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    very hard
    4
    3.81%
    hard
    10
    9.52%
    ok
    42
    40.00%
    easy
    33
    31.43%
    very easy
    16
    15.24%

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    How did you find this year's S3?
    EDEXCEL only


    This is last year's poll on S3
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    these were the actual boundaries of last year's exam
    73 full UMS
    66 ---> 90 UMS
    59 ---> 80 UMS (A)
    52 ---> 70 UMS (B)
    45 ---> 60 UMS (C)
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    so much easier than the 2015 paper! *breaths sigh of relief*

    I reckon 65 for an A
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    It was actually a really nice paper
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    Hoping for 68 or 69 for A*. Wasn't the easiest but better than 2015.
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    Does anyone do unofficial mark schemes (apparently arsey doesn't) and does anyone know what time they will be up?
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    I found it okay but think boundaries will be low. 68 for A* and 62 for A imo.
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    I lost 8 marks by doing the wrong distribution other than that I think I got basically everything right

    So pissed off at myself for ruining my A* chance with such a stupid mistake
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    there, i finished s3
    NEVER AGAIN
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    Really standard paper, no questions were very unusual. Might mean there are high grade boundaries.
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    IAL was tricky-ish.

    Conditional probability bit applied to combination of random variables and some biased estimator expectation algebra. Also included finding critical regions for a normal distribution. Chi squared tests had ugly numbers.

    Hoping to get 70+/75. Boundaries could be a little lower (I doubt it though) since the paper included some newish stuff not seen in past papers and had 8 questions.

    Who would have thought that M3 would have been easier than S3? :lol:
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    How did you find this year's S3?
    EDEXCEL only


    This is last year's poll on S3
    Name:  S3 POLL.JPG
Views: 421
Size:  17.4 KB
    these were the actual boundaries of last year's exam
    73 full UMS
    66 ---> 90 UMS
    59 ---> 80 UMS (A)
    52 ---> 70 UMS (B)
    45 ---> 60 UMS (C)
    Have you got the data for the boundaries from a previous year where the majority of people found it an "ok" paper?
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by coolguy123456)
    Have you got the data for the boundaries from a previous year where the majority of people found it an "ok" paper?
    Thank you!
    I only did it last year and this is only the second year which I am trying to collect information
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    I only did it last year and this is only the second year which I am trying to collect information
    Ahh no worries, thanks for starting this thread though
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    Sounds like the IAL was harder than the UK paper. We had conditional probability, some trippy dice crap, 8 questions and no confidence intervals which are usually free marks.
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    Not enough time. I don't understand how can someone finish in an hour I probably write too much in hypothesis testing questions.(?)
    Last year I made a mistake in one of the last questions in S2 (very COSTLY mistake), this year again a mistake in one of the last questions in S3 - and it looks like it's going to cost me a lot of marks...again. Not a happy bunny right now.
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    Fairly standard paper - though I agree with others that it was surprisingly lengthy timewise... might just be me taking more care in the exam situation.
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    I finished with 5 minutes to spare but only because i nearly messed up the Poisson part. I thought the mean was 25/3 but then i got the mean as 1.8.
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    did the ial paper and i must say it wasnt what i expected :-p
    I was really confident since i finished all my pastpaper questions and got 70+, losing marks only to addition/subtraction or kiddy things like writing > as < etc
    but this paper was on another level and i think i messed up the 8th question sadly.
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    (Original post by N92991)
    did the ial paper and i must say it wasnt what i expected :-p
    I was really confident since i finished all my pastpaper questions and got 70+, losing marks only to addition/subtraction or kiddy things like writing > as < etc
    but this paper was on another level and i think i messed up the 8th question sadly.
    What are you predicting boundaries to be?
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    (Original post by Ayman!)
    What ae you predicting boundaries to be?
    This paper was a bit harder than fp2 June 2015 so maybe 65/66 for A and 70 for A*
 
 
 
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