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# How did you find the Edexcel FP1?

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• View Poll Results: How was the FP1 for you?
very hard
148
23.95%
hard
186
30.10%
ok
167
27.02%
easy
70
11.33%
very easy
47
7.61%

1. How did you find this year's FP1
EDEXCEL only

This is last year's poll on FP1

these were the actual boundaries of last year's exam

75 full UMS
68 ---> 90 UMS
62 ---> 80 UMS (A)
56 ---> 70 UMS (B)
50 ---> 60 UMS (C)
2. disappointed.I didnt realise that u had to apply completing the square to the matrix question.....lost 2 marksI couldnt prove that alpha was the root, i equated the equation to 0 and got the same but positive value (im not sure whether it is correct)...lost 2 marksi couldnt find a and b nonetheless i managed to create an equation using the imaginary roots and did a bit of working that led nowhere. As a result i only showed the imaginary roots on the argand diagram....lost 4 markslast part i didnt manage to get it to k+1....lost 3 marksEnd result=resit
3. that was a kanker hard exam yo
4. It was terrible I did almost every fp1 past paper twice but this one was one another level.
5. Terrible. Did every single past paper save the internationals and I was nonetheless stupefied.
6. (Original post by tejsanghavi)
disappointed.I didnt realise that u had to apply completing the square to the matrix question.....lost 2 marksI couldnt prove that alpha was the root, i equated the equation to 0 and got the same but positive value (im not sure whether it is correct)...lost 2 marksi couldnt find a and b nonetheless i managed to create an equation using the imaginary roots and did a bit of working that led nowhere. As a result i only showed the imaginary roots on the argand diagram....lost 4 markslast part i didnt manage to get it to k+1....lost 3 marksEnd result=resit
Now im pissing myself i dont remember an argand diagram what question was this?
7. (Original post by SakuraE)
It was terrible I did almost every fp1 past paper twice but this one was one another level.
I know i even done IAL papers
8. Guys what did u get for the last question
9. Without giving away too much (not sure when we can speak about exam?) I thought it was generally tougher that normal but more than enough standard questions to get desired grade. I would say around 7 non standard marks on the paper.

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10. Yeah done most FP1 papers and was getting good marks
Anyone else run out of time?
Dropped at least 15 marks
11. I think that exam was a bit tougher than usual, built up from the easy questions at the start to some potentially more difficult and wordy ones at the end. Might have lost 2 marks on wordy stuff.

Another tricky one was the last part of question 9. Did anybody get 5 root 2 as their x coordinate of M?
12. (Original post by Sallekmo)
Now im pissing myself i dont remember an argand diagram what question was this?
the part c, to the question on finding a and b of the equation
13. Very Hard paper !!!
It was harder than January 2016 IAL.

What is wrong with Edexcel??
14. RIDICULOUS!!! I have done awfully - not enough time.
15. I am intrigued to see this paper now..
16. (Original post by Anon-)
that was a kanker hard exam yo
Juisteeeemss!!!
17. I dont even know what this exam was, I just.. wanted to get a B. Guess since edexcel is on a killing spree i'll be aiming for a strong D
18. (Original post by tejsanghavi)
disappointed.I didnt realise that u had to apply completing the square to the matrix question.....lost 2 marksI couldnt prove that alpha was the root, i equated the equation to 0 and got the same but positive value (im not sure whether it is correct)...lost 2 marksi couldnt find a and b nonetheless i managed to create an equation using the imaginary roots and did a bit of working that led nowhere. As a result i only showed the imaginary roots on the argand diagram....lost 4 markslast part i didnt manage to get it to k+1....lost 3 marksEnd result=resit
Complete the square on the matrix question? What are you talking about?
19. (Original post by HasanRaza1)
Yeah done most FP1 papers and was getting good marks
Anyone else run out of time?
Dropped at least 15 marks
Ran out of time too
20. If you mean the singular A matrix then you end up with k^2=1/2 so k= +-1/√2, no completing of any squares? Atleast that's what I got. I got 12.468 or something for Newton Raphson. 2.03 for some angle.

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