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    Very Hard
    433
    18.66%
    Hard
    753
    32.46%
    OK
    715
    30.82%
    Easy
    211
    9.09%
    Very Easy
    208
    8.97%

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    Anyone got the link for the 2015,2014,2013 poll like this one?

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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3399381
    Found the 2015 one
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    (Original post by particlestudent)
    that's not hard , this one was way worse
    Cot2x + Tanx = Cotx was nowhere near as hard in my opinion. The moment I saw it I could do it right away. The Jun15 one had me scratching my head for half an hour.
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    (Original post by Hey111)
    Cot2x + Tanx = Cotx was nowhere near as hard in my opinion. The moment I saw it I could do it right away. The Jun15 one had me scratching my head for half an hour.
    \sin ^2 A + \cos ^2 A = 1 is in my opinion and easier identity than 1 + \cot ^2 A = \csc ^2 A (slightly)
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    I thought I had done good, but looking at this I think i got around 56/75... hopefully enough for a high B
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    (Original post by Arthi1)
    omg same
    I got 63.4 too
    You do realize that you can check your answer by substituting it back into the original equation. With your answer, the result isn't 15
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    (Original post by X_IDE_sidf)
    \sin ^2 A + \cos ^2 A = 1 is in my opinion and easier identity than 1 + \cot ^2 A = \csc ^2 A (slightly)
    Cos^x + 2SinxCosx + Sin^x = (Cos^x + Sin^x)^2 isn't.
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    (Original post by JasPuddy)
    You do realize that you can check your answer by substituting it back into the original equation. With your answer, the result isn't 15
    my method was to keep subbing in values till i got close to 15... worked but meant i spent way too long for a 2 marker
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    (Original post by buterallah)
    Moderately hard, but I don't think the grade boundaries will be low coz of Q8 being copied from an older paper
    what do you mean by copied... like was it the same ??!
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    60A, 66A* I think....
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    It was quite challenging relative to other C3 papers, probably same difficulty as last year's paper. But quite a few students who don't do Further Maths might have have found it hard especially in exam conditions. I reckon it will be about the same grade boundaries as last year. I'm pretty sure I got about 73/74 so hopefully 100.
    The 2015 poll and this year's poll look very similar as well.
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    I put the alpha question in radians not degrees - how many marks do u think ill drop?
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    what do you mean by copied... like was it the same ??!
    Look at June 2007 question 8
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    (Original post by Hey111)
    Cot2x + Tanx = Cotx was nowhere near as hard in my opinion. The moment I saw it I could do it right away. The Jun15 one had me scratching my head for half an hour.
    I struggled with it. I hate anything involving Cos2x, I ignored using the sin^2-cos^2 identity cos it was barely ever used.
    I had like 7 lines of working out using the 1-2sin^2x identity, I don't even think I'll get a mark for that
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    How would you feel if you got nearly every questions correct (including the last question), and just few minutes before the end, realised that you missed out a whole question (q5) which was worth 10 marks..?

    Hoping i'd get a method mark or two for using the product rule
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    (Original post by edothero)
    As mentioned, I'm not sure if there were any restrictions. If not, you probably would. If there was, -1
    This one was not eithin range i checked in the exam

    Range was pi by 4 and pi by 2
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    (Original post by Student_2357)
    It was quite challenging relative to other C3 papers, probably same difficulty as last year's paper. But quite a few students who don't do Further Maths might have have found it hard especially in exam conditions. I reckon it will be about the same grade boundaries as last year. I'm pretty sure I got about 73/74 so hopefully 100.
    The 2015 poll and this year's poll look very similar as well.
    Same, i got all the answers but i took one or 2 away since i probably messed up decimal places somewhere
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    my method was to keep subbing in values till i got close to 15... worked but meant i spent way too long for a 2 marker
    the answer was 86.1
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    (Original post by alevelstresss)
    easy but I do further maths, i reckon a lot of people doing just single maths will have found it hard, boundary won't be higher than 65 for an A*
    I hope you're right my friend..
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    What do you all think a mark of anywhere between 63-66 will be?
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    Yeah I did at first, but the catch was it was 2costheta + sintheta, instead of what you calculated previously which was 2costheta - sintheta
 
 
 
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