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Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:49 AM

mad.gif i think we should complain coz in the last previous papers most of the questions asked us to define/tell the meaning of a certain word. eg. the defination of robustness etc.. but this yr. mostly all questions were more of a problem solving ques. ones which take a while to think n answer, which arent suitable for exams ques. coz we are only givin a limited time

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 07:13 PM

the spread of KU - PS was the same as it always is and many people have already said the exam was either fair or easy. I personally found it easy and ok there was a number of solid PS questions but it was by no means impossible or even difficult just tiresome.

I finished with a lot of time to spare and some people even left early

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 07:32 PM

m sure some1 else also replied to my post..where is it gone? someone's deleted it! ohmy.gif

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 08:21 PM

Hi. It was me who posted earlier and I deleted it because I felt I ranted on too much in it

The one thing about the exam which really bothered me was the question that asked you to work out a condition for the discounts. I thought that it should have been worth less marks and it should have been placed in an optional paper, it shouldn't have been made mandetory, at least in my opinion.



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Posted 01 June 2004 - 08:30 PM

I disagree, a CASE function is Standard Grade knowledge.

(or you could have used a nested If, (higher) )
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Posted 01 June 2004 - 08:35 PM

I used nested IF
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Posted 01 June 2004 - 08:44 PM

I tried nested if, and this is ALL I wrote for this question:

IF (miles%>750) THEN
Bill:= Bill - (billx0.15)

Would I get anything for that, at all... anything? blink.gif

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE (fearfactor47 @ Jun 1 2004, 08:44 PM)
I tried nested if, and this is ALL I wrote for this question:

IF (miles%>750) THEN
Bill:= Bill - (billx0.15)

Would I get anything for that, at all... anything? blink.gif

I think u just gave him a 85% discount not a 15 % discount tongue.gif
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Posted 02 June 2004 - 06:52 PM

did the question not ask for a design notation and not a programming language i don't have the paper at the moment so can't say for sure

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 08:26 PM

It was design notation

I used CASE

CASE discount_of
15% when miles_travelled >750
10% when miles_travelled >= 501 AND <= 750
5% when miles_travelled >= 251 AND <=500
0% when miles_travelled <=250
END CASE


I am pretty confident in that response. smile.gif
I just kept it simple; since it was design notation, not actual code.

Edited by sparky, 02 June 2004 - 08:28 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE (sparky @ Jun 1 2004, 09:30 PM)
I disagree, a CASE function is Standard Grade knowledge.

(or you could have used a nested If, (higher) )

I was never taught the CASE statement at Standard Grade.


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Posted 02 June 2004 - 09:08 PM

Oops, I am sure it is Standard Grade knowledge tho...
We done it as part of our practical programming assessments.

We were certainly made aware it could come up in our higher when we done the Software development unit. Nested IF (higher concept) should have came in handy!


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Posted 02 June 2004 - 11:03 PM

I used Nested if and I have the paper so I could check but I'm pretty sure that it said usoing design notation or code from a programming language u are familiar with.
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Posted 03 June 2004 - 12:53 PM

I used Pseudo code to do it, as thats a design notation. And then went through it step my step, IF such and such, calculate discount..ladeela.

It was quite a fine exam, everyone left early at my school. I left half an hour early. But the most intelligent guy left an hour early.

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 04:09 PM

Daft, I reckon you're given 2 and a half hours for a reason to be honest.

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE (little_minx @ Jun 3 2004, 05:09 PM)
Daft, I reckon you're given 2 and a half hours for a reason to be honest.

Yeah, agreed. I don't see the point in leaving early. I like to use all my time to check over my answers and stuff.

Some guy in my class left the Chemistry exam after half an hour blink.gif
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Posted 03 June 2004 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (tuppence @ Jun 3 2004, 07:56 PM)

Some guy in my class left the Chemistry exam after half an hour blink.gif

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 07:33 PM

Wow!

Half an hour! Was he really good at Chemistry or did he just not care?

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:07 PM

The latter definitely.

It is impossible to do the paper in 30 minutes to achieve a decent mark.

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:10 PM

during the exam i had finished the questions with 45 mins to spare and when i had finished checking stuff i had 20 mins

assuming the person who left with an hour to spare did the same i don't see how its possible to write in essence extended to ensure the full marks for the question.

certainly on the computing SG exam i had an hour to spare by the end but then you could get away with a lot more than in higher so if he does well he's either really lucky or has the fastest hand and brain in Scotland. (make up your own mind)

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