Students who achieved very high results in this paper were invited by the UK Maths Trust to complete one of the follow-on papers; an Olympiad paper (highest level) or the Pink Kangaroo paper.
All those mentioned above did exceptionally well in the January challenge and as a result they were all invited to complete the UKMT Intermediate Maths Pink Kangaroo paper in March.
The student will therefore not get the accuracy mark for the correct answer, nor the method mark as no working out has been shown.
So although they can undoubtedly do the question and would have got one mark if they had shown their working out, they ended up with no marks at all.
Let us consider a two mark question where you have to work out the length of a model car.
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The student works out in their head, or on their calculator, that the length is 0.45 m and writes this answer down.The AQA GCSE maths specification is made up of all the key topics within the mathematics curriculum.The examination is terminal and is made up of three test papers that each student must sit. The foundation tier enables students to achieve up to a level 5.The higher tier enables students to achieve a level 4-9.The information below is the same for both Foundation and Higher tiers.Both boys did very well in this highly challenging follow-on round paper and both achieved a merit level certificate; there are three levels, distinction (highest), merit and participation.We look forward to hearing soon from the UK Maths Trust about how our Year 10 and 11 students, who qualified for the Pink Kangaroo, got on in this paper.For example to give your answer correct to 1 decimal place, or to 1 significant figure.If you do not give your answer in the form asked for in the question, you will not get the final accuracy mark (1 mark).) of all the marks are for giving your answer in the form asked for in the question.Once you start spotting this and making sure that all your answers are in the correct form that has been asked for, you will stop throwing away lots of marks. Use the Marks Given to Help You There is a significant difference between a 1 mark question, and a 4 mark question.