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    are there any predictions of what will come up?
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    Hey!

    So I found this on the AQA website (you may have already seen it). It is basically what happened last year with grade boundaries, and percentages of people who got certain grades.

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    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by edkenny)
    are there any predictions of what will come up?
    You can pretty much rule out anything that came up last year....
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    Good luck guys! I took this exam last year (first year on the new spec). I'm sitting the A2 paper this year (9th June).
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    Good luck guys! I took this exam last year (first year on the new spec). I'm sitting the A2 paper this year (9th June).
    How did you do?
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    (Original post by 221Breezeblocks)
    How did you do?
    I got 94% UMS
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    Good luck guys!โหลดจีคลับ
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    (Original post by 221Breezeblocks)
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    Hiya! I put this in the A Level exam thread directory (which you can find here) use it to find discussions about your other exams Let me know if I've missed one out or if you make a discussion thread yourself!
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    Also I love your Bowie profile pic
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    Hiya! I put this in the A Level exam thread directory (which you can find here) use it to find discussions about your other exams Let me know if I've missed one out or if you make a discussion thread yourself!
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    Ah great thank you grateful for that
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    That's really nice of you thank you :hugs:
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    I got 94% UMS
    That's really amazing:o:o... 90+ is what I'm aiming for and the exam is a week tomorrow and I seriously just want to cry because I'm not prepared :no::shy2::shy2::sick:
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    (Original post by edkenny)
    are there any predictions of what will come up?
    From what I have seen, I predict that the 15 markers will be:

    Epistemology: Direct Realism / Indirect Realism / Idealism (They asked only one question from perception last year).
    Philosophy of Religion: Ontological / Is the concept of God coherent / Religious Language meaningful (less likely to be existence of God due to last year's paper).

    Please do NOT take my predictions seriously. This is just what I am guessing from what I have seen of papers, etc.
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    (Original post by 221Breezeblocks)
    That's really amazing:o:o... 90+ is what I'm aiming for and the exam is a week tomorrow and I seriously just want to cry because I'm not prepared :no::shy2::shy2::sick:
    Thank you and good luck! Don't worry, last year I thought I knew nothing before the exam. I am sure you will do amazing. Are you hoping to continue with it next year?
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    Thank you and good luck! Don't worry, last year I thought I knew nothing before the exam. I am sure you will do amazing. Are you hoping to continue with it next year?
    Yeah I am I do really enjoy learning philosophy I'm just so overwhelmed with the sheer amount of content you need to know for the exam
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    (Original post by 221Breezeblocks)
    Yeah I am I do really enjoy learning philosophy I'm just so overwhelmed with the sheer amount of content you need to know for the exam
    There is a lot of content! Much less than for history though: now THAT is a nightmare.
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    There is a lot of content! Much less than for history though: now THAT is a nightmare.
    Ah I'm grateful that I don't do both then just wondering though, how did you find it best to revise philosophy? (With all the many different arguments and premises etc)
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    (Original post by 221Breezeblocks)
    Ah I'm grateful that I don't do both then just wondering though, how did you find it best to revise philosophy? (With all the many different arguments and premises etc)
    I find reading the texts on the anthology is the best way to make sure that you know the arguments inside and out. The textbook summaries aren't really an adequate substitute. Other than that, whatever works for you!
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    I find reading the texts on the anthology is the best way to make sure that you know the arguments inside and out. The textbook summaries aren't really an adequate substitute. Other than that, whatever works for you!
    Any advice on cramming? :P
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    (Original post by 221Breezeblocks)
    Any advice on cramming? :P
    Haha I don't know. I guess read over your notes, that's what I do. Sorry not to be more help. I'm sure you will be fine.
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    I literally can't get past a D, revising isn't working I don't really know what to do. How do you revise this subject? You can't be brief about anything so revision notes/flashcards/mindmaps aren't helpful
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    (Original post by brobs123)
    I literally can't get past a D, revising isn't working I don't really know what to do. How do you revise this subject? You can't be brief about anything so revision notes/flashcards/mindmaps aren't helpful
    I know what you mean, you really need to know everything to do well... I have found however that flashcards are good for me if you basically make a tonne so that you include all the specifics and details that you need to know. Flashcards are good because they're small bits of important information that you can test yourself on quickly, so you basically learn all the wording you need. HOWEVER, actually making all these flashcards is what is getting me down because it takes quite a while and the exam is literally in a week
    If it's really last minute then I suggest just sitting down and learning all the premises and conclusion arguments that you need.
 
 
 
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