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Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:08 PM

I'm sure every question in my prelim was the same as the specimen paper, except for the fact that the wording was different, some of the tasks were reversed e.g Instead of benefit of using Unicode, the question asked what was the benefit of using ASCII code.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:20 PM

Yes ours was like that and the teacher is trying to get the money paid for the prelim back since Perfect papers(I'm sure thats the company) Just rearranged the Specimen paper.

This has happened all over Scotland and I don't know if these papers will stand up for appeals purposes.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:20 PM

My fourth prelim was the speciman paper, it was easy peasy, though i was gutted i missed an A1 by ten marks, got 106/140 ans 55/60 for the coursework task.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:21 PM

Our prelim was completely different, I'd imagined you wouldn't be able to appeal on your prelim grade if your school used the specimen paper.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:26 PM

No you can't just use a specimen paper for a prelim. You could take some questions from it, but not the entire thing.
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:48 PM

No, it wasn't the specimen paper. However the questions were the same, except the wording was different (As I said above).

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 08:33 PM

The prelim wasn't the Specimen paper!

My school bought in the prelim, and after we all sat it they noticed that almost every question was in the Specimen paper. It was made by an outside company who sell to many schools across the country, I'm in Dundee and my cousins school in Glasgow also get the papers from the company.

The school paid money for the prelim to safe time and ended up being ripped off by the company and are trying to get a refund.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:31 AM

QUOTE(wikked-dfc @ May 29 2005, 08:33 PM)
I'm in Dundee

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What school you at?


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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:13 PM

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