Turn on thread page Beta
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tiny hobbit)
    I believe that the numbers for Edexcel S4 are also tiny. They tried to scrap it in 2004 but the few schools that did it kicked up a fuss.
    S4 is a silly module really. It would make sense if it had some of the stuff from the old modules - moment generating functions, pgfs, Wilcoxon et al - but as it is S3 and S4 are almost entirely homogenous content, with no real difference in overall level (not to mention much of both being unutterably tedious). In my limited experience I find statistics is reduced to a feeble shadow of what it could be at A Level in a way that mechanics perhaps isn't.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Bookmarked for when I can do this
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Some good questions here. I might be able to attempt a couple now that I've finished my work for this weekend.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Krollo)
    S4 is a silly module really. It would make sense if it had some of the stuff from the old modules - moment generating functions, pgfs, Wilcoxon et al - but as it is S3 and S4 are almost entirely homogenous content, with no real difference in overall level (not to mention much of both being unutterably tedious). In my limited experience I find statistics is reduced to a feeble shadow of what it could be at A Level in a way that mechanics perhaps isn't.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    go look at S4 OCR MEI. S4 is a massive step up from S3 and has all of the content you mention and much more (experimental design, ANOVA, pgf/mgf, wilcoxon, F test, estimation theory, MLE etc)
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by newblood)
    go look at S4 OCR MEI. S4 is a massive step up from S3 and has all of the content you mention and much more (experimental design, ANOVA, pgf/mgf, wilcoxon, F test, estimation theory, MLE etc)
    That sounds very good indeed, and could be useful in getting out the last few questions of STEP III... (I of course was referring to Edexcel).
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Krollo)
    That sounds very good indeed, and could be useful in getting out the last few questions of STEP III... (I of course was referring to Edexcel).
    tis....the S4 question on mgfs in my exam was significantly harder than the pgf question i did in my STEP III paper. Why you should do MEI, it actually includes slightly hard maths and testing questions
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    In case people want them, the Edexcel and MEI Curriculum 2000 syllabus are attached (think these were in-force from 2001 to around 2006?)
    Attached Images
  1. File Type: pdf Maths 2000 Specification (Edexcel).pdf (711.7 KB, 415 views)
  2. File Type: pdf Maths 2000 Specification (MEI OCR).pdf (434.9 KB, 335 views)
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by newblood)
    tis....the S4 question on mgfs in my exam was significantly harder than the pgf question i did in my STEP III paper. Why you should do MEI, it actually includes slightly hard maths and testing questions
    I have integral maths and had some practice on the mechanics OCR MEI questions; they're more about knowing everything about the concepts, but overall they're not that much harder than Edexcel. I'd say the OCR MEI questions tend to expose your understanding of a topic.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Marxist)
    I have integral maths and had some practice on the mechanics OCR MEI questions; they're more about knowing everything about the concepts, but overall they're not that much harder than Edexcel. I'd say the OCR MEI questions tend to expose your understanding of a topic.
    Surely thats the whole point..
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    A slight contribution to the corresponding solution bank (if it does not already exist )
    Please spot any mistakes.
    Attached Images
  3. File Type: pdf m6-2006-1.pdf (972.1 KB, 92 views)
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    thanks for sharing.
    (Original post by shamika)
    In case people want them, the Edexcel and MEI Curriculum 2000 syllabus are attached (think these were in-force from 2001 to around 2006?)
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by newblood)
    Surely thats the whole point..
    No, I was suggesting that they were 'slightly' harder due to this fact.

    Edit: Edexcel do require understanding, but OCR MEI test more concepts. In my opinion
    this only makes them slightly harder - not significantly harder as you had written.

    It might have been confusing due to the way I worded the reply. Language is not my forte.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Marxist)
    No, I was suggesting that they were 'slightly' harder due to this fact.

    Edit: Edexcel do require understanding, but OCR MEI test more concepts. In my opinion
    this only makes them slightly harder - not significantly harder as you had written.

    It might have been confusing due to the way I worded the reply. Language is not my forte.
    I didnt write anything of the sort.

    Re-read my comment. I said a question in my OCR MEI S4 exam was significantly harder than a Stats question in my STEP III exam. Not making any comparisons with Edexcel.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by newblood)
    I didnt write anything of the sort.

    Re-read my comment. I said a question in my OCR MEI S4 exam was significantly harder than a Stats question in my STEP III exam. Not making any comparisons with Edexcel.
    Oops, I see it. That's pretty cool. Have you found any other questions from different modules other than S4 that seemed to be harder than the STEP questions?
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
Updated: March 8, 2016

2,259

students online now

800,000+

Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Poll
Should predicted grades be removed from the uni application process

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.