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    (Original post by zerock)
    is unit 1 the skills paper?
    yep
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    I think the science BTEC's are equivalent to 2 GCSE's- lot's of people in my school did them. I know I may sound stupid to alot of people on here but what qualifictaion is the FSMQ? (-is is something to do with Maths:confused:)

    Free Standing Maths Qualification.

    From what I've been told it's like a middle ground between GCSE and A-Level, although I may be wrong.
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    Thnaks for the replies everyone. I'm looking to do A-Level Maths, so do you think doing this qualification would be worthwhile doing?
    What Year are you in?
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    Did anybody do a Foreign Language with AQA and find the exams difficult?
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    (Original post by zed963)
    yep
    how did you find it? It wasnt as hard as i thought it would be
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    (Original post by Darnell LD97)
    I wish i did the FSMQ, GCSE maths was not a good enough challenge plus the FSMQ would have been a better bridge towards A level Maths.
    It is a great bridge, I feel confident for A-Level Maths. It has a mix of topics from different A-Level modules.
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    (Original post by pinkgorilla)
    Thats good. The history teachers were like if you get a C or above thats perfect. So a B was brilliant to her. Disadvantages of attending a low performing state school :/
    Yeah but with my case it was the TWO history teachers were both setting the paper and were chief examiners and decide grade boundaries so he obviously wanted to make himself look good I felt like, but it put ALOT of pressure on us.
    Another thing would be my schools ranked 1st in the county and 9th in the country so wanted to make themselves look good:/ regardless of us having ALOT of pressure


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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    Thnaks for the replies everyone. I'm looking to do A-Level Maths, so do you think doing this qualification would be worthwhile doing?
    If you have the chance of doing it, I'd definitely take it up. It's not the end of the world if you don't do it though, I didn't and I coped just fine with A-Level maths.
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    Thnaks for the replies everyone. I'm looking to do A-Level Maths, so do you think doing this qualification would be worthwhile doing?

    (Original post by Darnell LD97)
    I wish i did the FSMQ, GCSE maths was not a good enough challenge plus the FSMQ would have been a better bridge towards A level Maths.
    it's definitely worth doing, but I'm not sure as I never took it instead I sat in AS class all year 11 and learnt some A level content aswell as doing GCSE stats sorry
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    how did you find it? It wasnt as hard as i thought it would be
    I found the map stuff extremely hard, the map was in welsh so that didn't make it any easier.

    The theory stuff was okay.
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    Yeah but with my case it was the TWO history teachers were both setting the paper and were chief examiners and decide grade boundaries so he obviously wanted to make himself look good I felt like, but it put ALOT of pressure on us.
    Another thing would be my schools ranked 1st in the county and 9th in the country so wanted to make themselves look good:/ regardless of us having ALOT of pressure


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    May I Ask what exam board you guys did History with?
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    Anyone do edexcel science ?
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    (Original post by zed963)
    Anyone do edexcel science ?

    Yep, did you do Triple? I did.
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    May I Ask what exam board you guys did History with?
    WJEC


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    (Original post by Basket case)
    WJEC


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    Sounds like you have a lot more work than AQA
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    Sounds like you have a lot more work than AQA
    Is it how much work did you have?
    We had 3 exams worth 25% each
    And we had I think 4 coursework pieces though (2 together in year 10 and 2 together in year 11)


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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    Yep, did you do Triple? I did.
    Yep.

    How did you find C3,B3 and P3?

    What did you get in your previous modules? If you don't mind me asking .
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    (Original post by Basket case)
    Is it how much work did you have?
    We had 3 exams worth 25% each
    And we had I think 4 coursework pieces though (2 together in year 10 and 2 together in year 11)


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    Two exams, one coursework... all of which were easy.

    With the coursework you could bring in any notes you wanted, I basically wrote my entire essay out in bullet point form and got full marks.
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    Two exams, one coursework... all of which were easy.

    With the coursework you could bring in any notes you wanted, I basically wrote my entire essay out in bullet point form and got full marks.
    What were your exams on?;O?!
    We were allowed to bring in notes as well for our assessment Aslong as they were NOT typed


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    (Original post by zed963)
    Yep.

    How did you find C3,B3 and P3?

    What did you get in your previous modules? If you don't mind me asking .

    C1 - A*
    C2 - A*

    B1 - A*
    B2 - A (2 UMS off A*)

    P1 - A
    P2 - A*

    Assuming you did the Higher Papers on all three, B3 I found brilliant, had no problems with it at all, C3 I found the questions easy but struggled for time because there were quite a few long ones, Physics was okay but that's my weakest science... you?
 
 
 
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