Edexcel AS Maths (New Spec) 8MA0_02 - Statistics Discussion

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Edexcel AS Statistics discussion
Hey guys, here is our exam discussion thread for this exam We decided to split out the stats and mechanics discussion from this thread to avoid confusion, but if you have any questions about the exam itself it belongs in that thread!
Relevant exams:
Date: 23rd May 2018
AM/PM: AM
Length: 1h 15m
Specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...cification.pdf


Other resources:
Formula booklet: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...mulae_Book.pdf
Sample Assessment papers: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...atics-sams.pdf
See list on this thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5003372
Other threadsAS pure
AS applied: AS statistics/AS mechanics
A level pure 1
A level pure 2
A level applied: A level statistics/ A level mechanics
Further AS pure
Further AS applied: Further pure/ Statistics/ Mechanics/ Decision


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Look who's here!! :woo:
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are we discussing the statistics 9709 p 62 over here?
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are we discussing the statistics 9709 p 62 over here?
The new spec one that happened today.
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The new spec one that happened today.
isn't this for AS 9709 statistics? i dont know what new spec is.
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isn't this for AS 9709 statistics? i dont know what new spec is.
What colour is your stats book? It should be brown and have a person running or something similar on it. If it's not like that, then you're on the wrong thread.
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What colour is your stats book? It should be brown and have a person running or something similar on it. If it's not like that, then you're on the wrong thread.
lol. probably on the wrong thread then. mine is blue in colour w bubble made on it
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lol. probably on the wrong thread then. mine is blue in colour w bubble made on it
probably. our stats textbook contains both stats and mech
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can someone please transfer me to the AS statistics discussion thread. i cannot find it. have been looking for it since the past hour
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can someone please transfer me to the AS statistics discussion thread. i cannot find it. have been looking for it since the past hour
Sure. Can I ask you what exam board and module and when the date of your exam was please?
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Sure. Can I ask you what exam board and module and when the date of your exam was please?
thanks a lot. it's Cambridge International AS and A levels. 9709 Statistics p62 and exam date was 23rd May 2018
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are we discussing the statistics 9709 p 62 over here?
It was for the stats part of this exam here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5247054 People don't seem to find discussing both on that thread a problem though so probably best to stick with there!
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thanks a lot. it's Cambridge International AS and A levels. 9709 Statistics p62 and exam date was 23rd May 2018
Sorry, I don't think there's a thread for CIE Maths in general.
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probably. our stats textbook contains both stats and mech
Can you tell me, is the edexcel pure and statistics books worth it the one with the man running for the stats and the pure that goes with it. has it helped you and prepared you for the exams thoroughly. Thabks
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Can you tell me, is the edexcel pure and statistics books worth it the one with the man running for the stats and the pure that goes with it. has it helped you and prepared you for the exams thoroughly. Thabks
Ermm.... they're helpful but also not very. Quite a few answers in the back of the book are wrong, most of the questions are practically old-spec questions and not very problem-solving based, and honestly, it's good for learning content and I don't particularly like going through it again once I've finished doing the questions.
I personally wouldn't recommend them but I understand that they may pretty much be the only resources that you'll have for the new spec. :dontknow:
Sorry, a bit of a vague answer
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Ermm.... they're helpful but also not very. Quite a few answers in the back of the book are wrong, most of the questions are practically old-spec questions and not very problem-solving based, and honestly, it's good for learning content and I don't particularly like going through it again once I've finished doing the questions.
I personally wouldn't recommend them but I understand that they may pretty much be the only resources that you'll have for the new spec. :dontknow:
Sorry, a bit of a vague answer
ok thanks but are there aby other edexcel maths books new spec that you know or heard are useful
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ok thanks but are there aby other edexcel maths books new spec that you know or heard are useful
Other than those two, I can't think of any for Maths..
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anyone think at least 130/160 would be A?
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anyone think at least 130/160 would be A?
Yes, of course. That's 81% and Edexcel WANT around 80% to be an A but for GCSEs last year, they wanted 97% to be a 9 but it ended up being 79% or something like that so if the AS grades act similarly, the A boundary should be around 70+% ish. It could be lower or higher though :dontknow:
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