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    H2 Chemistry @ BedokFunland JC (near VJC & TJC)
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    14,139 posts since May '05
    • Ok, gone through all the trickiest / toughest MCQs of P1 liao. Thanks again for the uploads, MapPwner.

      My personal comments (this isn't reddit so can't be downvoted for speaking bluntly) : while this year's P1 MCQs may be considered at least as tricky / tough as previous years A levels (with possibly 2 MCQs being even trickier / tougher than previous years standards generally), but overall, this year's P1 is actually slightly easier than previous years, because of time allocation : 30 MCQs versus 40 MCQs for the same 1hr duration.

      This new syllabus arrangement (a result of repeated feedback complains to Cambridge) allows almost all students to be able to quite comfortably complete all 30 MCQs of P1 this year without needing to rush, while in all previous years (ie. old syllabus), with an additional 10 MCQs (ie. 40 MCQs) in the same 1hr duration, many / most students struggle to complete the P1, with many / most students rushing through the last 10 MCQs, and a significant % of students actually not having enough time to even attempt the last 5+ MCQs (which I'm sure is no longer a problem with the new syllabus).

      This factor of consideration, goes unnoticed for almost all new syllabus students, because when you guys practice the TYS old syllabus P1s, it's either without enforcing exam conditions of 1hr time duration, and/or because you guys simply skipped the out-of-syllabus MCQs, thus making it seem easier to complete the entire Paper 1s within 1hr.

      Nonetheless, notwithstanding, nice to see a general increase in quality and difficulty of questions across all 4 Papers starting from this year new syllabus. But as you already said it like it is (and kena downvoted for it), the overall score A grade boundary will definitely remain at (more likely slightly above) 70%. As the poll shows, majority of JC students scored 80+% for yesterday's P1 (in large part because now with the new syllabus you guys can actually complete the entire P1 without rushing).

      http://www.strawpoll.me/14506220/r

  • longaf's Avatar
    1 post since Nov '17
    • estimated score:

       

      p1: 26/30

      p2: 50/75

      p3: 60/80

      p4: 30/55

       

      if cambridge is really strict I'll probably get 45 for p2 and 55 for p3.

       

       

      what are my chances of getting an A grade?

      Edited by longaf 30 Nov `17, 11:50AM
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    H2 Chemistry @ BedokFunland JC (near VJC & TJC)
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    14,139 posts since May '05
    • Based on the weightages allocated to each paper, calculate your overall score, and see where it falls in. A grade boundary for this year is likely to be slightly above 70% (somewhat lower than in previous years, but still above 70%).

      As you shared on Reddit, you're still desperately hoping for an A grade. But frankly, from your stated results, you'll almost definitely get a B grade, and unfortunately for you (sympathies and empathies), a high B grade which is just a couple of % points away from an A grade.

      节哀顺变.

      Originally posted by longaf:

      estimated score:

       

      p1: 26/30

      p2: 50/75

      p3: 60/80

      p4: 30/55

       

      if cambridge is really strict I'll probably get 45 for p2 and 55 for p3.

       

       

      what are my chances of getting an A grade?


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