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# Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Paper 2016 Unofficial Markscheme Watch

1. (Original post by DrPeter)

100 - 25 x 3.14 = 21.5

This is not the same as 4 - 3.14 !!
On this paper i think i got 76 ( i made alot of silly mistakes) so how much fo you think i'll need on the next paper for an A*
2. How did u get question 13?
3. (Original post by NeedsHelpalot)
On this paper i think i got 76 ( i made alot of silly mistakes) so how much fo you think i'll need on the next paper for an A*
I don't know, I personally found this exam pretty easy and think there's going to be a high grade boundary (depending on the calc), but lots of others are saying it was pretty hard.

Rough estimate would be around 165+ for an A*, might be lower though take it with a huge grain of salt. - It will probably be lower than this.

So I'd say 87+ on calc to be safe.
4. (Original post by tomventers)
How did u get question 13?
30% of 800 is 240

20% of 240 + 240 = 288

288/800 = 36%
5. (Original post by 34908seikj)
30% of 800 is 240

20% of 240 + 240 = 288

288/800 = 36%
or 30 x1.2=36
6. (Original post by 34908seikj)
I don't know, I personally found this exam pretty easy and think there's going to be a high grade boundary (depending on the calc), but lots of others are saying it was pretty hard.

Rough estimate would be around 165+ for an A*, might be lower though take it with a huge grain of salt. - It will probably be lower than this.

So I'd say 87+ on calc to be safe.
Thanks im pretty bummed as the pressure of the exam mad me make silly mistakes e.g. rotating clockwise or not finding the area of the complex shape properly.
Anyways do you have any idea on what i migt need to prepare for in the next exam
7. (Original post by NeedsHelpalot)
Thanks im pretty bummed as the pressure of the exam mad me make silly mistakes e.g. rotating clockwise or not finding the area of the complex shape properly.
Anyways do you have any idea on what i migt need to prepare for in the next exam
There's lots of recourses out there, but if you're aiming for A* you should really know everything by now that could come up in the exam, imo. It just sounds like you need to just go through the paper slower, re-read over the questions etc..

http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/gcsetakeaway.htm

http://www.m4ths.com/gcse-videos-higherfoundation.html

http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...her/module.php

Probably best just doing past papers now though.
8. what about the first question???
9. (Original post by Asha Malik)
What about it? 30cm^2*25cm = 750cm^3
10. (Original post by NeedsHelpalot)
On this paper i think i got 76 ( i made alot of silly mistakes) so how much fo you think i'll need on the next paper for an A*
It's not unusual, many A/A* students do not get the grade they should get, not because they couldn't do the A/A* questions but because they make mistakes in the first 10 questions.

There is nothing worse than getting 5 marks for a vectors or graph transformation or surds question only to give back those marks in the first 10 questions due to mistakes.

The first 10 questions are as important as the last 10 and some more-able students tend to not concentrate on these because they are easy/ boring or whatever. On the next paper, slow down and underline key words. Do not give marks away.

Regarding what you'll need in the next paper, don't focus on that, just aim for 100%. Fully understand the usual suspects that come up on the calculator paper. Ensure you write down what you are going to put on the calculator before doing it and CHECK, CHECK, CHECK !!

Good luck
11. From what i remember of my answrs i only have 25 marks i made so many stupid mistakes better revise for the calcuator need 45 marks no to get C when i really wanted a B
12. (Original post by 34908seikj)
I don't know, I personally found this exam pretty easy and think there's going to be a high grade boundary (depending on the calc), but lots of others are saying it was pretty hard.

Rough estimate would be around 165+ for an A*, might be lower though take it with a huge grain of salt. - It will probably be lower than this.

So I'd say 87+ on calc to be safe.
Comparing this first (non-calculator) paper to past papers, I would say it was neither easy or hard overall - it was a fair paper IMO.The first part was pretty straightforward, then it picked up pace and got harder quite quickly in the second half. So, overall I think the paper was fair.

It depends on the calculator paper really, but I would predict the grade boundaries would be similar to the boundaries of the June 2014 papers. So, something like:

Out of 200 (i.e. both papers):

A* = 164/165

A = 133/134

B = 95/96

C = 57/58
13. (Original post by Emilin)
Comparing this first (non-calculator) paper to past papers, I would say it was neither easy or hard overall - it was a fair paper IMO.The first part was pretty straightforward, then it picked up pace and got harder quite quickly in the second half. So, overall I think the paper was fair.

It depends on the calculator paper really, but I would predict the grade boundaries would be similar to the boundaries of the June 2014 papers. So, something like:

Out of 200 (i.e. both papers):

A* = 164/165

A = 133/134

B = 95/96

C = 57/58
I think the grades are likely to be slightly higher but I think you are in the right ballpark (depends on Paper 2).

".........got hard quite quickly...." - Basic fractions for 6 marks at Question 18???

But I agree there were some tough questions.
14. (Original post by Emilin)
Comparing this first (non-calculator) paper to past papers, I would say it was neither easy or hard overall - it was a fair paper IMO.The first part was pretty straightforward, then it picked up pace and got harder quite quickly in the second half. So, overall I think the paper was fair.

It depends on the calculator paper really, but I would predict the grade boundaries would be similar to the boundaries of the June 2014 papers. So, something like:

Out of 200 (i.e. both papers):

A* = 164/165

A = 133/134

B = 95/96

C = 57/58
So in tha case i should get 90s in the next to be secure with an a star
15. (Original post by DrPeter)
It's not unusual, many A/A* students do not get the grade they should get, not because they couldn't do the A/A* questions but because they make mistakes in the first 10 questions.

There is nothing worse than getting 5 marks for a vectors or graph transformation or surds question only to give back those marks in the first 10 questions due to mistakes.

The first 10 questions are as important as the last 10 and some more-able students tend to not concentrate on these because they are easy/ boring or whatever. On the next paper, slow down and underline key words. Do not give marks away.

Regarding what you'll need in the next paper, don't focus on that, just aim for 100%. Fully understand the usual suspects that come up on the calculator paper. Ensure you write down what you are going to put on the calculator before doing it and CHECK, CHECK, CHECK !!

Good luck
Thank you this is helpful i hope i get ab A* regardless of the 24 marks i dropped
16. q2b in your pdf is wrong isn't it?- nearest vertex should be at (-1,3), not (-1,4)??
17. Yup it was 69*.
18. anyone know the predications for the calculator and i just did the calculator from 2015 and i got 35 and last week i did 2014 both non cal and cal and got 68
19. For the last question i put 0.25 - 1/(2*sqrt(6)), is that right?
20. (Original post by Elleee1234)
anyone know the predications for the calculator and i just did the calculator from 2015 and i got 35 and last week i did 2014 both non cal and cal and got 68
You're getting around the same marks as me but yeah there are some topics that frequently come up in calculator papers revise those topics and you should be fine. Let's get that C!!!

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