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# GCSE maths: do you get marks for showing the correct steps of working out? watch

1. So I sat a maths re-sit back in January (CCEA gcse maths) and I would really hate to think I've got a D again, especially with the amount of work and effort I put in.

There was this question about 2 people's wages ( I can vaguely remember the question) and one of the 2 people earned time and a half at the weekend while earning £x during the week for x hours.

Say that person was called Sarah, I worked it out as e.g 6 hours x 8.00/hr = £48 + 8.00 x 1/2 x 4.

A few hours after the exam I realised what I had done. I multiplied my 1/2 instead of 1.5. That question was 5 marks (you had to see who earned more)

As you can see for 'Sarah' I showed the correct formula for working out how much she earned in a week but I multiplied by 1/2 instead of 1.5. Will the examiner give me marks for going along the right paths? Obviously I got the wrong overall answer but this is worrying me now, it's 2 weeks and 6 days until results come out
So I sat a maths re-sit back in January (CCEA gcse maths) and I would really hate to think I've got a D again, especially with the amount of work and effort I put in.

There was this question about 2 people's wages ( I can vaguely remember the question) and one of the 2 people earned time and a half at the weekend while earning £x during the week for x hours.

Say that person was called Sarah, I worked it out as e.g 6 hours x 8.00/hr = £48 + 8.00 x 1/2 x 4.

A few hours after the exam I realised what I had done. I multiplied my 1/2 instead of 1.5. That question was 5 marks (you had to see who earned more)

As you can see for 'Sarah' I showed the correct formula for working out how much she earned in a week but I multiplied by 1/2 instead of 1.5. Will the examiner give me marks for going along the right paths? Obviously I got the wrong overall answer but this is worrying me now, it's 2 weeks and 6 days until results come out
You should get a few marks for that. Obviously not all 5 but as long as the rest of your working was right you should get some. The number of marks will probably depend on how far through the calculation you got and the overall effect on your answer.

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