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1. So I did the M1 exam this week and it was going really well (got an answer for everything and was reasonably confident) until with about 3 minutes remaining, I noticed that I hadn't seen the final question. Probably the worst feeling I've ever had. I managed to scrape possibly 3 marks out of it in those last few minutes (it was question 8 with the 2 particles joined together with one moving along the horizontal plane and one hanging down off the end). This was the most annoying thing because in all the past papers I was getting about 95%+, so it really doesn't reflect my ability.

That was a 10 mark question so I probably lost about 7 marks on it. Accepting the fact that I would have made several mistakes on the exam paper, I'm taking off perhaps another 6 marks, plus 2 more just for safety haha.

This means I probably got about 80%, and could be less.

The reason I'm asking how people found it is so that we can try and make a guess at what the grade boundaries might be. These are the boundaries for January 2013, which I found was a lot easier than the one we did:

Out of 75, 64 for A; 57 for B; 51 for C; 45 for D.

So how did everyone find this exam? Easy? Hard? Much harder or easier than past papers? Let me know! In my opinion, overall this paper was a fair bit harder than other ones I tried.
2. I honestly thought it was the hardest math paper I've ever done I had no Idea how to do the non-uniform rod question either cause I couldn't find a way to get rid of one of the variables
3. Can someone plz answer me:
for the moment question, u have to form 2 equations to find the mass and solve it simultaneously, but i made a mistake in one of them,so does that mean that i am goin to lose all 8 marks plus the 6 marks question to find AX?
I think it was quite an easy paper..i just don't know why i screwed up the moment question..
4. There's a mark scheme out and you can check your answers

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http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2350650
6. I thought that the paper was absolutely terrible. Don't get me started about that moments question. I entered the exam quite confidently as I would get over 90% in past papers but I reckon I've lost about 25 marks in that paper.

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7. (Original post by olly_price)
So I did the M1 exam this week and it was going really well (got an answer for everything and was reasonably confident) until with about 3 minutes remaining, I noticed that I hadn't seen the final question. Probably the worst feeling I've ever had. I managed to scrape possibly 3 marks out of it in those last few minutes (it was question 8 with the 2 particles joined together with one moving along the horizontal plane and one hanging down off the end). This was the most annoying thing because in all the past papers I was getting about 95%+, so it really doesn't reflect my ability.

That was a 10 mark question so I probably lost about 7 marks on it. Accepting the fact that I would have made several mistakes on the exam paper, I'm taking off perhaps another 6 marks, plus 2 more just for safety haha.

This means I probably got about 80%, and could be less.

The reason I'm asking how people found it is so that we can try and make a guess at what the grade boundaries might be. These are the boundaries for June 2012, which I found was a lot easier than the one we did:

Out of 72, 59 for A; 50 for B; 41 for C; 33 for D.

So how did everyone find this exam? Easy? Hard? Much harder or easier than past papers? Let me know! In my opinion, overall this paper was a fair bit harder than other ones I tried.

the grade boundary for an a in june 2012 was 66 not 59 and it was out of 75
8. (Original post by dreamgirl13)
for the moment question, u have to form 2 equations to find the mass and solve it simultaneously, but i made a mistake in one of them,so does that mean that i am goin to lose all 8 marks plus the 6 marks question to find AX?
I think it was quite an easy paper..i just don't know why i screwed up the moment question..
Don't worry, I doubt you'll lose all 8 marks. Hopefully get carry on marks, provided you did the rest of the question with the correct approach!

Well it looks like everyone found this paper really hard compared to past papers, so hopefully the grade boundary will go down lots!
9. I've edited my question with the January 2013 grade boundaries. I found the January 2013 paper lots easier than our one, did anyone else do it and find our one much harder?

This suggests that hopefully the grade boundary would have gone down to perhaps above 75% - 78% for an A.
10. Thanks for that, I think I got most of them right except 2b maybe and the one I didn't see of course! So annoyed I did that, can't stop thinking about it
11. Hated every minute of this exam I lost about 25 marks in total... gutted I did all the past papers ect was getting 90% average.. then ths paper came along and threw me into depression .. How did everyone else think it went?
12. I found the paper fairly easy. It wasn't that hard but I hope the grade boundaries will be low because majority of the students flopped it.
13. Boundaries will be lower than Jan 2013 as only hard question on that was Vector, this year it was Suvat, Lift, Moments, an vectors. Also all the weak candidates take the exam in June and I think because there is two different papers from international it stops cheating so lower boundaries.
14. What about C1, did everyone find that OK? I personally thought it was the easiest paper I've ever sat and wouldn't be surprised if I got close or equal to 100% so I'm really happy about that one.
15. I thought it was ok tbh... But everyone else hated it

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16. (Original post by JoeFo)
I thought it was ok tbh... But everyone else hated it

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That's exactly the same with me, wasn't that hard, definitely tougher than past papers though, but they were easy!

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