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Why dont we get full marks for getting the answer correct?
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Why dont we get full marks for getting the answer correct?
You may have used an incorrect method to get there
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You may have used an incorrect method to get there
Does it matter? As long as I got the answer...
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Does it matter? As long as I got the answer...
Yes because you are being tested on your ability to use a correct method!
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Because you don't agree with it? :curious:
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You may have used an incorrect method to get there
I would suggest its more 'pro student' than you suggest.

Method marks are given as many students make arithmetic errors when doing 3,4,5 mark questions for example.

At the end of the day how hard is it to write down your workings in GCSE exams. The questions are not taxing.

Now lets flip this.

You have a 6 mark trig questions and do it all right yet have your calculator in radians mode. All working, method and aswers in the build up are correct yet your final answer is wring.

Do you want 5 marks for your efforts or do you just want the examiner to say 0/6 "wrong answer"

You are told to 'state' in some questions which means just write your answer, others require more.

Generally A,B and M marks are given to help students, not hinder them. So those who moan, leave your answer and just hope you get them all right...I know I certainly wouldnt regardless of level
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If it's not a "show that" question, and you didn't get the right answer with the wrong method somehow you WILL get all the marks.
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I would suggest its more 'pro student' than you suggest.

Method marks are given as many students make arithmetic errors when doing 3,4,5 mark questions for example.

At the end of the day how hard is it to write down your workings in GCSE exams. The questions are not taxing.

Now lets flip this.

You have a 6 mark trig questions and do it all right yet have your calculator in radians mode. All working, method and aswers in the build up are correct yet your final answer is wring.

Do you want 5 marks for your efforts or do you just want the examiner to say 0/6 "wrong answer"

You are told to 'state' in some questions which means just write your answer, others require more.

Generally A,B and M marks are given to help students, not hinder them. So those who moan, leave your answer and just hope you get them all right...I know I certainly wouldnt regardless of level
Oh absolutely it's better for the student and you should always leave a clear indication of how you arrived at an answer unless you're answering 'state that' or 'write down' types of questions.
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Oh absolutely it's better for the student and you should always leave a clear indication of how you arrived at an answer unless you're answering 'state that' or 'write down' types of questions.
I think the OP was talking about all questions (I think)

I chuckle when these "don't need to write answers" folk start on A level maths :yep: even as easy as topics like the trap rule in C2
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