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Edexcel FP3 - 27th June, 2016 watch

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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    Pretty easy. Much easier than vectors.
    Haha, I've finished the chapter. I enjoyed matrices quite a bit actually, but I've got some serious revision to do on loci and vectors.
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    Haha, I've finished the chapter. I enjoyed matrices quite a bit actually, but I've got some serious revision to do on loci and vectors.
    I need to cram it and some other stuff tonight in order to meet tomorrow's targets. "eek"

    What did you think about it?
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    I need to cram it and some other stuff tonight in order to meet tomorrow's targets. "eek"

    What did you think about it?
    I found it straightforward and fun to do, but I'm failing so see the "pure" aspect of it - it seems like it's rote learning to me. I love saying "eigenvector", though. Definitely better than vectors. I will definitely need to practice FP3 (and some FP2 as well) after my Jan exams.
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    If anyone's interested, ExamSolutions started doing video solutions of June 2014 FP3.
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    I found it straightforward and fun to do, but I'm failing so see the "pure" aspect of it - it seems like it's rote learning to me. I love saying "eigenvector", though. Definitely better than vectors. I will definitely need to practice FP3 (and some FP2 as well) after my Jan exams.
    What Jan exams do you have? Another international? Good luck.

    As opposed to something like reduction formulae?
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    I won't be sitting STEP this year although I intend to have a go at a few papers when the past paper grind gets dull.

    In total I will have sat 18 exams over two years with 3 a levels in maths :beard:.

    I was going to find some STEP vectors questions in the hope that they might spark some interest in vectors for me. At the moment it's my least enjoyable part of maths.

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    Sounds like a good idea past papers can get very boring, especially the stats ones

    youre doing AFM as well? are your alevels just maths? (lucky you )

    even less enjoyable than the binomial expansion work in Core 4? :laugh:
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    (Original post by DylanJ42)
    Sounds like a good idea past papers can get very boring, especially the stats ones

    youre doing AFM as well? are your alevels just maths? (lucky you )

    even less enjoyable than the binomial expansion work in Core 4? :laugh:
    And Physics I think.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    And Physics I think.
    hes doing 4 full alevels in 2 years, very impressive
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    (Original post by DylanJ42)
    hes doing 4 full alevels in 2 years, very impressive
    Lol i knw someone wjo did 8 😂


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    (Original post by DylanJ42)
    hes doing 4 full alevels in 2 years, very impressive
    That's what your mumma said when I whipped it out
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Lol i knw someone wjo did 8 😂


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    They told me 4 was crazy when I entered sixth form lol
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Lol i knw someone wjo did 8 😂


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    8!!! how can someone even pick 8 they are interested in doing, never mind are capable of doing :laugh:

    What subjects, out of interest?
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    (Original post by DylanJ42)
    8!!! how can someone even pick 8 they are interested in doing, never mind are capable of doing :laugh:

    What subjects, out of interest?
    I met him at Fitz and speak to him fairly frequently.
    Maths FM, Additonal FM,Physics, French, Computing,ICT and EPQ
    6A*s 2A's.
    Aswell as Joint highest score in STEP III 😂. SSS overall obvs.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    I met him at Fitz and speak to him fairly frequently.
    Maths FM, Additonal FM,Physics, French, Computing,ICT and EPQ
    6A*s 2A's.
    Aswell as Joint highest score in STEP III 😂. SSS overall obvs.


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    holy god that's unbelievable :eek4:

    was the highest score 120 or is that next to impossible in III? How close was he to 360/360 do you know?
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    (Original post by DylanJ42)
    holy god that's unbelievable :eek4:

    was the highest score 120 or is that next to impossible in III? How close was he to 360/360 do you know?
    U can see the histogram for III 2014. A few people get 119-120 each year but ive never heard of it tbh. 120/120 in III this year someone got i think.
    He got 115 in III(highest in 2014) then like 110,110 or something.


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    (Original post by DylanJ42)
    Sounds like a good idea past papers can get very boring, especially the stats ones

    youre doing AFM as well? are your alevels just maths? (lucky you )

    even less enjoyable than the binomial expansion work in Core 4? :laugh:
    Kind of, although I wouldn't class physics as maths (the maths in physics A Level annoys me)

    Binomial expansion is a grind but easy marks :ahee:

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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    U can see the histogram for III 2014. A few people get 119-120 each year but ive never heard of it tbh. 120/120 in III this year someone got i think.
    He got 115 in III(highest in 2014) then like 110,110 or something.

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    on the cambridge website? or what do I search for, I'm interested to see it (off topic, I seen the MAT score distribution, quite positively skewed, (if my S1 knowledge is correct))

    Its scary how good some people can be :afraid:

    Highest score in STEP III 2016 is up for grabs
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    (Original post by DylanJ42)
    on the cambridge website? or what do I search for, I'm interested to see it (off topic, I seen the MAT score distribution, quite positively skewed, (if my S1 knowledge is correct))

    Its scary how good some people can be :afraid:

    Highest score in STEP III 2016 is up for grabs
    Just need to put in work my son
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    Kind of, although I wouldn't class physics as maths (the maths in physics A Level annoys me)

    Binomial expansion is a grind but easy marks :ahee:

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    Maths, FM, AFM and physics, shame physics is there to ruin it :laugh:

    Yea the alevel physics equations are a joke if you do maths honestly. All physics seems to involve is mindlessly plugging values into equations and learning details of experiments. It's quite sad really, it could have been so much more

    a) partial fractions
    b) binomial

    is enough to kill a man :rofl:
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    (Original post by DylanJ42)
    on the cambridge website? or what do I search for, I'm interested to see it (off topic, I seen the MAT score distribution, quite positively skewed, (if my S1 knowledge is correct))

    Its scary how good some people can be :afraid:

    Highest score in STEP III 2016 is up for grabs
    Google STEP explanation of results '20XX'



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