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    Hi guys, I was recently doing a 10 mark question split into part a and b about Statics.

    What I did was draw the image, label it and resolve horizontally and vertically and put it into a little cloud bubble at the beginning.

    Part a and b are worth 4 and 6 marks respectively but my method is only like 2 lines because I've already written the resolved vectors at the beginning.


    It seems suspicious, because essentially what it looks like is:

    B, Tsinx = Ycos40

    therefore T = etc..

    That's pretty much it for part b, the answers right but I'm really scared for the method marks, I mean for a 6 marker in C1 or C2 a LOT of working needs to be done.. is this ok?

    Or is there an alternate method of getting the method marks?
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
    Hi guys, I was recently doing a 10 mark question split into part a and b about Statics.

    What I did was draw the image, label it and resolve horizontally and vertically and put it into a little cloud bubble at the beginning.

    Part a and b are worth 4 and 6 marks respectively but my method is only like 2 lines because I've already written the resolved vectors at the beginning.


    It seems suspicious, because essentially what it looks like is:

    B, Tsinx = Ycos40

    therefore T = etc..

    That's pretty much it for part b, the answers right but I'm really scared for the method marks, I mean for a 6 marker in C1 or C2 a LOT of working needs to be done.. is this ok?

    Or is there an alternate method of getting the method marks?
    Have you looked at the MS
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    Have you looked at the MS
    I don't understand the mark scheme because I often use a different method for the working.
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
    I often use a different method for the working.
    why?
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    why?

    Because the Edexcel M1 book is really difficult to understand, so I just construct my own ways of working out things, it works, but ****ing examiners are too greedy.
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
    Because the Edexcel M1 book is really difficult to understand, so I just construct my own ways of working out things, it works, but ****ing examiners are too greedy.
    No need to become offensive

    There are not really any alternative methods when approaching the sort of question you describe

    Perhaps you could attach a photo of an example you have done and I will let you know what the examiner might think
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
    Hi guys, I was recently doing a 10 mark question split into part a and b about Statics.

    What I did was draw the image, label it and resolve horizontally and vertically and put it into a little cloud bubble at the beginning.

    Part a and b are worth 4 and 6 marks respectively but my method is only like 2 lines because I've already written the resolved vectors at the beginning.


    It seems suspicious, because essentially what it looks like is:

    B, Tsinx = Ycos40

    therefore T = etc..

    That's pretty much it for part b, the answers right but I'm really scared for the method marks, I mean for a 6 marker in C1 or C2 a LOT of working needs to be done.. is this ok?

    Or is there an alternate method of getting the method marks?
    I get what you mean, it happens to me sometimes. Using your own methods are perfectly acceptable as long as no ridiculous short cuts were taken and your maths makes sense.


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