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# AQA A2 COMP 3 Computing 2015 - Official Thread watch

1. (Original post by AlecRobertson)
That's excellent!

Can you give a numerical example of dividing too?

Are those the only two situations that result in overflow?
Sure, for dividing, say again the max number we can store is 1000, so we take a very large number, 999, and divide it by a very small number, 0.123, this gives us an answer of 8121.95122, which again is larger than 1000.

I'm not sure of any other instances that will cause an overflow error but those two should be sufficient!
2. (Original post by sarcasmrules)
I have FP2 tomorrow, which makes revising for this a little more interesting :s
Mechanics 2 tomorrow...
I've literally only had 4 days worth of revision for COMP3...
*gulp*
3. never mind, drove to my school to find a hardcopy myself...
4. Wonder how many females are going to be taking this exam? o.0
5. Does someone have summarised notes? Just for me to to over everything for a final time tomorrow
6. (Original post by Comp.Girl)
Wonder how many females are going to be taking this exam? o.0
I'm taking it!!! I don't think many girls are though, you should have seen the response I got from saying I was taking CompSci at uni!!! :-P
7. (Original post by comp3user)
can anybody please link me the specimen paper and markscheme for comp3? i cannot find it anywhere
I've attached the specimen paper and mark scheme to this post.
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10. (Original post by EllaR97)
I'm taking it!!! I don't think many girls are though, you should have seen the response I got from saying I was taking CompSci at uni!!! :-P
Yeah, there's only 2 girls in my college doing A2 Computing! I hope it'll be a different case in uni! You always get people telling you how it's a 'boyish' course -.-
There were around 10 girls out of 200 students doing AS Computing last year and 3 students got 'A' grades where 2 were girls! :P
11. (Original post by Comp.Girl)
Yeah, there's only 2 girls in my college doing A2 Computing! I hope it'll be a different case in uni! You always get people telling you how it's a 'boyish' course -.-
There were around 10 girls out of 200 students doing AS Computing last year and 3 students got 'A' grades where 2 were girls! :P
200 students doing AS Computing? Wow! That's massive, my school has like 20
12. (Original post by Async)
200 students doing AS Computing? Wow! That's massive, my school has like 20
My school has 3!!! I win!
13. (Original post by Async)
200 students doing AS Computing? Wow! That's massive, my school has like 20
Yeah 200 did AS but now there's around 60 doing A2.
14. (Original post by Comp.Girl)
Yeah 200 did AS but now there's around 60 doing A2.
Your college must be massive or full of techies.

I assume your college's majority is white right?
15. Close behind with 4! There were around 10 at AS but it seemed to be the one most people wanted to drop. 3 males and 1 female (Me). We're the only school in my area to offer a Computing A Level at the moment too! Sucks that not many people seem to give it a chance
16. (Original post by Async)
Your college must be massive or full of techies.

I assume your college's majority is white right?
OR your college is really small :P
No, not really, I'm usually in the IT and Sciences building where there is definitely a majority of Asian/Indians
17. The specimen paper is horrible!
18. (Original post by Comp.Girl)
OR your college is really small :P
No, not really, I'm usually in the IT and Sciences building where there is definitely a majority of Asian/Indians
I guess it's all to do with the demography of the area I live in.
My college isn't small neither lol. Over 1300 members
19. (Original post by EllaR97)
My school has 3!!! I win!
So does mine so I also win
20. (Original post by Theman69)
So does mine so I also win
(Original post by EllaR97)
My school has 3!!! I win!
Mine has 1 (me)

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21. (Original post by Async)
I guess it's all to do with the demography of the area I live in.
My college isn't small neither lol. Over 1300 members
Not small - "1300". Try more like 2,700
22. What is likely to come up on Tuesday do we think?

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