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    Fellow Mathematicians,

    I'm resiting my Mathematics examination so i contacted Edexcel with regard to the coursework arrangement and they stated that:

    "First the good news. You will have to submit NO coursework for the Mathematics exam as it is no longer a requirement for the GCSE Maths exam. The content for the exam is exactly the same as you sat last summer."

    Is this a good or a bad thing?
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    All comments will be very much appreciated. Many thanks!
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    Personal preference. I'd prefer it with c/w, but It's down to personal preference. Just do your exam, and hope you get a good grade!
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    Well most of my year really got brought down by the coursework, so it really depends how well you cope in exams I suppose! Personally I would have preferred without, but...
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    (Original post by lozz2601)
    Well most of my year really got brought down by the coursework, so it really depends how well you cope in exams I suppose! Personally I would have preferred without, but...
    and in my year it was exactly the opposite. Most people put in a lot of effort into their coursework and got good marks in the bag which was a big help to those who don't do as well in exams.

    But it's irrelevant really as coursework has gone and so all you can do is revise well for the exam papers.
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    I dont think it matters. I got the same percentage in my coursework as i did in my exams so it really wouldnt have made any difference. besides the coursewrok is just a pain and (if you took higher last year you would know) it takes ages and you have tonnes of pages to do etc. I think the way that you are doing it is better because you can just revise, do past papers and just get really confident with it without having to worry about corsework. Doing A-level maths now and i would seriously hate to have coursework. Wouldnt be able to cope.
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    I'd much rather do the C/W as I am really going to struggle on the maths exam next year and if we had c/w my teacher could mark it and help me out.
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    (Original post by nick198929)
    Fellow Mathematicians,

    I'm resiting my Mathematics examination so i contacted Edexcel with regard to the coursework arrangement and they stated that:

    "First the good news. You will have to submit NO coursework for the Mathematics exam as it is no longer a requirement for the GCSE Maths exam. The content for the exam is exactly the same as you sat last summer."

    Is this a good or a bad thing?

    I'm sitting the same paper in june next year, with no c/w, and if i'm honest its not really a good thing. I'm not that great at maths, so at least if I did well in coursework i'd have something to support the crap grade i'd probably get:rolleyes: .
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    (Original post by HumanNature)
    I'd much rather do the C/W as I am really going to struggle on the maths exam next year and if we had c/w my teacher could mark it and help me out.
    I'm actually quite surprised at the amount of people who (are doing GCSEs now and) wants to do the coursework... @[email protected]

    It's dull, pointless and incredibly unimaginative. In reference to the part I've made bold; you could always do timed practice paper and your teacher could still help you out by targetting the parts you struggled with.

    You won't be able to get a lot of help with the coursework anyways - and given that it really doesn't account for much overall it's much more worthwhile to work on the exam.

    Good luck with the maths anyways :]
 
 
 

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