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I like the old past papers where it was multiple choice as the questions are easier but then again you only get one mark. I still think it's a better method.
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Well that's great, doing it tomorrow before the Modern Studies exam on Wednesday aha
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If anyone needs help with maths questions dm me over the next 2 days, I’ll reply to as many as I can, even if it’s a small question or really difficult, I’m quite good at maths so if I can lend my support it makes me feel good too 😁
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Yeah nearly got an aneurysm doing it.
Some of the questions were RIDICULOUS. If the papers anything like this which I have a bad feeling it’s going to be really challenging then I will be in tears in the exam hall.
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Some of the questions were RIDICULOUS. If the papers anything like this which I have a bad feeling it’s going to be really challenging then I will be in tears in the exam hall.
I’m resitting doing much better this year and yeah that was me last year crying in the exam hall 😂😂
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This is my first year doing it, biggest regret ever.
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I’m resitting doing much better this year and yeah that was me last year crying in the exam hall 😂😂
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Hey!

Been on the hunt for some new questions, I've currently completed all the past paper questions, from 2000-2018, along with the extra questions and question papers on the Higher Maths Site. Been struggling to find anything new, as I've done several questions multiple times, it doesn't feel like a proper test as I can remember most of the answers!

P.S. If anyone has any questions at all about certain topics/questions from past papers, feel free to shoot me a DM - got an A in the prelim and got a solid grasp on all of the topics.
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Hey! Have you done the specimen paper? Would you say it is particularly difficult?
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Hey!

Been on the hunt for some new questions, I've currently completed all the past paper questions, from 2000-2018, along with the extra questions and question papers on the Higher Maths Site. Been struggling to find anything new, as I've done several questions multiple times, it doesn't feel like a proper test as I can remember most of the answers!

P.S. If anyone has any questions at all about certain topics/questions from past papers, feel free to shoot me a DM - got an A in the prelim and got a solid grasp on all of the topics.
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Hey! Have you done the specimen paper? Would you say it is particularly difficult?
Hey! Yeah, I did the Specimen paper earlier this week. I personally didn't find many issues with the paper, it seemed to be a decent representation of what I'd expect to be in the final exam - mosty in terms of length and the sorts of questions that could appear. There are a couple of questions that are a little more challenging - as expected. But thought it was decent for practising for the exam, just a pity there aren't more papers of the same length :/
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How many hours a day do you revise?
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Hey! Yeah, I did the Specimen paper earlier this week. I personally didn't find many issues with the paper, it seemed to be a decent representation of what I'd expect to be in the final exam - mosty in terms of length and the sorts of questions that could appear. There are a couple of questions that are a little more challenging - as expected. But thought it was decent for practising for the exam, just a pity there aren't more papers of the same length :/
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How many hours a day do you revise?
Hi, currently my studying has picked up - seeing as it's so close to the exams, but my revision right now is shared between Maths, English and Chemistry - as they're my first three exams. I don't find it as useful to measure it in hours, as doing it for longer doesn't necessarily help me, losing focus later during the days etc... However, right now I've been doing a paper (both parts) per day for Maths, or alternatively an assortment of random questions from each paper. I essentially revise and do this until I feel like I've learned something. I find this to be more useful as I can look over my notes for any difficult topics, and ensure I don't burn out. Also more helpful to work during mornings here, as I'm more alert. I've done a few hours so far today, though that's been mixed. On average during study leave I've been adopting a similar schedule to a school day - stopping in the afternoon to play games and so on.
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Thanks, I usually do a Maths paper then have a break so I don't get burnt out.
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Hi, currently my studying has picked up - seeing as it's so close to the exams, but my revision right now is shared between Maths, English and Chemistry - as they're my first three exams. I don't find it as useful to measure it in hours, as doing it for longer doesn't necessarily help me, losing focus later during the days etc... However, right now I've been doing a paper (both parts) per day for Maths, or alternatively an assortment of random questions from each paper. I essentially revise and do this until I feel like I've learned something. I find this to be more useful as I can look over my notes for any difficult topics, and ensure I don't burn out. Also more helpful to work during mornings here, as I'm more alert. I've done a few hours so far today, though that's been mixed. On average during study leave I've been adopting a similar schedule to a school day - stopping in the afternoon to play games and so on.
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Well, I did surprisingly ok on specimen paper 2 although I think it's because I have seen a lot of the questions before. Can anyone recommend the best way to do the trig question (11) because wasn't too sure what to do here after subbing in 2sinxcosx for sin2x. Thanks in advance
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Well, I did surprisingly ok on specimen paper 2 although I think it's because I have seen a lot of the questions before. Can anyone recommend the best way to do the trig question (11) because wasn't too sure what to do here after subbing in 2sinxcosx for sin2x. Thanks in advance
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Once you’ve substituted in 2sinxcosx in place of sin2x - look at what you can cancel in the fraction. From there you should end up with just sinx. From there you’re looking to get rid of your (cosx)^2, I’d recommend remembering our N5 identities and rearranging sin squared x + cos squared x = 1 to equal cos squared x - as you can substitute it in.
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Have you tried out the exemplar papers? They're from around 2014, but are still good practice.Here are links to both papers:https://dunblanehighschool.org.uk/ma...-Paper-2-1.pdf
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Need some help here, pretty urgent, on my calculator it is giving wrong exact values, as we know sin45 is 1 over root 2. Whereas my calculator is saying it’s root 2 over 2. Anyone know how to fix this? If it helps it’s a casino fx-83GT PLUS.
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Need some help here, pretty urgent, on my calculator it is giving wrong exact values, as we know sin45 is 1 over root 2. Whereas my calculator is saying it’s root 2 over 2. Anyone know how to fix this? If it helps it’s a casino fx-83GT PLUS.
Hey - don’t worry about this at all. If you were to rationalise 1 over root 2, you’d get root 2 over 2 - it’s the same thing. I’m not aware of how to stop it happening - but you shouldn’t lose any marks.
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Got a weird one.

There's a question from the 2016 paper 2:

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Now for part (c) the answers show this:

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4 Methods but not one of them shows candidates (i.e. me), who found the equation of PR and then the Point of Intersection and if it matched the midpoint said "so it does intersect through the midpoint", I'd still have to get the marks though wouldn't I?
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Will they ask the topics in the specimen paper a similar way or will it be completely different.
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Maybe they’ll give a biology paper instead 🤷🏻*♀️
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Will they ask the topics in the specimen paper a similar way or will it be completely different.
If you mean like the same questions but with different numbers, no. The specimen can't and doesn't contain every possible thing you could be examined on (no single paper can). What it does do is give you an idea of the format and an example of what a paper could be like.
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