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1. 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?
2. (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
3. (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.
4. (Original post by Lord Frieza)
I often use a different method for the working.
why?
5. (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.
6. (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
7. (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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