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AQA A2 Mathematics MM2B Mechanics 2 - Monday 22nd June 2015 [Exam Discussion Thread] Watch

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    (Original post by Stepidermis)
    at least 72 on this, at least 73 on C3, life's good
    Do you mean to post this in the core 4 thread? Just wondered how you've already done M2


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    Do you mean to post this in the core 4 thread? Just wondered how you've already done M2


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    oops
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    (Original post by Stepidermis)
    oops
    Well done anyway. Very jealous . Reckon I got 74 on C3 but I bombed on C4 paper. Got like 65/66? Just want an A* :/ hope it's enough.


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    Well done anyway. Very jealous . Reckon I got 74 on C3 but I bombed on C4 paper. Got like 65/66? Just want an A* :/ hope it's enough.


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    Remember that you'll only need a low A for it to work out, which is like 56/57 in core 4... Don't stress, you've made it!
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    (Original post by Stepidermis)
    Remember that you'll only need a low A for it to work out, which is like 56/57 in core 4... Don't stress, you've made it!
    Thank you. I do stress too much. I can't help it

    Have you got many exams left?


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    Thank you. I do stress too much. I can't help it

    Have you got many exams left?


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    Yeah seven haha
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    (Original post by Stepidermis)
    Yeah seven haha
    Ouch! I have 4. 2 physics, M2 and a computing paper.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Ouch! I have 4. 2 physics, M2 and a computing paper.


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    I'm cramming FM this year so have M1 S2 M2 D2 Step and 2 chemistry heh
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    (Original post by Stepidermis)
    I'm cramming FM this year so have M1 S2 M2 D2 Step and 2 chemistry heh
    I don't envy you!! How spread out are they?


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    I don't envy you!! How spread out are they?


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    errrrrrr not enough
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    (Original post by Stepidermis)
    errrrrrr not enough
    Hahaha. I've decided to leave M2 revision until the weekend before... It matters so much less than C3/C4 did and I'd rather focus on computing/physics


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    Can someone help me with June 2011 question 4c? What does it mean when they ask you find the angle between e.g AG and the horizontal when the lamina is suspended from P? I always mess up when trying to find out the angle.
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    Can someone help me with June 2011 question 4c? What does it mean when they ask you find the angle between e.g AG and the horizontal when the lamina is suspended from P? I always mess up when trying to find out the angle.
    Haven't looked at the specific question recently so apologies if this doesn't help, but a good bit of advice is to draw a diagram (if you don't have one), mark on your centre of mass. Draw a line through the centre of mass and the point it's being suspended from and turn your paper so this is vertical (point at the top, centre of mass directly below it). Now try the question, as you can see it more clearly now and terms like horizontal/vertical are in better perspective so you don't get so confused
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    (Original post by Lau14)
    Haven't looked at the specific question recently so apologies if this doesn't help, but a good bit of advice is to draw a diagram (if you don't have one), mark on your centre of mass. Draw a line through the centre of mass and the point it's being suspended from and turn your paper so this is vertical (point at the top, centre of mass directly below it). Now try the question, as you can see it more clearly now and terms like horizontal/vertical are in better perspective so you don't get so confused
    Thanks so much!
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    (Original post by Tiwa)
    Thanks so much!
    No problem! The maths teacher we have for mechanics is very visual and draws diagrams for everything, it can really help in M2
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    (Original post by Lau14)
    No problem! The maths teacher we have for mechanics is very visual and draws diagrams for everything, it can really help in M2
    I swear thats the only easy way to answer those questions - every other method trips me up


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    I swear thats the only easy way to answer those questions - every other method trips me up


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    I've pretty much gotten the hang of doing most of it without diagrams because I'm lazy but it's not worth risking it in the actual exam!
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    I've pretty much gotten the hang of doing most of it without diagrams because I'm lazy but it's not worth risking it in the actual exam!
    Hahahah!

    I should start M2 revision tomorrow :/. Now PHYA4 is over my next exams are 18th, 22nd and 23rd June so they come thick and fast in a week's time!


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    Hahahah!

    I should start M2 revision tomorrow :/. Now PHYA4 is over my next exams are 18th, 22nd and 23rd June so they come thick and fast in a week's time!


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    12th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 22nd :/ so after S2 tomorrow morning I'll be focusing on unit 5 chem and FP2 until Monday/Tuesday pretty much, with some reading for PHYA5 hopefully to spread the load out. Wednesday will be entirely PHYA5 focused because I haven't done much for a while, and then I have three days (and only three remaining papers) to prepare for M2!
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    (Original post by andywells)
    Have you got any advice/tips? I'm rubbish with wordy questions!
    Hven't done it yet, but my advise is to read through the mark schemes for those questions and memorise every point that they give the marks for. The wordy ones are where I lose all of my marks. A month and a half ago I was getting low As and sometimes high Bs in G485 purely losing marks in the wordy ones but after learning the markschemes I've got 100% UMS in the last 5 papers I've done.
 
 
 
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