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Edexcel 13803H 6th June 2011

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by DM, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. DM

    DM New commenter

    The boundaries are not set until all the papers have been marked. Your son sounds like an A grade student. He will still be an A grade student on this paper.
  2. Mike,

    The general feeling seems to be that the EdExcel non-calc papers were harder this year than the last few. Of course that's only half the exam and the calculator papers might turn out to be easier than last year making the overall exam about the same difficulty.

    The key for your son is that the grade boundaries are not set yet. The examiners will see how students nationally have scored in their papers before setting the boundaries. If the overall exam turns out to be harder than last year the boundaries will come down to compensate, equally if the exam was easier than last year the boundaries would go up.

    Bottom line is that your son's grade should not be affected by the difficulty of the paper compared to last year (of course that's easy to say but students don't always feel that way having just sat an exam!)
  3. Thanks, What's the maximum amount of marks you could get from working out, because my Son said he done quite a lot for the questions he wasn't unsure on..
  4. Maths_Mike

    Maths_Mike New commenter

    This very much depends on the question but in general if you have a completely correct method and the only mistake is the actual answer you can acheive all but 1 of the assigned marks although this is probably quite rare as completely correct methods usually lead to correct answers!
    Partially correct methods earn some credit depending again on the question and the number of marks available - not suprisingly.
    That said my advice would be forget it - whats done is done.

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