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    Anyone wanna bet what the difficulty of this paper would be? I reckon it'll either be very hard or fairly easy -> with no in betweens!!

    I analysed the recent paper in January 2004, and the previous summer 2003 paper and noticed they are BOTH very difficult papers (even my friend who is excellent at maths only managed to get mid 80 marks for the Jan 2004 whereas usually he'd be in the 90s without a doubt)

    Because Jan 2004 and June 2003 were so difficult, I have a feeling (and hoping) this years would probably not be too bad. But Edexcel are weird, so they'd probably decide to make this year very hard and then make the November 2004 ones really easy just to 'fit' in with the new upcoming "reduced content" easier Maths syllabus.
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    I have another question. If the paper is really hard do they lower the grade boundaries so u get higher UMS points?

    http://www.edexcel.org.uk/VirtualCon...port_Jun03.pdf

    and went to p.50 to check out the grade boundaries for the June 2003 exams and noticed its 51/75 to get an A and thats only 68%!!! Is that a mistake or genuine? coz 68% is rather low, I thought they would limit it to mid-70% to get an A??
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    (Original post by ResidentEvil)
    Anyone wanna bet what the difficulty of this paper would be? I reckon it'll either be very hard or fairly easy -> with no in betweens!!

    I analysed the recent paper in January 2004, and the previous summer 2003 paper and noticed they are BOTH very difficult papers (even my friend who is excellent at maths only managed to get mid 80 marks for the Jan 2004 whereas usually he'd be in the 90s without a doubt)

    Because Jan 2004 and June 2003 were so difficult, I have a feeling (and hoping) this years would probably not be too bad. But Edexcel are weird, so they'd probably decide to make this year very hard and then make the November 2004 ones really easy just to 'fit' in with the new upcoming "reduced content" easier Maths syllabus.
    I reckon it's going to be IMPOSSIBLE!!! Last summer's one was AWFUL and the one in January was hard as well, but for edexcel it is the easiest its going to get. Plus if you look back through the years, P3 isn't exactly the easiest paper anyway.
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    (Original post by ResidentEvil)
    Anyone wanna bet what the difficulty of this paper would be? I reckon it'll either be very hard or fairly easy -> with no in betweens!!

    I analysed the recent paper in January 2004, and the previous summer 2003 paper and noticed they are BOTH very difficult papers (even my friend who is excellent at maths only managed to get mid 80 marks for the Jan 2004 whereas usually he'd be in the 90s without a doubt)

    Because Jan 2004 and June 2003 were so difficult, I have a feeling (and hoping) this years would probably not be too bad. But Edexcel are weird, so they'd probably decide to make this year very hard and then make the November 2004 ones really easy just to 'fit' in with the new upcoming "reduced content" easier Maths syllabus.
    well i did the jan 04 one and at the time i found it impossible but i still got 38% haha nyway, now i did it as a mock and got in my 70's
    not as bad as i thought!
    i hope the one on wednesday isnt too hard!
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    (Original post by ResidentEvil)
    I have another question. If the paper is really hard do they lower the grade boundaries so u get higher UMS points?

    http://www.edexcel.org.uk/VirtualCon...port_Jun03.pdf

    and went to p.50 to check out the grade boundaries for the June 2003 exams and noticed its 51/75 to get an A and thats only 68%!!! Is that a mistake or genuine? coz 68% is rather low, I thought they would limit it to mid-70% to get an A??
    No - thats right - i got june 2003 fhor my mock and i got 68% and i was told that was an A because everyone who did it generally did really bad
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    i hate p3
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    (Original post by tammypotato)
    i hate p3
    Know how you feel!!!
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    (Original post by tammypotato)
    i hate p3
    try p5
    if u think p3 is bad i swear you'l love it after youv dont p5
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    (Original post by kriztinae)
    try p5
    if u think p3 is bad i swear you'l love it after youv dont p5
    P5 is quite difficult, my teacher considers it to be the hardest module. However, it has the advantage of not having very much content, there are 4 chapters in edexcel, of which hyperbolics and differentiation are fairly simple. But, it is the integration and conics that you have to worry about!
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    (Original post by tammypotato)
    i hate p3
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    (Original post by kriztinae)
    try p5
    if u think p3 is bad i swear you'l love it after youv dont p5
    lol no thanks
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    lol get lost (nt in a mean way im joking) p3 is hard!
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    P5 isn't that much more difficult than P3, sure you have some harder integrations and stuff but you also get the hyperbolic functions and the conics work which is really pretty simple.
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    (Original post by queen-of-pain)
    P5 isn't that much more difficult than P3, sure you have some harder integrations and stuff but you also get the hyperbolic functions and the conics work which is really pretty simple.
    All I can say is I hope you're right... I'm doing P4, P5, P6, D1, M2, M3 next year :rolleyes:
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    I thought Jan 2004 was easy. June 2003, however, was IMPOSSIBLE. I really hope we don't get one like that.
 
 
 
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