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    BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Want some good practice for the harder questions of the HSC maths exams?

    Do you want to be challenged and tested on how well you really know your stuff?

    Know someone at school who is a gun at HSC maths?


    It is that time of year again where Bored of Studies will be holding trial exams for:
    • Mathematics Extension 1
    • Mathematics Extension 2

    These are aimed at students seeking a challenging paper that will push their limits and test how well they really know their stuff. The exams have been designed by our team to carefully stay within the bounds of the HSC syllabus, whilst maintaining a high standard of questions and proofs of results. They will interest you, challenge you and show you ways of thinking for certain topics that you may not have considered before. Students who have taken these trial exams in previous years can attest to this.

    Students will sit the examination under supervised exam conditions and will be allowed to keep their copy of the exam paper to bring home. A team of markers will then mark the responses and post the results on this forum in due course, along with the worked solutions.

    NB: Students who may be worried about losing motivation (due to results) are reminded that this is NOT intended to be an accurate reflection of the difficulty of the HSC. The questions are made to be as closely styled as possible to the HSC exams (see previous papers), but this will be your last chance to practice a full exam as close to HSC conditions as possible.

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    Central Queensland University (Sydney campus)
    400 Kent St, Sydney
    Room 2.12 (Level 2)


    Date
    Monday 8th of October

    Times
    Mathematics Extension 2
    9:30am - 12:30pm

    Mathematics Extension 1
    2:00pm - 4:00pm



    Target audience
    It is highly recommended that students attempting the paper are comfortably in the Band E4 range, aiming for 95+ in any of the Mathematics Extension courses. The exams will very thoroughly examine your understanding of different topics, but more importantly your ability to apply this to solving problems. You will also be very much pressed for time, so you will need to be quick. It is also highly recommended that those attempting the Mathematics Extension 2 paper also attempt the Mathematics Extension 1 paper, which I guarantee will also challenge you.


    What to bring
    The usual materials allowed for the HSC exam, including pen and calculator. Exam writing booklets will be provided on the day.


    Cost
    We kindly ask that you each donate just $5 to partially cover our printing costs. If you are doing both papers you only need to pay once. The rest comes out of our own pockets. Contrary to what you might hear, we are actually NOT paid to put the time and resources into designing the paper and marking your responses. It is purely out of our passion to offer you guys something unique and valuable for your studies.


    How to register
    Please send me a private message here stating the following:
    • Name
    • School
    • Which exam(s) you will be sitting (Ext1, Ext2)

    If you wish to invite some friends (which I encourage provided they fit the recommended target audience described above), you may register on their behalf by providing their details as well. If you know anybody who is good at Mathematics or a 'beast' at it, I ask that you link them to this page. We want to put the best people in the state up against each other for this exam. Consider it a challenge from us.

    If you do not have an account, I encourage you to make one.

    Once you have registered, you will receive a student number to confirm your registration. Keep this student number with you on the day of the exam. You can use it to track your results when I put the marks online (only the student number and marks will be shown). You are only registered when I have replied with your student number.

    Note we will cap registrations at 50 people for each exam, so get in quick!



    Past exams and solutions
    Here are some past papers since 2012 to give you an idea of what to expect. Feel free to use them as preparation for this year's paper or just practice in general.

    Mathematics (2013-2015 only)
    http://www.boredofstudies.org/download.php?id=17177

    Mathematics Extension 1 (Go to "General" table for 2012-2017 papers)
    http://www.boredofstudies.org/view.php?course=2

    Mathematics Extension 2 (Go to "General" table for 2012-2017 papers)
    http://www.boredofstudies.org/view.php?course=3

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    Look forward to seeing you there!
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Can confirm they're very hard haha, got like 40 in the 4u bos trial but 97 in hsc!!
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Seconded! both 3u/4u were as challenging as advertised (and pretty fun )
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Hi
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    When it mentions aiming for 95+ in MX1 MX2, is that raw or scaled?
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    So basically, i just have to pretend that the first few questions are really easy, skip them and spend all my time trying to do the last question to be a 'beast'... right?
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by supR View Post
    When it mentions aiming for 95+ in MX1 MX2, is that raw or scaled?
    Raw for both.

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Carrotsticks View Post
    Raw for both.
    Whaaaaaat..........
    That's like 20 people in the state for 4U
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Should be good if you want a real challenge.
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Hi Trebla,
    I have tried to send you a private message for the registration, however it does not seem to be working so I am going to post my registration details here. Please register me according to these details, Thanks!

    Name: Tim Yang
    School: Chatswood High School
    Exams: Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2

    Regards
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Everybody should do this

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    hello trebra,
    i also send a message about it and there is also no indication of it being sent(today), but tell me if it was not received.

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Yeah I also messaged trebla so just wondering if you didn't get my message....
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Yeah I also messaged trebla so just wondering if you didn't get my message....
    2018 HSC: 4U maths, 3U maths, english standard, chemistry, physics

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Hi guys,

    Please be patient with my reply. I will do my best to get to the messages as soon as I can.


    Thanks,
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    memories :')
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Hi, out of curiosity, are hsc/yr 12 repeaters allowed to take the BOS trials? I am not but in case next I decided to repeat hsc
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Bump. There are still some places remaining

    If you know anyone who is interested in the practice, get them to register!

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebla View Post
    Bump. There are still some places remaining

    If you know anyone who is interested in the practice, get them to register!
    I got many people interested. They all got scared off at seeing last years question 16
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Hi! I clicked on the 'BoS past exams papers' link for Maths Ext 1 (after going to the 'general' table) but it said that the site cannot be reached.
    I'm just wondering if this could be rectified ? (or is it an issue just for me?) Is there anywhere else I can access the papers?
    Thank you !!

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by tnjq View Post
    Hi! I clicked on the 'BoS past exams papers' link for Maths Ext 1 (after going to the 'general' table) but it said that the site cannot be reached.
    I'm just wondering if this could be rectified ? (or is it an issue just for me?) Is there anywhere else I can access the papers?
    Thank you !!
    Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    I think I have fixed it now. Give it a check and let me know if there are any issues!

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    Update - There will be catered food provided after the Ext 2 paper around lunch time!

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    This is on tomorrow! The venue is a short walk to Town Hall station at Level 2.

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    We are aware of train delays, or own crew is affected by this, so you will not miss out on the start, please don’t be a no show
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2018

    We will likely be starting after 10am

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