Any advice for the students that sat the Maths AS exam last week that had the impossible question in it? wink
Just sit tight. - There must have been a mark scheme for the question as originally set, presumably it was some kind of typo that scuppered it. Does anyone know for sure? Was the question towards the end of the paper, and therefore one of the more difficult? As things have turned out, I'd imagine the Awarding Body will work out a way of marking the attempts, standardise the marks and release results on the due date.
I had an 'impossible' question on my University finals - IIRC I got marks for the attempt together with an allowance of marks for time spent thinking about it and another allowance of marks for being flustered by having something that made no sense in a final exam. I did unexpectedly well on the paper overall, so I think the marks for thinking and being flustered were pretty generous, but I was really upset at the time.
Thought it might cheer your DC up a bit to hear this.