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# Edexcel Mark Schemes Watch

1. I've been doing a lot of past papers recently for maths, and I'm often noticing that I have a different method to the one in the mark scheme, and it doesn't include my method as an alternative one. For example, when trying to find the area under a graph I may calculate the triangles and rectangles separately and add them all together, leaving me with the correct answer, but the mark scheme may use the trapezoid formula instead. Will I still get all method marks if the method is a perfectly suited alternative that leads to the correct answer? Thanks.
2. (Original post by hopefultenant)
I've been doing a lot of past papers recently for maths, and I'm often noticing that I have a different method to the one in the mark scheme, and it doesn't include my method as an alternative one. For example, when trying to find the area under a graph I may calculate the triangles and rectangles separately and add them all together, leaving me with the correct answer, but the mark scheme may use the trapezoid formula instead. Will I still get all method marks if the method is a perfectly suited alternative that leads to the correct answer? Thanks.
For trapezium rule questions just make it clear what the area under each trapezium is and that shouldn't be a problem - otherwise, if you are getting the right answer then the method is almost certainly valid
3. (Original post by natninja)
For trapezium rule questions just make it clear what the area under each trapezium is and that shouldn't be a problem - otherwise, if you are getting the right answer then the method is almost certainly valid
Oh ok, thanks a bunch. Can anyone else just confirm this for me? I'm a tad worried because I have M1 tomorrow.
4. (Original post by hopefultenant)
Oh ok, thanks a bunch. Can anyone else just confirm this for me? I'm a tad worried because I have M1 tomorrow.
Are speaking about areas of graph in M1? Even if you integrate it and get it right, you'll get full marks. Don't worry.

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