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# C2 May 2012 Edexcel - Post Exam Thread - Paper and Solutions in the FIRST POST Watch

1. C2 May 2012

Overall I think this was a very easy paper.

Q1 Binomial Expansion

Standard and no tricky b)

Q2 Logs

Standard, very easy

Q3 Circles

I expected a rearranging into circle form, the rest of the question was very easy, part d) was a joke

Q4 Factor Theorem

Very easy

Q5 Area under a graph by integration

Slightly harder than normal as trapeZia often cause problems

Q6 Trig

I thought this was pretty easy but I understand it has caused quite a few problems

Q7 Trapezium rule

Joke

Q8 Trig

Pretty standard, lots of frameworking.

Q9 Geometric series

I hope you learnt the proof.... rest of the question was straight forward.

I think the boundaries will be really high

Last few June boundaries were 62, 62, 53, 63, 59, 67 for 80ums

I will guess at

100ums - 75
90ums - 70
80ums - 65
70ums - 57
60ums - 50
50ums - 43
40ums - 36

This thread will be locked at somepoint and then unlocked at midnight following the Core 2 examination. I will upload the paper and my solutions to this post.

I will do my best to answer questions about the paper but please try to read the thread first so that I am not answering the same questions lots of times.Here are some links to previous D1 threads, they are worth a read and you will see what the common errors were...

C2 Jan 2012 - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1892666

C2 June 2011 - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1619114

The second link has loads of past papers, mark schemes, model solutions etc

Good luck.
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3. The exam was reasonable the cast question was quite unusual and so was the differentiation bit but all the rest of the questions were alright
4. So how was the paper?
5. I think this went quite well, though of course I'll find out once the markscheme goes up!
6. Just hoping I haven't made too many stupid mistakes.
7. Damn it I wanted to post first
8. Couldn't have asked for a better paper
9. I thought it was the easiest in a long time.
10. (Original post by The_Pen)
So how was the paper?
a lot easier than the others!!
11. 85mm^2 for the pill question value of A? 2.122 for the radius at that time if I remember correctly.
12. pretty good, just waiting for the paper to get uploaded for an approx
13. Was i really supposed to know the Sum of N? Come one!! Not Fair
14. Does anyone know when the answers will be worked out by?
15. I honestly think the grade boundaries will be really stupidly high
16. Yeah gotta agree, was a good paper
17. how long does it usually take for the paper to be uploaded?
18. Boundaries must be high for this one
19. i thought it was ok
20. Decent paper , I reckon bondaries will be high, last question was the easiest question to finish a paper ever?
21. (Original post by Mathsgirlll)
Was i really supposed to know the Sum of N? Come one!! Not Fair
I swear someone predicted that on the C2 thread (might have been Arsey) - I went and learnt it as well luckily enough...

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