# P2 - Edexcel nxt Friday, eak!

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#1
I think P2 is seriously dodgy! But after that horrible P3 i dnt hav much hope anymore!

Ne1 got any tips and main topics that *** up on P2?
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#2
i'm revising my Trig Identities and RCos(x + a) etc....

I also had problems with all of that f:g==> crap last time, so I'll have that sorted.

The algebra is fairly easy, diff and integration are nothing compared to P3 . Although the trapezium rule can be a right little ***** at times.

The last two subjects in my book (number methods and proof) are the hardest. I find proof very hard to do!

Regards,
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#3
yea proofs kill it, this is a retake i got like 45 last time! i seriously had one major block in jan, n run out of time! im scare cos loads of peepz dnt do well on p2.
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#4
yeah, resit here to, 67/100 last time, so I'm hoping for a slight improvement!
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#5
compred to p3, p2 should be a walkover!
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#6
Did anyone take the P2 paper in Jan?? That was a mean one too!
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#7
I found the one in Jan ok, i think it would be easier this time round tho.
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#8
i just know i have to do so well in this to compensate for p3!
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#9
I think that edexcel are going to put the following
1) A big function question in like normal, possibly involving completing the square
2) Another fuction question, sketching mods/translations etc (small)
3) Big Area/Volume Integration question
4) Trig prove and solve (medium)
5) Big Trig [email protected]
6) Partial Fractions (small)
7) Medium Logs
8) Trapezium Rule maybe
They tend to put a lot of these in. Maybe put in an iteration question without telling you the exact formula, expecting you to figure it out.

In conclusion I expect this paper to be a lot like the last few, some tricky areas but in the main accessible. Could be wishful thinking though, I bet they are checking their paper very carefully to avoid an backlash like with the P3. Anyone else any thoughts? Dan
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#10
Partial fractions aren't in P2.
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#11
Originally posted by mensandan
In conclusion I expect this paper to be a lot like the last few, some tricky areas but in the main accessible. Could be wishful thinking though, I bet they are checking their paper very carefully to avoid an backlash like with the P3. Anyone else any thoughts? Dan
Papers are written months in advance. Even though people are pissed after P3, there'd be no way to change the P2 papers if they're deemed too hard.

Not that Edexcel would give a flying crap anyways...
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#12
There could be a binomial expansion too.
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#13
Oops, thats right partial fraction are not in P2, I meant simplifying algebraic fractions, doh! All these exams seem to blend into one. Hope everyone gets on okay.
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#14
Friday 13th - aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!
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#15
hey, does anybody have an idea where I can find the answers to the P2 test I sat (and i think a few others in here) in January 2003?

Regards,
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#16
P2 is quite easy. No rate of change, no intergration equations i.e. rate of cooling etc.

I am going to finish the exam in 45 minutes. then I will check each answer for the last 45 minutes. This is my plan.(Y)
Malik
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16 years ago
#17
My predictions for P2 are:

-a fat intergration question where the limits are on the y-axis
- definately a question involving laws of logs (arse monkeys!)
- a proof (they always throw one in for good measure)
- trigonometric functions (the *****)
- (hopefully) a iteration - praise be to calculators!!
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#18
there is always one on simplifying fractions!
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#19
This exam will kill me! lol
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#20
I did P2 in January, did anyone find it really really hard? I panicked like I did in P3 which didnt help!
Ne know wher the answers can be found????
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