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How's everyones prelims going?

xkarenx

Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:25 PM

I so failed mines today. I had past papers and worked on them at home and could do them fine but the papers they gave us were much harder I think. They'll be trying to kick me out of the class when I go back I bet. Good luck to everyone else I'm sure you will do fine.

*Kiran*

Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:41 PM

Snap!! Failed maths Big time!! oh well I'm just gonna have to start working harder now!!

ad absurdum

Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:33 PM

You've probably not done as bad as you thought, I always think its difficult to judge how I've done on a test until I get my marks back

Anyway, I done mine today, it went pretty well. I made a stupid mistake though, one part of a question had me confused and I worked it through but I was kind of unsure. Then I saw in the question the word "hence" and I rubbed out my working and started again taking a different approach as I thought I had to use information I'd worked out in a previous part of the question. I didn't get time to work my answer right through to the end but when I talked to me teacher afterwards she said that I had it right first time mad.gif. Apart from that I didn't really have anything that everything seemed fine so I think I should have done okay.

xkarenx

Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:38 PM

Well that description you just gave sounds like me on the majority of questions on both papers. I think I used a whole rubber today. I didn't finish all the questions because I didn't have time and I just couldn't think. I know I have made so many mistakes. I'll be shocked if I get any higher than 20%!

Amo

Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:40 PM

My non-calc paper wasn't too bad to be honest.... cant say the same for the calculator paper though! uh oh...

xkarenx

Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:50 PM

Well I'm glad some of you are doing ok. I just wish I had more luck.. I put in effort and it didn't help me at all. blink.gif

maria

Posted 01 February 2006 - 02:10 PM

had my Maths prelim today!! was sooo nervous, then paper 1 went ok!! it wasnt too bad, could do the majority of it!
but then it came, paper 2! i hate paper 2, needless to say, i know i have not done well in it at all, was soo difficult and complicated! unsure.gif

its done now, no point worrying too much when i cant do anything about it!! shall study for May though!! wink.gif

Allana

Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:33 PM

I got a B smile.gif

I think I did pretty well considering most of my class either failed or got a bare pass, and the teachers said it was one of the most challenging prelims so far.

Hoping for an A in the final biggrin.gif

*sofax*

Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:50 PM

the prelims usually harder than the actual exam well so I thought anyway!! and paper 2 is usually harder than paper 1 I think so no need to worry people! tongue.gif

xkarenx

Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:07 AM

Yeah my friend who did Higher Maths last year for the first time says the Prelim was harder.. she got 18% in the prelim then a D in the final exam which is quite a jump up cause a D is just off 50%. Hopefully if I have done that bad I can at least scrape a D or C in the final.. I don't care if it's a D just as long as I don't completely fail. I'd hate having a fail on my certificate! Unit 3 might go better and help to have in the next one so who knows. I don't get my prelim results until 2 weeks.. quite a wait.

ad absurdum

Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE(xkarenx @ Feb 2 2006, 10:07 AM)
Yeah my friend who did Higher Maths last year for the first time says the Prelim was harder.. she got 18% in the prelim then a D in the final exam which is quite a jump up cause a D is just off 50%. Hopefully if I have done that bad I can at least scrape a D or C in the final.. I don't care if it's a D just as long as I don't completely fail. I'd hate having a fail on my certificate! Unit 3 might go better and help to have in the next one so who knows. I don't get my prelim results until 2 weeks.. quite a wait.

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That is quite a long wait, I'd hate to put up with that.

We got paper 1 today, I got 54/60 so I'm delighted with that mark (that question I mentioned earlier on was the only marks I dropped sad.gif). Only about 1/3 of the people taking higher maths this year passed the prelim though, even though it was apparently quite an easy prelim.

xkarenx

Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:23 PM

Well don't schools have different prelims? Ours may have been harder. Maths in general isnt an easy subject for me Intermediate 2 was no problem I got an A but Higher is quite different. I regret taking it now I wish I had taken something I may have had a chance at passing.. I guess getting an A in Intermediate 2 made me think Higher Maths would be a Higher I would have a better chance at passing. I was so wrong!

ad absurdum

Posted 02 February 2006 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE(xkarenx @ Feb 2 2006, 07:23 PM)
Well don't schools have different prelims? Ours may have been harder. Maths in general isnt an easy subject for me Intermediate 2 was no problem I got an A but Higher is quite different. I regret taking it now I wish I had taken something I may have had a chance at passing.. I guess getting an A in Intermediate 2 made me think Higher Maths would be a Higher I would have a better chance at passing. I was so wrong!

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Yeah, every school is different. There can even be a difference within the schools, for example the prelim last year was appaarently much harder than the one this year at our school.

And yeah, there's a huge jump up to higher. I think if the course is done over two years there wouldn't be a huge difference, but over one year its a high increase in difficulty and workload.

Nathan

Posted 02 February 2006 - 08:28 PM

QUOTE(ad absurdum @ Feb 2 2006, 08:07 PM)
Yeah, every school is different.  There can even be a difference within the schools, for example the prelim last year was appaarently much harder than the one this year at our school.

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We were told this year that our prelim is gonna be really hard sad.gif, cause last year someone got an A in the prelim but then got a c in the final exam...and the sqa refused appeal because they said the prelim was too easy...i have it tomorrow so i should probably go and do some revision jus now before it gets too late...i probably wont though rolleyes.gif

xkarenx

Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:09 AM

Most people in my Higher maths class is back from last year they were doing it over 2 years. I wish I could have done that I think it woud have been easier going through it all a second time. Everything would make more sense and you could pick up the bits that you missed/didn't really get.

Nathan

Posted 03 February 2006 - 04:36 PM

arrrrrgh! had my maths prelim today....paper two was NOT good sad.gif

paper one wasnt bad though....i think i might of scraped a c smile.gif

Pammy

Posted 03 February 2006 - 05:08 PM

Had my maths prelim today. Paper 1 was ok, just a few small problems. Was feelin quite gd about myself till I got out paper 2 and my jaw hit the floor ohmy.gif .
I swear I will kill whoever invented the calulator !! And if he's dead I will bring him back 2 life just 2 kill him again.
Anyway rant over. Hopefully I have still passed tho rolleyes.gif
Pammy x

SoDraconian

Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:21 PM

My prelim's tomorrow. Utterly dreading it. We've been told that it's going to be the hardest prelim created and that Paper 2 will show us no mercy. *is scared*

Nathan

Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:41 PM

good luck...i must say my paper 2 never showed me any mercy either....it was the crappest paper 2 prelim i have seen from my school ever (and i think i did like all the papers from '97 to '05)

8139222014

Posted 06 February 2006 - 10:03 PM

oh well sat both and...34/60 + 15/70. Overall a fail, I thought doing Int 2 last year would have prepared me for higher, but only 4 people in the class sat int 2 last year, plus 2 fifth years in our class, and ofcourse its the people who sat higher last year were the ones passing the prelim

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