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# How many past papers would you say is enough for a module in maths

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1. As many as time permits.

This is my planner for maths past papers

Solomon papers do not have UMS, but I guesstimated it by scaling up the percentage of marks by 10%. B/S/G papers also don't have UMS, so whatever their percentage is their UMS.
2. Also if you're interested, the predicted is the mean of the mean UMS and mean UMS excl. anomalies.

I don't do stats so please don't rip me apart if that's a bad way of doing it.
3. All of them and some more.
4. (Original post by jamestg)
As many as time permits.

This is my planner for maths past papers

They're not in date order. Solomon papers do not have UMS, but I guesstimated it by scaling up the percentage of marks by 10%. B/S/G papers also don't have UMS, so whatever their percentage is their UMS.
Nice :-). I should do the same in a couple weeks

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5. (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
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Do you really place Fp1 in the same bracket as C3?

Op, what you can take away from this aside is that you should determine the modules which require more attention and do more relevant practice. Whether that be exercises or papers.
I mean for my Y12, all the modules were pretty easy (C1, C2, FP1, M1, S1, C3) so the top 2 for me were FP1 and C3
6. (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
I don't think I did any C1/C2 (apart from class mock) papers because I was doing C3 C4 that season which made them seem simple. I imagine Zacken, Student403 and that crew won't do many A level past papers when they go above and beyond. Or at least they'll concentrate on the later modules.
I'll do about 6 papers from each module - including the easiest ones, not for the content but to get an idea of the style of questions, the order, # of questions, topics, etc... otherwise, as you've said C3/4 makes C1/2 easy, so imagine what STEP II and III do...
7. (Original post by Zacken)
I'll do about 6 papers from each module - including the easiest ones, not for the content but to get an idea of the style of questions, the order, # of questions, topics, etc... otherwise, as you've said C3/4 makes C1/2 easy, so imagine what STEP II and III do...
I literally cannot conceive in my head the idea of something that makes FP2/3 seem easy
8. How many marks out of 75 is generally considered 100% UMS and how many is considered 95% UMS?
9. (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
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Do you really place Fp1 in the same bracket as C3?

Op, what you can take away from this aside is that you should determine the modules which require more attention and do more relevant practice. Whether that be exercises or papers.
Definitely.
10. (Original post by jamestg)
As many as time permits.

This is my planner for maths past papers

Solomon papers do not have UMS, but I guesstimated it by scaling up the percentage of marks by 10%. B/S/G papers also don't have UMS, so whatever their percentage is their UMS.
When are you planning on starting M1 and C2 papers
11. However many it takes to be able to get 75/75 consistently. I plan on doing approximately 1 C3 paper because I easily got 100% raw on the mock, but I'll do quite a few M2 papers, because it's easier to make small slips in applied modules.
12. (Original post by Acrux)
When are you planning on starting M1 and C2 papers
This month, when I finish being taught them

It's too late to self teach and get a head start because I'm engrossed in other work.
13. (Original post by jamestg)
This month, when I finish being taught them

It's too late to self teach and get a head start because I'm engrossed in other work.
fair enough so you still have modules left to learn
do you study FM?
14. (Original post by Acrux)
fair enough so you still have modules left to learn
do you study FM?
Nope, that's next year
15. (Original post by Student403)
I literally cannot conceive in my head the idea of something that makes FP2/3 seem easy
No way, you're great at maths! You shouldn't find those modules too hard. I'd say just read through all the content and make sure you understand everything; they shouldn't be able to catch you out after that.
16. (Original post by sweeneyrod)
However many it takes to be able to get 75/75 consistently. I plan on doing approximately 1 C3 paper because I easily got 100% raw on the mock, but I'll do quite a few M2 papers, because it's easier to make small slips in applied modules.
Last year I did basically every D1 paper available and NEVER got through a whole mock without losing a mark. It was really annoying since D1 was so simple. But funnily enough I managed to get full raw marks in the real thing!

But yeah that's a good approach, aim for full marks in every mock.
17. (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
No way, you're great at maths! You shouldn't find those modules too hard. I'd say just read through all the content and make sure you understand everything; they shouldn't be able to catch you out after that.
Thanks I think you're right - it just takes a bit to get them in your head fully!
18. (Original post by jamestg)
As many as time permits.

This is my planner for maths past papers

Solomon papers do not have UMS, but I guesstimated it by scaling up the percentage of marks by 10%. B/S/G papers also don't have UMS, so whatever their percentage is their UMS.
That looks really good!

I should have done this.
19. (Original post by Student403)
I literally cannot conceive in my head the idea of something that makes FP2/3 seem easy
STEP doesn't exactly make FP2 easy in the same way as e.g. C1. At least for me, C1 is easy because I can breeze through a paper without actually thinking; FP2 is easier than STEP because I know roughly how to answer each question, not because actually doing so is trivial.
20. (Original post by jamestg)
As many as time permits.

This is my planner for maths past papers

Solomon papers do not have UMS, but I guesstimated it by scaling up the percentage of marks by 10%. B/S/G papers also don't have UMS, so whatever their percentage is their UMS.
The original Bronze, Silver and Gold papers as put together by Graham and Mark at Edexcel have the suggested grade boundaries on the front, from which you can work out your UMS.

If you've got them from elsewhere, has the website removed that information?

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