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    Couldn't find a thread for this exam. Anyone else sitting this? How do you find the past papers?

    I personally find Polar Coordinates the most difficult part, mainly sketching them
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    (Original post by lizard54142)
    Couldn't find a thread for this exam. Anyone else sitting this? How do you find the past papers?

    I personally find Polar Coordinates the most difficult part, mainly sketching them
    I find most of it pretty good. A graphical calculator helps a lot!
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    (Original post by SH0405)
    I find most of it pretty good. A graphical calculator helps a lot!
    Yeah I don't have a graphic calculator unfortunately what's the hardest topic for you?
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    (Original post by lizard54142)
    Yeah I don't have a graphic calculator unfortunately what's the hardest topic for you?
    There's still enough time to get one. It will guarantee a mark of 3/72! (Not three out of 72 factorial; 3 out of 72 said with exclamation. Just wanted to get rid of any confusion). Some eigenvalue questions can be sneaky if they involve something other than the standard 'work out the eigenvalues of...' and Cayley-Hamilton Theory questions. Hyperbolic trigonometric function questions are usually pretty standard, and the C and S series ones are a nice bunch of marks.
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    For polar I would recommend try and learn the basic shapes eg what r=cos3(theta) looks like and just check by subbing in values in the exam if you want I have a picture of all the previous curves that came up pm me your email
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    I've created an enhanced examination paper for MEI FP2. It's meant to be a significantly greater challenge than normal papers so try it when you're feeling confident. However it is still doable if you have knowledge of C1-4 and FP1-2.

    If you can make a good start and finish most of the questions you should be likely to get an A or A*.

    Link: https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/fp2_mei.pdf
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    (Original post by Don John)
    I've created an enhanced examination paper for MEI FP2. It's meant to be a significantly greater challenge than normal papers so try it when you're feeling confident. However it is still doable if you have knowledge of C1-4 and FP1-2.

    If you can make a good start and finish most of the questions you should be likely to get an A or A*.

    Link: https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/fp2_mei.pdf
    Thank you very much for this link, I will certainly try this! Do you have any other papers for MEI? Specifically C3, C4, M1 and FP3?
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    (Original post by lizard54142)
    Thank you very much for this link, I will certainly try this! Do you have any other papers for MEI? Specifically C3, C4, M1 and FP3?
    Not yet but I have written extensive study materials on my website for M1, FP2, and FP3, including unique MEI topics:

    https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/m1/
    https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/fp2/
    https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/fp3/ <- just MEI topics
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    (Original post by Don John)
    Not yet but I have written extensive study materials on my website for M1, FP2, and FP3, including unique MEI topics:

    https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/m1/
    https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/fp2/
    https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/fp3/ <- just MEI topics
    Is there any chance you have anything for D2?
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    (Original post by Amber.cg.03)
    Is there any chance you have anything for D2?
    No.
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    Solutions for my enhanced FP2 paper: https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/..._solutions.pdf
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    Hi, I have a question. From doing past papers, if you were to create a list - which of the 4 questions in the exam would you say tend to be the easiest/most difficult to get full marks on? Usually they go like:

    Q1. Calculus/Macalurin series/Polar co-ordinates
    Q2. Complex numbers
    Q3. Matricies
    Q4. Hyperbolic functions.

    Just wondering what the general consensus was.
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    (Original post by Djangoo)
    Hi, I have a question. From doing past papers, if you were to create a list - which of the 4 questions in the exam would you say tend to be the easiest/most difficult to get full marks on? Usually they go like:

    Q1. Calculus/Macalurin series/Polar co-ordinates
    Q2. Complex numbers
    Q3. Matricies
    Q4. Hyperbolic functions.

