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    D1 - Friday 17th May 2013

    PAPERS AND SOLOMON PRESS: http://www.tomred.org/d1.html

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    1. Exam Tips
    2. Revision Technique
    3. Anything Else you want i.e Uni requirements and Questions you might have trouble with


    Personal Note:
    Grade Boundaries are ridiculously high for this. On some years it has been 67/75 for an A. I personally need around 70/75 or so for 85% UMS for an A overall, then C3 C4 I'm retaking for an A*.

    Arsey (I think he's a Teacher) Grade Boundaries are here:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1313284
    Maths God Tutorials here - Maths247 on Youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/maths247?feature=watch

    And Arsey D1 Thread:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1865487

    Topics by Chapters in the book:
    Algorithms
    Graphs and Networks
    Algorithms on Networks
    Route Inspection
    Critical Path Analysis
    Linear Programming
    Matchings

    09 Jan AB.pdf (83.3 KB, 191 views)
    09 June AB.pdf (285.2 KB, 266 views)
    10 Jan AB.pdf (286.9 KB, 320 views)
    10 Jun AB.pdf (374.1 KB, 209 views)
    11 Jan AB.pdf (80.5 KB, 323 views)
    11 June Paper and AB.pdf (145.1 KB, 769 views)

    http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13680235798596
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    I'm doin this exam, I really want 100 ums, I'm using 2 books for D1 hopefully that will get me 100 ums
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    (Original post by Vorsah)
    I'm doin this exam, I really want 100 ums, I'm using 2 books for D1 hopefully that will get me 100 ums
    This is my first time sitting D1 but from what I been told the official textbook and past papers should be enough for this unit. Is this wrong?
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    (Original post by Skaterkid)
    This is my first time sitting D1 but from what I been told the official textbook and past papers should be enough for this unit. Is this wrong?
    Lol dunno, for some it might be enough, I just want extra practice
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    (Original post by Skaterkid)
    This is my first time sitting D1 but from what I been told the official textbook and past papers should be enough for this unit. Is this wrong?
    I agree with you. The textbook is fine and there's so many past papers that you can do, considering there's not the current specification past papers but the old specification past papers and the Solomon papers too.
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    (Original post by Epic Flawless)
    I agree with you. The textbook is fine and there's so many past papers that you can do, considering there's not the current specification past papers but the old specification past papers and the Solomon papers too.
    Yeah two books sounds a bit OCD to me?

    How are you guys going to structure your revision? End of Chapter Questions? etc etc
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    (Original post by Epic Flawless)
    I agree with you. The textbook is fine and there's so many past papers that you can do, considering there's not the current specification past papers but the old specification past papers and the Solomon papers too.
    Remember that not all the questions in the old spec papers and solomon papers are relevant (e.g. network flows). I think there are also some topics that were't in the spec or were a part of D2 at that time.
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    (Original post by Better)
    Yeah two books sounds a bit OCD to me?

    How are you guys going to structure your revision? End of Chapter Questions? etc etc
    For D1, I think practice is the best thing to do so I'm just doing those questions and past papers now. I have a lot of maths exams though so I might just skip those end of chapter questions... How about yourself?
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    (Original post by Epic Flawless)
    For D1, I think practice is the best thing to do so I'm just doing those questions and past papers now. I have a lot of maths exams though so I might just skip those end of chapter questions... How about yourself?
    Well I'm going to try to do:
    1. End of Chapter Q's by End of Monday (2 a day or somehting)
    2. Solomon Press and Real Papers like at least 1 every 3 days or something like that
    3. I'll save like 2 papers for 10 and 5 days before the exam I haven't done

    Do you get good marks for C3, and C4? If you are you could help me, whats your method? I've got C3 C4 and D1, but I need to get an A* in Maths, I think it would be the easiest subject out of my subjects to systematically get an A* for..... :/
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    (Original post by Better)
    Well I'm going to try to do:
    1. End of Chapter Q's by End of Monday (2 a day or somehting)
    2. Solomon Press and Real Papers like at least 1 every 3 days or something like that
    3. I'll save like 2 papers for 10 and 5 days before the exam I haven't done

    Do you get good marks for C3, and C4? If you are you could help me, whats your method? I've got C3 C4 and D1, but I need to get an A* in Maths, I think it would be the easiest subject out of my subjects to systematically get an A* for..... :/
    Same here... I'm doing C3, C4 and D1 and I'd absolutely love an A*
    I REALLY need to put my head down and work my ass off now


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    (Original post by m.dot.mak)
    Same here... I'm doing C3, C4 and D1 and I'd absolutely love an A*
    I REALLY need to put my head down and work my ass off now


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    Yeah mate, I'll hit you up on your wall, thanks to the studentroom loads of people are helping me so I'm past paper ready for C3 C4, not D1 yet
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    All the revision will be coming from these videos (along with the books)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/maths247...tag_id=&view=1

    2012/2013 Papers and all the topics covered by maths247
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    (Original post by victorhugo20)
    All the revision will be coming from these videos (along with the books)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/maths247...tag_id=&view=1

    2012/2013 Papers and all the topics covered by maths247
    Cheers bro - I did no work today I feel like such a retard.
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    I hate D1, and I'm pretty sure my teacher missed a fair few chunks here and there ("fair few" = LOTS), so I'm starting to panic about this exam...

