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    (Original post by The Clockwork Apple)
    I like to time myself when solving stuff
    Gives me an idea of how concentration affects my way of tackling problems :P
    So organised.
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    So organised.
    Not sure if you're being sarcastic but I've been trying to stay that way for the past few months
    Time-efficiency is my main problem in most of the stuff I do. Being more organised is helping to solve this problem.
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I hate M3 so much, it's so boring.

    How are you finding chem? On track for an A*?
    What's on your M3 again? :lol:

    Mine is just DEs, SHM, Impulse and rigid bodies. Should be easy A* module along with M2 and S2/3. Then FP2 I need to do well in if I want to do maths b

    Chem... I need to do a past paper after I've read through my notes to see where I am. I'll probably end up 'bombing' F324 and doing decently in F325

    But should be fine Yeah

    You? Physics is so boring my god
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    Don't get complacent (I actually agree exams this year should be simples)



    What do you know about them? Frankly I'm still not sure what exactly they do :lol:
    Much easier than last year ngl, and last year was nice and breezy so hoping all will be well

    Unless disaster strikes lol
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    Man I love how Dream Theater the 20 min + songs have like no singing until 4 minutes in :lol:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What's on your M3 again? :lol:

    Mine is just DEs, SHM, Impulse and rigid bodies. Should be easy A* module along with M2 and S2/3. Then FP2 I need to do well in if I want to do maths b

    Chem... I need to do a past paper after I've read through my notes to see where I am. I'll probably end up 'bombing' F324 and doing decently in F325

    But should be fine Yeah

    You? Physics is so boring my god
    What board are you on for Maths? OCR M3 is very pleasant.

    (I really should try and do some Physics, though it is ****ing boring on AQA)
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What's on your M3 again? :lol:

    Mine is just DEs, SHM, Impulse and rigid bodies. Should be easy A* module along with M2 and S2/3. Then FP2 I need to do well in if I want to do maths b

    Chem... I need to do a past paper after I've read through my notes to see where I am. I'll probably end up 'bombing' F324 and doing decently in F325

    But should be fine Yeah

    You? Physics is so boring my god


    Much easier than last year ngl, and last year was nice and breezy so hoping all will be well

    Unless disaster strikes lol
    Dimensional analysis, 1D and 2D collisions, projectiles eliminating time, projectiles on an inclined plane and relative motion.

    Chem I'm not doing that great but I haven't finished the course and I'm not putting any effort in at the moment but I should be fine by the exams. Physics is really boring but it's quite easy tbh.
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    What board are you on for Maths? OCR M3 is very pleasant.

    (I really should try and do some Physics, though it is ****ing boring on AQA)
    WJEC!

    Physics is **** all round
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    Dimensional analysis, 1D and 2D collisions, projectiles eliminating time, projectiles on an inclined plane and relative motion.

    Chem I'm not doing that great but I haven't finished the course and I'm not putting any effort in at the moment but I should be fine by the exams. Physics is really boring but it's quite easy tbh.
    That does sound boring

    Good to hear wooo, gonna start driving lessons I think during study leave
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    WJEC!

    Physics is **** all round
    I maintain that it's the omission of calculus (as least for me).

    There's no way to prove certain assertions made by the textbook without calculus (the energy stored in a capacitor is my favourite example).

    My teacher also "convinced" me that doing the "easy" (read: boring and a bit wrong) optional module would be better than doing one that I actually like, because the rest of the class is also doing the boring one and she didn't want me to be on my own since I wouldn't be being taught the content by a teacher. I later found out that M4 covers like half of the module I wanted to do, so I probably could have done it anyway.

    From what you said before, WJEC M3 sounds pretty much the same as OCR M3! (there's like a 2 page spring chapter as well though)
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    I maintain that it's the omission of calculus (as least for me).

    There's no way to prove certain assertions made by the textbook without calculus (the energy stored in a capacitor is my favourite example).

    My teacher also "convinced" me that doing the "easy" (read: boring and a bit wrong) optional module would be better than doing one that I actually like, because the rest of the class is also doing the boring one and she didn't want me to be on my own since I wouldn't be being taught the content by a teacher. I later found out that M4 covers like half of the module I wanted to do, so I probably could have done it anyway.
    Tbf we do use differential equations to show stuff like capacitor energy, and radioactive decays and half lives, still boring though idk

    Which module was that? We don't get any optional ones
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Tbf we do use differential equations to show stuff like capacitor energy, and radioactive decays and half lives, still boring though idk

    Which module was that? We don't get any optional ones
    Lol, the maths in AH Physics us non existant. It's mostly plug and play.