    Just wondering what the general consensus was.
    Imo, Q2 is the easiest as you usually get asked the same thing and there's a huge chunk of marks to be awarded, maybe there's a bit of variation for the roots of unity but thats pretty straightforward (I find this pretty ironic as I initially hated De Moivre's) :laugh:

    Q4 is the hardest I'd say.
    Did you see the proof for the June 2014 paper they had on the last part of Q4? It was horrendous.
    Felt like FP3 when I gave it a go
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    (Original post by Don John)
    Not yet but I have written extensive study materials on my website for M1, FP2, and FP3, including unique MEI topics:

    https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/m1/
    https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/fp2/
    https://www.furthermathstutor.co.uk/fp3/ <- just MEI topics
    this is beautiful
    :moon:
    +1 to you sir
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    (Original post by Leechayy)
    this is beautiful
    :moon:
    +1 to you sir
    Thanks man. I put a lot of hard work into it!
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    (Original post by Djangoo)
    Hi, I have a question. From doing past papers, if you were to create a list - which of the 4 questions in the exam would you say tend to be the easiest/most difficult to get full marks on? Usually they go like:

    Q1. Calculus/Macalurin series/Polar co-ordinates
    Q2. Complex numbers
    Q3. Matricies
    Q4. Hyperbolic functions.

    Just wondering what the general consensus was.
    I'd say calculus is one of the easier topics, there's so little they can ask you on it. Just integrate something, or use a right-angle triangle. Those questions are usually a gift.

    For matrices there's also not a lot they can ask you. Do an inverse, find eigenpairs, Cayley-Hamilton. It's just a matter of being precise and not making a silly mistake. If they go any further than that then they're treading into university linear algebra territory.

    Remember that A-level exams, no matter how 'high up', are all technically meant to be the same difficulty.

    Harder concepts -> easier questions

    Easier concepts -> harder questions
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    (Original post by Leechayy)
    Imo, Q2 is the easiest as you usually get asked the same thing and there's a huge chunk of marks to be awarded, maybe there's a bit of variation for the roots of unity but thats pretty straightforward (I find this pretty ironic as I initially hated De Moivre's) :laugh:

    Q4 is the hardest I'd say.
    Did you see the proof for the June 2014 paper they had on the last part of Q4? It was horrendous.
    Felt like FP3 when I gave it a go
    Why do you think Hyperbolics Q's are the most difficult? Personally I haven't gotten around to revising Hyperbolics yet..ahh

    (Original post by Don John)
    I'd say calculus is one of the easier topics, there's so little they can ask you on it. Just integrate something, or use a right-angle triangle. Those questions are usually a gift.For matrices there's also not a lot they can ask you. Do an inverse, find eigenpairs, Cayley-Hamilton. It's just a matter of being precise and not making a silly mistake. If they go any further than that then they're treading into university linear algebra territory.Remember that A-level exams, no matter how 'high up', are all technically meant to be the same difficulty.Harder concepts -> easier questionsEasier concepts -> harder questions
    Thanks for your reply! and yeah matrices Q's are usually very repetitive, which helps a lot too. However the grade boundaries for this exam are so high! I'm just gonna try and master the easier questions in hope that I can get a minimum B/C atleast on this exam and make up on other modules

    p.s. Your website is fantastic, so much better than my notes - Thanks for making it!
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    (Original post by Djangoo)
    Why do you think Hyperbolics Q's are the most difficult? Personally I haven't gotten around to revising Hyperbolics yet..ahh



    Thanks for your reply! and yeah matrices Q's are usually very repetitive, which helps a lot too. However the grade boundaries for this exam are so high! I'm just gonna try and master the easier questions in hope that I can get a minimum B/C atleast on this exam and make up on other modules

    p.s. Your website is fantastic, so much better than my notes - Thanks for making it!
    Thank you bud, that means a lot. I put a lot of hours into it!
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    (Original post by Djangoo)
    Why do you think Hyperbolics Q's are the most difficult? Personally I haven't gotten around to revising Hyperbolics yet..ahh
    There's more variety in the questions given for Hyperbolics. The former three are more identical across the years imo.
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    Bizarrely I think I find FP2 harder than FP3 :/

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