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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    You not sat FP3 yet? I'd think they'll probably go easy after last two..
    Na i sat it last year im just saying hopefully they make it hard.


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    (Original post by ajaxkiller)
    this is exactly what takes this piss, as humans everyone makes minor (arithmetic) mistakes, but this paper didnt have any questions that separated a weak candidate from someone who knows what theyre doing. Tbf, i think papers should be like june 2013 which reflects the point of maths.....
    Agreed. I actually prefer harder papers, since the boundaries tend to be lower and you can still get a good mark even if you mess up a little. Easy papers, although are easy, there's always one or two silly slips that cost you to lose a ridiculous amount of UMS due to high boundaries.

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    Ikr. M3-5 have all been trivial 😔. S3/4 were aswell. Only thing that has been hardish was FP2, hope they sort it with FP3


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    The FP3 was ridiculously easy
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    (Original post by kprime2)
    Agreed. I actually prefer harder papers, since the boundaries tend to be lower and you can still get a good mark even if you mess up a little. Easy papers, although are easy, there's always one or two silly slips that cost you to lose a ridiculous amount of UMS due to high boundaries.



    The FP3 was ridiculously easy
    I heard . Sad tymes edexcel.


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    (Original post by kprime2)
    What makes you so sure? Last year the Fp2, s2 and d2 were all 67 for an A. Edexcel doesn't shy away from setting high boundaries. The C4 last year was 62 even though it was fairly tricky. Students who sat this paper will have smashed it. I'm definitely predicting 65 for an A
    You may be right, it could be that high - nothing is certain. My logic stems from the fact that the modules you have highlighted are A2 Further Maths modules - so its likely that the candidates sitting those are talented at the subject at a level that is above average. As for S2, 67 for an A is pretty normal anyway, atleast it was when I did it

    You say that about last year, but when I had a crack at it myself, I only really found the differential equation and the part B) of the Volume of Revolution question remotely challenging. And that part B) really wasn't that bad as long as you knew the integral of A^x which students really should have known, given it had appeared before in papers and in the textbook.

    I agree though, this paper was far easier than last year's, so it should be higher than 62 for an A, I would personally still back 63, but again, we'll never know until the day, so no point speculating
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    How many marks dropped for doing what you did the first time on 3) a) and forgetting dy/dx for pi(sin(pi(y))) and following through (hence getting both a and b slightly wrong).
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    (Original post by Fas)
    You may be right, it could be that high - nothing is certain. My logic stems from the fact that the modules you have highlighted are A2 Further Maths modules - so its likely that the candidates sitting those are talented at the subject at a level that is above average. As for S2, 67 for an A is pretty normal anyway, atleast it was when I did it

    You say that about last year, but when I had a crack at it myself, I only really found the differential equation and the part B) of the Volume of Revolution question remotely challenging. And that part B) really wasn't that bad as long as you knew the integral of A^x which students really should have known, given it had appeared before in papers and in the textbook.

    I agree though, this paper was far easier than last year's, so it should be higher than 62 for an A, I would personally still back 63, but again, we'll never know until the day, so no point speculating
    Only fp2 is an A2 further maths module. S2 and D2 are not. I thought it was a nice paper too, but many found it challenging. Many didn't know the integral of A^x even if they should.
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    70/75 ums will never be just an A... maybe 90 ums for 70 as the paper was easy to make mistakes
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    (Original post by championsweat123)
    70/75 ums will never be just an A... maybe 90 ums for 70 as the paper was easy to make mistakes
    It was twice last year. And this paper was of a similar level to those papers.
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    Would I get A* if I got 70/75 in C3 and 69/75 in C4?
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    It was twice last year. And this paper was of a similar level to those papers.
    but you have to consider that less people sit the core maths than the further modules
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    Hi guys, can I get a quick opinion- what would 62/75 in C3 and 65/75 in C4 be in terms of UMS? Thanks in advance 😊
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    (Original post by RGBlinkFrayXx)
    Hi guys, can I get a quick opinion- what would 62/75 in C3 and 65/75 in C4 be in terms of UMS? Thanks in advance 😊
    80 c3

    84 C4
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    Hi guys what would be 45/75 on C3 and 70/75 on C4 be in UMS

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    (Original post by imran_)
    80 c3

    84 C4
    Thank you! Although wouldn't C4 be lower? Apparently the grade boundaries are really high...?
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    (Original post by RGBlinkFrayXx)
    Thank you! Although wouldn't C4 be lower? Apparently the grade boundaries are really high...?
    doubt it, theres a lot of people who found it hard too. 63 would be average for an A. The majority of people on student room are very smart
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    (Original post by Fas)
    This won't be 65 for an A, more likely 63. Anyone who is concerned about it being "rocket high boundaries" don't be, it just will not be that high.

    And for the record I am a neutral bystander. I did not sit this paper (just before someone thinks I'm a student trying to reassure myself)

    That said, theres zero point speculating, just have to wait and see.

    Although given that ^^, I do have to agree, that paper was piss easy. Wish I had that one in my exam than the one I got....
    people need to remember that c4 is the hardest unit for the average candidate sitting this paper who doesn't do further maths so saying boundaries will be as high as 67 seems pretty extortionate
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    Just checked the model solutions by Kprime for C3 and C4 and I think I got;
    - 74/75 marks in C4
    - 62/63 marks in C3
    If these raw marks were to be converted into UMS, would I get the A* ? Please could someone tell me what the UMS conversion for the C3 and C4 papers this year ? I'm getting really paranoid about the A* as I really need it for my uni course Might have to contact my uni just to see what they say if I don't achieve it.
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    (Original post by Danllo)
    Just checked the model solutions by Kprime for C3 and C4 and I think I got;
    - 74/75 marks in C4
    - 62/63 marks in C3
    If these raw marks were to be converted into UMS, would I get the A* ? Please could someone tell me what the UMS conversion for the C3 and C4 papers this year ? I'm getting really paranoid about the A* as I really need it for my uni course Might have to contact my uni just to see what they say if I don't achieve it.
    Nobody knows but I'd say it's probable.
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    Is anyone 100% sure that the model answers has the right mark distribution as i remember the last part of question 6 being 5 marks not 4.

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    (Original post by beany101)
    Is anyone 100% sure that the model answers has the right mark distribution as i remember the last part of question 6 being 5 marks not 4.

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    They're right, this is the actual paper that I've written the answers on.
 
 
 
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