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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    So what paper are we all planning to start first in the actual exam? I'm planning to start the option topic paper first; turning points for me.
    I just tend to do them in order (so core then astro), I've actually never thought about it before though! I skip between the two a bit because when I go through papers the first time I leave six markers and anything I can't instantly see how to do until the second go through so that I don't waste any time.
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    So what paper are we all planning to start first in the actual exam? I'm planning to start the option topic paper first; turning points for me.
    Currently doing all questions in order and leaving the six marker for the last.


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    (Original post by simonli2575)
    Currently doing all questions in order and leaving the six marker for the last.


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    I just tend to do them in order (so core then astro), I've actually never thought about it before though! I skip between the two a bit because when I go through papers the first time I leave six markers and anything I can't instantly see how to do until the second go through so that I don't waste any time.
    Do you think instead it might be worth doing both 6 markers first?



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    (Original post by CD223)
    Do you think instead it might be worth doing both 6 markers first?



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    I don't think it matters to me because after I finished all the questions, I still have plenty of time left to go through all the questions.
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    (Original post by CD223)
    Do you think instead it might be worth doing both 6 markers first?



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    Nooo. Haha. Every time I've done that I've interpreted the question wrong or spent too long on it meaning I've got no time left. Too many marks elsewhere to get rather than risking it on the 6 marker. (Especially in unit 4)

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    (Original post by _Caz_)
    Nooo. Haha. Every time I've done that I've interpreted the question wrong or spent too long on it meaning I've got no time left. Too many marks elsewhere to get rather than risking it on the 6 marker. (Especially in unit 4)

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    (Original post by simonli2575)
    I don't think it matters to me because after I finished all the questions, I still have plenty of time left to go through all the questions.
    Interesting viewpoints - thanks!


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Do you think instead it might be worth doing both 6 markers first?



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    I hear this method a lot but it doesn't really work for me! I prefer to do things in a kind of easiest - hardest order almost (actually more like a least writing - most writing).
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    (Original post by Lau14)
    I hear this method a lot but it doesn't really work for me! I prefer to do things in a kind of easiest - hardest order almost (actually more like a least writing - most writing).
    Yeah it's not so much the difficulty as the time consumption!


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    any last minute tips for the EMPA?
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    any last minute tips for the EMPA?
    Have you read Lau14's guide?


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    So the physics empa went awfully!!!
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    So the physics empa went awfully!!!
    Did anything 'unexpected' come up? Like the AS Physics if you did that.
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    (Original post by ChemPhysMath)
    Did anything 'unexpected' come up? Like the AS Physics if you did that.
    Anything that comes up is unexpected tbh
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Anything that comes up is unexpected tbh
    Ah I'm sure you did okay! I did mine on Tuesday.

    Please don't disclose specifics to people now you've done it though.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Ah I'm sure you did okay! I did mine on Tuesday.

    Please don't disclose specifics to people now you've done it though.


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    I really didn't tbh!!! But I got a C last year in the empa but got just over 90% so I'm determined to get that A*
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    I really didn't tbh!!! But I got a C last year in the empa but got just over 90% so I'm determined to get that A*
    Aha me too! Did you resit the AS EMPA? I chose not to as I got 273 last year anyway


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Aha me too! Did you resit the AS EMPA? I chose not to as I got 273 last year anywayPosted from TSR Mobile
    No because 1) really expensive and I was spending lots of money on remarks and getting papers back 2) really didn't want to lol 3) my Physics UMS wasn't relevant as much as my other three for my subject and it was already over 90% so not bad!

    I got 271! looking at the ums conversions for 6X it looks pretty nice so hopefully I won't do worse than last year
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    No because 1) really expensive and I was spending lots of money on remarks and getting papers back 2) really didn't want to lol 3) my Physics UMS wasn't relevant as much as my other three for my subject and it was already over 90% so not bad!

    I got 271! looking at the ums conversions for 6X it looks pretty nice so hopefully I won't do worse than last year
    Is the UMS conversion for 6X better than 3X?
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    Is the UMS conversion for 6X better than 3X?
    a little bit better, not significant but I had forgotten how good they were lol
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    a little bit better, not significant but I had forgotten how good they were lol
    Ah. I got 41 UMS last year. Found out that was 1 UMS mark off of a B, and 7 UMS off of an A. 😐


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