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Senior Maths Challenge 2015 predicted thresholds and past thresholds watch

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    (Original post by K78R)
    The wording on the lines question that one i probably got wrong.
    The wording on question 13 was also really confusing.
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    Any predictions for the kangaroo thresholds?
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    Seemed easier than last year if I remember, so probably a bit higher

    Did some stupid things when I was doing the right thing on the easier questions so I think I've missed out on a gold
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    (Original post by ajaxkiller)
    its not something you can revise really, its just to test your natural math foundations/skills
    Ah, alright then. My teacher was talking about getting high gold's and invitations to the Olympiad challenge; after doing it, I think I only scraped gold (if I got what I think was correct) or something.

    So, improving wise, would it be better to practise maths outside of the curriculum?
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    (Original post by M0nkey Thunder)
    So, improving wise, would it be better to practise maths outside of the curriculum?
    Apparently, the UK Senior Maths Challenge can theoretically be done with only GCSE Maths knowledge.
    It's more about getting your brain to think a certain way, rather than learning new things.
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    (Original post by 2014_GCSE)
    Apparently, the UK Senior Maths Challenge can theoretically be done with only GCSE Maths knowledge.
    It's more about getting your brain to think a certain way, rather than learning new things.
    Ah, that's interesting. Do you have any idea on how to go about doing so?
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    That paper was bloody impossible, I absolutely screwed it. Only answered 20, guessed 6 of them just for the sake of it.

    Last year I did no prep, got Gold (17 right, 2 wrong).
    This year, I did about a week of prep, got like 13 right 7 wrong wtf is this. I don't even understand what happened. What a horrible paper.
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    Are most of you year 12s or 13s? And I meant previous thresholds pre-2014
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    (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
    That paper was bloody impossible, I absolutely screwed it. Only answered 20, guessed 6 of them just for the sake of it.

    Last year I did no prep, got Gold (17 right, 2 wrong).
    This year, I did about a week of prep, got like 13 right 7 wrong wtf is this. I don't even understand what happened. What a horrible paper.
    How do you know what you got this year?
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    personally I don't think the boundaries will exceed 102.... That's what I hope anyway.
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    Yeah! I want to lnow what i got this year!

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    Are the answers live early tomorrow morning, or is it later in the day?


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    Made a few mistakes on 3 - 4 questions, other than that the paper felt pretty good. The n being an integer got me, I circled wrong letter on answer sheet for the cylinder and I didn't see 'not' intersect so that one's a goner too haha.
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    (Original post by Questioner1234)
    How do you know what you got this year?
    Teachers have the solutions already.
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    The senior challenge wasn't bad, but I thought it was slightly harder than last years although the last few seemed easier....probs just me though
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    Can someone please post the solutions and answers asap? or everyone post the answers they remember?
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    I know the solutions go up, but do they post the boundaries tomorrow morning too? if not, how long until they get released? Thanks
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    Next week (thurs)

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    (Original post by theworkkid)
    Next week (thurs)

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    I heard someone say on another thread they sat the BMO last year with a score of 95 - they were in lower sixth...is the BMO threshold lower for lower sixth or did they probably just pay their way it?
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    (Original post by Dizgurl)
    The senior challenge wasn't bad, but I thought it was slightly harder than last years although the last few seemed easier....probs just me though
    This was what people at my school felt too.
 
 
 
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