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    I sat the Edexcel Maths GCSE Papers in May and June. For one question, I did not know how to do the question and guessed and answer of 19. I put some random working on the paper in the hope of picking up marks. It turns out that my answer was right (judging from my friends)! However, one of my friends said that I would not get any marks for this question because I got the right answer from the wrong working. He said to check the Edexcel mark schemes as proof. The mark scheme said that 0 marks should be awarded and the response "should be sent to review". Why should the response be sent to review? I am really worrying, socan someone tell me what happens!?!?
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    the exam board will think that you somehow managed to get a hold of the paper early and therefore knew the question - this obviously isn't the case but exam boards are paranoid

    you'll get marks depending on the style of question it is (e.g. whether is states that you must show your working or not)
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    (Original post by dp00)
    I sat the Edexcel Maths GCSE Papers in May and June. For one question, I did not know how to do the question and guessed and answer of 19. I put some random working on the paper in the hope of picking up marks. It turns out that my answer was right (judging from my friends)! However, one of my friends said that I would not get any marks for this question because I got the right answer from the wrong working. He said to check the Edexcel mark schemes as proof. The mark scheme said that 0 marks should be awarded and the response "should be sent to review". Why should the response be sent to review? I am really worrying, socan someone tell me what happens!?!?
    Doubtful review will go forward unless the whole script is correct answers no working. But you will be awarded 0 marks as a guess does not show that you know how to answer the question.
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    (Original post by ad4m)
    Doubtful review will go forward unless the whole script is correct answers no working. But you will be awarded 0 marks as a guess does not show that you know how to answer the question.
    i am really worrying!! Are you guys sure that nothing will happen??
 
 
 
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