Has anyone sat the new spec edexcel linear maths exam? Is it really difficult?

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The mock papers are really hard. In the old spec I was getting a and a* but the new spec I am barely getting a c. HELP PLZZZZZZZZZ

Posted Wed 6th June, 2012 @ 12:07 by Toiba

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Hi there!
Im sitting the Linear exam as well on Monday and Wednesday. But unfortunately we are the first year of students to be sitting the new Specification for Linear Maths. 

Answered Wed 6th June, 2012 @ 12:46 by Nishat Ahmed
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We are the first to sit this exam, but if you want to practice some new spec papers have a go at the modular papers from the past few years. These papers have exactly the same type of questions (functional and qwc) on them, the only differentce is that they are split into three modules. There are some specimen papers for the linear paper but they are the hardest you can get. Here's the link to a specimen linear paper and mark scheme:

http://getrevising.co.uk/resources/specimen_paper_a_for_new_specfication_edexcel_maths

http://getrevising.co.uk/resources/specimen_paper_a_for_new_specification_edexcel_maths_mark_scheme

let me know if you want any modular papers

Answered Wed 6th June, 2012 @ 12:54 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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I have a feeling it will be very difficult as the last spec's papers were very easy and only 79% was an A*  I'm pretty sure topics such as vectors, cones and circles stuff will come up 

and sin and cosine graphs and stuff

make sure you revise all the a* - c topics properly

I recommend the Mathswatch CD

Answered Fri 8th June, 2012 @ 00:42 by ax5za
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Toiba wrote:

The mock papers are really hard. In the old spec I was getting a and a* but the new spec I am barely getting a c. HELP PLZZZZZZZZZ

you should be revising the new topics that are in the new spec and print out past papers for the new spec

Answered Tue 29th January, 2013 @ 12:50 by TAYLAN