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    I did this exam earlier today, and thought it was IMPOSSIBLE!!

    Does anyone know where i can get a copy of it to go over it at home to see where i went wrong!

    The paper was Edexcel Maths Specification A Higher Tier Paper 5 (non-calculator), and it was sat today (Tuesday 8th June pm).

    If anyone knows where i can get the questions (and answers if possible!) for free or for a price, could you please post here, or email me ASAP on [email protected]

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by jdeez88)
    I did this exam earlier today, and thought it was IMPOSSIBLE!!

    Does anyone know where i can get a copy of it to go over it at home to see where i went wrong!

    The paper was Edexcel Maths Specification A Higher Tier Paper 5 (non-calculator), and it was sat today (Tuesday 8th June pm).

    If anyone knows where i can get the questions (and answers if possible!) for free or for a price, could you please post here, or email me ASAP on [email protected]

    Thanks!
    I did it too, it was terrible! I'm glad I wasn't the only one that found it hard Did you revise lots for it?
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    Can you remember any of the questions? Maybe I could help.
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    I did the AQA paper and things wern't any better! Some questions were ok, some i could have cried about because they were so impossible! I really hope the calculator paper is easier! I just wanna pass now, the A* isnt my main concern any more!

    Lou
    xxx
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    (Original post by Mat666)
    Can you remember any of the questions? Maybe I could help.
    cant remember loads, but sum i can. nt sure word 4 word, but u get the idea:

    13*17=220
    what is 1.3*1.7?
    what is 2200/17?

    using 2n(sq)+19n+37 (somethin like tht) prove that the probabilithy of picking a white ball is 4/9

    thts all i can remember!
    i'll hav a think about the others
    how can u help?

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    13*17 = 221

    So, 1.3*1.7 is going to be two decimal places lower, hece 2.21

    2210/17

    we know 221/17 = 13

    extra 0 (it's ten times bigger, so answer will be ten times bigger)

    so 2210/17 = 130
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    (Original post by Mat666)
    13*17 = 221

    So, 1.3*1.7 is going to be two decimal places lower, hece 2.21

    2210/17

    we know 221/17 = 13

    extra 0 (it's ten times bigger, so answer will be ten times bigger)

    so 2210/17 = 130
    i could do those ones - they're easy, it was the ones towards the end ( graphs, probablilty )

    we have been taught everything that appeared in the exam, just not to that advanced level (and i'm one of the top pupils in the top set!)
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    You may find that you still got a high grade. My GCSE test was a shocker, and I thought I'd failed it big tme cos id skipped two questions, and I came out with an a*. You never know, if it is really hard, and everyone does not-so-well, they'll bring the grade boundaries down.
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    I'd give it a 7/10. That's not to say it was easy and I'll get an A*. But I've done worse, I expect I'll get a B grade.
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    (Original post by Mat666)
    You may find that you still got a high grade. My GCSE test was a shocker, and I thought I'd failed it big tme cos id skipped two questions, and I came out with an a*. You never know, if it is really hard, and everyone does not-so-well, they'll bring the grade boundaries down.
    people hav told me that they may lower the grade boundries, but is this true? bcos i havnt heard this from a teacher, only from other people who don't think they've done too well.
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    It's true as far as i know
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    I'm predicted an A* but after that exam I'll be lucky to get an A/B, btw I found one question really weird:

    it had an equation with brackets and we had to factorise it! isn't that putting brackets in? I was like wtf?!

    My teacher hadn't covered material on at least half the paper
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    If the algebra in the brackets was x^2 or anything like that, you could have probably factorised it further. If not, then it does seem an odd question...
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    (Original post by jdeez88)
    I did this exam earlier today, and thought it was IMPOSSIBLE!!

    Does anyone know where i can get a copy of it to go over it at home to see where i went wrong!

    The paper was Edexcel Maths Specification A Higher Tier Paper 5 (non-calculator), and it was sat today (Tuesday 8th June pm).

    If anyone knows where i can get the questions (and answers if possible!) for free or for a price, could you please post here, or email me ASAP on [email protected]

    Thanks!
    IMPOSSIBLE !! is the word!

    i don't know why they have to keep putting algebra into questions!
    like the one about probability,
    how to take nice simple straight forward probability (which can give u loads of marks) and make it as difficult as possible.
    i wish they would just stick to simple adding and taking
    soooo glad i am droping it next year.

    Hope the Calc one is better!
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    Did anybody really struggle with that bloody "Drums" question?!

    I think I got 9 at a random guess, it really confused me
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    i didnt do a question about drums (hope i didnt miss it out!) but i remember that factorising the thing thts already in brackets

    it was something like
    (p-q)^2+5(p-q)

    how do you factorise tht?
    i put something strange like (p-q)[(p-q)+5]

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    (Original post by sparkly_tiara)
    I did the AQA paper and things wern't any better! Some questions were ok, some i could have cried about because they were so impossible! I really hope the calculator paper is easier! I just wanna pass now, the A* isnt my main concern any more!

    Lou
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    i agree. it was a stinker
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    (Original post by jdeez88)
    i didnt do a question about drums (hope i didnt miss it out!) but i remember that factorising the thing thts already in brackets

    it was something like
    (p-q)^2+5(p-q)

    how do you factorise tht?
    i put something strange like (p-q)[(p-q)+5]

    jdeez
    Noo, it wasn't that complicated?

    It was a LCM question. Which took me a bit to figure out!

    2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
    5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
    8 16 24 32 40

    So it's 40.
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    (Original post by Johnt)
    Did anybody really struggle with that bloody "Drums" question?!

    I think I got 9 at a random guess, it really confused me
    tht was on the aqa paper that i did. it was just to find the lowest possible number that 2, 5, and 8 would go into which is 40. i couldnt do the one with pythagorus theory! how embarssing! i know how it works n iv never had a problem before but tht just threw me!
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    (Original post by heather2)
    tht was on the aqa paper that i did. it was just to find the lowest possible number that 2, 5, and 8 would go into which is 40. i couldnt do the one with pythagorus theory! how embarssing! i know how it works n iv never had a problem before but tht just threw me!
    xxx
    Did you use tan for the angle question of those triangles?
 
 
 
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