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New spec this, new spec that. It's not fair. Why us?? It's hard already doing A-Levels...
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Really? Try doing GCSE and A level back in my day, you kids have it easy, been getting easier year on year.
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Be under no illusion: it did not used to be easier.
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(Original post by Rolls_Reus_0wner)
New spec this, new spec that. It's not fair. Why us?? It's hard already doing A-Levels...
Every couple of years it changes.

You're not special.
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2001 as birth year is just weird... god im old lol.
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Really? Try doing GCSE and A level back in my day, you kids have it easy, been getting easier year on year.
true. but these exams are getting harder
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It would be interesting to construct some kind of timeline of birth dates that showed what educational structure and what miscellaneous other government programmes applied to people born on those dates. Unfortunately (dammit, Jim!), I’m a biochemist, not a graphic designer.
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They change stuff all the time, my year was the first year to do the new linear a levels and countless other years will be have been the first to do their new spec
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(Original post by random_matt)
Really? Try doing GCSE and A level back in my day, you kids have it easy, been getting easier year on year.
I've actually tested out this whole 'it keeps getting easier' mentality some people have and found that the difficulty has always been about the same whether you go back 20 years or simply look at last years paper?
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(Original post by Rolls_Reus_0wner)
New spec this, new spec that. It's not fair. Why us?? It's hard already doing A-Levels...
I did the new spec A-Levels and I was born in 1998. So not just you guys. Also the systems change every few years so it really isn't just people born in 2001.
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(Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
It would be interesting to construct some kind of timeline of birth dates that showed what educational structure and what miscellaneous other government programmes applied to people born on those dates. Unfortunately (dammit, Jim!), I’m a biochemist, not a graphic designer.
Go ahead, i'll await patiently.
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Really? Try doing GCSE and A level back in my day, you kids have it easy, been getting easier year on year.
Back in my day we left school at 12 years old to work the farms and we LIKED it!
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They don’t, somebody has to be the first to do something.
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I've actually tested out this whole 'it keeps getting easier' mentality some people have and found that the difficulty has always been about the same whether you go back 20 years or simply look at last years paper?
Just gives older people an excuse to sh*t on younger people. It always has and will happen. A lot of perceived difficulty is probably due to the change in specs, if anything. Take a teenager from the 90s forward in time to now and they'd probably get knobbed by modern papers.
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(Original post by random_matt)
been getting easier year on year.
Edexcel GCSE Maths, Non-Calculator 2016

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/papers/1hjune2016.pdf

Edexcel GCSE Maths Non-Calculator 2017

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/papers/1hjune2017.pdf
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(Original post by DrawTheLine)
I did the new spec A-Levels and I was born in 1998. So not just you guys. Also the systems change every few years so it really isn't just people born in 2001.
imo new and harder concepts are being introduced.
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(Original post by Rolls_Reus_0wner)
imo new and harder concepts are being introduced.
Shock horror. So? I got through the new A-Levels, as did everybody else who took them last year too. Just put in the effort and you'll be fine.
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Edexcel GCSE Maths, Non-Calculator 2016

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/papers/1hjune2016.pdf

Edexcel GCSE Maths Non-Calculator 2017

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/papers/1hjune2017.pdf
A) One year would make little difference.
B) You are actually desperate enough to get someone to do this, ROFL.

Next i'll be hearing O levels are easy, you really cannot make this **** up.
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(Original post by IWantIPods)
Edexcel GCSE Maths, Non-Calculator 2016

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/papers/1hjune2016.pdf

Edexcel GCSE Maths Non-Calculator 2017

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/papers/1hjune2017.pdf
Individual papers fluctuate in difficulty year on year.
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(Original post by DrawTheLine)
Shock horror. So? I got through the new A-Levels, as did everybody else who took them last year too. Just put in the effort and you'll be fine.
It's just the exam boards just give 2 crappy specimen papers which is not enough. The lack of resources is appalling imo.
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