# Edexcel Unit 2 Higher 1 March 2011

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by TonyM19, Mar 2, 2011.

1. ### TonyM19New commenter

When is the earliest we can start to discuss yesterday's paper? I understand there is a time delay, just wondering when it expires.

2. ### TonyM19New commenter

When is the earliest we can start to discuss yesterday's paper? I understand there is a time delay, just wondering when it expires.

Chat away!

4. ### hopon66New commenter

I thought it was a fair paper.

5. ### googolplexOccasional commenter

I'll be amused when they publish the grade boundaries for A* - cos there wasn't any A* stuff in it...!!! Off-hand, can't think of any in the unit, for that matter, but they could have thrown in some more top-end challenge... It's small wonder that so many of our Year 12s can't cope with AS...

6. ### Betamale

Did it have a proof one on circles at the end? Did I pick the right paper up?
RE the AS pupils. Yes, trying to explain in C2 solutions to 3tan2x=sqrt3 between -pi and pi is hard when pupils ask "whats that soh cah toa thing again?"

7. ### googolplexOccasional commenter

No, you are correct. I was wrong - inadvertently commenting on the Unit 1 paper (Doh!) which definitely doesn't have any A* stuff.

8. ### Betamale

Yeh, I had another look today over both
The unit one seems a bit like "here is a nice paper to ease you into GCSE from KS3" but we dont need it!!
I think the circle theorem one would lead to lots of quite able pupils having an appreciation of whats going on but may not have been able to articulate their proof.
4 marks for it though (when you can get that for a noddy question at the start of the paper.
Bring back intermediate and actually test our good kids. Unit 1 was little more than a intermediate paper of 5 or so years back

9. ### TonyM19New commenter

It was the Circle theorem proof question that surprised me. I just thought it was a pretty obscure question. If that's the style of question we can expect, then fair enough. It's certainly an appropriate level of question, just one that caught me out.

10. ### Betamale

Hope so
There were a couple of nice ones on the foundation paper and CERTAINLY more taxing than the 1380 linear paper.
I will pass judgement when the grade boundaries are out as if you need 60% for top UMS then it kinda screws it all up a little