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    (Original post by Ben.S.)
    Oh yes there were! The differential equation was MUCH easier than normal - so much so that it foxed everyone! The last question was just pure algebra crunching - no real maths (unlike in previous years - the last questions are usually much harder). The only question which was a bit harder than normal was the first (as far as first questions go). The vectors one was also easy - if you could remember your GCSE ABsin(c)!

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    But all the number crunching took valuable time... And there was an even easier way to do the vectors one i think...
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    But all the number crunching took valuable time... And there was an even easier way to do the vectors one i think...
    Well - you could've done a vector product, I suppose. That's easier - but not P3! They replaced 'thinking time' with 'doing time' - so what!?!Time is never really a big issue for me in the maths exams, especially in the P2 - my God, they let their standards slip for that one!

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    Maths is a killer A-Level! I need a B to get into Bristol as well! I find P3 incredibly hard, anyone got and tips on how they dealt with it?
    I failed it (borderline D/E - after the retake...), and just did better in my other modules.



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    (Original post by Ben.S.)
    Well - you could've done a vector product, I suppose. That's easier - but not P3! They replaced 'thinking time' with 'doing time' - so what!?!Time is never really a big issue for me in the maths exams, especially in the P2 - my God, they let their standards slip for that one!

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    I still think it was very difficult for the time given and I know nearly everyone in my school struggled with it. Yeah, the P2 was fairly easy
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    I don't think the methods were all that hard, it was just the paper writers tended to cloud the issue with lots of square roots, etc. in unfamiliar places. Thus if you were confident to begin with it was pretty doable, however if you weren't I can see how you might have been put off.
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    I have found P3 ok, but I haven't done the exam yet lol.

    But, what if maths is just a hard subject? I don't think they should make it easier, that is blatantly 'dumbing down' the subject.
 
 
 
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