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    As promised here are the Edexcel Jan 2014 series papers.

    I would strongly suggest that you go over these papers as they are trickier than the standard papers. I would expect that this standard becomes standard in the last few years of the specification.
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  1. File Type: doc 19a C1 January 2014.doc (92.5 KB, 13439 views)
  2. File Type: doc 21a C2 January 2014.doc (102.5 KB, 9542 views)
  3. File Type: doc 23a C3 January 2014.doc (130.5 KB, 7979 views)
  4. File Type: doc 25a C4 January 2014.doc (112.5 KB, 6333 views)
  5. File Type: doc 27a FP1 January 2014.doc (96.0 KB, 2718 views)
  6. File Type: doc 13a S1 January 2014.doc (227.0 KB, 7133 views)
  7. File Type: doc 15a S2 January 2014.doc (48.5 KB, 2797 views)
  8. File Type: doc 17a D1 January 2014.doc (182.0 KB, 2724 views)
  9. File Type: doc 07a M1 January 2014.doc (62.5 KB, 7436 views)
  10. File Type: doc 09a M2 January 2014.doc (95.5 KB, 3321 views)
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    Mark Schemes

    C4 MS too big, I will reduce and upload in a
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  11. File Type: pdf 10917_20b C1 January 2014 mark scheme.pdf (500.4 KB, 8340 views)
  12. File Type: pdf 10918_22b C2 January 2014 mark scheme.pdf (494.5 KB, 6846 views)
  13. File Type: pdf 10919_24b C3 January 2014 mark scheme.pdf (537.1 KB, 4879 views)
  14. File Type: pdf 10921_28b FP1 January 2014 mark scheme.pdf (141.0 KB, 2029 views)
  15. File Type: pdf 10914_14b S1 January 2014 mark scheme.pdf (464.1 KB, 5167 views)
  16. File Type: pdf 10915_16b S2 January 2014 mark scheme.pdf (390.3 KB, 1962 views)
  17. File Type: pdf 10916_18b D1 January 2014 mark scheme.pdf (654.6 KB, 1708 views)
  18. File Type: pdf 10911_08b M1 January 2014 mark scheme.pdf (589.1 KB, 5572 views)
  19. File Type: pdf 10912_10b M2 January 2014 mark scheme.pdf (570.6 KB, 2290 views)
  20. File Type: pdf 10920_26b C4 January 2014 mark scheme red.pdf (777.0 KB, 4543 views)
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    My model answers

    I haven't got round to FP1 or M2 yet, I will when I get chance.

    If there are any questions you still don't understand quote me on this thread
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  21. File Type: pdf W14 IAL C34 Model Answers red.pdf (611.6 KB, 1760 views)
  22. File Type: pdf W14 C1 IAL ModelRed.pdf (250.4 KB, 1681 views)
  23. File Type: pdf W14 C2 IAL Model red.pdf (333.3 KB, 1854 views)
  24. File Type: pdf W14 C3 IAL ModelRed.pdf (304.2 KB, 1467 views)
  25. File Type: pdf W14 C4 IAL ModelRed.pdf (615.8 KB, 1599 views)
  26. File Type: pdf W14 S1 IAL Model.pdf (855.4 KB, 1602 views)
  27. File Type: pdf W14 S2 IAL Model.pdf (795.1 KB, 755 views)
  28. File Type: pdf W14 D1 IAL Model Red.pdf (600.4 KB, 863 views)
  29. File Type: pdf W14 M1 IAL ModelRed.pdf (286.3 KB, 1646 views)
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    Brilliant Arsey thanks !

    Do you also have access to the examiner's report for these papers?
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    (Original post by Arsey)
    As promised here are the Edexcel Jan 2014 series papers.

    I would strongly suggest that you go over these papers as they are trickier than the standard papers. I would expect that this standard becomes standard in the last few years of the specification.
    Wow thanks Arsey! Have you got Jan 14 for M3? If not, do you know where I could find it?
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    (Original post by NLoR)
    Wow thanks Arsey! Have you got Jan 14 for M3? If not, do you know where I could find it?
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  30. File Type: doc 11a M3 January 2014.doc (130.0 KB, 1347 views)
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    (Original post by Arsey)
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    Do you have the mark scheme for this paper as well please?
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    (Original post by outsider95)
    Do you have the mark scheme for this paper as well please?
    here ya go
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  31. File Type: pdf M3 14 MS.pdf (298.2 KB, 855 views)
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    Yeah, solved the M3 Jan 14 one, it was a nightmare*..


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    Are you suggesting that the upcoming examinations will be much trickier than usual?

    Also, wondering if you would know anything about this.

    In the marking guidance the examiners are told to mark every attempt and score the highest one, aren't they? So in the exam if I struggle in one question can I do multiple attempts each with its own answer and working but without crossing them out and expect the examiner to mark all of them and award the highest individual attempt?
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    In all cases, if the candidate clearly labels their working under a particular part of a
    question i.e. (a) or (b) or (c),……then that working can only score marks for that part
    of the question.


    Does this also mean that we should not label our answers? :P
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    Do you have a link for the grade boundaries to these papers??

    Thanks
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    (Original post by SuperMushroom)
    Do you have a link for the grade boundaries to these papers??

    Thanks
    Is it this? http://www.edexcel.com/iwantto/Docum...aries%20v6.pdf

    To me, looks like pretty high boundaries for such a hard paper..
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    (Original post by zino)
    Is it this? http://www.edexcel.com/iwantto/Docum...aries%20v6.pdf

    To me, looks like pretty high boundaries for such a hard paper..
    Ye thats the right one, 60/75 on both c1 and c2 isnt that bad to be fair

    Im doing the papers now
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    Can you please also upload the answer booklet for D1
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    Examiners Reports?
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    Is the international A Level the same specification as the standard GCE A Level in the UK?
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    Is it me or the questions are much harder than usual?
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    (Original post by zino)
    Yeah, solved the M3 Jan 14 one, it was a nightmare*..




    Are you suggesting that the upcoming examinations will be much trickier than usual?

    Also, wondering if you would know anything about this.

    In the marking guidance the examiners are told to mark every attempt and score the highest one, aren't they? So in the exam if I struggle in one question can I do multiple attempts each with its own answer and working but without crossing them out and expect the examiner to mark all of them and award the highest individual attempt?
    Absolutely. The papers have definitely been getting harder in recent sessions. It isn't so much that the questions are more difficult but they are more unusual requiring a decent understanding of the content. Previously the papers were very predictable and as long as you smashed the past papers you would be fine, now, not so much. Exam boards have been directed to put more rigour into their examination papers. I now think it vital that students complete the trickier questions in the mixed exercises / review exercises; even look for styles of questions that are in the text book but that are not normally asked in the papers.

    yes that is correct but it is very rarely done.
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    (Original post by zino)
    In all cases, if the candidate clearly labels their working under a particular part of a
    question i.e. (a) or (b) or (c),……then that working can only score marks for that part
    of the question.


    Does this also mean that we should not label our answers? :P
    it is so rare that this could benefit you that I would say you should clearly label your answers and make it as easy as possible for the examiner to award you the marks.
 
 
 
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