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    At the beginning of the year, I realised early on that I would have to self teach FP1, my teacher was not very good and I knew that I would have to input work into FP1.

    However, I fell into a bout of depression early last year ( dad with gambling problems, job loss in family, suicidal friend etc) and horrifyingly, four months passed, and I found myself not doing any work, not completing my homework, failing two tests (woke me up) and being a right mess.

    My question is can I pull my FP1 together fast enough, by revising, in three weeks, before my mocks?(I would really like an high A). And do you you have any advice on this?

    I came out of my FP1 lessons, with minimal understanding, as those times were quite blurry to me. I also find the OCR Cambridge textbook hard to understand, by myself, so does anyone know any resources or have any notes for OCR?

    I can't ask my teacher because he went on paternity leave.


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    (Original post by JulieEdiz)
    At the beginning of the year, I realised early on that I would have to self teach FP1, my teacher was not very good and I knew that I would have to input work into FP1.

    However, I fell into a bout of depression early last year ( dad with gambling problems, job loss in family, suicidal friend etc) and horrifyingly, four months passed, and I found myself not doing any work, not completing my homework, failing two tests (woke me up) and being a right mess.

    My question is can I pull my FP1 together fast enough, by revising, in three weeks, before my mocks?(I would really like an high A). And do you you have any advice on this?

    I came out of my FP1 lessons, with minimal understanding, as those times were quite blurry to me. I also find the OCR Cambridge textbook hard to understand, by myself, so does anyone know any resources or have any notes for OCR?

    I can't ask my teacher because he went on paternity leave.


    Thanks for reading.
    It's certainly possible. FP1 is considered one of the easiest modules so in 3 weeks you can definitely get everything done.
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    I also do OCR, and only did past papers for my FP1 mock and got 91 UMS (2015 paper).
    Considering that there are 20 FP1 past papers to do, do those, see where you go wrong, and try again.
    Past papers are gold dust. Shame none for science.
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    (Original post by JulieEdiz)
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    Yes you can. I'd do the following:
    -Go on ExamSolutions/M4ths/HegartyMaths and watch tutorial
    -Look at the examples in your textbook, learn it and start doing all questions
    -Go here and do questions by topic after covering a topic.
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    Yeah it's definitely possibly to self-teach FP1; my school doesn't have an availale teacher for further maths and so I have to teach myself. Started in November and I am doing FP1, D1 and M1 for further. FP1 is pretty much finished and a lot of it was down to examsolutions and hegarty maths; use these resources wisely! Also, since you are aiming for a high A i recommend doing every past paper question at least 5 - 10 times just to embed the knowledge into your head. This is what I have been doing and now most questions don't seem to bother me
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    (Original post by JulieEdiz)
    At the beginning of the year, I realised early on that I would have to self teach FP1, my teacher was not very good and I knew that I would have to input work into FP1.

    However, I fell into a bout of depression early last year ( dad with gambling problems, job loss in family, suicidal friend etc) and horrifyingly, four months passed, and I found myself not doing any work, not completing my homework, failing two tests (woke me up) and being a right mess.

    My question is can I pull my FP1 together fast enough, by revising, in three weeks, before my mocks?(I would really like an high A). And do you you have any advice on this?

    I came out of my FP1 lessons, with minimal understanding, as those times were quite blurry to me. I also find the OCR Cambridge textbook hard to understand, by myself, so does anyone know any resources or have any notes for OCR?

    I can't ask my teacher because he went on paternity leave.


    Thanks for reading.
    This might help you:
    http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...FP1/module.php

    You might also want to consider borrowing an Edexcel FP1 textbook as it explains things pretty well. I'm not sure how close the specs are but it might be of assistance for common topics such as complex numbers.
 
 
 
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