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    (Original post by Strimpy)
    same, made silly mistakes and confused myself, plus question 8 (with the damn rabbits) took me about half an hour lol. The grade boundaries were 59 for an A last year and imo this paper was far harder

    do you reckon you still got an A because im really not sure i did
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4793766
    have you checked with this?
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    (Original post by k.russell)
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4793766
    have you checked with this?
    And judging by https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/pol...s&pollid=56018 nearly 50% of TSR thinks it was "bad" or "horrible"...
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    And judging by https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/pol...s&pollid=56018 nearly 50% of TSR thinks it was "bad" or "horrible"...
    Yes but at the same time, this poll - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4793766 - says 35% of people think they have 66-75 marks. It was the same for D1 this year which I thought was pretty hard for a D1 and loads of people responded to it as bad or horrible.
    I guess TSR in general is overachieving or overconfident...
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    (Original post by Steliata)
    I think I've still got an A presuming there's no more silly mistakes I haven't thought of, it's the 90 UMS for an A* I'm not sure of. Just gotta smash C4 I guess and get that 180 UMS total I suppose
    I'm sure you will!

    (Original post by k.russell)
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4793766
    have you checked with this?
    yep lol thats what im basing my predictions off
    and the reason for my depression
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    (Original post by Strimpy)
    I'm sure you will!



    yep lol thats what im basing my predictions off
    and the reason for my depression
    Really? Sounds like an A could be dead low on that paper, about 55. I'm sure you'll be alright with C4 and your applied unit
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    (Original post by k.russell)
    Really? Sounds like an A could be dead low on that paper, about 55. I'm sure you'll be alright with C4 and your applied unit
    doubt it will actually be that low tho, only one ever below 55 was 2013 which was so bad the bbc actually reported it lol

    and well i reckon i got about 56-58, gotta pray C4 is nicer or im totally screwed
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    If you're interested in finding out more, reading 'A Mathematicians Lament' by Lockhart (a short PDF) or 'A Mathematicians Apology' is a recommended read.
    I know this wasn't recommended for me but thank you. I just read "A Mathematician's Lament" and as a student who went through the American style of maths education... I can definitely relate to the examples he was making. As a person who has always hated maths as it is taught at school... this has given me something to think about...


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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    I know this wasn't recommended for me but thank you. I just read "A Mathematician's Lament" and as a student who went through the American style of maths education... I can definitely relate to the examples he was making. As a person who has always hated maths as it is taught at school... this has given me something to think about...


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    Not at all, thank you for reading it! I'm glad you found it illuminating. I keep sharing that document around in the hopes that more people will read it.

    The UK style seems to be a fair bit better than the US one, but they both still completely miserably represent actual maths.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Not at all, thank you for reading it! I'm glad you found it illuminating. I keep sharing that document around in the hopes that more people will read it.

    The UK style seems to be a fair bit better than the US one, but they both still completely miserably represent actual maths.
    I'll share it on Facebook in the hopes that some friends will read it as well.

    Yeah from my experience, (I've been in both British and American schools) the British way is better compared to the American way. The result is that almost all of my classmates hate maths, even the ones who are good at it.-They turn to CompSci and Physics instead.

    Only one guy in my class applied to be a maths major because he loved maths...


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    Can I have some luck from the good people of TSR for my history exam tomorrow I'm dreading it 😭😭
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Can I have some luck from the good people of TSR for my history exam tomorrow I'm dreading it 😭😭
    LUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK!

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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Can I have some luck from the good people of TSR for my history exam tomorrow I'm dreading it 😭😭
    Good luck! 🍀🍀🍀
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    LUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK!

    Wooo thank you!! ❤❤❤

    I had to go to an awards ceremony to pick up a special award for "achievement against the odds", so I missed valuable revision time, so a little scared now. (Though I did do 3.5 further hours after..) so now I just ahh

    I am a worried Durham steamboat
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Wooo thank you!! ❤❤❤

    I had to go to an awards ceremony to pick up a special award for "achievement against the odds", so I missed valuable revision time, so a little scared now. (Though I did do 3.5 further hours after..) so now I just ahh

    I am a worried Durham steamboat
    Your school has much more inventive awards than ours. There's just the classic "being good at music" and "top 10 achievers" or "being good at [x] sport".

    I'd love some "Underdog" awards, or subject-specific ones would be cool
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    (Original post by Inister)
    Your school has much more inventive awards than ours. There's just the classic "being good at music" and "top 10 achievers" or "being good at [x] sport".

    I'd love some "Underdog" awards, or subject-specific ones would be cool
    Nah it wasn't from my school It was from my town council/wider borough government thing
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Nah it wasn't from my school It was from my town council/wider borough government thing
    Lol I bet that doesn't help ease the pressure
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    (Original post by Inister)
    Lol I bet that doesn't help ease the pressure
    No not really Ive resigned myself to not going to Cambridge though like ive done most of my exams just hope tomorrow isn't a total flunk and the day after is decent... after that it's completely out of my control
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    (Original post by Strimpy)
    doubt it will actually be that low tho, only one ever below 55 was 2013 which was so bad the bbc actually reported it lol

    and well i reckon i got about 56-58, gotta pray C4 is nicer or im totally screwed
    C4 and the applied unit! Applied is just as important as c4 for an A grade. Good luck mate - honestly the worst thing you can do is worry, just relax and do your bet.
    Even if it's not an A, I reckon 56-58 is 75-80 ums so as long as you can average slightly over an A in the other 2 you're gravy
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    anyone feeling brave enough to predict maths ums?
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    S3 - 90
    FP2 - 96
    S1 - 85
    D1 - 70
    S2 - ??

 
 
 
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