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Edexcel A level Core Pure 1
Here is the exam discussion for this exam. Talk anything from how to revise for it, specific questions or time management :ahee:
Date: 3rd June
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Length:1h30
Specification:https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...cification.pdf

Other Resources:
Formula Booklet: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...mulae_Book.pdf
Sample Assessment Materials: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...atics-sams.pdf
Maths Study Group (including many resources): https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5747896
How to revise for the new specification: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/a-l...maths-new-spec
Maths Exam Thread Directory: To be added

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Is the paper reference for this exam 9FM0/01?
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Is the paper reference for this exam 9FM0/01?
Yeah I think so

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Summary of content mapping:
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C4


  • Equations of lines in 3D
  • Scalar product
  • Volumes of revolution
  • Integrate with partial fractions

FP1
  • Arithmetic with complex numbers, mod-arg
  • Sums of finite series
  • Matrix algebra - 2 \times 2
  • Linear transformations
  • Proof by induction (series, divisibility, matrices, though this can be extended to unseen cases)

FP2
  • Complex loci
  • De Moivre's Theorem
  • Method of differences
  • Maclaurin series
  • Polar coordinates
  • Differential Equations

FP3
  • Matrix algebra - 3 \times 3
  • Equations of planes
  • Intersection between lines and planes.
  • Perpendicular distance between line and point, line and line, line and plane.
  • Differentiating inverse trigonometric functions
  • Integrating with inverse trigonometric functions
  • Hyperbolic functions


New
  • Roots of polynomials - IAL F1, OCR FP1, CIE Paper 1
  • Invariant points and lines - AQA FP4, MEI FP1
  • Intersection of planes with matrices - AQA FP4, CIE Paper 1, OCR FP1
  • Linear transformations on 3D space - AQA FP4
  • Sums of complex numbers - MEI FP2, OCR FP3, CIE Paper 1
  • Geometry with complex numbers - MEI FP2
  • Improper integrals - AQA FP1
  • Mean value of functions
  • Modelling with differential equations - MEI Differential Equations
  • Paired first-order differential equations - MEI Differential Equations
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I did a core pure paper and they managed to add some damn proof by induction of recursive sequences into it totally off spec. It makes me a little worried for the real paper.
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I did a core pure paper and they managed to add some damn proof by induction of recursive sequences into it totally off spec. It makes me a little worried for the real paper.
It's not off spec - the spec says induction to include sums/matrices/divisibility. This means that they can extend it to unseen contexts as they have in specimens. You're not supposed to be able to prepare for this sort of question, it's testing your ability to handle unseen material and apply what you've learnt. (also in specimen papers has been binomial distributions in core pure, recurrence relations as you say, etc.) Any knowledge beyond the spec will of course be provided, and you can probably expect them to be easier/have more guidance. It seems scary, I get you, but the grade boundaries will reflect the change in difficulty. (it avoids absurdly repetitive papers which led to the high boundaries the old spec hit)
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OK true but the proof required to know to test both case n=1 and n=2 which is not something I would have ever been able to spot, but you are correct, for the most part the method is very similar and able for confident students but I think the examiners made a mistake when putting the question in but are not able to admit it.
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OK true but the proof required to know to test both case n=1 and n=2 which is not something I would have ever been able to spot, but you are correct, for the most part the method is very similar and able for confident students but I think the examiners made a mistake when putting the question in but are not able to admit it.
Ah, that is true, but I think the bold is kind of the point. Specimen papers aren't really subject to the same scrutiny as live papers, (which have a length production cycle) so I guess some unrealistic questions might slip through. Again, the bright side of this is that the grade boundaries will be lower, allowing for more room for error, which you'd be hurt for on the old spec.
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Regarding your third bullet under ‘New’ content, I can’t seem to find any reference to interestion of planes using matrices in the specification - where is it listed under if I may ask? Aside from that, thank you for this list!
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Summary of content mapping:
Spoiler:
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C4


  • Equations of lines in 3D
  • Scalar product
  • Volumes of revolution
  • Integrate with partial fractions
FP1
  • Arithmetic with complex numbers, mod-arg
  • Sums of finite series
  • Matrix algebra - 2 \times 2
  • Linear transformations
  • Proof by induction (series, divisibility, matrices, though this can be extended to unseen cases)
FP2
  • Complex loci
  • De Moivre's Theorem
  • Method of differences
  • Maclaurin series
  • Polar coordinates
  • Differential Equations
FP3
  • Matrix algebra - 3 \times 3
  • Equations of planes
  • Intersection between lines and planes.
  • Perpendicular distance between line and point, line and line, line and plane.
  • Differentiating inverse trigonometric functions
  • Integrating with inverse trigonometric functions
  • Hyperbolic functions


New
  • Roots of polynomials - IAL F1, OCR FP1, CIE Paper 1
  • Invariant points and lines - AQA FP4
  • Intersection of planes with matrices - AQA FP4, CIE Paper 1
  • Sums of complex numbers - MEI FP2
  • Geometry with complex numbers - MEI FP2
  • Improper integrals - AQA FP1
  • Mean value of functions
  • Modelling with differential equations
  • Paired first-order differential equations - MEI Differential Equations
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Regarding your third bullet under ‘New’ content, I can’t seem to find any reference to interestion of planes using matrices in the specification - where is it listed under if I may ask? Aside from that, thank you for this list!
Ex 6F in the textbook, spec point 3.7/3.8, guess I should've been more general.
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Wow a whole thread dedicated to one exam? I’m up for this though
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Wow a whole thread dedicated to one exam? I’m up for this though
If this surprises you then this is going to blow your mind

I'm assuming there will be a similar index for 2019 made at some point.

EDIT: See below.
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If this surprises you then this is going to blow your mind

I'm assuming there will be a similar index for 2019 made at some point.
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PRSOM. I shouldn't have wasted my rep earlier.
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(Original post by Notnek)
If this surprises you then this is going to blow your mind

I'm assuming there will be a similar index for 2019 made at some point.

EDIT: See below.
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Also what additional modules is everyone doing ?
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Are people allowed to share locked papers? Also my modules are FP1 and FM1, what about you?
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Are people allowed to share locked papers? Also my modules are FP1 and FM1, what about you?
Locked papers are protected by copyright laws and TSR does not allow for them to be posted :no:
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are there even many locked papers?
i'm doing FS1 and D1
anyone found any particularly useful revision resources or techniques?
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I’m doing d1 d2
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