Hey! Sign in to get help with your study questionsNew here? Join for free to post
 You are Here: Home >< Maths

How did you find the Edexcel FP1?

Announcements Posted on
Four hours left to win £100 of Amazon vouchers!! Don't miss out! Take our short survey to enter 24-10-2016
• 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. (Original post by alfmeister)
I have to say im slightly disappointed in my performance. Probably lost 10-12 marks, I guess the pressure got to me and didnt think straight. Oh well, if I get an A i'll be happy as I tried my hardest.
As long as you feel you did well on the other questions, you'll still be able to get a B (I missed out 15-18 marks worth and was got a mid B).
2. (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
completing the square for what now?
3. Was harder than I was expecting. The exam was going alright up until the insane Series induction that threw me off completely (came back to it to attempt it, probably got like 2 or 3 marks though). I probably got a B for this, but hopefully D1 and S1 can make up for my overall Further Maths grade...
4. I found it easily, it was on the desk in front of me

Posted from TSR Mobile
5. (Original post by musictagj)
I found it easily, it was on the desk in front of me

Posted from TSR Mobile
6. (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
I am intrigued to see this paper now..
Eh, I thought it was a standard paper. Some of the wording was a little dodgy but methods used to get to an answer were similar to most other previous papers.
7. (Original post by Funnycatvideos)
Eh, I thought it was a standard paper. Some of the wording was a little dodgy but methods used to get to an answer were similar to most other previous papers.
Looking at it I would say so too. Maybe slightly harder than average but there don't seem to be any "catch-out"/super tricky questions.
8. (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
Looking at it I would say so too. Maybe slightly harder than average but there don't seem to be any "catch-out"/super tricky questions.
Yeah. I read one of the questions wrong and worked out the argument of z^2+2z. and the first question I probably lost two marks on because For some reason I thought the root of a half was a quarter.
9. Made some arithmetic errors which meant I almost ran out of time. Other than that it wasn't too hard; definitely harder than all the other FP1 papers I've done but still nothing too tricky.
10. Hey guys, I feel really bad, I just freaked out on Friday and made so many mistakes. I would love it if someone could tell me how many marks I could have lost:

Q1) I let the determinant = 0 and I even wrote K^2-1=0 but I never actually calculated K. - Total marks in question: 3
Q8i + ii) I wasn't able to prove either of the two statements but I made it look like I did. I also included all the steps e.g Basis, Assumption, Inductive (made it look like I know what I was doing) and the Conclusion. - Total marks in question: 10
9c) I got the right equation but in terms of P. I did not find the value of p but the equation is correct. - Total marks in question: 3.

I would really appreciate it if you could tell me how many you think I lost.

Here is how many I think I lost:
Q1) 1 mark for not solving.
Q8) 4 marks for not doing inductive step. (assuming examiner spots my mistakes)
Q9c) 2 marks for not getting p and not substituting it.
11. Any more voters?

Write a reply…

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
1. this can't be left blank
that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
2. this can't be left blank
this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
3. this can't be left blank

6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

4. this can't be left empty
your full birthday is required
1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 25, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Today on TSR

Who is getting a uni offer this half term?

Find out which unis are hot off the mark here

How to get a 1st class degree

Poll
Useful resources
Study resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.