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#1 tupacshakur

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 08:37 PM

just wondering, see if you answered a question in the maths exam 2 ways and got 2 different answers and just left it like that, would the marker take the right one or just give you zero for the whole question (even if one of your two answers was right?)

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 08:38 PM

They should give u half marks (definately) or maybe full, but only if you showed the working for both ways!
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Posted 17 May 2005 - 08:42 PM

I dont know how the maths paper is marked but in Physics, if at any stage in a question you write something which they deem to be "Wrong Physics" they stop marking that question at that point.

Perhaps the finalised marking instructions for the previous years papers would give you an idea.

I cant see them being generous with the marks when you offer them a choice of solutions though!!!

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:00 PM

i dont know who is right because my maths teacher says its ok yet in a maths revision book i bought , the guy who wrote it says

"you have to score one of the answers out, you cant have two bites at the cherry"

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:02 PM

Well I dont think they'd give you full marks, maybe half! I would recommend trying it! Put it that way, if you accidently do it k, if you deliberately do it ur a fool!
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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:03 PM

You can't keep two people would just keep writing down various ways to get the marks. The examiners are not stupid they would know what you were up to.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE(gary @ May 17 2005, 09:03 PM)
You can't keep two people would just keep writing down various ways to get the marks. The examiners are not stupid they would know what you were up to.

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Good point , good point. Suppose that makes sense

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:06 PM

If u did accidently do it once though, say on a 4 marks question then I dont think they'd be that bothered
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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:28 PM

well if you do a question 2 ways and get different answers obviously one is wrong so i would be trying to find the problem and make sure both answers were the same. Its also possible one method is wrong maths

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:53 PM

Actually scrap what I said, take Dave's advice
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Posted 17 May 2005 - 10:08 PM

I think that if u do 2 answers and one is rite, and has totally the correct working, then they have to giv u the mark cos you hav shown that u are capable of doin it.....I think I read this somewere last year....but I cant totally be sure!
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Posted 19 May 2005 - 03:51 PM

You can't write down 2 answers but if you have the right answer, say for the equation of a circle, and then you multiply it out wrongly, you still get all the marks.

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 04:41 PM

Yeah, I wish that happened in physics. Stupid 'Wrong Physics'

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:41 PM

You state you are "trying something else". They will mark both and whatever one you get most marks on, they give you and discard the other effort cool.gif
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Posted 19 May 2005 - 07:29 PM

All I know is in computing, if you were to do 2 questions in the exam (you have to pick one of of the two) they have to mark both of them and give you the highest out of the two.

But that's computing!

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 07:39 PM

I'm closing this thread because there's no official line from the SQA on this, and there's contradictory statements going around, which probably isn't helping people.

Let's just hope it doesn't come to the point where you have to right two answers down. smile.gif





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