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Should I practice using the international papers?

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    So I am just doing the regular papers in A2 maths and further maths however they seem to be getting more and more difficult and require a greater understanding. Which makes me think this years paper will be very demanding.

    This higher complexity seems to be present in international papers.

    So will doing international papers help me for the A2 standard exams? or will it just confuse me and have knowledge not required for me?

    Any guidance appreciated! (Currently attempting to revise S3 for the 25th)

    You might as well do them, they are the same difficulty as the others - no different

    Yes definately, go for it! I do them do for C1 and C2.

    Plus, they are the same spec, so you wont get confused

    They're the same difficulty and same content, just extra papers.

    If you are doing OCR spec and finished all papers I highly recommend the MEI papers, mostly same content but harder questions that test your understanding.

    International papers are basically on-par with normal papers in terms of difficultly nowadays, so definitely do them!!
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