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    I know everyone says do a **** tonne of past papers, but does doing past papers without understanding most of the curriculum really help? And what about doing past papers whilst using notes? It is possible to get a good grade in an exam relying mostly on past papers? Cheers.


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    You have to know your way round the topic before you start the past papers, or you'll just get a string of low marks and it won't help. Start by going through your notes and using other methods like mind maps, textbook questions or flash cards and then do the past papers. Once you've got the hang of them though, they should be your main method of revision, especially for the sciences and maths.
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    It's not that I don't know most of the material, it's more filling in the gaps. Currently I'm relying on past papers and mark schemes to fill in the gaps, is that a poor method of learning a subject?


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