# Edexcel A-level Further Mechanics 1 - 20th June 2019 [Exam Discussion]Watch

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Edexcel A level Further Mechanics 1
Here is the exam discussion for this exam. Talk anything from how to revise for it, specific questions or time management
Date: 20th June
AM/PM:AM
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

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2 months ago
#2
Summary of content mapping:

Spoiler:
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• Momentum in one dimension - M1
• Momentum in two dimensions - M2
• Work and energy - M2
• Elastic strings and springs - M3
• Elastic collisions in one dimension - M2
• Elastic collisions in two dimensions - M4
• Successive oblique impacts with smooth surfaces - M4

[Not sure if successive oblique impacts were marked as new in the mapping document in error, but I found a question on this on the first M4 paper I looked at. (2015) Don't know the frequency that they come up.]

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1 month ago
#3
So how is everyone preparing?
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1 month ago
#4
reading textbook, doing examples, challenge questions, then will start old spec exam papers
(Original post by Taran4u)
So how is everyone preparing?
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1 month ago
#5
looking back, the textbooks were completely useless for the core papers, nothing like the exam. how are you guys gonna go about revising for fm1 (and 2 if ur doing it)? also does anyone have access to any of the specimen papers that havent been released yet? (for fm1/2 d1 or reg maths stats/mech, pure)
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1 month ago
#6
I'd disagree with that tbh, the pure paper exam questions at the back were very similar to what came up in the exam. Particularly if you look at the simultaneous differentials question its almost identical to the one in paper 1. Although i do get your point with fm1 as the textbook questions are very simple compared to the spec paper etc.
(Original post by boi_)
looking back, the textbooks were completely useless for the core papers, nothing like the exam. how are you guys gonna go about revising for fm1 (and 2 if ur doing it)? also does anyone have access to any of the specimen papers that havent been released yet? (for fm1/2 d1 or reg maths stats/mech, pure)
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1 month ago
#7
The exam style practice was almost identical to the real papers (it even had 2 differentials over two papers), and all the other questions were in the review exercises, just with different numbers. There are 4 specimen papers for both fm1 and d1.
(Original post by boi_)
looking back, the textbooks were completely useless for the core papers, nothing like the exam. how are you guys gonna go about revising for fm1 (and 2 if ur doing it)? also does anyone have access to any of the specimen papers that havent been released yet? (for fm1/2 d1 or reg maths stats/mech, pure)
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1 month ago
#8
Has your school subscribed to the AMSP (Advanced Mathematics Support Project)? It provides access to Integral support videos and via your teacher to a full set of further mechanics worksheets and answers. I subscribed for my school and have printed these all off for my FM students.

Access is free for the school; it just needs a teacher to register and then he/she can provide you with a student login. But the papers and tests are only visible to teachers, so you'll have to ask for copies of them either on paper or electronically. It's a great way to access Integral resources without the school having to pay for them. It only gives access to single maths applied and to all further maths modules.
(Original post by boi_)
looking back, the textbooks were completely useless for the core papers, nothing like the exam. how are you guys gonna go about revising for fm1 (and 2 if ur doing it)? also does anyone have access to any of the specimen papers that havent been released yet? (for fm1/2 d1 or reg maths stats/mech, pure)
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1 month ago
#9
Does anyone know if pulleys are part of the spec?
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1 month ago
#10
4?
There is 1 specimen set, 1 mock set, and 1 sample assessment set. Are you counting the exam style practice at the end of the textbooks as well?
(Original post by Andrejcouture27)
The exam style practice was almost identical to the real papers (it even had 2 differentials over two papers), and all the other questions were in the review exercises, just with different numbers. There are 4 specimen papers for both fm1 and d1.
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1 month ago
#11
There are 4 practice papers(similar to the two release for core). There is also the specimen and the ones in the book mate.
(Original post by Taran4u)
4?
There is 1 specimen set, 1 mock set, and 1 sample assessment set. Are you counting the exam style practice at the end of the textbooks as well?
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1 month ago
#12
4 practice papers? Those questions have been taken from past paper questions. They don't count.
(Original post by Andrejcouture27)
There are 4 practice papers(similar to the two release for core). There is also the specimen and the ones in the book mate.
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1 month ago
#13
is it the same content on both fm1 and fm2 like core pure 1 and core pure 2?
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1 month ago
#14
Lol, no. M2 has centres of mass, kinematics and circular motion. M1 is just random stuff.
(Original post by mmonk)
is it the same content on both fm1 and fm2 like core pure 1 and core pure 2?
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1 month ago
#15
will a2 students who are doing fm1 be doing the same exam as as students who are doing fm1?
(Original post by Taran4u)
Lol, no. M2 has centres of mass, kinematics and circular motion. M1 is just random stuff.
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1 month ago
#16
You don't make sense, man.
(Original post by mmonk)
will a2 students who are doing fm1 be doing the same exam as as students who are doing fm1?
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1 month ago
#17
i am doing both the fm1 and fm2 exams,
i was wondering if i need to know the content of fm2 for the fm1 exam and vice versa?
as this was the case for the core pure exams.

Additionally dont AS students do applied modules as well,
so will our fm1 exam be the same as theirs or will theirs be easier etc, btw have they done their mechanics exam yet?
thanks
(Original post by Taran4u)
You don't make sense, man.
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1 month ago
#18
How did you find the first two core Pure exams? What mark you going for in them and how are you finding FM1 prep?
(Original post by mmonk)
is it the same content on both fm1 and fm2 like core pure 1 and core pure 2?
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1 month ago
#19
the core pure exams were ok, hope to achieve top grades, fm1 seems straightforward enough,
(Original post by AkinedGuys)
How did you find the first two core Pure exams? What mark you going for in them and how are you finding FM1 prep?
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1 month ago
#20
You are doing fm2 as well? And you don't even know the content of fm2? Have you not covered the whole module? Damn, that is either badass or stupid.
And no, you do not need to know fm2 content for fm1. They are separate modules, but you do need to know fm1 content for fm2. So why don't you know what fm2 actually is, especially since the exam is 2 weeks from now? Do you do other modules? Lol
And the AS people only do the AS content of each of the modules (duh) and the A2 ppl do the whole module.
(Original post by mmonk)
i am doing both the fm1 and fm2 exams,
i was wondering if i need to know the content of fm2 for the fm1 exam and vice versa?
as this was the case for the core pure exams.

Additionally dont AS students do applied modules as well,
so will our fm1 exam be the same as theirs or will theirs be easier etc, btw have they done their mechanics exam yet?
thanks
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