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    Doing the book will help though. Yes, past papers are extremely useful, but if you are not so gifted at maths, then the textbook offers a multitude of questions at differing levels of difficult. It also has numerous exam style questions, so if you do the entire book, provided you get the majority of the questions right then you should definitely do very well.
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    I was certain I was going to fail my C3 exam. I ended up getting 97 UMS. It may have had something to do with discovering there was a belt in my teachers desk drawer. :eek:
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    i know this is a bit off topic but can you use the same coursework for C3 3 times? i got a D in the exam first time and if i don't get a good mark this time i was wondering if i'd need to redo it?
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    Do all the questions in the book. I did for both C3 and C4 (well, all of the maths modules I took) and I got 100 in both. Past papers are important, but I saw them as just extra questions to do after finishing the books.
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    Do the Solomon papers, they challenge you more and if you can get a grasp of those (they go from A-L or something like that) then you'll walk through past papers.
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    Know what you're doing. Learn why formulae are as they are. Understand, don't rote learn.

    That's it.

    Khan Academy is good for derivations and such.

    Endless practice is overhyped.
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    PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
    That is the most important thing! Solomon papers and past papers are your saviours
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    (Original post by sucess)
    my teacher just told me i need to do the whole edexcel book twice and i will be guaranteed an A
    Let's just clarify how this was said:

    (i) Your teacher knows you and believes fo you, yes you alone, doing the book will be the best way you can get an A

    (ii) Your teacher prescribes this for every student and believes its the way every student must study to do well

    Which was it as the first is more than valid if the teacher is giving you a good way to obtain a high grade based on their professional opinion of you?

    As for the "Do as many past papers" culture. This is again not valid for all and certainly doesnt assure a higher grade. Prescribing it for people who have not covered or understood material is not ideal and alone rarely builds an understanding for people wanting to go on with maths.
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    (Original post by MissBrown)
    Let's just clarify how this was said:

    (i) Your teacher knows you and believes fo you, yes you alone, doing the book will be the best way you can get an A

    (ii) Your teacher prescribes this for every student and believes its the way every student must study to do well

    Which was it as the first is more than valid if the teacher is giving you a good way to obtain a high grade based on their professional opinion of you?

    As for the "Do as many past papers" culture. This is again not valid for all and certainly doesnt assure a higher grade. Prescribing it for people who have not covered or understood material is not ideal and alone rarely builds an understanding for people wanting to go on with maths.
    I agree you have to know your stuff completely every other question in the reviews in the book I did before starting past papers.
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    (Original post by MissBrown)
    As for the "Do as many past papers" culture. This is again not valid for all and certainly doesnt assure a higher grade. Prescribing it for people who have not covered or understood material is not ideal and alone rarely builds an understanding for people wanting to go on with maths.
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    The way you get full marks in maths is by getting all the questions right. I don't understand how people think there's this winning formula or technique or anything like that - it's not subjective like English or History, you just put down the objectively correct answers. In order to do this you need to revise and do practice papers until you know how to do all the things you're required to do for C3.
 
 
 
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