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# Edexcel FP2 Official 2016 Exam Thread - 8th June 2016 watch

1. Welcome to the Official Edexcel FP2 Exam Thread!

People are welcome to share exam tips and general information!

Past Papers:

You can find exam past papers here (Edexcel website): http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...st-papers.html
Alternatively, you can find them here (Physics And Maths Tutor): http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...s/fp2-edexcel/

I would use the latter, everything's in one place; better.

If you want past paper questions by topic, go here: http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/.../FP2-by-topic/

Help:

If you're stuck or having trouble, feel free to post it in this thread or in the Maths forum: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=38

OR

Go to Examsolutions: videos to past papers can be found here: http://www.examsolutions.net/a-level...FP2-Papers.php

And general videos going over the material can be found here: http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...FP2/module.php.

Extra:

You can find the Edexcel Formula booklet here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...cal-Tables.pdf

(FP2 is on Page 11)

Good luck to those who will be sitting the exam in a couple of days!
2. Early is good ...
3. Bit keen....
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but I like it
4. I need to start FP2 revision, but De Moivre's theorem appears to be a bottomless abyss (been doing it for so long now and want to start the next chapter) =_=
5. (Original post by kkboyk)
I need to start FP2 revision, but De Moivre's theorem appears to be a bottomless abyss (been doing it for so long now and want to start the next chapter) =_=
Chapter 3 is TOO long lmao, not too hard though.
Transformations can be quite tricky and can catch you out, but other than that I found it quite do-able..

I'm half-way through TeeEm's booklet, some really really tough questions at the end..
6. Nice thread. I envisage I will spend a lot of time here.

I have worked through differential equations 1st order. FInd them to be straightofreward, however the one last year in the 2015 exam was very tircky.
7. (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
Nice thread. I envisage I will spend a lot of time here.

I have worked through differential equations 1st order. FInd them to be straightofreward, however the one last year in the 2015 exam was very tircky.
Haha, isn't it like that with every topic though? You think you're ready and its straightforward, then a certain exam question (usually at the start lmao) catches you off guard
8. (Original post by edothero)
Haha, isn't it like that with every topic though? You think you're ready and its straightforward, then a certain exam question (usually at the start lmao) catches you off guard
Yes true to an extent.

Are you doing STEP?

I am quite fond of the DE's need to work on loci
9. (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
Yes true to an extent.

Are you doing STEP?

I am quite fond of the DE's need to work on loci
Yes I am! I highly doubt it'll be in any of my offers, maybe Imperials (if I get one ).. But I figured I'd do it anyway
10. (Original post by edothero)
Chapter 3 is TOO long lmao, not too hard though.
Transformations can be quite tricky and can catch you out, but other than that I found it quite do-able..

I'm half-way through TeeEm's booklet, some really really tough questions at the end..
Yeah its not hard, but it really does suck out your motivation

I'm going to try it next weekend , hopefully if I cover the whole topic by then from scratch.

TeeEm is a God amongst us
11. (Original post by kkboyk)
TeeEm is a God amongst us
Thanks to him I don't run out of material for revision

Good luck to you with your revision! Any questions you can post them here
12. (Original post by edothero)
Thanks to him I don't run out of material for revision

Good luck to you with your revision! Any questions you can post them here
Thanks, you too!

Are you doing STEP?
13. (Original post by kkboyk)
Thanks, you too!

Are you doing STEP?
Yes! I already have 3/5 offers and I'm waiting on UCL and Imperial. So I highly doubt it'll be a part of any of my offers (unless Imperial throws in STEP to the offer, given I actually get an offer lmao)
But I'm willing to do it anyway, because why not

I assume you are as well?
14. (Original post by edothero)
Yes I am! I highly doubt it'll be in any of my offers, maybe Imperials (if I get one ).. But I figured I'd do it anyway
Good luck!
15. (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
Good luck!
Thank you, and good luck to you too!
16. (Original post by edothero)
Yes! I already have 3/5 offers and I'm waiting on UCL and Imperial. So I highly doubt it'll be a part of any of my offers (unless Imperial throws in STEP to the offer, given I actually get an offer lmao)
But I'm willing to do it anyway, because why not

I assume you are as well?
Yes although it won't be part of my offer, but I want to do it for the challenge.
17. My class has just finished Chapter 3 - Further Complex Numbers. I hate this chapter , especially the last parts on transformations . I seem to be only getting some of the questions right because Ive seen a similar question so i just apply the same method. Any advice

Thanks
18. Just started FP2 and FP3, but I've done C3 and C4 so I'm sort of at the same place as everyone else.

Looking at the FP2 book, there are 2 chapters at the start that don't seem to contain much, so we'll probably be finished with these next week.
What would people say is the hardest topic?
19. (Original post by Craig1998)
Just started FP2 and FP3, but I've done C3 and C4 so I'm sort of at the same place as everyone else.

Looking at the FP2 book, there are 2 chapters at the start that don't seem to contain much, so we'll probably be finished with these next week.
What would people say is the hardest topic?
Complex number transformations. Takes a while to get used to imo but practice them enough and they become second nature
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