How Are Edexcel Maths And Other Papers Marked

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Vman
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IN Alevel maths me and my mates often make stupid mistakes at the Begining of a question and that makes the rest wrong despite its done perfectly!

Any CLEVER people or TEACHERS or EXAMINERS out there no if you still gain some credit for doing the rest right despite making a mistake early on.

This particularly aplies to statistics in my case but could be for any of maths alevel edexcel.

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you get method marks so if you make a mistake its not the end of the world.

You get marks for stating formulas in most subjects.

You get marks for stating hypotheses (in stats.)

With error carried forward, you can get at most about 2/3 of the total marks for that question.
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Vman
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upto 2/3

sorry to ask jonas but how did you find out ?


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Vman
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? Say i was doing e.g 6b) and got the first part of 6b) wrong but using the wrong value i finished 6b) in the correct way do i still get marks?


LOL i no its a bit hard to understand !

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You get follow through marks and meathod marks. You'll only lose one or two marks depending on how wrong the first bit was. Or that's was my maths teacher said and he was an examiner for ages. He's really old.
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That would be good if its true

You no if that aplies to statistics alevel or all maths

(p.s Im hoping hes not old enough to have lost his mind)




Can anyone else confirm that?
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should apply to all maths. but statistics especially. if you read the markschemes, it says if you got the first part wrong, the max you can get is 4/6 for example.
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I hate it when i get the first part wrong and i cant prove anything thereafter
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Does the same principle apply that u still get some marks even if u get the start of JUST 1 part e.g 6a)worth 11 marks wrong????

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it really depends on the question. i assume that if they ask you to work out the first part, then they will use the value you got to work out the next parts, ie error carried forward
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THIS IS WHAT I MEAN:


a) 2marks- got right
b) 11 marks- i got the first bit of this part wrong do i get credit for what
i did with the wrong value
c) 2 marks- got right



it was a goodness of fit test and i used the wrong probablity
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Hmm okie it's all very confusing.

For example, a framework question for mechanics is nearly unsolveable if you don't get the right forces in place e.g. if your diagram is whacked. One of my friends did that and got the most amazing answers lolz. She's a bit worried about the outcome of it all.
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