IRSE Exam Forum

Full Version: 2008 Module 3 Question Paper
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
I have now acquired a copy of this and indeed the other exam papers.

So there were only 9 part B questions this year but it was the "headway calculation" rather than the "aspect sequence" question that was "missing".
Other than that I think that the Mock that we used at Signet wasn't far off the mark and the questions we discussed matched pretty well-
Q2: the discussion on flashing aspect sequences would basically have answered the first 2/3rds of this one and we did even touch on PRIs for the last bit
Q6: the first 60% was pretty much one of the questions which we went through in some detail and the last 40% very similar to another one we went through rather quicker
Q8: although not focussed on TCIs explicitly, actually very related to the question on trapping that we did work through- we must have done 50% overall
Q4: again although not quite hitting the nail on the head with this one, we did discuss a question on the effect of raising linespeed on almost all other kinds of level crossings, so actually a lot of common ground
Q5: actually extremely similar to a question on the mock paper (but that we didn't discuss as no one had attempted and we could not do everything).

Hence I award myself at least a Pass for the setting of the Mock paper!

PJW
Peter,
Please could you post up a copy of the paper and the signalling plan to which it referred, if you have an electronic version.
I would like to create model answers for the layout, for discussion and the use of members of this forum.
Mark
MarkN Wrote:Peter,
Please could you post up a copy of the paper and the signalling plan to which it referred, if you have an electronic version.
I would like to create model answers for the layout, for discussion and the use of members of this forum.
Mark

That would be really good. Colin Porter has indicated that he will arrange for the 2008 papers to be put on the main IRSE Website soon.
I believe that the exam committee met this week with the view to put proposed results before Council next week, so it looks like that there may not be too much longer for those people who attempted the exam this year to wait
Hi Peter,
we have created an answer for 233 points of the 2008 Question paper.
Please review and let me know what you think. Please note this was NOT my answer in the exam. I will post separately what I think I said in the 7.5 minutes I had in the exam for the table.
Mark
MarkN Wrote:Hi Peter,
we have created an answer for 233 points of the 2008 Question paper.
Please review and let me know what you think. Please note this was NOT my answer in the exam. I will post separately what I think I said in the 7.5 minutes I had in the exam for the table.
Mark

Sorry taken so long to get around to this; a lot of IRSE related things to do recently!
No great issues but the following comments:
1. I know you
Peter,
It was my intention for this control table to be a revision aid.
As I have the blanks available I used them as it makes it easier to PDF and subsequently share.
I will append your comments to the table, amend the typo, and move on to the next set. I intend to stick with the standard NR layout as that's what I am familiar with, and used in the Exam.
I hope that you feel this approach has value, and that we should continue. It will also help us to have these available and already discussed/corrected for the Study weekend, I think.
Mark
MarkN Wrote:Peter,
It was my intention for this control table to be a revision aid.
As I have the blanks available I used them as it makes it easier to PDF and subsequently share.
I will append your comments to the table, amend the typo, and move on to the next set. I intend to stick with the standard NR layout as that's what I am familiar with, and used in the Exam.
I hope that you feel this approach has value, and that we should continue. It will also help us to have these available and already discussed/corrected for the Study weekend, I think.
Mark

Yes I thought so and yes I understand the advantages keeping to a standard presentation (I've found myself when checking students efforts how much time it saves me!). I am very happy that you stick with the approach; just wanted to make it clear to everyone that these were primarily to aid the student rather than necessarily defining what they should themselves do in the exam. It might make an interesting comparison for you to do a reconstruction of what you actually did in the exam for this one as you suggested.
Peter,
As promised, the control tables for the 2008 paper.
These are not my work, but have been done by Reuben. I must point out that they have not been checked, and so there may be typo's or omissions.
Mark