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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Tbf we do use differential equations to show stuff like capacitor energy, and radioactive decays and half lives, still boring though idk

    Which module was that? We don't get any optional ones
    Yeah there is a tiny mention of differential equations, but (at least for AQA) it's not super rigorous (because they couldn't talk about integration and differentiation directly so they were just like "here's the solution to this equation, you can sort of accept this as true if you look at this sort of useful equation"). It's pretty much just "here's an equation for charge/voltage in time, plug those numbers in and shut up".

    "Turning Points in Physics". We do Thermal and Nuclear Physics + the optional module in one exam. It's pretty easy. Turning Points is pretty much what it says on the can - discovery of the electron (discharge tube, cathode rays, etc.), wave-particle duality/photoelectricity (de Broglie's wavelength, etc.) and special relativity (which is the one part that's actually cool even if I already pretty much had it down). We're supposed to know how these discoveries revolutionised physics.

    I wanted to do Applied Physics (moments of inertia, better thermodynamics) or Astronomy (stars, other space stuff ).
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Yeah there is a tiny mention of differential equations, but (at least for AQA) it's not super rigorous (because they couldn't talk about integration and differentiation directly so they were just like "here's the solution to this equation, you can sort of accept this as true if you look at this sort of useful equation"). It's pretty much just "here's an equation for charge/voltage in time, plug those numbers in and shut up".

    "Turning Points in Physics". We do Thermal and Nuclear Physics + the optional module in one exam. It's pretty easy. Turning Points is pretty much what it says on the can - discovery of the electron (discharge tube, cathode rays, etc.), wave-particle duality/photoelectricity (de Broglie's wavelength, etc.) and special relativity (which is the one part that's actually cool even if I already pretty much had it down). We're supposed to know how these discoveries revolutionised physics.

    I wanted to do Applied Physics (moments of inertia, better thermodynamics) or Astronomy (stars, other space stuff ).
    No take it from me, astronomy sucks. I've not done half of it yet but so far it is the most dull thing I have ever learned about :L. The uncertainty on the values you work out are the size of a house!
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Lol, the maths in AH Physics us non existant. It's mostly plug and play.

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    Yeah, it's a bit pointless

    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Yeah there is a tiny mention of differential equations, but (at least for AQA) it's not super rigorous (because they couldn't talk about integration and differentiation directly so they were just like "here's the solution to this equation, you can sort of accept this as true if you look at this sort of useful equation"). It's pretty much just "here's an equation for charge/voltage in time, plug those numbers in and shut up".

    "Turning Points in Physics". We do Thermal and Nuclear Physics + the optional module in one exam. It's pretty easy. Turning Points is pretty much what it says on the can - discovery of the electron (discharge tube, cathode rays, etc.), wave-particle duality/photoelectricity (de Broglie's wavelength, etc.) and special relativity (which is the one part that's actually cool even if I already pretty much had it down). We're supposed to know how these discoveries revolutionised physics.

    I wanted to do Applied Physics (moments of inertia, better thermodynamics) or Astronomy (stars, other space stuff ).
    It isnt in syllabus but our teacher said to derive it ourselves (if we did maths) and it was fine, standard log integrals and such

    Lol they're all ****. Medical, astronomy etc

    Applied sounds good though! That's what I'd want. Ngl disappointed with Physics as an A Level, hope it gets better
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    So I was looking at an AQA examiners report and it seems the edexcel's are a lot more detailed than other exam boards??
    Here's an example for a Unit 4 physics paper: http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...f_20130815.pdf

    Can anyone confirm/deny???
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    So I was looking at an AQA examiners report and it seems the edexcel's are a lot more detailed than other exam boards??
    Here's an example for a Unit 4 physics paper: http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...f_20130815.pdf

    Can anyone confirm/deny???
    I do agree
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Thanks guys I don't feel 18 yet because I got ID'd for a 12 last week... :rolleyes::lol:

    Pub tonight :cool:
    Happy Birthday!
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    I was a bit disappointed by it, I thought it would be cooler:lol:
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    I was a bit disappointed by it, I thought it would be cooler:lol:
    Yup, I'm disappointed too, it looked like the sun but a bit brighter than usual... Although the ISS got a sick shot of it
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    One of my mates got an amazing shot of the eclipse in Birmingham
 
 
 
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