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    I am a year 13 student and I will do my final exams this summer. I am revising for exams and doing past papers under exam conditions. The thing is that I get a's in my past papers and in the real exams I get d's and b's. I started to underline the questions even in the real exam but I don't think it helped much. My offer is AAB and I am really worrying that I will not get those grades at the end of year 13. I am planning to re-take some of the exams as the grades were awful. Any advice on how should I revise more effectively or what can I do for the real exam will be appreciated.


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    I am a year 13 student and I will do my final exams this summer. I am revising for exams and doing past papers under exam conditions. The thing is that I get a's in my past papers and in the real exams I get d's and b's. I started to underline the questions even in the real exam but I don't think it helped much. My offer is AAB and I am really worrying that I will not get those grades at the end of year 13. I am planning to re-take some of the exams as the grades were awful. Any advice on how should I revise more effectively or what can I do for the real exam will be appreciated.


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    If you mark your own papers - mark harshly.
    Repeating papers help. But after a while you just start remembering the answers. Make sure you actually understand what you are writing inside out.

    If your school runs workshops. Go to them, ask the teacher to run through and of your practice papers with you.

    Youtube videos help for anything you really don't understand and try to find questions outside of exam papers.
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    When I revise a topic, I do it in this manner:

    1. Make notes from the relevant areas of the textbook.
    2. Make a detailed essay plan, and study it for 20/30 minutes.
    3. Write the essay with no extra materials, not even the plan in front of you.

    Over time, make the plans less and less detailed, until you're just bullet pointing. You should get to the stage where you can plan in 2/3 minutes and then start writing the answer. This helps me to get into an "exam mindset".
 
 
 
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