Pure maths is too hardWatch
I'm about to take the Pure Maths 1 exam (EDEXCEL) in a few days. I'm kinda worried because I noticed how the difficulty levels of different papers are very different. Some past papers I found very easy. Others I found really hard. Last years paper in may was quite hard. Most of it is pretty straightforward except for a couple of questions. I'm not sure if its just me, but does anyone else find that they get stuck with one or two questions where they are totally stuck? Can anyone give me advice on what to do when I encounter things like this. Bear in mind that we are racing against the clock.
I'm not too worried about S1 and D1 but P1 is so hard
i dont know why evereyone does maths when you can do another a level like media studies, get the A and unless ur doing maths/physics at uni they wont care.
maths at a level is too big a jump from gcse so that needs to be sorted out.
I have a problem where I keep making stupid stupid mistakes in the exam. Where I write (x-2)^2 somewhere, then I rewrite it again below it to equal another equation but forgot to put the ^2 in and then all of the question is wrong .
Also, I thought they said that "working out" would be very useful. Well if they really think that, then perhaps they should put more marks on the method marks rather than the answer marks. Some questions have about 5 out of 7 as answer marks. Theres something that need to be done about AS level maths.
Furthermore, is Maths widely acknowledged as a favourable subject to universities? Because I think an A in Maths is like 2 A of any other subject (basically I mean that A Maths is at least twice as hard as any other subject). It should be worth more UCAS Points if you do Maths. I should have taken something a little less difficult like Physics (I'm not saying Physics is easy. But it should be definitely easier than Maths).
Take this advice - I knew my P4 was gonna be soo bad (maybe I'll get 15 -20%?!) so I did a completly new module in my own time, mecahnics 1. (I've only ever done statistics before, but i didn't have any touble!) If you do 7 modules they take the best 6 (this is OCR I'm talking about), so my P4 has effectively been cancelled out by M1, which is an AS module comapred to a very hard A2 module.
I was taught a whole years work in 8 weeks, just by myself after school, because it was soo muich easier, and now I could be looking at 90% in my exam next week.
Ask your teachers if the same rule applies to your exam boards. The extra homework for nine tiny little weeks could well be worth it...