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    Hi,
    Last year I did my AS maths and got a C, which was really disappointing as I was hoping for at least a B. Having received my uni offers, I have two questions about how to get my C to a B at the end of this year.
    1) Is this calculator allowed in A Level Edexcel maths exams? - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX-991...culator+german

    2) Considering I now feel fairly confident on all of AS apart from S1, how many hours per topic (as an estimate) do you think it will take to get my B/A predicted grade and how would I do it without running out of past paper questions for closer to the exams?

    Thanks
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    Yes that calculator is allowed
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    (Original post by mnaj123)
    Hi,
    Last year I did my AS maths and got a C, which was really disappointing as I was hoping for at least a B. Having received my uni offers, I have two questions about how to get my C to a B at the end of this year.
    1) Is this calculator allowed in A Level Edexcel maths exams? - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX-991...culator+german

    2) Considering I now feel fairly confident on all of AS apart from S1, how many hours per topic (as an estimate) do you think it will take to get my B/A predicted grade and how would I do it without running out of past paper questions for closer to the exams?

    Thanks
    Calculator?
    I do not know if it is allowed but I can tell you you will be wasting your money

    12 hours per week (approximately) from now until the AS exams in May


    Good luck
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Calculator?
    I do not know if it is allowed but I can tell you you will be wasting your money

    12 hours per week (approximately) from now until the AS exams in May


    Good luck
    How come you say it's a waste of money? I have a similar one which I bought for a tiny bit cheaper, and it's been very nice because of all the functions

    (although saying that, I probably enjoy it because I use it for things outside of A level)
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    (Original post by Student403)
    How come you say it's a waste of money? I have a similar one which I bought for a tiny bit cheaper, and it's been very nice because of all the functions

    (although saying that, I probably enjoy it because I use it for things outside of A level)
    such as?
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    such as?
    I took the American SAT (and SAT subject test) which made use of a lot of the stats functions and due to it's MCQ nature the polynomial solver is completely acceptable without any working.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    I took the American SAT (and SAT subject test) which made use of a lot of the stats functions and due to it's MCQ nature the polynomial solver is completely acceptable without any working.
    this person is not sitting the American SAT, but sure
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    this person is not sitting the American SAT, but sure
    Yeah fair enough Do you think such functions come in useful at university?
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Yes that calculator is allowed
    Ok, thanks, I would've thought that the extra functions made it illegal in exams. So it will be definitely allowed?
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    (Original post by mnaj123)
    Ok, thanks, I would've thought that the extra functions made it illegal in exams. So it will be definitely allowed?
    Even graphing calculators are allowed.

    They actually plot lines of regression
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Calculator?
    I do not know if it is allowed but I can tell you you will be wasting your money

    12 hours per week (approximately) from now until the AS exams in May


    Good luck
    So 2 or 3 hrs a day will be enough?
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Yeah fair enough Do you think such functions come in useful at university?
    I did maths and never needed a calculator at University.
    (top universities do not allow a calculator)
    Those Universities that do they only allow only one specific model and this one is not one of them
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    I did maths and never needed a calculator at University.
    (top universities do not allow a calculator)
    Those Universities that do they only allow only one specific model and this one is not one of them
    Oh wow. Okay thanks for the info
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    (Original post by mnaj123)
    So 2 or 3 hrs a day will be enough?
    if it is every day, definitely
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Oh wow. Okay thanks for the info
    no worries
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Even graphing calculators are allowed.
    They actually plot lines of regression
    Oh, really?! I thought they were definitely illegal.
    So I can have this for my Edexcel A Level exams?
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    (Original post by mnaj123)
    Oh, really?! I thought they were definitely illegal.
    So I can have this for my Edexcel A Level exams?
    I took this in to my C3 exam. I don't recommend buying one though specifically for A level. It's only going to waste your time in the exam needlessly typing out things. Also I think it defeats the purpose of learning those parts of the spec
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    (Original post by Student403)
    I took this in to my C3 exam. I don't recommend buying one though specifically for A level. It's only going to waste your time in the exam needlessly typing out things. Also I think it defeats the purpose of learning those parts of the spec
    Alright, thanks for your help
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    (Original post by mnaj123)
    Alright, thanks for your help
    All the best
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Calculator?
    I do not know if it is allowed but I can tell you you will be wasting your money


    Good luck
    (Original post by Student403)
    How come you say it's a waste of money?
    Probably not relevant but you can buy those for a little under 8 GBP where I live
 
 
 
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