I am! And I am dreading it, I can do the pure and statistics alright but my mechanics is woeful!
I'm revising for pure right now, but after doing 2011 four times and 2008 twice I think it's time I print off some more past papers...
All-in-all, pretty easy. I know there are only two marks I have lost (The "express y in terms of x" log question; I did something very stupid because I was running out of time)
I may have lost other marks for not being precise enough or by making stupid errors somewhere along the line.
Still, I'm fairly confident that I have at least 94%. I may even have 98%.
Stats and Mechanics is a lot less predictable than Pure, so I may lose a few marks in Friday's exam, but I'm hoping that it will go well. I just need to be able to finish it in time.
are you kidding? everyone at my school found it so difficult. i definitely left out about 20 of the marks and all in all it was a horrendous exam. i definitely got the logarithms, differentiation, integration, end of q10 and 11 wrong and logarithm graph question. oh dear. cant wait for mechanics!! jks.
Everyone in my school thought it was deadly too, but I thought it went better than expected to be honest. Not A* standard but maybe an A, although my Mechanics will bring it down a lot (I got 42% in my mock, yikes) but I can usually get 90% to 100% in Statistics.
I found it quite tricky. Parts of it that I normally take for granted as pretty easy questions such as the short log questions and the tan graph were very difficult while the questions which are usually difficult such as the curve sketching were straight forward.
I honestly think I am dropped to in around mid 80% in that test because they decided to make all the short questions and last parts of the long questions quite difficult.
For reference: Everyone in my school commented on how difficult it was
Hopefully CCEA take pity on us, with an easy Mechs Stats!
Yes youre right, the ''easy'' questions were made harder - didnt like the complete change of format for logs and Q5 on tangents - the interception etc. Much harder than papers that I got high 90s in, but nearly everyone found it hard, my teacher said it was a taxing paper also.
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what was the answer for the log question for express y in terms of x?
I really hope CCEA don't make an unusually difficult Stats and Mechanics paper, I always find them more difficult.
I would be doing more past papers, but unfortunately I have Latin and English tomorrow, two physics papers on Wednesday, and Religious Education and more English on Thursday.
I may be able to squeeze a paper in in the morning just before the exam.