Ok so I heard that answering past exam papers is a good way of building your knowledge and improving your exam techniques. So I am going to be trying to do a lot of past papers over the easter holidays for both Business and Economics. But I have 2 key problems with this:
1) Is that my Economics teacher has given me several past papers to answer over easter with no model answer to compare my answer to, but I want to know how I did as soon as possible because if I have did bad I can redo the paper/s over the holiday and improve on the bits which I went wrong on and work on my weaknesses.
The other problem with this is that I cannot find answers to the past paper exam questions, just mark schemes on the AQA website :s which is no good as I want a model answer to compare my answers to.
Does anyone know any website which supplies exam questions as well as model answers for AQA Economics? :P
2) Problem 2 is that whenever I do mock exams in college, I get my paper marked back from my teacher, the problem is that most of the time I get low grades! So I am not confident at all on working on past papers, and even when I work on my weaknesses and do another past paper from my teacher, I do equally as bad! So I feel no matter how hard I try I still get bad grades!
Does anyone have any tips on how to answer past paper exams correctly without getting a low grade?
Past exam paper tips and advice needed please Watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-04-2011 03:04
- 12-04-2011 08:23
Well I dont know about Business and Economics. But I can just say that in the mark schemes, they are likely to say what the model answer should contain in terms of points.
Secondly, try talking to your teachers and asking them how you can improve on your answers. They would tell you what they are looking for. Take that into advice, keep your confidence up, and you'll do well
- 12-04-2011 09:52
Can't you put all your issues into one thread instead of flooding the forum with it?
Markschemes tell you exactly what you need to write and what grade it is at, also don't forget to look at the Examiner's Reports, they're extremely useful!