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How to revise AQA GCSE Further maths in one day?

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    I want an A* and I feel demotivated to revise since most of my exams are over but for Further Maths. How should I also approach 4/5/6 mark question?

    In the paper, start writing out the question even if you don't get it. You get a mark for each step you do as working out (if the method/s are correct). Seriously, I did a past paper yesterday for paper one and got 53, which is an A*, the only reason I got that was because although I didn't finish some questions, I still got marks for working out because the mark scheme shows it. Basically the only way you can tackle 4-6 markers is by doing past paper questions on them and look how the markscheme is layed out. I've noticed putting your working out in bulletpoints helps a lot making it clear to the examiner to give you the marks for working out (if their correct method)

    But seriously, in one day it is very possible to prepare for the exam for an A*, all you can do now is:
    1. Past Papers.
    2. Mark and then improve the things you got wrong (e.g watch a video on the type of question you don't get).
    3. Repeat.
    I've known so many people that prepared for this exam in the last 3 days and came out with 150/175 which is an A^, so many people have done well in short amount of time, just as long as you don't stress and don't get distracted. Good luck anyway, hopefully tomorrow is easy on us.

    (Original post by lan5)
    I want an A* and I feel demotivated to revise since most of my exams are over but for Further Maths. How should I also approach 4/5/6 mark question?
    Go through every paper there is including the specimen papers and watch youtube vids on the topics you don't understand.You should find a lot of C2 vids from exam solutions relevant btw. Since you just have a day, don't waste too much time on topics you're comfortable with.

    Do this and you should see an A*/A^ on your results sheet.

    Does anyone know what the grade boundaries are, specifically for an A and A* on paper 1 and overall because on the AQA grade boundaries for the previous years it doesn't have the grade boundaries for the A* distinction, so I'm wondering if the A* coordinates with an A* distinction and an A coordinates with an A* etc? Hopefully this makes sense!
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