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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    yeesh, so you also suffer from this chronic procrastination when it comes to studying chemistry.




    hahahahaha thank you man, it's decent but I didn't get it certificated for January 2016 because I didn't register from my school, but as a private candidate. It's gonna be certificated along with all my other Maths modules. 5 As at AS looks pretty nice, if I do say so myself
    Ohh okay Yes man - 5 As at AS is amazing!
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    5 Students managed to get 600 UMS this in IAL Maths January 2016. Zacken ?

    While 16 students managed to get 300 UMS in IAL AS Maths

    This is worldwide statistics.
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    (Original post by SaadKaleem)
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    5 Students managed to get 600 UMS this in IAL Maths January 2016. Zacken ?
    Unfortunately not.

    While 16 students managed to get 300 UMS in IAL AS Maths
    Quite possibly.

    This is worldwide statistics.
    Mind linking me?
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    (Original post by SaadKaleem)
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    5 Students managed to get 600 UMS this in IAL Maths January 2016. Zacken ?
    While 16 students managed to get 300 UMS in IAL AS Maths

    This is worldwide statistics.
    Honestly, the 600/600 is all pure luck with boundaries and scaling. I knew two people who got 600/600 in Maths and they are far less talented than Zacken - one did not even do A-level FM.
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    (Original post by SaadKaleem)
    This is worldwide statistics.
    Interested in the link too!
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Mind linking me?
    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    Interested in the link too!


    No public link, but it's an official statement from a senior examiner of Edexcel Maths.

    Don't ask how'd I got to know about this
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    Honestly, the 600/600 is all pure luck with boundaries and scaling. I knew two people who got 600/600 in Maths and they are far less talented than Zacken - one did not even do A-level FM.
    Indeed, purely luck.
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    yeesh, so you also suffer from this chronic procrastination when it comes to studying chemistry.
    still 3 months left, which means theres plenty more time to procrastinate
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    Taking a look at Zacken's A-level results has really struck a surge of motivation through me. I've been lethargic, complacent and just downright lazy this last week; almost on the verge of giving up. It will be a mountain to climb to get where I want to be, but looking at him, I think to myself, "if he can self-teach and pull this out in 3 months flat, what's stopping me?" He truly is an inspiration with the great heights he has achieved and will achieve in the future.

    I worked hard this January, especially for M2 and FP1 and I fell short of what I wanted to get by a very big margin. I also flunked my school mocks pretty badly. I'm not letting these small failures get to me - I will get where I want to be this June, there is absolutely no alternative and no excuse.

    Today's objectives:
    • Redo my Physics Unit 4 mock paper - completed
    • Do a Chemistry Unit 5 past paper
    • Do S3 June 2009
    • Start working on the FP units, starting from FP2
    Since it's also the first day after results day, I'm setting a few targets before we reach April.

    Targets for the month:
    • Finish off the review exercises for FP2 and FP3 and get started on TeeEm's workbooks
    • Be at 95% level for C34, S2, S3, M3 and FP2
    • Be at A* level for Physics
    • Finish off all Chemistry Unit 5 past papers up to January 2013
    • Achieve AAAB in my school's second string of mocks with 90% in every Maths module and 85%+ in every Physics module (not sure how possible this is!) Chemistry can wait till later.
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    S3 June 2009
    Marks attained - 70/75
    Time remaining - 37 minutes

    Not a bad first S3 mock, if I do say so myself. It seems really easy, much easier than even S2 if I do say so myself.

    Q1 - ugh - nasty sampling theories. Cut a mark here for bad wording.
    Q2 - confidence intervals, plugging numbers into formulas. Lost 3 in the first part for dividing by \sqrt{10}
    Q3 - easy SRCC and following test
    Q4 - S1 stuff with CLT????
    Q5 - ****, FORGOT TO POOL THE CELLS AND HAD TO REDO IT
    Q6 - Ok. Surprised I got the assumptions right here.
    Q7 - n = 43, not 44. Not sure how I rounded incorrectly... -1.
    Q8 - oooh, lovely!
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    I got my TI-84 today, can either of you teach me how to use it? XD

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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    I got my TI-84 today, can either of you teach me how to use it? XD
    How cute, I can show you the ropes but I'm not too proficient at it, the nspire looks way different and that's the one I know how to use. xD
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    I got my TI-84 today, can either of you teach me how to use it? XD

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    First thing I ever did with my new Casio.

    Took me an hour in free period to type in

    My teachers were impressed
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    How cute, I can show you the ropes but I'm not too proficient at it, the nspire looks way different and that's the one I know how to use. xD
    Anything that will get me past basic addition and subtraction. I picked up on sketching Cartesian and polar graphs, although I can't scale them or anything. Even a good tutorial video would be nice!

    My lord. That looks painful, but very worth it..
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    Anything that will get me past basic addition and subtraction. I picked up on sketching Cartesian and polar graphs, although I can't scale them or anything. Even a good tutorial video would be nice!
    This looks good. But what I find helpful is to just start using the calculator and everytime I wonder how to do something whilst doing a question, I google it. e.g: I was working with matrices the other day and wanted to know how to do cross products on the Nspire, googled it, learned it and got back onto the calculator. You should look up roots of polynomials, solving equations (nSolve?) and simultaneous equations to start off. Then look up graphing, etc...
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    Anything that will get me past basic addition and subtraction. I picked up on sketching Cartesian and polar graphs, although I can't scale them or anything. Even a good tutorial video would be nice!



    My lord. That looks painful, but very worth it..
    It really does look 10x better on your own calculator
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    This looks good. But what I find helpful is to just start using the calculator and everytime I wonder how to do something whilst doing a question, I google it. e.g: I was working with matrices the other day and wanted to know how to do cross products on the Nspire, googled it, learned it and got back onto the calculator. You should look up roots of polynomials, solving equations (nSolve?) and simultaneous equations to start off. Then look up graphing, etc...
    It can do simultaneous equations as well?! This really can do everything, but I clearly can't :laugh: This will be so useful once I figure it out. Thank you once again, Zain! Did you celebrate your results today?
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    It can do simultaneous equations as well?! This really can do everything, but I clearly can't :laugh: This will be so useful once I figure it out. Thank you once again, Zain! Did you celebrate your results today?
    Just linear ones! Don't get too excited.

    Not quite, got some really bad news concerning family and things just haven't been going good today. Oh well.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Just linear ones! Don't get too excited.

    Not quite, got some really bad news concerning family and things just haven't been going good today. Oh well.
    Oh man I'm so sorry. I hope everything is alright but if not our prayers are with you. :hugs: Hope you'll be okay. You can talk to either of us if you want to, ofc!
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Oh man I'm so sorry. I hope everything is alright but if not our prayers are with you. :hugs: Hope you'll be okay. You can talk to either of us if you want to, ofc!
    Thanks (that's why you didn't get a reply to your PM, sorry! Wasn't in the mood. I'll reply to it at some point.) - you're awesome. :hugs:
 
 
 
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