Hi, all. I've been looking through some past papers for the subject that I teach, and I've spotted a question that requires the following calculations to be performed: (b) 1 mark for correct calculation, 1 mark for correct answer – number of photos = 12 × 60 × 24 = 17280 – memory requirement = 17280/1024 = 16.9 (16.875) – (17280/1000 = 17.28/17.3 is acceptable) Students are not allowed to use a calculator in this exam, and the subject is not one where it makes any sense whatsoever to test a student's mental arithmetic skills. They even expect the students to divide 17280 by 1024 (!!), although they will accept division by 1000. I believe that it is thoroughly inappropriate to ask Year 11 students to do this sort of mental arithmetic for this subject, without allowing a calculator. Having a calculator will not afford the student any unfair advantage of any kind, and it is their understanding of the content that is on the syllabus, not their ability to do fairly complicated calculations on paper. I am sorely tempted to complain to the exam board, but my name and centre name are attached to everything I send using the forum, and I've historically been advised to NEVER do anything that might make the exam board mad at our centre. I'm sure my students will get an equally inappropriate mental arithmetic question in June. What should I do?