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# Edexcel S2 Exam Paper January 2011 14/01/11 watch

1. (Original post by Ultimate1)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOO!

My whole life had been destroyed. My 3 answers to a 2 mark Question might not give me an extra mark. I think I'm losing my will to live.
I'll lose it after exams next week
2. Overall i thought it was a good paper though for the teacher and guessing answers question i spent a good 5 minutes wondering if i got Ho and H1 right lol. i just about finished it in time and was able to check over it once. Though at the beginning i wasted a bit of time, a wasp had to land on my formula booklet and stay there for a good minute. Had to get the invigilator to remove it *shudders*

I wonder if the grade boundaries are gonna be high for the paper, really hope i get an A.
3. (Original post by serrated_colon)
Marking my answers using the unofficial mark scheme.
WHERE?
4. (Original post by A-level Jim)
WHERE?
Few pages back
5. (Original post by Gibbo81)
Any two from

n must be finite
success or failure
independent
probability of success constant

I know I put three in the solutions but you didn't need to
I put down either have the disease or not - two possible outcomes.

Thats the same as success or failure yeh? Hopefully that, along with it being independent, will give me both the marks.
6. (Original post by sohail.s)
where is the mark scheme for this 2011 paper? i cant seem to find it
The unofficial one is a few pages back. Or click on the paperclip icon next to the thread name, before you enter the thread.
7. so for the 6 mark normal dist. question i used the value 15.5 instead of 14.5 (got my continuous corrector thingy wrong) but everything else was done in the exact same way.

how many marks would i lose for this question? i know i've lost either 2 or 3 marks, just don't know which lol
8. (Original post by A-level Jim)
so for the 6 mark normal dist. question i used the value 15.5 instead of 14.5 (got my continuous corrector thingy wrong) but everything else was done in the exact same way.

how many marks would i lose for this question? i know i've lost either 2 or 3 marks, just don't know which lol
9. HOW ARE YOUR RESULTS GUYS?????

Anyone joining me for S2 resit in June???
10. 69/75 for an A
72/75 for 90 UMS

:O
11. (Original post by EnVogue)
69/75 for an A
72/75 for 90 UMS

:O
I dont understand why it is so highhhhhhh
It wasnt that easy...was it??
12. Surely NOT - I didn't find it that easy, it was kind of easy, but that is just TOO high, especially after that Q2 fail, surely it shouldn't be that high!
13. (Original post by cazzy-joe)
I dont understand why it is so highhhhhhh
It wasnt that easy...was it??
not it wasn't that easy but it was still not hard to warrant such a high grade boundary. I have a feeling they have changed/ are conspiring to give people low UMS this year. The C4 grade boundaries are EXACTLY THE SAME.
15. This and C4 are both ridiculously high. I found these 2 papers harder than M2 and tha grade boundary is 68/75 for 90 UMS!

We should start a facebook protest!
16. (Original post by Ultimate1)
I'll be lucky to get 90 in C4 as well
17. (Original post by anshul95)
I'll be lucky to get 90 in C4 as well
WTF no way, man. You were helping everyone on that C4 thread, how could you miss 90.
18. 96% for an A*, oh wow..

Good luck everyone for tomorrow if you haven't got your results yet
19. (Original post by Ultimate1)
WTF no way, man. You were helping everyone on that C4 thread, how could you miss 90.
whilst that may be true with those grade boundaries they aren't testing you on how well you can do the questions but how many silly mistakes you make. Losing just 4 marks which is most cases 2 mistakes (usually 1 method and 1 accuracy each) will cost you 90. This why they should make exams a little harder otherwise things like this happen.
20. (Original post by TSR-MATT)
You don't need over 90 UMS in S2 for an A* in maths though right? Only above 90 UMS in C3 and c4. So why is there an A* mark?
For further maths students any A2 unit counts towards A*

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