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# Edexcel FP2 Official 2016 Exam Thread - 8th June 2016 watch

1. For the polar coordinates question, I did the right thing for the small area of the 7cos pheta with limits of pi/2 and 0.7227 (..) and got the right answer, however I wrongly treated the other area as a sector, radius r (worked out in part a) and angle of 2x0.7227 , how many marks would I lose anyone??
2. (Original post by NamelessPersona)
But that means I can? I would end up with FP1, FP2, M1, M2, S2 and D2 as further maths modules?
I thought that's what you meant it was already - and that you wanted to change FROM that to something else?

I think the order you listed them in confused me!

If you put them like:

[AS Maths] - [AS Further] - [A2 Maths] - [A2 Further]

It'll be a lot clearer and I'll amend what I said

Just say what it is atm and which ones you want to swap
3. (Original post by Craig1998)
Questions 1, 3, 5 and 6 were really standard, I'd say 7 was too considering the amount of times they bring that up. Even polar coordinates was standard if you ignore the stupid arccos0.75.
Q1 was not standard. I didn't expect to have to use fp1 formulae.
4. (Original post by jpepsred)
Q1 was not standard. I didn't expect to have to use fp1 formulae.
Q1 was standard.... it's basic inequalities. It's come up plenty of times...

If you lot think your paper wasn't standard, you'd love to see the IAL paper.
5. (Original post by jpepsred)
Q1 was not standard. I didn't expect to have to use fp1 formulae.
Q1 was the inequalities. Q2 was the one were you used the FP1 series n(n+1)/2.
But, tbh, when doing an FP2 exam (or FP3 or whatever), knowledge of formulae used in previous modules is assumed. So whether or not you do expect it, you are expected to know it anyway.
6. (Original post by Craig1998)
Q1 was the inequalities. Q2 was the one were you used the FP1 series n(n+1)/2.
But, tbh, when doing an FP2 exam (or FP3 or whatever), knowledge of formulae used in previous modules is assumed. So whether or not you do expect it, you are expected to know it anyway.
Btw (I know you know this, but for those that don't), that's not FP1 series, that's core 1 series. 1 + ... + n is an arithmetic series. C1, guys, come on!
7. (Original post by Zacken)
Btw (I know you know this, but for those that don't), that's not FP1 series, that's core 1 series. 1 + ... + n is an arithmetic series. C1, guys, come on!
8. (Original post by Zacken)
Btw (I know you know this, but for those that don't), that's not FP1 series, that's core 1 series. 1 + ... + n is an arithmetic series. C1, guys, come on!
Fair enough, we just see it referred to in FP1 series a lot more, so FP2 people would be more expected to know that wouldn't they.
9. (Original post by Mathemagicien)
Yeah that is quite surprising 😂The one that was really weird was in one of the past papers (can't remember which one) where you had to cross out the diagonals
10. I forgot how to do the de moivre's theorem question so for the next part integrating I did it interms of A B and C. How many marks would you say this would be if any?
11. (Original post by Zacken)
Q1 was standard.... it's basic inequalities. It's come up plenty of times...

If you lot think your paper wasn't standard, you'd love to see the IAL paper.
Yeah i didn't mean q1, I meant the summation q. It's supposed to be free marks. Inequality on was the only good one.
12. (Original post by jpepsred)
Q1 was not standard. I didn't expect to have to use fp1 formulae.
I suppose realising that you had to sum r - 3 separately was slightly non-standard, but I like to think that anyone doing FP2 either knows the sum of r from 1 to n, or can work it out.
13. (Original post by sweeneyrod)
I suppose realising that you had to sum r - 3 separately was slightly non-standard, but I like to think that anyone doing FP2 either knows the sum of r from 1 to n, or can work it out.
Or can look it up in the formula booklet!
14. Zacken

Is that wrong in question 2 in the IAL paper?
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15. Just a quick one, I'm retaking C3 and C4 this year to try and get an A*, how does it work with regards to me also taking M2 this year? Is it a case that they could take M2 from my FM A Level (as I'm doing 4 A2 units) to bring up my grade in the normal A level? Such as if I were to get 85 in both C3 and C4 (hope not but just an example), but I got 95 in M2, could they average M2 and one of the C3/C4 to get an A* in normal?

I hope that makes sense because it doesn't to me
16. (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
Pretty sure it's a c4 integral.
The integral is not in the C4 book just like a lot of the stuff in that fp2 paper isnt in the fp2 book.
17. (Original post by somevirtualguy)
Just a quick one, I'm retaking C3 and C4 this year to try and get an A*, how does it work with regards to me also taking M2 this year? Is it a case that they could take M2 from my FM A Level (as I'm doing 4 A2 units) to bring up my grade in the normal A level? Such as if I were to get 85 in both C3 and C4 (hope not but just an example), but I got 95 in M2, could they average M2 and one of the C3/C4 to get an A* in normal?

I hope that makes sense because it doesn't to me
Unfortunately not. I have confirmed this with my Maths department... I do M2 too and I asked myself this question a few weeks back
18. (Original post by somevirtualguy)
Just a quick one, I'm retaking C3 and C4 this year to try and get an A*, how does it work with regards to me also taking M2 this year? Is it a case that they could take M2 from my FM A Level (as I'm doing 4 A2 units) to bring up my grade in the normal A level? Such as if I were to get 85 in both C3 and C4 (hope not but just an example), but I got 95 in M2, could they average M2 and one of the C3/C4 to get an A* in normal?

I hope that makes sense because it doesn't to me
No, only C3 and C4 count towards the A*. M2 could go towards your regular maths for the 480 UMS condition or to maximise UMS.
19. (Original post by jpepsred)
Yeah i didn't mean q1, I meant the summation q. It's supposed to be free marks. Inequality on was the only good one.
The paper was generally really standard though. The series question and the first order d.e. questions were the only ones that required a lot more thought, literally everything else you must have encountered some variant of at some point.
20. (Original post by sweeneyrod)
I suppose realising that you had to sum r - 3 separately was slightly non-standard, but I like to think that anyone doing FP2 either knows the sum of r from 1 to n, or can work it out.
Sure, under normal circumstances. Under exam conditions it's 10x harder.

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