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Before I start yes I do both sets of papers, because obviously the actual edexcel past papers will give me a better feel for the exam, but lots of people suggest doing solomon papers as they are meant to be harder than the real thing. The thing is though, I've not found that the papers are really that much harder if at all. So I was wondering what others thought?
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i think that both are the same, but looking at the scores I was getting it seemed to me that the solomon papers were harder as the highest i got on solomon was like 67 compared to 72 in real papers.
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They tend to be harder, but only just.
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Yeah they're slightly harder. Elmwood papers are harder than solomon papers though.
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The solomon papers just tend to construct the questions differently, merging quite a few areas of the specification into one question. Therefore, some people argue that they are harder!

I'm just sticking to the Edexcel ones, but if you do run out, I guess they are worth a shot.
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does anybody have an elmwood papers theyre willign to send me (c1/c2/m1


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(Original post by supernova92)
Yeah they're slightly harder. Elmwood papers are harder than solomon papers though.
From reading your comment, I tried an M1 elmwood paper

I'd say the M1 Solomon papers I did were a bit harder in my opinion
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(Original post by Dmon1Unlimited)
From reading your comment, I tried an M1 elmwood paper

I'd say the M1 Solomon papers I did were a bit harder in my opinion
Really? Hmmm, well I used some for c3 and c4, and did not like them at all! But it's stilll all good practice
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What are solomon papers, I just clicked on this thread to laugh at OP for his spelling of specimen papers but it turns out he is right
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