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December 06, 2021, 02:12:57 pm

Author Topic: Does U1&2 only topics appear in U3&4 Exams for Methods?  (Read 391 times)

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GreenNinja

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Does U1&2 only topics appear in U3&4 Exams for Methods?
« on: October 25, 2021, 11:22:23 am »
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Hi,

I just have a few questions about knowledge needed ofr Unit 3 and 4.

I am confused on whether topics like Arrangments and Combinations which are only talked in Unit 1 & 2, are these topics probably to be assesed in unit 3 and 4 exams even thought they are irrevelant to unit 3 and 4 (in the externals as well)?

Similar to this, there are things like y^=x which we are required to solve and graph in u1&2 which don't appear in u3&4. Are these also assesed in the externals?

Thanks,
Techy

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Re: Does U1&2 only topics appear in U3&4 Exams for Methods?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2021, 11:32:46 pm »
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Hi,

I just have a few questions about knowledge needed ofr Unit 3 and 4.

I am confused on whether topics like Arrangments and Combinations which are only talked in Unit 1 & 2, are these topics probably to be assesed in unit 3 and 4 exams even thought they are irrevelant to unit 3 and 4 (in the externals as well)?

Similar to this, there are things like y^=x which we are required to solve and graph in u1&2 which don't appear in u3&4. Are these also assesed in the externals?

Thanks,
Techy

Hey Tech1234,

As someone currently in their externals and with the Unit 3&4 syllabuses fresh in mind, I can assure you that even though Unit 1&2 content is assumed knowledge, you will not get tested on any Unit 1&2 content in your Unit 3&4 external exams. Specifically, the permutations and combinations (I am assuming you are talking about specialist maths) are definitely not in Unit 3&4. However, I would like to highlight that for all subjects (especially, mathematics subjects), unit 1&2 content is assumed knowledge and thus, is extremely useful to be well-versed in. For more information, refer to the subject syllabuses on the QCAA - this will confirm what I have said above.

Hope this helps!
« Last Edit: October 25, 2021, 11:34:34 pm by Isuka »

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Re: Does U1&2 only topics appear in U3&4 Exams for Methods?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2021, 03:41:04 pm »
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Hi,

I just have a few questions about knowledge needed ofr Unit 3 and 4.

I am confused on whether topics like Arrangments and Combinations which are only talked in Unit 1 & 2, are these topics probably to be assesed in unit 3 and 4 exams even thought they are irrevelant to unit 3 and 4 (in the externals as well)?

Similar to this, there are things like y^=x which we are required to solve and graph in u1&2 which don't appear in u3&4. Are these also assesed in the externals?

Thanks,
Techy
As above, it is very unlikely to get tested on methods 1/2 during the 3/4 exam/sacs. There is already a lot of 3/4 content to get through and they can't test every single concept so they don't want to be wasting questions on 1/2 stuff.
However whilst the methods 3/4 exam requires knowledge on 1/2 concepts you still need to know the content relatively well.