Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Community > DIBBing > General Chat
Forgotten Password?
Notices
General Chat This forum is for general topics and chat type threads.
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 13 Jun 19, 09:15 AM  
Link to this Post
#1
JAMM
Trying for More Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 15
Edexcel A level Maths exams

My Ds 2 is currently doing his A Levels and was really upset yesterday after his 2nd maths paper... he found it really hard and a lot on the paper was Further Maths work apparently so another of his friends who studies further maths told him. The first paper was the same. His year is the first year for this curriculum and Im afraid they havent got it right. I know some years have to be the first to try out the new curriculum in subjects but it seems to always be his year ie new grades on gcse
Its really knocked his self confidence and came home nearly in tears. He works so hard and his predicted grades are A A B but he now thinks hes not even going to pass... he has his last maths exam tomorrow and Im struggling to build him back up again...
Anyone else in the same boat?
JAMM is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
More Florida fun
Reply With Quote
Unread 13 Jun 19, 09:21 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
Stardust5
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Stardust5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 13

Stardust5's Reviews
DIBB Villa Reviews: 4
Hi, my DS is currently doing A level exams not in Maths though but a number of his friends are and they have said exactly the same as your DS, they found it really hard and also think they have not done well. I guess if everyone is in the same boat the grade boundaries will be lowered so your DS might have done better than the thought. Hope tomorrows exam goes better for him.
Stardust5 is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Highlands Reserve and Rotunda
Reply With Quote
Unread 13 Jun 19, 09:32 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
DisneyWannabe
Imagineer
 
DisneyWannabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 09
Mobile

My DD1 is sitting ALevel Maths this year and has found the paper challenging. As we were experiencing some issues with the teaching at her sixth form we have had a tutor for her since October and thankfully the tutor has covered so much more than the teachers did (especially the mechanics part). She said that without that extra tutoring she thinks she would not have done at all well.

I think its wrong that when they change the curriculum that the teachers dont seem to be given the correct support, training or time to be able to teach it correctly. Our kids dont stand a chance if they are not taught what they need to know ☹️
__________________
Solterra- July/August 2019 (3 Weeks) Hampton Lakes - August 2017 (3 Weeks) Ellihunts CBR & Villa Aug 2016 (4 Weeks) - Irish Boomerang: SNN-LHR-MIA - Cresent Lakes - Aug 2014 - OKW & Indian Creek - July/Aug 2013 (4 weeks) - OKW & Cumbrian Lakes Villa August 2010 - 3rd "Mmmm? " ..Orange Tree Villa August 2009... Mission Park Villa Easter 2008 - Family Visit... Comfort Inn LBV September 2000 - 1st Visit (couple)
DisneyWannabe is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 13 Jun 19, 10:26 AM  
Link to this Post
#4
Cricket19
Trainee Dibber
 
Join Date: Apr 07
My ds is doing Edexcel Maths and yesterday's paper was very difficult. Lots of comments on other websites - apparently the questions were worded in a way that is used in Further Maths. From what I've read, most of those doing FM found the paper ok but anyone else struggled as the teaching style is different. Also, the 15 mark question was virtually the same as in an international paper from a few years ago - just had 1 or 2 changes.
Cricket19 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 13 Jun 19, 10:58 AM  
Link to this Post
#5
dubletrub
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Sep 09

dubletrub's Reviews
DIBB Villa Reviews: 1

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 3
Mobile

Yes my daughter found it so difficult she came home and said she has now failed maths thanks to edexcel. Just hoping it has lowered the grade boundaries for them, disgusting of them to use further maths language and questions and demoralise all the students who cant do further maths ☹
__________________
Jenny
July/August 2010 ~ Villa, Mission Park & RPR, July/August 2012 ~ DIBB Villa, Highgate Park & RPR, July/August 2014 ~ Sadly had to cancel, August 2019 ~ POR 1st time on site
New York 2017, trip report HERE
dubletrub is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
POFQ, 1st time onsite :)
Reply With Quote
Unread 13 Jun 19, 11:05 AM  
Link to this Post
#6
Leanne1977
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Jan 05

Leanne1977's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 8
Another unhappy parent and young adult here! My DS thought it was an awful paper and is pretty sure hes going to fail. Why on Earth they do this to students I really dont know. Its not fair on them!
__________________

WDW Villa Jul/Aug 2005
DLP SL Jan/Feb 2006, DCR Feb 2007, Cheyenne Feb 2008, NB Nov 2009, Ibis July 2010
WDW Pop Sept 2006
WDW ASM/HRH/POP Sept 2007 free DDP
WDW Regal Sun/SSR/CIAS May 2008
WDW CIAS/RPR/Cypress Pointe GV Aug 2008
WDW Highgate Park/AKV/BCV Dec 2008
WDW SSR/Pop May 2009
WDW RPR/BCV/BWV/VB/VWL/OKW/Kidani/DCL Jul/Aug 2009
WDW Dibb Villa/Regal Sun May 2010
WDW BCV/VB/DCL Oct/Nov 2010 Wedding trip!
WDW SSR/Dibb Villa/VB Oct 2011 1st wedding anniversary trip!
WDW OKW/VB/Peabody Aug 2013
Leanne1977 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Summer in Crete
Reply With Quote
Unread 13 Jun 19, 11:43 AM  
Link to this Post
#7
WhereIBelong
Imagineer
 
WhereIBelong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 15
Hmmm... ? DD's friend said some of the Maths was challenging, and it was hard sometimes to decipher where to start, but it was fine and nothing came up that they had not been taught.
WhereIBelong is online now Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 13 Jun 19, 12:39 PM  
Link to this Post
#8
sophiepop
Imagineer
 
sophiepop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 08

sophiepop's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 1
DIBB Villa Reviews: 2
Originally Posted by Leanne1977 View Post
Another unhappy parent and young adult here! My DS thought it was an awful paper and is pretty sure hes going to fail. Why on Earth they do this to students I really dont know. Its not fair on them!
I was just going to post those exact words. My Daughter has had 3 of her A levels that were really based around another subject that she didn't take. Reading the websites so many people are complaining about it too so I know its not just Soph.

There seems to be a bit of a theme this year. Same as GCSE's really. They had to lower the pass rate of the higher maths to 18%, its crazy!
__________________

1995 Indian Ridge - 1998 Hamiltons Reserve
2000 Omni Rosen - 2005 Sequoia Lodge DLP
2007 West Stonebridge - 2009 Lake Wilson
2011/13/14 Town Centre - 2016/18/20 Windwood Bay
sophiepop is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Kissimmee Swamp Tours

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu

American Attractions

US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2194
CaxtonFX  $1.2272
Covent Garden FX  $1.2391
FAIRFX  $1.2215
John Lewis  $1.2358
M&S  $1.1974
Post Office  $1.2161
Sainsburys  $1.2198
TESCO  $1.2214
Travelex  $1.2127
Updated: 21:03 18/07/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.0844
CaxtonFX  €1.0883
Covent Garden FX  €1.0983
FAIRFX  €1.0885
John Lewis  €1.0982
M&S  €1.0627
Post Office  €1.0820
Sainsburys  €1.0849
TESCO  €1.0866
Travelex  €1.0800
Updated: 21:03 18/07/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Thu 18th Jul 4:14pm
Now: 32C/90F
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm
Cloud Cover: 75%
Wind: 9mph - SSE Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1018mb
Humidity: 55%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 20:00 18/07/2019