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    I don't have enough notes i don't think so i think i need to write a lot more but people are saying you should be doing past papers by then!

    My A2 exams are in June (June 3rd)

    Should easter be past papers or making notes?
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    (Original post by sammyvine)
    I don't have enough notes i don't think so i think i need to write a lot more but people are saying you should be doing past papers by then!

    My A2 exams are in June (June 3rd)

    Should easter be past papers or making notes?
    Doing notes and past papers are both types of revision! I personally did both over easter.. if youre not done with your notes you could always go through one past paper using your notes to get a general idea. Then, say for one subject you have 6 sections but only have notes for 3, you could look for the questions relating to the subjects you have covered and do the answers for them to build up your exam technique.
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    (Original post by KerryF94)
    Doing notes and past papers are both types of revision! I personally did both over easter.. if youre not done with your notes you could always go through one past paper using your notes to get a general idea. Then, say for one subject you have 6 sections but only have notes for 3, you could look for the questions relating to the subjects you have covered and do the answers for them to build up your exam technique.
    Okay thanks!

    Maybe for the 1st week, sort my notes out and 2nd week past papers!

    The thing i struggle with is learning case studies for sociology
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    (Original post by sammyvine)
    Okay thanks!

    Maybe for the 1st week, sort my notes out and 2nd week past papers!

    The thing i struggle with is learning case studies for sociology
    I had research studies to learn for psychology but we used FFIC
    Facts.. what it was trying to prove
    Findings... what it found
    Interpretation.. what we can infer from that
    Conclusions.

    I don't know if yours are anything like that but if you split them into bitesize chunks that you will be able to add to in the exam you should be able to learn them!
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    (Original post by steghead)
    no.
    lol expand....
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    (Original post by sammyvine)
    I don't have enough notes i don't think so i think i need to write a lot more but people are saying you should be doing past papers by then!

    My A2 exams are in June (June 3rd)

    Should easter be past papers or making notes?

    I can't remember doing any serious revision during the Easter holidays..

    Unless you think you seriously need to start know, just quickly go through some notes every day or 2 and then just chill and enjoy your holiday. Then knuckle down after Easter.
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    Hey, the problem I have with doing papers now is that for some A levels (such as physics and FP2/3) there are only 4 or 5 papers which is not very many so I'm holding off diving into doing them so that I have them to do closer to the time.
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    (Original post by LSeeber1)
    I can't remember doing any serious revision during the Easter holidays..

    Unless you think you seriously need to start know, just quickly go through some notes every day or 2 and then just chill and enjoy your holiday. Then knuckle down after Easter.
    erm nah i won't pass that well. Well get an A grade that well.

    I am not that clever to cram revise.
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    past papers are a last minute thing. They are wasted if you don't actually know the content.
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    Before starting any past papers I would get your notes sorted so you have a full set and then do a decent amount of revision from that full set of notes. You should feel reasonably confident that you can do any paper before you start doing past papers, otherwise they are wasted as you can only use each one once.
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    I personally think it's best to save past papers for once you've finished the syllabus. I'm only doing past papers for the subjects that we've covered everything for, so the rest I'll just go over everything we've done and make notes. :-)
 
 
 
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