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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    That paper was INSANE! :coma:

    But no need to dwell on the past. I hear the June 2009 paper was quite hard too. Oh dear. :indiff:
    what did you get man?
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    (Original post by Paul McGann)
    what did you get man?
    oddly enough 97/100 UMS. But that was like 61/75 raw marks so though I'm well happy with the UMS score, I'm not entirely sure i deserved it.
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    oddly enough 97/100 UMS. But that was like 61/75 raw marks so though I'm well happy with the UMS score, I'm not entirely sure i deserved it.
    your a genius, that paper was beyond me, do you do further maths?
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    (Original post by Paul McGann)
    your a genius, that paper was beyond me, do you do further maths?
    Far from it. Trust me on that one. Just lucky. Odd thing is I saw the markscheme and I swear to you I only added up 51 marks that I thought I got, so some examiner was obviously drunk when he marked my paper. Oh well. I'm not complaining though. :p:

    And no, I don't do Further Maths. That's just a bit too much maths for my liking.
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    Eh, I thought the June paper was alright, but my memory's a bit crap. You have me worried now.
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    (Original post by theciz)
    Eh, I thought the June paper was alright, but my memory's a bit crap. You have me worried now.
    Whay are you worried if you found the paper ok?
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    Whay are you worried if you found the paper ok?
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    Because my memory of it was that it should be ok, but if everyone's saying it was actually quite hard then I'm worried because I don't trust my long term memory at all. That and I have a problem with overconfidence in exams, especially maths ones. Basic addition/multiplication is my downfall.
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    (Original post by theciz)
    Because my memory of it was that it should be ok, but if everyone's saying it was actually quite hard then I'm worried because I don't trust my long term memory at all. That and I have a problem with overconfidence in exams, especially maths ones. Basic addition/multiplication is my downfall.
    Ahhhh. Ok. I misunderstood. :o:

    I thought you were worrying because you found it ok and everyone else found it hard, which just didn't make sense to me. :p:

    Well good luck either way.
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    very dumb question, you will be taught everything you need to know you are not expected to have any other knowledge than maths, if you learn everything and practice well you can get 100%
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    (Original post by Princestia)
    Hi,
    I think I'm gonna take M1 instead of S1 for my 3rd unit of AS level maths from edexcel exam board because S1 seems longer (slightly more content) and slightly more complicated in my opinion (anyone else agree?)

    However, I am not taking AS or A2 in physics but have done GCSE physics (OCR modules 1 to 6).

    Would I still be able to understand the concepts fully of M1 and get a very high grade A (90%+) in the exam with just as much effort was a person taking AS level in physics? I know every person is different and that but I basically mean would I be needing more effort for M1 to get as high as I would have if I was taking AS level physics?

    Also, it would be great to hear from those who have taken both M1 and S1 (maybe if they took M1 in AS year and S1 in A2 year or something?)
    - like comparisons, recommendations on which is easier to understand or has easier questions on the exam generally or which has less work load?

    Thanks

    EDIT:// Thanks so much everyone for all the responses I'm glad to know AS physics isn't necessary for M1. I am also wondering now whether S1 or M1 is more based on the books, etc. Like some exam papers are based on more natural talent rather than learning it. E.g. for example applying the knowledge more. I want to choose from M1 or S1 the one that where if you work hard and learn everything you'll easily get a high A whereas some exams, you can work as hard as u want but the exam is more general or dependant on your application of what you learn a lot..

    Hope that makes sense :P
    Thanks x
    A girl in my class got 100% in M1 and she isn't doing Physics even at AS
 
 
 
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