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    I'm quite bad at maths, and I didn't really revise at all for the first paper. When I counted up the amount of marks I could've gotten for paper 1 it was about 42 .
    I'm going for a B because I need a B to get into my Computer Science A level course. Roughly, how many marks would I need on the calculator paper to get a B overall? (I know the grade boundaries haven't been released yet, just need a rough estimate).
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    (Original post by SamSp123)
    I'm quite bad at maths, and I didn't really revise at all for the first paper. When I counted up the amount of marks I could've gotten for paper 1 it was about 42 .
    I'm going for a B because I need a B to get into my Computer Science A level course. Roughly, how many marks would I need on the calculator paper to get a B overall? (I know the grade boundaries haven't been released yet, just need a rough estimate).
    Well the grade boundaries last year were 95/200 for a B so if they're similar this year then you would need roughly 50 or more.
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    Well around 90-100 is usually a B, aim for getting 110, which would mean you have a secured B
    That would be around 50-70 marks, revise past papers and A* topics
    Goodluck!!
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    Well considering both papers are out of a 100, I think it would be best to try and get about 60 marks or above, so then both marks will level out.
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    Do you want to do Computer Science at university? If you do you really should improve your maths...
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    (Original post by CloakedSpartan)
    Do you want to do Computer Science at university? If you do you really should improve your maths...
    I'm an A* grade at Computer Science GCSE, I don't understand how I'm so bad at mathematics, I don't really listen. Thanks for the tip though.
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    (Original post by SamSp123)
    I'm an A* grade at Computer Science GCSE, I don't understand how I'm so bad at mathematics, I don't really listen. Thanks for the tip though.
    You really should. Any actual Computer Science (not IT) course will require Maths A-level (further maths for the top ones), because discrete maths and calculus can be quite useful in Computer Science.
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    (Original post by katodizzle)
    Well the grade boundaries last year were 95/200 for a B so if they're similar this year then you would need roughly 50 or more.
    Last year the paper was ****. The grade boundaries will be almost certainly higher than that. I'd say closer to 110 for a B.
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    (Original post by CloakedSpartan)
    You really should. Any actual Computer Science (not IT) course will require Maths A-level (further maths for the top ones), because discrete maths and calculus can be quite useful in Computer Science.
    Really? I've always been interested in Computer Science but I never realised that I would have to do an A Level in maths - I guess that you can use it for logic.
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    (Original post by SamSp123)
    Really? I've always been interested in Computer Science but I never realised that I would have to do an A Level in maths - I guess that you can use it for logic.
    You really should've looked this up then, lol. It's quite mathematically involved at higher levels, it's not just coding.
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    (Original post by SamSp123)
    Really? I've always been interested in Computer Science but I never realised that I would have to do an A Level in maths - I guess that you can use it for logic.
    Having done Further Maths and ICT A level, after talking to my IT teacher there's a large overlap with one of the further maths modules and computing so it would be beneficial.
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    (Original post by CloakedSpartan)
    You really should've looked this up then, lol. It's quite mathematically involved at higher levels, it's not just coding.
    Cool.
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    (Original post by miless090)
    Last year the paper was ****. The grade boundaries will be almost certainly higher than that. I'd say closer to 110 for a B.
    Fair enough, I was just guessing
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    (Original post by miless090)
    Last year the paper was ****. The grade boundaries will be almost certainly higher than that. I'd say closer to 110 for a B.
    The grade boundaries for a B in edexcel gcse maths have been in the range 92-101. Baring in mind that it has only ever gone into the 100's once in November 2013. It has been 95 in june 2014 and june 2015. I wouldn't see this year going into the 100's. The calc paper will probs make up for the easy non-calc paper.

    Edexcel were clever last year because the non-calc paper was always the easy out of the two papers but last year they switched the tables and made the calc paper easier.
    So i would say for a B aim for 60 marks to be safe.
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    I got a B last year on edexcel, which was surprising as I'd only ever got C/D grades. I was really wanting a B grade so I did lots of past papers and practice which all paid off. Good luck!
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    do level it software development. im a in computing but it's very boring, and you wont need 2 do maths as well
 
 
 
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