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    Hello, I'm doing a retake of unit 2 modular, with edexcel. I really want to try and get an A in it,( got two B's in it, one mark off an A for both papers) I still think I can do better but because we did so many past exam papers, edexcel decided to change its format so I was a bit thrown off and for some reason the invigilator gave us only 20mins to do the 30 minute exam on the non calculator paper.

    So my retake is the 2nd of March, which gives me under a month to try and revise for it. The thing is I don't really know how? I have this checklist with all the different topics covered, but should I just go through all the ones I struggle or should I just cover a unit day by day till the exam? Or perhaps I should cover all the topics i'm stuck with and then do the over topics I haven't done yet?

    I have this oxford gcse maths higher revision guide along with a Letts revision guide and access to Mymaths, Although since edexcel changed the layout, theres only one paper I can really do( the one i did june 09) so past papers are pretty scarce. Also how many hours a day should I be aiming to do, I think i'm the type of person who learns best by doing revision basically all day.

    Any help is appreciated Thanks.

    I ordered that book on Saturday haha. Tell me what you think through a pm (I don't wanna be revising from it if it's a load of bull).

    Hello, I agree with DWClark.

    Just try to get more past papers and do them ALL or try to do as many relevant examination style questions from books as possible.
    Ask teacher to show you how to solve the ones you struggle with and try to remmember the method.

    And also I wouldn't spend too much time on stuff I know. Just make sure you know it really well and then concentrate on your weaker areas. I would suggest you to do about 2-4 hours of past papers (with 10mins breaks every hour) every two or three days.
    Also write down all formulas that you need to remmeber on one paper and use it for refference and memorising them.

    For me doing, the past papers, over and over,
    until I am confident (with help of my teacher if necessary) has always worked. I always got A* or A.

    Hope that helps a bit. Good Luck.
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