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# Edexcel FP3 - 27th June, 2016 watch

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1. How do you guys remember all these vector formulas, stuff like distance between skew lines ect. I always manage to forget them and I don't know if I will have enough time to derive them in the exam.
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3. (Original post by Louisb19)
How do you guys remember all these vector formulas, stuff like distance between skew lines ect. I always manage to forget them and I don't know if I will have enough time to derive them in the exam.
There's a lot given in the formula booklet, but otherwise, I made a small list of all the different formulae and I look them over when I need to.
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5. (Original post by BBeyond)
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Just by the way - you know you can sub to a thread by clicking the "watch" button at the top, you don't need to post in it.
6. (Original post by Zacken)
Just by the way - you know you can sub to a thread by clicking the "watch" button at the top, you don't need to post in it.
Jeeeeeez how did I not know this after so long ahahah cheers man
7. (Original post by Zacken)
Just by the way - you know you can sub to a thread by clicking the "watch" button at the top, you don't need to post in it.
Btw do you know if there is a thread for m2/3, fp2 or d2? Can't see to find them and my searching skills are poor at best
8. (Original post by BBeyond)
Btw do you know if there is a thread for m2/3, fp2 or d2? Can't see to find them and my searching skills are poor at best
I'll look for them and tag you in it later, bit busy right now.
9. (Original post by Zacken)
I'll look for them and tag you in it later, bit busy right now.
Cheers boss
10. Can someone who has managed to overcome Chapter 2's last mixed exercise tell me how they overcame that? I tried doing the first 5 questions and I had no idea what I am doing at all and had to use solutionbank for all of them... The difficulty increase from Mixed Exercise 2G compared to the previous exercises in chapter 2 is completely ridiculous.

All the other chapters I found alright and at least understandable and doable. But exercise 2G is just a completely different thing and a nightmare for me.

I havn't seen any FP3 past papers yet but are the questions about stuff in exercise 2G actually that hard on the real papers?

That exercise alone is making me panic and is making me lose my confidence on FP3
11. (Original post by kelvin1338)

All the other chapters I found alright and at least understandable and doable. But exercise 2G is just a completely different thing and a nightmare for me.

I havn't seen any FP3 past papers yet but are the questions about stuff in exercise 2G actually that hard on the real papers?

That exercise alone is making me panic and is making me lose my confidence on FP3
1. Exam paper questions are leagues easier than mixed questions for chapter 2.

2. I found the first three mixed q's quite hard before getting the gist of them and the rest was a breeze. Basically, work at it and make sure you understand the techniques and why you apply them, it'll click eventuallly.
12. (Original post by kelvin1338)
Can someone who has managed to overcome Chapter 2's last mixed exercise tell me how they overcame that? I tried doing the first 5 questions and I had no idea what I am doing at all and had to use solutionbank for all of them... The difficulty increase from Mixed Exercise 2G compared to the previous exercises in chapter 2 is completely ridiculous.

All the other chapters I found alright and at least understandable and doable. But exercise 2G is just a completely different thing and a nightmare for me.

I havn't seen any FP3 past papers yet but are the questions about stuff in exercise 2G actually that hard on the real papers?

That exercise alone is making me panic and is making me lose my confidence on FP3
It's simple mate just remember dy/dx.
13. (Original post by Zacken)
1. Exam paper questions are leagues easier than mixed questions for chapter 2.
2015 FP3 begs to differ...

(Original post by kelvin1338)
Can someone who has managed to overcome Chapter 2's last mixed exercise tell me how they overcame that? I tried doing the first 5 questions and I had no idea what I am doing at all and had to use solutionbank for all of them... The difficulty increase from Mixed Exercise 2G compared to the previous exercises in chapter 2 is completely ridiculous.

All the other chapters I found alright and at least understandable and doable. But exercise 2G is just a completely different thing and a nightmare for me.

I havn't seen any FP3 past papers yet but are the questions about stuff in exercise 2G actually that hard on the real papers?

That exercise alone is making me panic and is making me lose my confidence on FP3
There have been a couple of questions like that, but grade boundaries have been extremely forgiving when this happens. It is more likely than not that the coordinate system questions will be easier than those, but my point is it's no disaster if they aren't.
14. (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
2015 FP3 begs to differ...
I take it this was a very difficult paper? Let me guess conics and reduction formulae were the worst questions...
15. (Original post by A Slice of Pi)
I take it this was a very difficult paper? Let me guess conics and reduction formulae were the worst questions...
From what I hear, there were two nightmare conics questions. I really want to see what it was like... Boundaries were rock bottom.
16. I will upload TeeEm's solution to FP3 June 2015 in the OP if he consents.
17. (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
From what I hear, there were two nightmare conics questions. I really want to see what it was like... Boundaries were rock bottom.
I can imagine. Conics questions can be very tough under time pressure
18. (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
I will upload TeeEm's solution to FP3 June 2015 in the OP if he consents.
no problem
19. (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
From what I hear, there were two nightmare conics questions. I really want to see what it was like... Boundaries were rock bottom.
Having just looked at the last question on conics, it wasn't too bad. I have yet to look at the others though
20. (Original post by A Slice of Pi)
Having just looked at the last question on conics, it wasn't too bad. I have yet to look at the others though
where did you get the 2015 paper? its not available on edexcels website yet and a google search brought up nothing

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