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Exactly... as you say, I guess with more Maths experience, it is a simple problem, but harder for GCSE students... But yeh, they need something to differentiate the top and the middle tier students... and why they think a petition is going to make a bloody bit of difference :rofl: If they believe that, they deserve to get a bad grade

In any case, it's unlikely to make masses of difference as it's common to have a harder question... granted, I haven't seen the rest of the paper, but I've also been told they haven't sat the second part yet...
Second part is Monday I think. My mate's doing it. He doesnt know what the fuss is about either.

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Second part is Monday I think. My mate's doing it. He doesnt know what the fuss is about either.

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Well, fair play to him!
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Well, fair play to him!
Aye. He knows his maths. Well, his GCSE maths. I knew my GCSE maths, didn't help me this year

I would celebrate finishing exams but I'm tired and want to sleep. Night mobbsy

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Aye. He knows his maths. Well, his GCSE maths. I knew my GCSE maths, didn't help me this year

I would celebrate finishing exams but I'm tired and want to sleep. Night mobbsy

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Haha, night!
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What are everyone's thoughts on the GCSE Maths sweets question? I personally think they're all kicking up a fuss for no bloody reason... they just need to grow up and accept a bit of failure to get a question right.
Agreed, actually had a moan about this in the Government chat earlier. Seems like a classic case of expecting the question to be handing them exactly how to get the answer on a plate, whereas for once it actually involved them having to think. Too many students are taught how to plug numbers into formulas without knowing what they're actually doing, I'm glad we have questions like this to at least stop them getting top grades for that.

On the other hand, it was a very unpleasant surprise to discover that these days you only need around 25% for a C grade in the higher tier papers!!!!! WTF are they complaining about, it's ridiculously lenient as it is.
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Agreed, actually had a moan about this in the Government chat earlier. Seems like a classic case of expecting the question to be handing them exactly how to get the answer on a plate, whereas for once it actually involved them having to think. Too many students are taught how to plug numbers into formulas without knowing what they're actually doing, I'm glad we have questions like this to at least stop them getting top grades for that.

On the other hand, it was a very unpleasant surprise to discover that these days you only need around 25% for a C grade in the higher tier papers!!!!! WTF are they complaining about, it's ridiculously lenient as it is.
There'll always find things to complain about. But if they spent time complaining and signing pointless petitions, they'd maybe do well...


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GOD. Currently trying to teach physics students how to logic. Banging my head against a brick wall. Why are they all inferior to maths students seriously.
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GOD. Currently trying to teach physics students how to logic. Banging my head against a brick wall. Why are they all inferior to maths students seriously.
Two reasons:
1) Maths>physics;
2) those noobs don't use logic

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What are everyone's thoughts on the GCSE Maths sweets question? I personally think they're all kicking up a fuss for no bloody reason... they just need to grow up and accept a bit of failure to get a question right.
When you look at the maths it is simple enough but I didn't understand it at first glance
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What are everyone's thoughts on the GCSE Maths sweets question? I personally think they're all kicking up a fuss for no bloody reason... they just need to grow up and accept a bit of failure to get a question right.
Just popped in for a cuppa, hello everyone.

It's a fairly simple question, well for me who has A level Maths and usually has solved the Countdown numbers before the clock starts ticking. It shows how Maths needs to be valued, as with calculators and shop tills that work out change, as a skill it may be undervalued.

As for people accepting failure, the generation many of whom have been plastic Man U supporters may find it more difficult to accept than they should. And of course it is part of Michael Gove's plan for more people to fail exams, so his successor can have more schools judged as coasting or failing so they are taken out of local authority control.
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What are everyone's thoughts on the GCSE Maths sweets question? I personally think they're all kicking up a fuss for no bloody reason... they just need to grow up and accept a bit of failure to get a question right.
What is this question?
I should think it's not too hard given how easy rejected questions can be

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What are everyone's thoughts on the GCSE Maths sweets question? I personally think they're all kicking up a fuss for no bloody reason... they just need to grow up and accept a bit of failure to get a question right.
Kicking up a fuss - it wasn't exactly hard


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What is this question?
I should think it's not too hard given how easy rejected questions can be

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It's Hannah's sweet question - it was on BBC's homepage, and it's in this thread!
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Kicking up a fuss - it wasn't exactly hard


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Exactly... it wasn't difficult. Although maybe comparatively hard for GCSE students, but still.... I think the whole thing is absolutely ludicrous.
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Just found it and I think my A-level class would struggle with that...
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Just found it and I think my A-level class would struggle with that...
Are you actually serious!? Good luck to your A level class in their A levels then...
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Just found it and I think my A-level class would struggle with that...
Are you in a lower tier or something?
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Are you in a lower tier or something?
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Are you actually serious!? Good luck to your A level class in their A levels then...
It now explains a lot though
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It now explains a lot though
Yeh, you're absolutely right, as usual to be honest...
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