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    How did people find it?
    i thought it was easy compared to paper 5
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    I found it easier than paper 5 as well although most of my mates still struggled with it. Understood vectors for the first time in my life so I'm happy about that.
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    Quite easy, about the same as paper 5 and was great to get to the end and find that amazingly simple vector question......i thought the hardest question was the one about the circle and its radius cos i've never seen anything like it before, but even that was quite simple!
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    I knew how to do that one because a similar one had come up on my mock and I got 0/7 on it. So this time I knew how to do it and wasn't going to throw away all those marks again.
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    i thought it went really well - none of the questions were that hard. grade boundary will probably be quite high tho.
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    (Original post by ihategcses)
    i thought it went really well - none of the questions were that hard. grade boundary will probably be quite high tho.
    Yeah, that's what i'm worried about...if everyone found it as easy as i did then maybe it will be really hard to get an A*?
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    yeah...shouldnt be any more than 82% tho...hopefully lol. dunno, usually its about 75% so should be alrite
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    i think paper 5 was still easier. that 7 mark question on algebra caught me off guard, though. questions were straight foward you just had to think. quite alot of people in my school says it was easier, so its gonna be harder to get an A im just glad i got that OCR maths trial paper to back me up.
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    (Original post by rico dan man)
    i think paper 5 was still easier. that 7 mark question on algebra caught me off guard, though. questions were straight foward you just had to think. quite alot of people in my school says it was easier, so its gonna be harder to get an A im just glad i got that OCR maths trial paper to back me up.
    Was that the simultaneous equations- linear and quadratic? I thought that was a blessing, 7 marks for something that factorised so easily....still concerned about the grade boundary tho...
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    Why should you be concerned with all A*/A predictions. If you could do that question it sounds like you could have easily done much of the paper, and I doubt they're going to noticeably change the grade boundaries. Most of my mates struggled with it so I wouldn't be too worried. Besides, maths is over finally.
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    tell me how you factorised that maN. I Knew you had to factorise but i didnt know where to start off.
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    am i the only person here with the OCR trial maths paper.

    OCR picked my school to have an extra maths GCSE trial again, so i can afford to flop on this maths GCSE because i got 2 extra maths exams on the 24th and 28th.
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    (Original post by sherunsaway)
    Why should you be concerned with all A*/A predictions. If you could do that question it sounds like you could have easily done much of the paper, and I doubt they're going to noticeably change the grade boundaries. Most of my mates struggled with it so I wouldn't be too worried. Besides, maths is over finally.
    Why do you doubt they will change the boundaries by a noticeable amount? Compared to last years exam, where an A-grade was 45%, I personally think that the boundary for an A will be much higher this year otherwise, wouldn't too many people get an A?
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    what do you mean? like a maths extension award or something?
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    no OCR chose my school, to do an extra MATH gcse examination, then choose our best mark out of the 2 Math GCSE's we took.
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    how did people find the trigonometry questions, i felt they boosted my marks.
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    Well, they might change it, but not by more than 5-7%. If the board is seen to change the boundaries dramatically, they will be seen to have double standards, and the board risks schools taking other boards for maths because they don't trust them. Besides, the paper wasn't considerably easier than the past papers I did, I only found it easier because I revised for once, so I doubt that the boundaries will be altered very much.
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    yeah, i agree. thought trigonometry was quite good. was v strange that they awarded 7 marks for a similtaneous eq. question tho - good but strange
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    (Original post by sherunsaway)
    Well, they might change it, but not by more than 5-7%. If the board is seen to change the boundaries dramatically, they will be seen to have double standards, and the board risks schools taking other boards for maths because they don't trust them. Besides, the paper wasn't considerably easier than the past papers I did, I only found it easier because I revised for once, so I doubt that the boundaries will be altered very much.
    I certainly hope you are right We were told that last Junes higher paper was completely impossible - apparently at our school, people came out crying thinking they had completely failed. Have you seen last Junes paper? Was it that much harder?
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    (Original post by rico dan man)
    tell me how you factorised that maN. I Knew you had to factorise but i didnt know where to start off.
    What was the question again? if u can tell me what it was i'll factorise it... was it x^2+y^2=45
    and y= x-3?
    if so then...
    substitute linear value of y into quadratic....x^2+(x-3)^2=45
    then expand out and collect like terms....2x^2- 6x+9=45
    Equate to 0...2x^2-6x-36=0
    then factorise quadratic....(2x+6) (x-6)=0
    so x=-3 or 6
    sub into linear to find y=-6 or 3 and check in quadratic...think that's right!
 
 
 
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