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    I took my unit 1 law paper may 2012, and i can honestly i worked and revised so hard for it, attending every single revision class after school and in the holidays and revising at home. My results came back in august and i got a D. I was so so so disappointed, it felt like even with all my hard work, i still did not pass and i felt so stupid. I am retaking unit 1 and also doing the unit 2 paper in May and I am literally so scared, I CANT GET A D AGAIN please help me or give me some advice, as i need a B to do it at a level
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    revise harder
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    Maybe the type of revision you were doing wasn't the right kind for you. Everyone learns in different ways, so think about other ways you could revise.

    I didn't do GCSE law (I would have loved to but my school didn't offer it - I'm doing A level law at the moment), so I can't help you with that specifically. Did you work on your exam technique before? If not, that could really help you to get higher grades.
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    (Original post by Imog)
    Maybe the type of revision you were doing wasn't the right kind for you. Everyone learns in different ways, so think about other ways you could revise.

    I didn't do GCSE law (I would have loved to but my school didn't offer it - I'm doing A level law at the moment), so I can't help you with that specifically. Did you work on your exam technique before? If not, that could really help you to get higher grades.
    Thank you! And I found section A fine, it was section B i found difficult as it included quality of written communication questions and i didn't practice those at all, do you have any tips on how to answer questions like that?
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    (Original post by delademdzotsi)
    Thank you! And I found section A fine, it was section B i found difficult as it included quality of written communication questions and i didn't practice those at all, do you have any tips on how to answer questions like that?
    For questions with marks for QWC, you need to make sure your spelling, grammar and sentence structure are all really good, and that you're using the right kind of legal language. Your writing needs to 'flow' more like an essay.
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    (Original post by Imog)
    For questions with marks for QWC, you need to make sure your spelling, grammar and sentence structure are all really good, and that you're using the right kind of legal language. Your writing needs to 'flow' more like an essay.
    Thank you so much
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    There's a difference between working hard and working smart. Make sure when you're revising the content is actually going in and you are retaining it. Test yourself at the end of each section. Practice exam technique to make sure you ace that, with GCSEs if you have good exam technique, even if you don't really know that much you can still do ace. Look over past papers and mark schemes and get a feel for what they want from you and complete one to see how you do. Ask your teachers for advice and practice questions and how you can improve individually

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    Yepp the best way is to learn mark schemes. I am doing my GCSEs and last year I felt I revised so hard but I did no past papers whatsoever! So just make sure you know what the examiner is looking for in your answers! You're so lucky to be doing law!

    GoodLuck x
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    [QUOTE=will2348;42212903]There's a difference between working hard and working smart. Make sure when you're revising the content is actually going in and you are retaining it. Test yourself at the end of each section. Practice exam technique to make sure you ace that, with GCSEs if you have good exam technique, even if you don't really know that much you can still do ace. Look over past papers and mark schemes and get a feel for what they want from you and complete one to see how you do. Ask your teachers for advice and practice questions and how you can improve individually

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    Thank you! that's fantastic advice, ill just make sure i read past papers and test myself after each topic
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    Thank you everyone I got As on both papers so an A overall, so glad I didn't give up x


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    (Original post by delademdzotsi)
    Thank you everyone I got As on both papers so an A overall, so glad I didn't give up x


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    That's great news, well done!
 
 
 
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