Did anyone do AS Law last year?Watch
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I'm looking to do it this year and I was wondering what people thought of the qualification having done it. And any advice in studying/exam technique? I'm taking the exam as a private candidate and self-studying the course, so any help would be great!
-did a lot of essays. Got them marked by the mark scheme, then re did the essays until they were full marks. She did this for every topic and tried to learn the mark schemes for them.
-she had a little book with flashcards in it. She made notes and summaries on every topic and carried it everywhere with her- so whenever she had a short break, was waiting in the queue or anything, she quickly flicked over it.
As with any exam though, the amount of work you put in is crucial. Little and often is the best way I've always seen, even if you don't do much work one night, maybe just have a quick read over a topic of notes before you go to bed. You can find a lot of great notes and study help on online sites like Get Revising, and even on youtube
However what i would say is the most crucial and often underestimated part is learning what the examiner wants to see. you can do this by looking at the mark schemes and also thoroughly reading the examiners reports. once you start scrutinising the application questions closely, you will notice that alternate offences can be talked about, and dismissed, using the evidence in the case study which will get you even more marks. this is clearly stated in the examiners reports and mark schemes. make sure to be concise and not go off topic when you do this though! Also, make sure you learn evaluative answers off by heart, as they are usually the same/very similar every year and if you can memorise them you have basically earnt yourself 25 marks. be prepared to miss out on an A should you fail to learn these (i know from experience!)
good luck in your studies and i hope i can get an A in A2 law and in Unit 2 this year, as well as yourself of course !