I know all/nearly all the content of C2, yet sitting a mock paper today, and I'm scribbling right until the timer goes off.
I write slower than everyone else, going through steps, but I still manage to make so many mistakes. It's so easy to lose marks off every question, which builds up. If there's a particularly hard question, I don't get, that's up to 9 marks off the table + all the silly mistakes I made.
Today, I skipped an 8 marker, because it was in the middle of the paper and it was hard (scribbled down my working). Came back with probably 20 mins spare. Wrote what I thought the answer was, have no idea whether it's correct or not so yeah bye 8 marks and did not check the rest of the papaer at all (this is what happens every time).
I did this during GCSE as well. I taught the concepts to people, who didn't keep up during lessons and performed class work and homework questions well. Come exam time, my classmates who hated maths were getting 90%/ over, while I was consistently getting 77%.
Anyone experienced something similar? And how did you overcome it. If it just practising questions, how should I approach a paper next time to improve?
Please help me. What am I doing wrong with exam technique?
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