Poll: How did you feel this exam went? And what do you think the A* boundary will be?
Very easy (4)
1.89%
Easy (6)
2.83%
Standard (15)
7.08%
Hard (42)
19.81%
Very Hard (36)
16.98%
Impossible! (6)
2.83%
70+ (8)
3.77%
69 (3)
1.42%
68 (5)
2.36%
67 (8)
3.77%
66 (7)
3.3%
65 (18)
8.49%
64 (14)
6.6%
63 (21)
9.91%
61/62 (11)
5.19%
60 or lower (8)
3.77%
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How did it go? (pick one option from each category)
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Hmmm i hope c4 isn't horrible.
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After this, I'm really worried about Core 4. I thought I'd get basically full marks on Core 3 but am hovering the A* grade boundary now with today's fairly tough paper.

In general, do people think Core 4 or Core 3 is harder? As an average over all the topics?
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Hard and 65 for me, could see quite a few losing marks on the trig one at the end. Not too bad other than that IMO
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i thought i was good at maths before this exam.
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i thought i was good at maths before this exam.
Same mate Just hovering around the A* boundary, getting about 66-69.Sooo annoyed by the little mistakes


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Harder than expected


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i thought i was good at maths before this exam.
Haha that could totally be a meme
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Seems in general people found it harder than usual, lets hope for a nice C4 paper (which is unlikely )
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From what I can see, the lowest mark 90UMS has been (since introduction of A* grade!) was 64 in Jan 2012.. How does everyone think this paper compared to the one today?

I myself, think that today's paper was more challenging than jan 12
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(Original post by redherring18)
From what I can see, the lowest mark 90UMS has been (since introduction of A* grade!) was 64 in Jan 2012.. How does everyone think this paper compared to the one today?

I myself, think that today's paper was more challenging than jan 12
I did Jan 12 last night and got full marks.

Dropped quite a few in this paper. Definitely more challenging.
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what do you think the grade boundaries will be?
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what do you think the grade boundaries will be?
In my opinion:

A* = 64
A = 58

And so on
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Is it possible that A* students can find the exam easy then the grade boundaries between an A and A* be a 7+ mark difference?
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Is it possible that A* students can find the exam easy then the grade boundaries between an A and A* be a 7+ mark difference?
Yes, anything is possible, there's no telling until the boundaries are release, unfortunately!
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Jan 12 was 64 for A* so I'm thinking 63 this year. UMS cap will prob be 69 as june 14 was 71 and this paper was moderately harder. But who knows?
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(Original post by redherring18)
From what I can see, the lowest mark 90UMS has been (since introduction of A* grade!) was 64 in Jan 2012.. How does everyone think this paper compared to the one today?

I myself, think that today's paper was more challenging than jan 12
Having done the Jan 12 paper about a week ago I'd say it was about on par with that
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(Original post by redherring18)
From what I can see, the lowest mark 90UMS has been (since introduction of A* grade!) was 64 in Jan 2012.. How does everyone think this paper compared to the one today?

I myself, think that today's paper was more challenging than jan 12
I did Jan 12 yesterday, Jan 12 had a harder u substitution question (it involved trig identities) and an integration by parts twice which would be big mark droppers.

With this paper the difficult questions were in the U sub and trigonometric proof one at the end. I think on the whole they were similar in difficulty.
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(Original post by Achroite)
I did Jan 12 yesterday, Jan 12 had a harder u substitution question (it involved trig identities) and an integration by parts twice which would be big mark droppers.

With this paper the difficult questions were in the U sub and trigonometric proof one at the end. I think on the whole they were similar in difficulty.
The thing is though, whilst "integration by parts" is at the difficult end of the spectrum, basically anyone who has properly revised that stuff should have been able to do it whilst today's trig. question just seemed to be unlucky to many people.
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The thing is though, whilst "integration by parts" is at the difficult end of the spectrum, basically anyone who has properly revised that stuff should have been able to do it whilst today's trig. question just seemed to be unlucky to many people.
That's true, it's difficult to call! The trig question was one that even if you revised for you would find difficult

I should mention I am a massive pessimist, a strategy I employ to avoid disappointment :laugh:
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