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GCE O Level Oct/Nov 2011 A-Maths 4038 Paper 1 Suggested Answers & Solutions

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GCE O Level 2011 AMaths 4038 Paper 1 Solutions

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Now for Paper 2: Here’s a list of possible topics that may appear for tomorrow MORNING‘s Paper 2.

  1. Matrices
  2. Logarithms

    • Change in base
    • Exponential equations (with substitution method e.g. let y = ex)
  3. Factor & Remainder Theorem
  4. Partial Fractions
  5. Quadratic Equations & Inequalities

  6. Circles
  7. Plane Geometry
  8. Trigonometry

  9. Differentiation & Integration

  10. Maxima & Minima problems – nature of stationary points etc.

One more maths paper to go before the burning of Math books begin!


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  1. kii's Avatar
    kii commented in tuition class


    I did better at amaths than at emaths LOL.

    anyways, thanks for the solutions! i was afraid i'll fail my amaths actually.


  2. Gordon's Avatar
    Gordon commented in tuition class


    Hi, I am just curious how much do we need to score to get an A1. I got 72/80 for this paper because I was really really careless. Thanks!

  3. Gordon's Avatar
    Gordon commented in tuition class


    Hi, I am just curious to know how much do we need to score to get a confirmed A1. I got 72/80 for this paper because I was really careless. Thanks a lot!

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    Luchia Kiryu commented in tuition class

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    Luchia Kiryu commented in tuition class


    Cause for the last question, I got the first part correct . But the rest i got wrong :/ (Idiotic Mistake D:) - But the method is correct @@

    Plus, a few of the questions also steps correct but final answer wrong Dx


      @Luchia Kiryu: Yes Method Marks are not a myth ...

      Here's a quote from the past:

      Marks are of the following three types:

      M Method mark, awarded for a valid method applied to the problem. Method marks are not lost for numerical errors, algebraic slips or errors in units. However, it is not usually sufficient for a candidate just to indicate an intention of using some method or just to quote a formula; the formula or idea must be applied to the specific problem in hand, e.g. by substituting the relevant quantities into the formula. Correct application of a formula without the formula being quoted obviously earns the M mark and in some cases an M mark can be implied from a correct answer.

      A Accuracy mark, awarded for a correct answer or intermediate step correctly obtained. Accuracy marks cannot be given unless the associated method mark is earned (or implied).

      B Accuracy mark for a correct result or statement independent of method marks.

      More details and Miss Loi's elaboration (as applied to local context) here but in a nutshell,

      • M leads to A (answer mark) and you cannot get A without M i.e. your workings leading up to the answer must be correct - no A mark(s) will be awarded should you happen to obtain your answer without workings or by by luck (usually in long multi-mark questions)
      • B (the other kind of answer mark) is independent of M (usually in short 1-mark questions or, say, a 3-mark question requiring 3 specific answers)

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