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1. (Original post by justinawe)
Not right now, no. 5 weeks is plenty. If you're still getting B's in past papers a few days before the exam, maybe then you should be worried.

Apparently the exams are getting harder every time though, so I'd recommend doing some more challenging questions. Solomon papers etc.

solomon c4 are easy though, c3 make me want to cry :'(

I know they are :/ Jan c3 paper is crazily hard! :/ urgh trig!

But then C2 in Jan was really easy, so its abit unpredictable really.
2. (Original post by AbiHem)
What are the chances of normal distribution coming up on S1 (Edexcel) Friday?
It will definitely be there, it's a whole section in the course after all.
3. (Original post by AbiHem)
What are the chances of normal distribution coming up on S1 (Edexcel) Friday?
The number of normal distribution questions on an S1 paper models itself in a normal distribution with a mean of 1 and a standard deviation of 0.0000001...
4. (Original post by Felix Felicis)
The number of normal distribution questions on an S1 paper models itself in a normal distribution with a mean of 1 and a standard deviation of 0.0000001...
You missed a 0
5. (Original post by MedMed12)
solomon c4 are easy though, c3 make me want to cry :'(

I know they are :/ Jan c3 paper is crazily hard! :/ urgh trig!

But then C2 in Jan was really easy, so its abit unpredictable really.
Then you could try doing AEA papers or something, I don't really bother with Solomons anymore so I wouldn't know about whether they're harder than the real past papers or not. You could try Elmwood papers too.
6. (Original post by joostan)
You missed a 0
The kicker: after rigorous hypothesis testing, it actually models itself in a poisson distribution with a mean of 1.2.

7. (Original post by Felix Felicis)
The kicker: after rigorous hypothesis testing, it actually models itself in a poisson distribution with a mean of 1.2.

Why did you not just say: and be done?
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I heard this year it was gonna be find:
8. (Original post by DJMayes)
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Since you're at the top of the special helpers list I thought I'd address this to you. For S1 Normal Distribution after you've found out the mean and SD, would you use your rounded or un-rounded values?
9. (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
Since you're at the top of the special helpers list I thought I'd address this to you. For S1 Normal Distribution after you've found out the mean and SD, would you use your rounded or un-rounded values?
I would use unrounded.
10. (Original post by DJMayes)
I would use unrounded.
So if I did otherwise would I get penalized?
11. (Original post by James A)

My C4 mark didn't bother me, so I left it as it is.
I assume you mean for my offer? An A but I got an A*

Yeah I mean 79/100 is a good score for C4 so there's no need to stress with it What do you need for maths?
12. (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
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13. (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
So if I did otherwise would I get penalized?
I don't think you would (That said, I'm not 100% sure) but I would play it safe and use the unrounded value. Besides, doesn't the loss of accuracy of a rounded value make your skin crawl anyway?
14. (Original post by DJMayes)
I don't think you would (That said, I'm not 100% sure) but I would play it safe and use the unrounded value. Besides, doesn't the loss of accuracy of a rounded value make your skin crawl anyway?
I know what you mean, it makes me cringe whenever my friends use rounded values for further calculations
15. Anyone got AQA S1 this Friday? I want to cry... I hate stats so much :'(
16. (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
So if I did otherwise would I get penalized?
Yeah because you're using inaccurate numbers in the calculation so I believe you do lose marks. In general, you should not round at all until right at the end, and then round to the required number of significant figures.
17. (Original post by shamika)
Yeah because you're using inaccurate numbers in the calculation so I believe you do lose marks. In general, you should not round at all until right at the end, and then round to the required number of significant figures.
Alright thanks , I take it you're a maths teacher or something?
18. (Original post by DJMayes)
I don't think you would (That said, I'm not 100% sure) but I would play it safe and use the unrounded value. Besides, doesn't the loss of accuracy of a rounded value make your skin crawl anyway?
Ahh don't get me started... with the amount of times I've had to deal with approximations in Mechanics with subsequent parts of the question following on, life would be so much easier if everything just had an answer...
19. (Original post by RoseBrilliante)
Anyone got AQA S1 this Friday? I want to cry... I hate stats so much :'(
Got S1 on Friday but with Edexcel, what's so bad about Stats?
20. (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
Got S1 on Friday but with Edexcel, what's so bad about Stats?
Mehh, I just don't understand it. I don't get why you use all the formula and the questions are so wordy. Maybe it's just because I haven't done it before but I still don't like it

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