Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I'm starting AS Further Maths next year with P4 in September (whilst I do my A2s)- but at AS I've only done P1, S1 and S2 and we've just started a little bit of P2.. As I need to catch up quite a bit this summer, I was wondering if anyone could tell me the main points that would be important out of P3, so I can prioritise a little bit and be slightly more prepared! Thanks =)

    edit: I'm on OCR
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Erm.. thing that FM relies on are trig identities, binomial expansion from P2, but get the textbook from your college and brush over it all.
    Offline

    9
    (Original post by innercitylife)
    I'm starting AS Further Maths next year with P4 in September (whilst I do my A2s)- but at AS I've only done P1, S1 and S2 and we've just started a little bit of P2.. As I need to catch up quite a bit this summer, I was wondering if anyone could tell me the main points that would be important out of P3, so I can prioritise a little bit and be slightly more prepared! Thanks =)

    edit: I'm on OCR

    Not sure how much carries into P4 but...

    If you can integrate and differentiate trig functions very well then you have a good chance at being able to do at least some parts of most of the P3 questions. You should learn partial fractions and thier various forms as these are very easy marks and they are often used in conjunction with other questions (e.g. expansions, differentiation etc...). I found vectors to be quite irritating but you are virtually guaranteed a question on them in the exam.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Excellent, thank you so much.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Learn the insane amount of trig identities, and how to use them all. Also make sure you learn the standard differentiation/integration of the identities and stuff.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Lots of work needed I think; I haven't arrived at P4 yet but P3 has an insane amount of stuff to learn in it; P2 isn't so bad, if you are apt at maths you don't need to work too much on p2 just brush over it; but for good marks on p4 I really recommend going through as many Qs and past papers as you can.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    If a lot of is rote learning then I'll be fine, I'm generally good at applying things like identities. Am scanning through P2 at the moment and it all seems fairly straightforward (although this will bite me in the arse at some point I'm sure), learnt a couple of Chapters just by reading and then did the misc exercises which draw things together and am fine. Thanks for your help
 
 
 
Turn on thread page Beta
Updated: July 21, 2004

University open days

  • University of East Anglia (UEA)
    Could you inspire the next generation? Find out more about becoming a Secondary teacher with UEA… Postgraduate
    Thu, 18 Oct '18
  • University of Warwick
    Undergraduate Open Days Undergraduate
    Sat, 20 Oct '18
  • University of Sheffield
    Undergraduate Open Days Undergraduate
    Sat, 20 Oct '18
Poll
Who is most responsible for your success at university
Useful resources

Make your revision easier

Maths

Maths Forum posting guidelines

Not sure where to post? Read the updated guidelines here

Equations

How to use LaTex

Writing equations the easy way

Equations

Best calculators for A level Maths

Tips on which model to get

Student revising

Study habits of A* students

Top tips from students who have already aced their exams

Study Planner

Create your own Study Planner

Never miss a deadline again

Polling station sign

Thinking about a maths degree?

Chat with other maths applicants

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.