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    Just wondering if this graphical calc. Is allowed in Edexcel GCSE exams? It says on the packaging that you can use them in KS3, GCSE and A/AS Level examinations. However, I'm not sure about the Edexcel Exams...

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    (Original post by Himani Vadhia)
    Just wondering if this graphical calc. Is allowed in Edexcel GCSE exams? It says on the packaging that you can use them in KS3, GCSE and A/AS Level examinations. However, I'm not sure about the Edexcel Exams...
    It's a GCSE exam and the rules are common to all GCSE exams so if it says it's OK then it should be. Edexcel do provide some advice here http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...ies&pageTypes= if you want to check.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    It's a GCSE exam and the rules are common to all GCSE exams so if it says it's OK then it should be. Edexcel do provide some advice here http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...ies&pageTypes= if you want to check.
    Thanks! I'm sitting the 2016 paper so I'm just wondering if the same rules apply?



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    (Original post by Himani Vadhia)
    Thanks! I'm sitting the 2016 paper so I'm just wondering if the same rules apply?
    The JCQ rules haven't changed, I don't know whether Edexcel will update their amplification of the advice or not.
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    It says that them rules apply to the new syllabus papers (grade 1-9), not the old one.



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    (Original post by Himani Vadhia)
    It says that them rules apply to the new syllabus papers (grade 1-9), not the old one.
    That can't be the case as the regulations are re-published every year and apply to all A levels and GCSEs - not to mention that fact that this year there are no exams for the new style GCSEs.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    That can't be the case as the regulations are re-published every year and apply to all A levels and GCSEs - not to mention that fact that this year there are no exams for the new style GCSEs.
    I know but if you look at where the rules are categorised, you will clearly see that they only apply to the new exams and that they are setting up rules for the new syllabus.



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    (Original post by Himani Vadhia)
    I know but if you look at where the rules are categorised, you will clearly see that they only apply to the new exams and that they are setting up rules for the new syllabus.
    It's just the way the links work on the Edexcel website, if you like it better then use this one: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...ies&pageTypes=

    As I said from the beginning the rules on calculators are the same for all GCSEs and GCEs for all domestic exam boards.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    It's just the way the links work on the Edexcel website, if you like it better then use this one: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...ies&pageTypes=

    As I said from the beginning the rules on calculators are the same for all GCSEs and GCEs for all domestic exam boards.
    Ok thanks!



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    Why do you need such an expensive calculator for GCSE exams? The most advanced functions you can possibly use at GCSE is the trig functions. Seems a bit of a waste of money when you can get a perfectly good and suitable calculator for a fraction of the price.
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    We used Casio 9860GII which can store data for A-Levels lol
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    (Original post by moeeahmed)
    We used Casio 9860GII which can store data for A-Levels lol
    What's the point though. What is there in A-level that you need a calculator that expensive?
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    Why do you need such an expensive calculator for GCSE exams? The most advanced functions you can possibly use at GCSE is the trig functions. Seems a bit of a waste of money when you can get a perfectly good and suitable calculator for a fraction of the price.
    My parents got it as a christmas present to use for next September as I plan to take Maths and further maths at A Level. I've already got a fx 83gt plus which I use atm anyway. Was just wondering.


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    (Original post by moeeahmed)
    We used Casio 9860GII which can store data for A-Levels lol
    If you didn't clear the memory before the start then that is cheating - if you'd been caught your GCSE Maths would have been cancelled.
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    What's the point though. What is there in A-level that you need a calculator that expensive?
    we literally got forced to buy it by our head of department, told us it was a necessary
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    (Original post by Compost)
    If you didn't clear the memory before the start then that is cheating - if you'd been caught your GCSE Maths would have been cancelled.
    Even though i didn't store data, we weren't told to wipe our calculators before the exam so i only assume certain people got away with it
    I should report my school lol
 
 
 

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