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The Edexcel C2 (24/05/12 - AM) Revision Thread

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    Not long to go now! How is everyone feeling?

    I am dreading it, find it so much harder than C1. Any helpful tips?
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    There is never such a thing as doing enough past papers. The more practice the better
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    As my PE teachers used to say, "the best way to learn a game is to play it" (and then we'd go and play sports instead of just exercising and drills - yay!)

    In this case, as the person above me said, do past papers and practise from books.
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    This is one of those exams where grade boundaries are really high. So accuracy is everything: you have to do tons past papers no matter how good you are at maths.
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    I've finished most of my revision for C2, just have to do some more solomon papers


    EDIT: Why am I negged for this?
    EDIT 2: Okay, if you're gonna neg me at least tell me why
    EDIT 3: Fine, you guys win
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    Finished going over first 5 chapters, doing C2 Differentiation currently... minging
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    Hate those bloody shape questions @@@

    Anyone know why the grade boundaries for C2 are always high??
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    fairly happy with my revision for this, just really hate those 'wordy' diferentiation questions and some of the trig stuff
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    (Original post by QwertyG)
    Hate those bloody shape questions @@@

    Anyone know why the grade boundaries for C2 are always high??
    The edexcel maths papers are usually easy, so to compensate for it, they probably raise the grade boundaries.

    Though i will like harder papers with lower grade boundaries, these high grade boundaries judge accuracy rather than ability.
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    how would you do

    given that

    Y=3x^2

    show that log3y=1+2log3x

    1+2log3x= log3 (28x-9)
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    (Original post by salma25)
    how would you do

    given that

    Y=3x^2

    show that log3y=1+2log3x

    1+2log3x= log3 (28x-9)
     y=3x^2

    Take  log_3 of both sides.

     y=3x^2 \implies log_3y = log_33x^2

    Now remember that,  log_abc = log_ab + log_ac \ \ and \ \ log_md^n = nlog_md \ \ and \ \ log_kk = 1
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    Personally invested in a TI-83 to check all my integration... If it makes it that much more reliable it's worth the extra cash for a fair few marks... These A-levels are for life... Personally I hate differentiation those questions are made by Lucifer himself.

    However good luck all!
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    Has anyone got C2 2012 Jan past paper and mark scheme?
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    (Original post by POUIYUKI)
    Has anyone got C2 2012 Jan past paper and mark scheme?
    Download it from my thread, http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1971182
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    A good calculator (not banned) that can do various tricks is useful for the exam
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    [QUOTE=silentlife;37391991]A good calculator (not banned) that can do various tricks is useful for the exam[/QUOT

    what type of calculator are you referring to? tehe.
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    FX991ES.
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    (Original post by omilawal)
    I've finished most of my revision for C2, just have to do some more solomon papers
    What are solomon papers ?!
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    (Original post by Jeeargee_00)
    What are solomon papers ?!
    Harder maths papers produced by Solomon Press - all over the internet.
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    Apparently Edexcel said the January 2012 paper was hard, so will it be easier this summer?
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