    18. b
    19. c
    20. a



    Paper 1, Section B
    21)a)5y=-6+56
    c)2:1
    22)a)i)f(1)=0
    ii)(x-1)(x-1)(2x+5)
    c)I made the two equations equal to each other and got f(x) from before which I had already factorised so the tangent must be at x=1 because it was (x-1)^2, will I still get the 5 marks even though I didn't differentiate?

    (1,-1)
    d)(-5/2,-8)

    23)a)i)M=v/h, tana=3/2
    ii)sina=3/root12

    b)sinb=3/5
    cosb=4/5

    c)i)6/5root13
    ii)-6/5root13
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    even if you get a C are you allowed to do advanced higher? or does it depend on your school? I'm hoping i scraped a B
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    (Original post by garlicbreadman)

    Can someone please confirm these are the answers for Paper 1:

    Paper 1, Section A

    1. a
    2. c
    3. d
    4. a
    5. b
    6. d
    7. c
    8. b
    9. c
    10. b
    11. d
    12. a
    13. b
    14. c
    15. c
    16. a
    17. b
    18. b
    19. c
    20. a



    Paper 1, Section B
    21)a)5y=-6+56
    c)2:1
    22)a)i)f(1)=0
    ii)(x-1)(x-1)(2x+5)
    c)I made the two equations equal to each other and got f(x) from before which I had already factorised so the tangent must be at x=1 because it was (x-1)^2, will I still get the 5 marks even though I didn't differentiate?

    (1,-1)
    d)(-5/2,-8)

    23)a)i)M=v/h, tana=3/2
    ii)sina=3/root12

    b)sinb=3/5
    cosb=4/5

    c)i)6/5root13
    ii)-6/5root13

    I got 5y=-2x+72 for 21a.
    And I got G and H coordinates round the other way. Do you reckon that will matter?
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    (Original post by Livesindreams)
    I'd love to do AH Maths just for the 'fun' of it. But I doubt I'll resit Higher Maths, hell I doubt I'll resit any of them, I would get bored going over it again for an entire year.
    My philosophy: Highers suck ass. :hugs:

    Hey, at least we don't need to worry about logs, sin, cos, tan, integration for a good wee while.
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    (Original post by iscool)
    even if you get a C are you allowed to do advanced higher? or does it depend on your school? I'm hoping i scraped a B
    It depends on your school, but I'm sure if you ask the head of maths, explain to them and then see how well you do in the first unit then you should be okay.
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    (Original post by garlicbreadman)

    Can someone please confirm these are the answers for Paper 1:

    Paper 1, Section A

    1. a
    2. c
    3. d
    4. a
    5. b
    6. d
    7. c
    8. b
    9. c
    10. b
    11. d
    12. a
    13. b
    14. c
    15. c
    16. a
    17. b
    18. b
    19. c
    20. a



    Paper 1, Section B
    21)a)5y=-6+56
    c)2:1
    22)a)i)f(1)=0
    ii)(x-1)(x-1)(2x+5)
    c)I made the two equations equal to each other and got f(x) from before which I had already factorised so the tangent must be at x=1 because it was (x-1)^2, will I still get the 5 marks even though I didn't differentiate?

    (1,-1)
    d)(-5/2,-8)

    23)a)i)M=v/h, tana=3/2
    ii)sina=3/root12

    b)sinb=3/5
    cosb=4/5

    c)i)6/5root13
    ii)-6/5root13
    That's what I did for the tangent question. I'm pretty sure we would get the marks because we proved that for a tangent, there must be equal roots and the only place there is equal roots is at 1... I mean we got the same answer just different way of working. I'm pretty sure if there was only one method of doing it then they wouldn't have made it like that.

    Anyway, I feel that I have let myself down a tad. I was aiming for a comfortable A but I'm sort of at the A/B boundary - I think I've got like 76 % but that's with me being quite harsh with myself. A couple of stupid errors aswell - Im pretty annoyed with myself.
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    34 out of 40, i think (:
    Although that's the best i've ever done the rest of my paper doesn't match this standard :L
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    (Original post by LuhLah)
    My philosophy: Highers suck ass. :hugs:

    Hey, at least we don't need to worry about logs, sin, cos, tan, integration for a good wee while.
    This would be true, if I didn't take Physics. I'll be using that damn trig again soon.

    And I like your philosophy
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    (Original post by matthew93)
    D'ohh for question 1 :p:

    I was Q14, 15 and 20.

    I thought I had 20 right, but i misread it! Ah well.
    Exactly! Didn't even notice when I checked.

    For fourteen: I got it wrong when I first did it then realised I got the curves muddled up. They should make their pictures clearer!
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    Anyone else come out of paper one realising that almost nothing (trig, logs, integration, vectors) was in paper one ... "****. Paper two is going to be hell."

    To be honest, I think a 40 mark question that linked everything together might have been fun.
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    6c paper two?
 
 
 

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