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# Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Paper 2016 Unofficial Markscheme

1. What do you reckon the grade boundaries will be for the paper? I was hoping to do well but I made the most stupidest mistakes and lost incredibly easy marks plus the paper was hard!?
2. (Original post by esmeralda123)
is it okay if i simplified it to -4pi
would i get marks?
no.

Edit:

Depends, did you identify it was originally 100-25pi? If so you'd get 1 mark for method.
4. what do you think the grade boundaries will be like? i got approx 74/100 and want to get an A* so i know i nned to get 95+ in the next exam any tips anyone?
5. Many people in my year did 100- 25pi = 75, would we lose a mark?
6. (Original post by esmeralda123)
would i scrape an A?
how much is it for a*?
An A* is normally around 162+ I believe apart from the exception of last year and I believe an A ranges from about 122-137ish however I think this paper was quite easy so as long as the calculator paper is easy Aswell the grade boundaries will be on the higher side I think

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7. Thanks so much for this, I seems like I only made a 2mark mistake. Feeling a lot better now.
8. (Original post by 34908seikj)
no.

Edit:

Depends, did you identify it was originally 100-25pi? If so you'd get 1 mark for method.
yes
but in the question it said simplify so i did (divided by 5)

Also do you think the calc will be much harder than this?
10. (Original post by studentnumber87)
A is usually high 60's
What would i need for a A overall?
11. (Original post by Lea b)
Many people in my year did 100- 25pi = 75, would we lose a mark?
Yes. that's incorrect. would only get 1 mark for method.
12. I counted up my marks and obtained 90 overall. Probably less but I was happy with this paper.
13. (Original post by Lea b)
For question 5, I out 45 first then changed it to 50, would answer 50 days still get full marks?
I did the EXACT same thing 😭
14. Two questions;
One, you know for question 2b, I put a point on 3 and looking at your mark scheme, it's on 4. Is mine wrong because I checked over it.
Secondly, how many overall marks am I looking for for a C - this is my aim.
16. OH MY GOD I messed up the rotation
This happens ALL THE TIME
Why am i like this??
17. (Original post by Joshu19)
I think I got 64 what would I need to get a an A Or A*
well to be 100% sure you need at least 78 marks for an A, depending on grade boundaries you might need less
18. Got around 92. Not bad. What does everyone think the grade boundaries will be like? It seems rather split - many people found it hard, others found it relatively easy.
19. (Original post by esmeralda123)
yes
but in the question it said simplify so i did (divided by 5)
Divide =/= simplify, you needed to have factored out the five.
20. thats what i got but its wrong

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