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    From the BMOC website (emphasis mine):

    Given the current weather conditions, and the possibility of school closures continuing on Thursday 2 December, it is possible that students in affected areas may be unable to attend school on Thursday and sit BMO1.

    On no account should a student or teacher place him or herself in danger merely in order to facilitate the sitting of BMO1. Here is the BMO committee’s advice in the event that weather interferes with the sitting of BMO1 (Thursday 2 December):

    In the event of weather preventing a candidate from sitting BMO1 on 2 December, he or she should

    (a) Refrain from using the internet until after the paper is sat.

    (b) Not discuss the paper with anyone.

    (c) Sit the paper as soon as possible after 2 December 2010.

    Would teachers please email [email protected] indicating if they expect to sit late, and when they hope to sit, and include explanatory notes with their late scripts.

    The BMO committee reserves the right to withhold prizes if they suspect that the integrity of the competition may have been compromised.

    We would also ask those not affected not to discuss any aspect of BMO1 2010/11 in a public forum until we advise here. The paper and solutions video will only appear after we lift the embargo.
    So, do not discuss this paper or you will be subject to warnings.

    One of the moderators will post when discussion is allowed.

    Thanks and Good Luck!
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    (Original post by DFranklin)
    On no account should a student or teacher place him or herself in danger merely in order to facilitate the sitting of BMO1.
    *crawls through ice and snow* MUST. DO. B. M. O.
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    No idea what this test is, but all you need is one contact somewhere else in the country and you've got full marks (potentially). Under these conditions shouldn't they just postpone the paper everywhere?
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    No idea what this test is, but all you need is one contact somewhere else in the country and you've got full marks (potentially). Under these conditions shouldn't they just postpone the paper everywhere?
    Not really, seeing as the scoring is based on the quality of your answer and not just if you get the correct answer. Just by writing down the correct answers you'd be lucky to get 25%
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    (Original post by jonnyboy1993)
    Not really, seeing as the scoring is based on the quality of your answer and not just if you get the correct answer. Just by writing down the correct answers you'd be lucky to get 25%
    If you know someone who has sat the paper, couldn't they tell you the majority of the questions, making it so much easier for you to just work them out in your own time to perfect your answer?
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    If you know someone who has sat the paper, couldn't they tell you the majority of the questions, making it so much easier for you to just work them out in your own time to perfect your answer?
    You could, and it would potentially work, but to get full marks is very hard, seeing as you lose marks for any false logic, or any steps where you make an assumption which requires proof.

    And anyway, what does one gain by cheating on BMO1, you'll just get put through to round 2 where your inability will show through, and if you manage to cheat that too you'll end up being shown up when you get invited to IMO trials. And the prizes wouldn't exactly mean much to one if they'd been won through cheating.

    However, delaying the whole paper will cause issues as every script has to be carefully hand-marked and checked; normally about a week after it is sat. This has to be done in time to invite some people to a selection camp in early January for the IMO before BMO2
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    If you know someone who has sat the paper, couldn't they tell you the majority of the questions, making it so much easier for you to just work them out in your own time to perfect your answer?
    Yes, but it is assumed that people who sit it do not do it so that they can cheat and get loads of marks, they do it to test their own ability and the satisfaction of knowing that whatever they achieve in it is through their own work. Anyway, if someone who had sat the BMO knew someone who would be sitting it, why would they want to tell them the questions/solutions when they're competing against them for certificates/ qualification for the next round?
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    Ahh, I thought it was some sort of A level equivalent paper.
 
 
 
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