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    I'm a Year 11 student and I'm wondering when it would be the correct time of the year to practice past papers considering that I'm about a C overall in my GCSE subjects. Some people say that you shouldn't start attempting them too early as you wont be able to revise from them as effectively during the few weeks before your exams.

    I would recomend January time, after you know the content
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    Okay. Would this leave me enough time to get my grade from a C to an A? BTW I find it very difficult to improve my grades.
    (Original post by asinghj)
    I would recomend January time, after you know the content

    (Original post by adoodling)
    Okay. Would this leave me enough time to get my grade from a C to an A? BTW I find it very difficult to improve my grades.
    Yup. Remember that its quality over quantity. You may spend 2 hours just reading the book and understand nothing, or spend less than an hour actively studying and understand a lot more.

    I would recommend you take a look at different learning techniques and try to use some of them to see which ones work the best for you.

    After January you will have about 4/5 months, which can be used proactively on doing past papers.

    Also you dont want to do past papers, or past paper questions even, when you dont know the content. There is a difference between doing a paper now and then 3 months later vs doing the paper in 3 months time without having looked at the paper.

    Good luck
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