## What is a bound reference book?

As long as the bound reference is a book A4 size or smaller when closed which is permanently bound by a single spine, the bound reference should be valid to use in the VCAA examination. Take note that pages must not be easily detachable or designed to be removed.

## How do you make a bound reference for maths?

Bound references in Mathematics exams

- must be in book format of A4 size or smaller when closed.
- may have any number of pages.
- must have permanently bound pages that are securely attached to the spine.
- must be a single horizontal or vertical spine.
- may be:

**What should be included in a bound reference?**

How to make a Bound Reference

- Title page.
- Table of contents.
- Notes & examples. Here is where you put in the notes for the most important information in the course.
- Mistake bank. Nearing exam time, hopefully you will have a bank of errors you’ve made throughout the year.
- Seperator questions (45+)
- Blank Pages.

### Can you use a spiral book as a bound reference?

Re: Bound reference

yes, spirals are fine.

### Do I need a calculator for the GAT?

Students are permitted to bring into the examination room: pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, an English and/or bilingual dictionary and one scientific calculator. Students are NOT permitted to bring into the examination room: blank sheets of paper and/or correction fluid/tape.

**What is allowed in the GAT?**

The General Achievement Test (GAT) is a test of general knowledge and skills including communication, mathematics, science and technology, the arts, humanities and social sciences taken by students in the course of completing their senior secondary studies.

## How hard is VCE further maths?

Although Further Maths is very competitive, it is not impossible to score well in. Rather, as previously detailed, hard work will almost always pay off in this subject; it is very possible to receive a high study score with the appropriate preparation. “You must ace all SACs and be rank 1 to score highly.”

## Can you use pencil in VCE exams?

While not recommended, pencils may be used provided that they are a dark lead (for example, 2B pencil); however, when writing, please ensure that you do not smudge your responses. If your examination contains multiple-choice questions, then the multiple-choice answer sheet must be completed in pencil.

**Can you fail the GAT?**

you can get a 99.95 and ‘fail’ the GAT.

### What is a good score on the GAT?

Re: Share your GAT score (raw and scaled) [2020]

Written communication is out of 40 while the science and humanities categories are out of 35. The standardised scores (like study scores) are out of 50. An average standardised score (the mean) is around 30. That means that your maths/science is slightly above average.

### Is GAT test difficult?

The GAT test is fairly difficult in terms of memorizing almost 6000+ words for verbal part and more than 500+ formulas of maths, and almost 2000 practice questions for analytical part to know almost each and every thing repeated in books, papers and internet.

**Is further easier than methods?**

Further is deemed easier; of course you have to work still, but you could understand nothing in methods and pore over a textbook for three hours every night to get it, but in further, the individual concepts take little effort to understand, so you could get it in class, reinforce it with some exercises and be done.

## Why is further maths so hard?

It can be difficult to hit the top grades in further maths because of its sheer complexity. Most students struggle to get their heads around regular maths, and further maths is a big step up from this. Since it stands out amongst the A levels as being difficult, it is undoubtedly a huge step up from GCSE.

## Are erasable pens allowed in exams?

NO uh can’t use erasable pens. Erasable pens are not allowed in any examination. Usually before d boards teachers council d students nd they also mention dat it will b better if students use ball point pen s as they won’t smudge if (by chance) water spills over it…

**Can you use gel pens in the Leaving Cert?**

In summary, based on the latest instructions from the SEC, and the instructions on the LC maths papers, we recommend that all students should use a HB pencil (and not coloured pencils) for graphs, diagrams and constructions, and should use a black or blue pen (not gel pens) for other parts of their Leaving Cert maths …

### Does GAT affect study score?

While the GAT is important, it does not directly count towards a student’s final VCE results. GAT results are used to check that VCE external assessments and school-based assessments have been accurately and fairly assessed.

### Does the GAT affect your ATAR?

Performance on the GAT will not affect a student’s ATAR – the tertiary admission ranking used for university entrance – nor their VCE or VCAL results.

**Is calculator allowed in GAT?**

A scientific calculator is permitted in both sections of the GAT. You will need pens, pencils and an eraser to complete the GAT.

## How I can prepare for GAT test?

Guidelines for preparation are as follows:

- Learn the basics of English tenses because most of the questions are on usage of correct form of verb and auxiliaries.
- Learn correct usage of some common prepositions.
- Study MCQs books of high level (i.e. SAT-I).

## Can you get a high ATAR with general maths?

In other words, a higher grade in General Maths will ultimately get you more ATAR points than a lower grade in Maths Methods, despite the latter being a more worthy subject overall in terms of points.

**How many students do maths methods?**

With approximately 15,000 students undertaking the subject each year, Methods is the second most popular VCE Maths subject.

### How many students get A * in further maths?

The proportion reaching the top grades has also decreased, with 24 per cent getting an A*, down from 28.1 per cent last year, and 53.1 per cent getting an A or A* – down from 57.5 per cent last year. A total of 97.8 per cent passed the course, up from 97.6 per cent last year.

### How hard is it to get A * in A level further maths?

A-Level Further Maths is considered to be one of the hardest A-Levels out there, if not the hardest. You should only be applying for this subject if you are the most able mathematician. Its little brother, A-Level Maths, is also quite hard. The only difference in average requirements for these courses is 1 GCSE grade.

**Which Colour pen is best for exams?**

Always use BLACK BALL PEN and NOT GEL PEN to answer questions. When you are appearing for you boards and semsesters i.e the exams which generally takes time to declare result ,the answer sheets are kept here and there for a long period of time in which it may happen that the color may fade.

## What happens if you use a gel pen in an exam?

As long as you feel your pen will show up OK on a low-quality black-and-white photocopy, there is no problem using the pen. Just make sure the ink is black, dries quickly and that you don’t smudge it in your haste to finish the exam!