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    (Original post by TheFarmerLad)
    The only question that really stood out was 4b), but then again all recent FP2 papers have a question that stands out otherwise where's the challenge? I think people (myself included to an extent) are overreacting to this paper. That being said, I'm praying 68-69 is 88-90ums because that's what I think I need for an A* in Further!
    I'd say the method of differences was unusually difficult and definitely stood out. I don't think I've ever seen a question like it - apparently there's on in a review exercise in the book? The polar co-ordinates was also awkward just for the sake of being awkward.
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    (Original post by Geethan)
    Surely the majority of the candidates found this paper unfair, one way or another. Anyone down for a petition? As in like one of those simple online ones...like from http://www.ipetitions.com/ for example. Surely Edexcel will respond in some positive way that will benefit the poor, sinful souls that sat this abominable exam?
    :bricks:
    You are joking right? Pathetic how you try to 'help' them by encouraging less unique questions at A-level. A-levels have become a joke just because of how repetitive questions are; doing every past paper literally guarantees you full UMS on that module.

    Either way, only one part of a question was 'a bit' different - 4 b) And it should be general knowledge to every FP2 candidate that you can use cf/pi method on 1st order ODE. Otherwise, A-levels would just be monotonous memorisation of techniques.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Yeh, the series was mental. Signed.


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    That was a STEP IV question m8. Edexcel is so replacing Siklos.


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    what do you think 45/75 will be this year in the fp2 exam?
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    (Original post by oinkk)
    Yeah...there i was thinking they always came out as fractions of pi and crossed it out...
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    (Original post by oinkk)
    This is gold :laugh:
    I did that question 3 times, reset my calculator, then done it again. Couldn't believe it :laugh:
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    (Original post by edothero)
    This is gold :laugh:
    I did that question 3 times, reset my calculator, then done it again. Couldn't believe it :laugh:
    hate this kind of thing
    last year's fp3 was pretty much single-handedly destroyed for me by weird eigenvalues, I spent so long trying to prove myself wrong..
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    Anyone know if I can have this combination in edexcel further maths:
    A/S FP1 FP2 S1
    A2 M2 S2 D2

    I will have done d1 and m1 with normal maths.
    And does this mean I can average 90% over M2 S2 and D2 and get an A*
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    (Original post by Wsswilliamoxley)
    Anyone know if I can have this combination in edexcel further maths:
    A/S FP1 FP2 S1
    A2 M2 S2 D2

    I will have done d1 and m1 with normal maths.
    And does this mean I can average 90% over M2 S2 and D2 and get an A*
    Yeah should be fine
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    Do you get to choose on results day which exams to slot in where for maths and further maths or do edexcel choose for you?
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    (Original post by Waffles15)
    Do you get to choose on results day which exams to slot in where for maths and further maths or do edexcel choose for you?
    I think (as far as I am aware) edexcel choose the best combination of modules for you
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    I think (as far as I am aware) edexcel choose the best combination of modules for you
    Aah crap...so does that mean they would put all your best modules in for maths and the rest in f.maths...ie. maybe give maths far more ums than it needs for the a* and leave f.maths behind a bit
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    (Original post by Waffles15)
    Aah crap...so does that mean they would put all your best modules in for maths and the rest in f.maths...ie. maybe give maths far more ums than it needs for the a* and leave f.maths behind a bit
    They potentially could give maths more UMS than further maths, but they wouldn't do it so it affects your overall grade and they will optimise your mark in both. Anyway, remember that for A level Maths you can have M1, S1 or D1 and don't need any of the unit 2 modules, so they will most likely put all your unit 2 modules in with the a level Further Maths anyway (see http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...hs_Issue_3.pdf )
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    (Original post by Waffles15)
    Aah crap...so does that mean they would put all your best modules in for maths and the rest in f.maths...ie. maybe give maths far more ums than it needs for the a* and leave f.maths behind a bit
    Not necessarily.
    Last year my modules sat in maths was C1 C2 M1, and further maths AS modules were FP1 D1 and D2

    I completely flopped D1 (63/100 UMS). If they had just kept with those combinations I'd have got an high A in maths and B in further maths.

    Thankfully Edexcel decided to put D1 towards my Maths, and M1 towards further maths, so that I just about got an A in both Maths and Further Maths for AS.
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    (Original post by Waffles15)
    Aah crap...so does that mean they would put all your best modules in for maths and the rest in f.maths...ie. maybe give maths far more ums than it needs for the a* and leave f.maths behind a bit
    To clarify fully on this, they aim to maximise these things with this order of priority
    Maths grade > Further Maths grade > Maths UMS > Further Maths UMS
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    To clarify fully on this, they aim to maximise these things with this order of priority
    Maths grade > Further Maths grade > Maths UMS > Further Maths UMS
    Don't you have more UMS in your FM than your maths? Darn C2.
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    (Original post by Ayman!)
    Don't you have more UMS in your FM than your maths? Darn C2.
    yep 87/100 in C2, 5 100s in Maths, 4 100s in FM with a 95 and a 96 in FP3 and S3. Thing is Idek how my C2 went that bad, I looked at Arsey's solutions and should have lost like 6 raw marks total but lost many more..
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    I think (as far as I am aware) edexcel choose the best combination of modules for you
    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
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    Am I right in thinking that M3, M4, S3 etc. cannot be the applied unit for A2 Maths?
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    (Original post by ombtom)
    Am I right in thinking that M3, M4, S3 etc. cannot be the applied unit for A2 Maths?
    Yeah think so
 
 
 
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