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    (Original post by lionelmessi19)
    That's quite a challenge!! I don't do further maths, or else i'd be screwed! I'm pretty sure CD223 does
    Its flattering that you have that impression, but alas, I do not haha!


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    (Original post by CD223)
    I don't do further maths actually haha. One of my biggest regrets. I do Maths, Physics, Computing and History. I may look into FP1 and D1/2 over the summer to get up to scratch before uni.

    Providing I get 90 in C3 and C4, I can get 3 UMS on M2 to get an A* so I'm hoping for that!

    Woah! Is your offer from Oxbridge I assume? For what course?


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    Oh right.. How does that work..
    Getting 90 in C3 and C4 plus 3 UMS on M2? Didn't think it worked like that
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    (Original post by lionelmessi19)
    Oh right.. How does that work..
    Getting 90 in C3 and C4 plus 3 UMS on M2? Didn't think it worked like that
    In order to get an A* in A level maths you need 480/600 UMS overall, with at least 180 from C3 and C4. (Meaning you average 90 UMS or above in each paper).


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Its flattering that you have that impression, but alas, I do not haha!


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    I'm pretty certain I read somewhere in the thread that you do Further maths.. Clearly i'm not paying full attention!
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    (Original post by CD223)
    In order to get an A* in A level maths you need 480/600 UMS overall, with at least 180 from C3 and C4. (Meaning you average 90 UMS or above in each paper).


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    So you got 3 off full marks last year right?
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    (Original post by lionelmessi19)
    I'm pretty certain I read somewhere in the thread that you do Further maths.. Clearly i'm not paying full attention!
    I might have said I regret not doing it - I say that a lot because I do haha!


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    (Original post by lionelmessi19)
    So you got 3 off full marks last year right?
    Yeah 297/300 not sure how after how hard that C2 paper was compared to previous years.

    Hoping for 180 in C3 and C4 this year. M2 takes a back seat in terms of priorities haha!


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Yeah 297/300 not sure how after how hard that C2 paper was compared to previous years.

    Hoping for 180 in C3 and C4 this year. M2 takes a back seat in terms of priorities haha!


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    That is AMAZING! I can't believe it.. Well done mate!!
    Clearly you should have taken further maths!
    Yes, that C2 paper was sooo hard.. retaking that this year, hoping its a bit easier
    So technically, you don't have to revise M2 this year.. you could purely focus on C3/C4?
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    (Original post by CD223)
    I don't do further maths actually haha. One of my biggest regrets. I do Maths, Physics, Computing and History. I may look into FP1 and D1/2 over the summer to get up to scratch before uni.

    Providing I get 90 in C3 and C4, I can get 3 UMS on M2 to get an A* so I'm hoping for that!

    Woah! Is your offer from Oxbridge I assume? For what course?


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    Ah you should've done it, it's very interesting, esp FP2. You probably need decision more though for CS.

    Yeah same, if i get 90 on c3/4, I can get 0 in my other module haha

    Nope, Imperial for Aeronautical engineering
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    (Original post by lionelmessi19)
    That is AMAZING! I can't believe it.. Well done mate!!
    Clearly you should have taken further maths!
    Yes, that C2 paper was sooo hard.. retaking that this year, hoping its a bit easier
    Ah thank you, I really appreciate it

    I wish I did take it - not necessarily because I'd be good at it because I've heard it's a million times harder than normal maths, but purely based on interest!

    You'll probably find it insultingly easy after A2 maths!


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    (Original post by ubisoft)
    Ah you should've done it, it's very interesting, esp FP2. You probably need decision more though for CS.

    Yeah same, if i get 90 on c3/4, I can get 0 in my other module haha

    Nope, Imperial for Aeronautical engineering
    I wish I did! Do you recommend any resources for self teaching over summer?

    Ah that's amazing well done! (Another reason I wish I did FM is because the best modules count, so you could get 0 in your other modules haha!)

    Wow that's brilliant. Best of luck.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Ah thank you, I really appreciate it

    I wish I did take it - not necessarily because I'd be good at it because I've heard it's a million times harder than normal maths, but purely based on interest!

    You'll probably find it insultingly easy after A2 maths!


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    Yeah, C2 is easier than last year atm.. although I haven't got on to completing the more recent papers yet
    Have you been scoring quite well in your past papers for C3/C4 then?
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    (Original post by lionelmessi19)
    Yeah, C2 is easier than last year atm.. although I haven't got on to completing the more recent papers yet
    Have you been scoring quite well in your past papers for C3/C4 then?
    I'm sure you'll be okay!

    Erm, been getting around 68 as an average on C3, and 65 on C4. Had good and bad papers in all honesty - one day I got 75, the next I got 62, it all depends, haha!


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    (Original post by CD223)
    I'm sure you'll be okay!

    Erm, been getting around 68 as an average on C3, and 65 on C4. Had good and bad papers in all honesty - one day I got 75, the next I got 62, it all depends, haha!


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    Thanks!
    Ahaha.. that's still decent! You'll do amazing in the final exam,, just like you did for C2!
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    (Original post by lionelmessi19)
    Thanks!
    Ahaha.. that's still decent! You'll do amazing in the final exam,, just like you did for C2!
    Thank you for your compliments, just gotta stay motivated for the next few months!


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    (Original post by CD223)
    I wish I did! Do you recommend any resources for self teaching over summer?

    Ah that's amazing well done! (Another reason I wish I did FM is because the best modules count, so you could get 0 in your other modules haha!)

    Wow that's brilliant. Best of luck.


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    For FP2, FP3, FP4, AQA have their own textbooks for free on their site. They don't have one for FP1, though. You can just go on their specification and google the individual topics and learn them. There are many, many excellent websites that come up just from searching topic names.

    And thanks a lot, you too.
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    (Original post by ubisoft)
    For FP2, FP3, FP4, AQA have their own textbooks for free on their site. They don't have one for FP1, though. You can just go on their specification and google the individual topics and learn them. There are many, many excellent websites that come up just from searching topic names.

    And thanks a lot, you too.
    Oh brilliant, I shall have a look


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    What would people say is the hardest paper they've come across for this unit?


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    (Original post by CD223)
    What would people say is the hardest paper they've come across for this unit?


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    I'd say January 2012.. That was ridiculously difficult :cry: :cry: :cry:
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    (Original post by lionelmessi19)
    I'd say January 2012.. That was ridiculously difficult :cry: :cry: :cry:
    Only on 2010 papers at the minute! Gonna try and get to 2012 over the next week or so - what was bad about it? :/


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