    • Firstly, I don't have the book at the moment, but I'm probably going to buy this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/184690893..._df_1846908930
    Is it any good?

    • Secondly, does anyone have any decent notes on D1? I found a brilliant PDF for unit 2 physics on TSR, which helped me get an A, so I'm looking for something similar here... (just stuff like the order in which you work through sections of questions, as D1 is so methodical)

    • Lastly, I know everyone and their mums asks about exam technique, but I hear it's different in D1 to other exams. (E.g. Everything's-easy-but-one-mistake-will-kill-you type of different.)

    [EDIT] I just found this site. It's a memory tool for definitions and stuff like that. I haven't been on it for long, but it seems really useful. http://www.memrise.com/course/54620/...1-definitions/



    We haven't got long, guys, so any help is REALLY appreciated!

    HUGE thanks to helpers, and good luck to everyone!
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    (Original post by Cnut)
    I hate D1, and I'm pretty sure my teacher missed a fair few chunks here and there ("fair few" = LOTS), so I'm starting to panic about this exam...

    • Firstly, I don't have the book at the moment, but I'm probably going to buy this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/184690893..._df_1846908930
    Is it any good?

    • Secondly, does anyone have any decent notes on D1? I found a brilliant PDF for unit 2 physics on TSR, which helped me get an A, so I'm looking for something similar here... (just stuff like the order in which you work through sections of questions, as D1 is so methodical)

    • Lastly, I know everyone and their mums asks about exam technique, but I hear it's different in D1 to other exams. (E.g. Everything's-easy-but-one-mistake-will-kill-you type of different.)

    [EDIT] I just found this site. It's a memory tool for definitions and stuff like that. I haven't been on it for long, but it seems really useful. http://www.memrise.com/course/54620/...1-definitions/



    We haven't got long, guys, so any help is REALLY appreciated!

    HUGE thanks to helpers, and good luck to everyone!
    Its 67/75 for an A.

    Mate do you want to take like "mock" papers on the same day as me? I'm going through all the End of Chapters still... but then will do my first D1 Solomon Press on Friday? There are 5 D1 Edexcel Solomon Press all together
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    Hey guys, I put myself down for the May D1 exam at my school, but haven't been taught it in lessons. Seeing that its around 5/6 weeks till the exam, is it possible to get 95+ UMS having started just now? Im taking C1/2/3/4 M1/2 and S1 too. Cheers
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    (Original post by Marakh)
    Hey guys, I put myself down for the May D1 exam at my school, but haven't been taught it in lessons. Seeing that its around 5/6 weeks till the exam, is it possible to get 95+ UMS having started just now? Im taking C1/2/3/4 M1/2 and S1 too. Cheers
    I'd say, if you're prepared to do the work, go for it. If you think it'll affect your other (more important) exam grades, settle for a lower score.

    I must say, though, I do hope it's possible, as my lessons throughout the year has been practically useless, so I'm going in a bit blind too!

    Good luck either way, and feel free to post any tips or technique help you find on here
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    (Original post by Cnut)
    I'd say, if you're prepared to do the work, go for it. If you think it'll affect your other (more important) exam grades, settle for a lower score.

    I must say, though, I do hope it's possible, as my lessons throughout the year has been practically useless, so I'm going in a bit blind too!

    Good luck either way, and feel free to post any tips or technique help you find on here
    Thanks, I have a terrible work ethic though, barely revised in the last 1 and a half weeks, have pledged to myself that I will properly start tomorrow...
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    (Original post by Marakh)
    Thanks, I have a terrible work ethic though, barely revised in the last 1 and a half weeks, have pledged to myself that I will properly start tomorrow...
    I've wanted to work over Easter, but I've been away for most of it, so I properly started yesterday.

    I'd say start doing something right now. Then even if you only get properly started, you're in the middle of something and can pick it up straight away!



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    (Original post by Cnut)
    I've wanted to work over Easter, but I've been away for most of it, so I properly started yesterday.

    I'd say start doing something right now. Then even if you only get properly started, you're in the middle of something and can pick it up straight away!



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