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In the new maths A level, if I skip out some stages in my working but I get the right answer at the end of it, will I loose method marks? (Edexcel)

Also, if I miss some notation such as (x+2)(x-2) = 0 and forget the = 0 will I be deducted marks or punished even if I get the write answer?

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yes possibly marks would be deducted, just show your working fam
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yes possibly marks would be deducted, just show your working fam
What if the working required can be done on the calculator? Do you still have to write it down
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What if the working required can be done on the calculator? Do you still have to write it down
give me an exmaple, i dont get u
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So if (1-√5)(2+ √6) is PART OF the question, which is easily calculated on the calculator, do I still loose points if I don’t show full working for that calculation?
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You are better off showing ALL marking, at least then you have chance for marks even if you get the wrong answer. You should start to get used to writing all working out, it's worth it, especially when you start C3/C4.
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You are better off showing ALL marking, at least then you have chance for marks even if you get the wrong answer. You should start to get used to writing all working out, it's worth it, especially when you start C3/C4.
For the new maths a level it maybe different
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For the new maths a level it maybe different
Don't tell me you're lazy enough to chance the mark scheme and write as little as possible in your exam...
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Don't tell me you're lazy enough to chance the mark scheme and write as little as possible in your exam...
No just faster to use calculator to do it in one go instead of manually wasting time and doing it yourself.
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No just faster to use calculator to do it in one go instead of manually wasting time and doing it yourself.
At A-Level you rarely get those opportunities, and even then you still need to write down what calculation your are doing (not mentally) in order to get the method mark.
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At A-Level you rarely get those opportunities, and even then you still need to write down what calculation your are doing (not mentally) in order to get the method mark.
Ok then what about my question on notation.

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Ok then what about my question on notation.

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Notation and correct writing is important. Maybe they would let you off if you forget =0 in one place then write it down a few lines down or something, but honestly it's best to get in the habit of keeping track of things like these.
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(Original post by Yodalam)
So if (1-√5)(2+ √6) is PART OF the question, which is easily calculated on the calculator, do I still loose points if I don’t show full working for that calculation?
Just show your working by expanding and simplifying it. Stuff like that you need to show working.
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