#### Carrotsticks

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Apologies for not getting it done as soon as I usually do. I could only start at around 8pm when I got home from work.

This is a first draft so please let me know if there are any typos!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9vb6n3csfnin2bz/HSC 2016 Extension 1 Solutions.pdf?dl=0

- Very easy HSC paper in comparison to previous years. No questions in there that required any real thinking on behalf of the student.

- Too many calculation questions!

- Question 1 of MC, seriously? In an Extension 1 paper? Surely there are other and more relevant topics in need of examining.

- Question 9 of MC. More so confusing than anything else. Relies on 'to scale' measurements, not good.

Q11: Standard.

Q12: I like (b), a bit of a twist on the usual problems of this type.

Q13: (a) why define t to be the time after the first high tide TODAY, and then define "high tide TOMORROW" at 2am? Unnecessarily confusing for the students. (b) given the placement in the paper, there was too much guidance here for students.

Q14: (a) this really could have been placed earlier in the paper. (c) is way too easy for an 'end of exam' question.

Overall, a bit disappointed with this year's paper. I do not want a paper that tears the students to shreds, but at the same time you need to also give the stronger students an opportunity to shine in Extension 1. This paper did not allow that. I am expecting heavy competition for the top 10 this year.

This is a first draft so please let me know if there are any typos!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9vb6n3csfnin2bz/HSC 2016 Extension 1 Solutions.pdf?dl=0

**My feedback on this year's HSC paper.**- Very easy HSC paper in comparison to previous years. No questions in there that required any real thinking on behalf of the student.

- Too many calculation questions!

- Question 1 of MC, seriously? In an Extension 1 paper? Surely there are other and more relevant topics in need of examining.

- Question 9 of MC. More so confusing than anything else. Relies on 'to scale' measurements, not good.

Q11: Standard.

Q12: I like (b), a bit of a twist on the usual problems of this type.

Q13: (a) why define t to be the time after the first high tide TODAY, and then define "high tide TOMORROW" at 2am? Unnecessarily confusing for the students. (b) given the placement in the paper, there was too much guidance here for students.

Q14: (a) this really could have been placed earlier in the paper. (c) is way too easy for an 'end of exam' question.

Overall, a bit disappointed with this year's paper. I do not want a paper that tears the students to shreds, but at the same time you need to also give the stronger students an opportunity to shine in Extension 1. This paper did not allow that. I am expecting heavy competition for the top 10 this year.

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