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    So basically my exams for chem and physics have ended and now it's just my math exams in june i have for C1, M1, C3 and C4 and my aim is to get 100% in them max and minimum 90%...... so my question is for the people who got the marks in the range i am looking at what did you mainly do? just past papers, book or both??? or some other method you did.... please share.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I did the past papers, you can look at the textbook examples (usually they have an end of chapter set of questions, which are taken from previous past papers). If someone else on the forum has a problem with a question that happens to be in a module you're doing; helping them would give you practice.

    You could also see if any members are willing to make up questions for you.
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    (Original post by Weeman5872)
    I did the past papers, you can look at the textbook examples (usually they have an end of chapter set of questions, which are taken from previous past papers). If someone else on the forum has a problem with a question that happens to be in a module you're doing; helping them would give you practice.

    You could also see if any members are willing to make up questions for you.
    Thanks for your reply mate yeah, the key points from here are the end of chapter questions, past papers and testing myself by helping someone else and asking for extra questions if i think i know it all. Thanks for that mate!!!
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    Past papers. The more you do, the better you'll get. I would also note that this year (January 2010) the A2 modules seem to have been more challenging so I'd make sure you're very comfortable doing the past papers.
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    just do all the past papers
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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    Thanks for your reply mate yeah, the key points from here are the end of chapter questions, past papers and testing myself by helping someone else and asking for extra questions if i think i know it all. Thanks for that mate!!!
    I didn't ask before, which exam board are you with?

    I sat C3 recently (AQA), aparently it was quite a tricky paper in comparison to before. They seem to be getting trickier now (though Core 1 was easy except for a question I'd only seen in the June '09 paper). If you are with AQA I could give you a link to the Jan 2010 paper (was previously shared in the Core 3 Discussion thread).
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    (Original post by Weeman5872)
    I did the past papers, you can look at the textbook examples (usually they have an end of chapter set of questions, which are taken from previous past papers). If someone else on the forum has a problem with a question that happens to be in a module you're doing; helping them would give you practice.

    You could also see if any members are willing to make up questions for you.
    Thanks for your reply mate yeah, the key points from here are the end of chapter questions, past papers and testing myself by helping someone else and asking for extra questions if i think i know it all. Thanks for that mate!!!
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    (Original post by Weeman5872)
    I didn't ask before, which exam board are you with?

    I sat C3 recently (AQA), aparently it was quite a tricky paper in comparison to before. They seem to be getting trickier now (though Core 1 was easy except for a question I'd only seen in the June '09 paper). If you are with AQA I could give you a link to the Jan 2010 paper (was previously shared in the Core 3 Discussion thread).
    could I also have the link too please?
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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    So basically my exams for chem and physics have ended and now it's just my math exams in june i have for C1, M1, C3 and C4 and my aim is to get 100% in them max and minimum 90%...... so my question is for the people who got the marks in the range i am looking at what did you mainly do? just past papers, book or both??? or some other method you did.... please share.

    Thanks in advance.
    I did lots of book exercises for practice, and to make sure I understand the content as I learnt it, then I started past papers during study leave to hone my exam technique. :sexface:
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    Just naturally good at maths, tbh.
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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    So basically my exams for chem and physics have ended and now it's just my math exams in june i have for C1, M1, C3 and C4 and my aim is to get 100% in them max and minimum 90%...... so my question is for the people who got the marks in the range i am looking at what did you mainly do? just past papers, book or both??? or some other method you did.... please share.

    Thanks in advance.
    I got 98 in C4, I done all the questions in the book and all the past past papers I could get my hands on (4 I THINK). I cannot remember my exact marks for the other ones you mentioned because they were such a long time ago now (2nd year uni').
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    I did lots of book exercises for practice, and to make sure I understand the content as I learnt it, then I started past papers during study leave to hone my exam technique. :sexface:
    :rofl: The sexface was so unnecessary.
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    (Original post by Weeman5872)
    I didn't ask before, which exam board are you with?

    I sat C3 recently (AQA), aparently it was quite a tricky paper in comparison to before. They seem to be getting trickier now (though Core 1 was easy except for a question I'd only seen in the June '09 paper). If you are with AQA I could give you a link to the Jan 2010 paper (was previously shared in the Core 3 Discussion thread).
    I'm not with AQA mate, i am with MEI OCR
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    I got 98 in C4, I done all the questions in the book and all the past past papers I could get my hands on (4 I THINK). I cannot remember my exact marks for the other ones you mentioned because they were such a long time ago now (2nd year uni').
    Yeah, this is the exact method i am gonna be doing tbh..... it's long but the only way to make sure i get the mark i want. Thanks for your reply mate
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    could I also have the link too please?
    Here's the link: http://www.mediafire.com/?mmzegy0kz3b
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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    Yeah, this is the exact method i am gonna be doing tbh..... it's long but the only way to make sure i get the mark i want. Thanks for your reply mate
    No problem, good luck with it all.

    Do all the questions though, even if they seem repetitive, and if you get questions wrong find out why, but when you've found out why don't just move on, do them again.

    Take care.
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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    So basically my exams for chem and physics have ended and now it's just my math exams in june i have for C1, M1, C3 and C4 and my aim is to get 100% in them max and minimum 90%...... so my question is for the people who got the marks in the range i am looking at what did you mainly do? just past papers, book or both??? or some other method you did.... please share.

    Thanks in advance.
    It might be a good idea to get the Bostock & chandler books for A level they could be quite helpful , especially with the new A* grades
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    I did lots of book exercises for practice, and to make sure I understand the content as I learnt it, then I started past papers during study leave to hone my exam technique. :sexface:
    Exactly this (minus the sex face :p: ). OP, don't immediately start doing past papers, book exercises are just as important. Once you get them out of the way, do as many past papers you can and the exam will be easy peasy.
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    Exactly this (minus the sex face :p: ). OP, don't immediately start doing past papers, book exercises are just as important. Once you get them out of the way, do as many past papers you can and the exam will be easy peasy.
    You forgot the :sexface:.
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    I personally think you already know the answer. The only way is repetition of exam style questions and cover every detail in every topic.
 
 
 
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