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1. (Original post by Hjyu1)
What would people say the hardest topic in fp2 is?
The hardest questions I think change every year, it's a good idea to have a strong background in every topic.

I might suggest this book

https://archive.org/details/FurtherMathematics

to all people sitting the Fp2(as well as the rest of them), it's amazing for roots/demoivres/nth roots etc!
2. (Original post by jjsnyder)
For me personally, I would say nth roots of unity, but it really depends on the paper I find. Sometimes roots of unity questions are the easiest.

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Sometimes the argand diagram questions can be tricky, how's revision going for step 2/3
3. (Original post by Argylesocksrox)
The hardest questions I think change every year, it's a good idea to have a strong background in every topic.

I might suggest this book

https://archive.org/details/FurtherMathematics

to all people sitting the Fp2(as well as the rest of them), it's amazing for roots/demoivres/nth roots etc!
That's for that, are you sitting fp2 this year?
4. (Original post by Hjyu1)
That's for that, are you sitting fp2 this year?
Yeah, all the other FP's too
5. (Original post by Hjyu1)
Sometimes the argand diagram questions can be tricky, how's revision going for step 2/3
Mixed results really. Don't seem to be improving from a borderline 1/2 on most papers so my results will really depend on what questions come up. STEP is so difficult (But it is really good fun!)

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6. (Original post by jjsnyder)
Mixed results really. Don't seem to be improving from a borderline 1/2 on most papers so my results will really depend on what questions come up. STEP is so difficult (But it is really good fun!)

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It must make alevel maths seem so easy though
7. (Original post by Hjyu1)
It must make alevel maths seem so easy though
It does that is true, I don't have any difficulty with A-Level Maths and FM which is good

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Really need to crack on with revision for this module, FM teacher is so bad I spent half the year struggling to self-teach

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Same, my teacher is basically non-existent, every lesson we sat down and were made to read the free AQA textbook, and just do the exercises

(Original post by jjsnyder)
I am fully self taught this year, I have to admit FP2 was one of the harder ones to self teach (M5 and FP4 were the hardest though!), took me a while to get to grips with some of the topics.

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Where the hell did you get resources for M4/M5 for AQA, I can't believe they don't have a book published!
Also what did you use other than the free textbook for FP4?

(Original post by Hjyu1)
What would people say the hardest topic in fp2 is?
De Moivre's, roots of unity in particular. I hate those questions which ask me "show that tan a + tan b + tan c = d" or something like that you know what I mean
9. (Original post by C0balt)
Same, my teacher is basically non-existent, every lesson we sat down and were made to read the free AQA textbook, and just do the exercises

Where the hell did you get resources for M4/M5 for AQA, I can't believe they don't have a book published!
Also what did you use other than the free textbook for FP4?

De Moivre's, roots of unity in particular. I hate those questions which ask me "show that tan a + tan b + tan c = d" or something like that you know what I mean
ah yeah I know them ones tbh im starting to give up on trying to get an A* I'm wishing for 80+ in fp2/3 then try get 90+ in m1/2/fp1
10. (Original post by Hjyu1)
ah yeah I know them ones tbh im starting to give up on trying to get an A* I'm wishing for 80+ in fp2/3 then try get 90+ in m1/2/fp1
Nooo don't give up
But yeah man my confidence with meeting my A* in FM offer has been low ever since I got my offer. I'm trying to get around 95 in M2 M3 so that I can get away with low A in FP2/FP3 to get an A*. I also have FP4 I can fall back on but I've never been serious for the module, it was just self taught out of "lol why not, I've got some time to kill in the summer"
11. (Original post by jjsnyder)
It does that is true, I don't have any difficulty with A-Level Maths and FM which is good

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Tried a couple step 3 questions could only partially do the start before I got stuck
12. (Original post by C0balt)
Nooo don't give up
But yeah man my confidence with meeting my A* in FM offer has been low ever since I got my offer. I'm trying to get around 95 in M2 M3 so that I can get away with low A in FP2/FP3 to get an A*. I also have FP4 I can fall back on but I've never been serious for the module, it was just self taught out of "lol why not, I've got some time to kill in the summer"
What's your offer, and yeah I'm self teaching this year as well fp1-3 m1/2 and s2 and d1 finished my maths last year. My offer is an A in further mathematics (must seem easy for you camb offer holders). M3/fp4 seem like a solid modules I just looked at the content and thought forget it no point
13. (Original post by Hjyu1)
Tried a couple step 3 questions could only partially do the start before I got stuck
They are really good fun, promise!

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14. (Original post by jjsnyder)
They are really good fun, promise!

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It actually is I did the 2004 step 3 the first question is really nice and also the last question on differential equation was simple compared to the rest of the paper, I still need to try the mechanics part that looks like it will be good. Is step 2 basically step 1 but harder
15. (Original post by Hjyu1)
What's your offer, and yeah I'm self teaching this year as well fp1-3 m1/2 and s2 and d1 finished my maths last year. My offer is an A in further mathematics (must seem easy for you camb offer holders). M3/fp4 seem like a solid modules I just looked at the content and thought forget it no point
My offer is A*A*A, one of A* in FM. What course? Maths? D1 sucked my life out last year tbh lol
FP4 is interesting but M3 is sorta dull, like collision and projectiles are small extensions from M1 (but relative velocity...)
16. (Original post by C0balt)
My offer is A*A*A, one of A* in FM. What course? Maths? D1 sucked my life out last year tbh lol
FP4 is interesting but M3 is sorta dull, like collision and projectiles are small extensions from M1 (but relative velocity...)
Economics and statistics at ucl standard offer is AAA (with A in maths /further) but I got A* in maths last year and A in chemistry (Missed my a* by 2 marks) and another BB and now I'm self teaching further cause my 6 form doesn't offer it and no where close does it. What college have you got an offer from for camb (well done for getting an offer if I applied would of got rejected straight )
17. (Original post by Hjyu1)
Economics and statistics at ucl standard offer is AAA (with A in maths /further) but I got A* in maths last year and A in chemistry (Missed my a* by 2 marks) and another BB and now I'm self teaching further cause my 6 form doesn't offer it and no where close does it. What college have you got an offer from for camb (well done for getting an offer if I applied would of got rejected straight )
Much respect for you that you weren't put off by the module of evil that is S1 Stats is an important and interesting discipline but S1 ruined it for me But darn, must've been frustrating to miss the A* by 2 marks, did you remark or didn't bother because it didn't count for the offer?
Thank you, I got an offer from Christ's
18. (Original post by C0balt)
Much respect for you that you weren't put off by the module of evil that is S1 Stats is an important and interesting discipline but S1 ruined it for me But darn, must've been frustrating to miss the A* by 2 marks, did you remark or didn't bother because it didn't count for the offer?
Thank you, I got an offer from Christ's
Initially I was like 5 marks up then it went up by 3, I was annoyed on results day but I got over it eventually I was going resit a module just to get my A* then there was no point might as well focus on my offer
19. (Original post by jjsnyder)
Resources

FP2 Revision Materials and Past Papers: https://goo.gl/7D0ZnQ
Revision Videos: http://www.furthermaths.org.uk/aqa-revision
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(Original post by Argylesocksrox)
I might suggest this bookhttps://archive.org/details/FurtherMathematicsto all people sitting the Fp2(as well as the rest of them), it's amazing for roots/demoivres/nth roots etc!
thank you for these !!!!
20. Wasn't looking forward to this anyway but with the way AQA have been with maths exams this year...

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