I have a retake for unit 1 biology this Wednesday, and even last year when I did the exam I felt like I was prepared and knew all my concepts. But I only got a high C on this unit and it wasn't what I was hoping for. I didn't however do a lot of revision for that exam, I did really well in my GCSE so maybe I still had that mentality, but clearly a week or two of revision doesn't suffice for A levels. And perhaps the way I wrote my answers were not up to par with A level. But I have however this year planned ahead and studied the textbook inside out (last year I really just used the revision guide a week or two before the exam) and I've done the past papers from '01 to '12.
I just really don't want to get a C again this year, any tips? Advice? Anything more I can do? I'm really nervous. Has anyone made predictions on the topics that may come up?
(I'm doing this exam with Edexcel SNAB)
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- 05-01-2013 23:22
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- 06-01-2013 22:17
You can be sure you are ready when you ask yourself the questions and you know the answers. If you can write a long lengthy paragraph about a topic of the top of your head with detail needed for extra marks.
I'm a GCSE student so not so sure if A level revision is different from GCSE
- 06-01-2013 22:23
I don't think it's possible to be 100% prepared for the exam; however, you seem to be questioning yourself which may be an insight that you're not prepared mentally?