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    (Original post by stump-y)
    any AQA Chem4 people? How did you guys find it?
    Horrendous, no way am I getting the A* for chem that I need
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Hehe nooooope.


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    Teach me your ways :adore:
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    Any tips on how to get through a D1 paper without wanting to give up on life?
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    (Original post by zintanax)
    Horrendous, no way am I getting the A* for chem that I need
    I found it really hard too! Last year's exam was 85 for A* and 92 for full UMS and it was easier than this year so hopefully this will increase our chances
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Any tips on how to get through a D1 paper without wanting to give up on life?
    Seconding this, I always haemorrhage marks on the explaining questions
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Any tips on how to get through a D1 paper without wanting to give up on life?
    (Original post by Mostly_Crazy)
    Seconding this, I always haemorrhage marks on the explaining questions
    Seriously?

    I literally have no time for anything else in a D1 paper except the maths. It's soo tight for time :afraid:
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Any tips on how to get through a D1 paper without wanting to give up on life?
    Im sitting it. Probs na get 20ums. Dnt need extra time to waste gettinf useless ums
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    I don't love S2, but it looked like a lesser evil compared to D1 It's only really important if I mess up my C3 and C4 (please not again!) and need the UMS to make my insurance. Fingers crossed it won't come to that! :argh:
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Any tips on how to get through a D1 paper without wanting to give up on life?
    Focus on summer images of Newnham College gardens in your mind and repeat over and over again: "this is a means to an end, this is a means to an end..."
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    (Original post by Mostly_Crazy)
    Seconding this, I always haemorrhage marks on the explaining questions
    Bloody Prim's vs Kruskal's :|

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    Seriously?

    I literally have no time for anything else in a D1 paper except the maths. It's soo tight for time :afraid:
    Trust me it took me three hours the other day to complete a paper :O
    Then again I was busy gossiping with my friends at the same time...
    D1 turns you into a bad person

    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Im sitting it. Probs na get 20ums. Dnt need extra time to waste gettinf useless ums
    Just sleep during

    I'm hoping for a B at least in case I miss out on A* across C3/4
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    (Original post by Gregorius)
    Focus on summer images of Newnham College gardens in your mind and repeat over and over again: "this is a means to an end, this is a means to an end..."
    I think I'll try that!

    Though I have vowed not to think about Cambridge during my major exams because it could lead to me panicking
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Any tips on how to get through a D1 paper without wanting to give up on life?
    You can't - it's impossible.
    Will spend the time using the quick sort on my life. I have M2 10 minutes after D1 as well - Edexcel clearly unable to schedule maths exams.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Any tips on how to get through a D1 paper without wanting to give up on life?
    Do D2, D1 is actually enjoyable in comparison. Nothing can be as bad as three iterations of simplex tableau.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Seriously?

    I literally have no time for anything else in a D1 paper except the maths. It's soo tight for time :afraid:
    Doing a past paper now and having to add up 19 event times makes me want to stab something

    *That s*** moment when you spot the sum of event times in the question and the calculation has already been done*
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Trust me it took me three hours the other day to complete a paper :O
    Then again I was busy gossiping with my friends at the same time...
    D1 turns you into a bad person
    Oh yeah, I'm the absolute worst at that. I'm always convinced I can talk and do maths at the same time. (I can't)
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Bloody Prim's vs Kruskal's :|


    Trust me it took me three hours the other day to complete a paper :O
    Then again I was busy gossiping with my friends at the same time...
    D1 turns you into a bad person



    Just sleep during

    I'm hoping for a B at least in case I miss out on A* across C3/4
    To get 480 overall?
    You need A* maths right?



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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    Do D2, D1 is actually enjoyable in comparison. Nothing can be as bad as three iterations of simplex tableau.
    Can I learn loads of D2 without D1?.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Can I learn loads of D2 without D1?.


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    Yes, all you need from D1 is the graph theory terminology and linear programming.
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    Yes, all you need from D1 is the graph theory terminology and linear programming.
    Edexcel?


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    Edexcel?


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    Yeah
 
 
 
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