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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:27 pm 
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In case your child has not seen this, Edexcel have published this useful poster:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/cont ... Poster.pdf

It is useful for all GCSE exam boards.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:02 pm 
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Thanks for that. Do you have any sense of whether there are in fact major differences between the boards in terms of topics covered or style of question? I work (as LSA) in a school which is using AQA but am helping with a friend's daughter taking OCR elsewhere. I am assuming that, at least at the level they are working at (hoping for a 4-5 rather than the 8-9 range) they are pretty similar in the fundamentals covered


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Thanks Guest, I'm printing it out now :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:16 pm 
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solimum wrote:
Thanks for that. Do you have any sense of whether there are in fact major differences between the boards in terms of topics covered or style of question? I work (as LSA) in a school which is using AQA but am helping with a friend's daughter taking OCR elsewhere. I am assuming that, at least at the level they are working at (hoping for a 4-5 rather than the 8-9 range) they are pretty similar in the fundamentals covered

There are subtle differences - look at the sample assessment materials. I'm not very familiar with OCR.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:22 pm 
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Thank you, that's helpful. Printed out and put one on the year 11s desk, one on the year 9s and the year 6s so as not to feel left out.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:16 pm 
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Thanks G55. That is great and very useful having it all clearly shown on one page. :)

Are they expected to memorise all those including the quadratic formula?

Also DS has recently being doing circle theorem which I don't actually remember covering when I was at school. I think there are about 7 or so theories/rules that they are supposed to know. You don't happen to have a similar sheet on those by an chance do you?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:29 pm 
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DS was doing circle theorem for further maths I think?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:35 pm 
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DD has definitely being doing circle theorems for gcse. I don’t remember doing them.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:55 pm 
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Oh I remember them in the geometry for maths o level ....showing my age here. There's nothing on that formula sheet that we didn't do either. It was a blast from the past wth the sine and the cosine rule. Not sure what geometry there is in the Edexcel gcse maths syllabus our last two will be doing.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:00 pm 
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I thought that back in my day (early GCSE) we didn't do sine rule, cosine rule and quadratic equation until A level but maybe I'm wrong? :?


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