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    I was wondering if anyone could help me:
    Basically in August I found that I had got a C in my AS WJEC Film Studies exam. As my teacher thought I could get an A, she ordered the paper back. It turned out I'd made a lot of silly mistakes that cost me my grades, and she told me that I actually had A-Grade knowledge but not the right exam technique. I am retaking this exam in order to get my B (and from what she's said possibly an A) at A-Level.

    How should I go about revising for this? When should I start? Last year I started all my revision about Easter but will admit to slacking on FS a little because Sociology was my weakest subject at the time. I have some of my notes from last year but not all of them.

    I am panicking a little about this and would appreciate any help. Thank you so much!
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I was wondering if anyone could help me:
    Basically in August I found that I had got a C in my AS WJEC Film Studies exam. As my teacher thought I could get an A, she ordered the paper back. It turned out I'd made a lot of silly mistakes that cost me my grades, and she told me that I actually had A-Grade knowledge but not the right exam technique. I am retaking this exam in order to get my B (and from what she's said possibly an A) at A-Level.

    How should I go about revising for this? When should I start? Last year I started all my revision about Easter but will admit to slacking on FS a little because Sociology was my weakest subject at the time. I have some of my notes from last year but not all of them.

    I am panicking a little about this and would appreciate any help. Thank you so much!
    To be honest I really don't know how you should go about revising because I have never done essay subjects, but what I can say is that you should start revising as soon as now as you will mostly be engaged in your A2 studies. Perhaps read the specification to see what is required in the exam because that's the only liable source from the exam board.

    After doing a past paper, you should go through the mark scheme , along with examiner's report, and read them very carefully. Although this sounds tedious, that's the best way of mastering exam techniques.

    Good luck!
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    Hi! So I've just finished my a2 year, I did two AS re-sits, one was in sociology where I re-sat a U grade and managed to get a B second time around jumping up 4 grades and changed my overall grade from a D to a B and what I did was attend AS lessons in my free periods alongside A2 lessons which my teacher allowed (I did this after Christmas) I then picked up extra notes and extra knowledge but I too didn't start revising until late (maybe a month before) but I felt that helped me due to it being closer to the exam so I remembered it more, but it wasn't exactly slacking because I was attending classes from January so maybe that's an idea for you, hope this helped
    P.s a good revision technique is doing past paper questions and looking at the mark scheme and making notes/highlighting what key points they are looking out for them branch those points out!
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    Hi! So I've just finished my a2 year, I did two AS re-sits, one was in sociology where I re-sat a U grade and managed to get a B second time around jumping up 4 grades and changed my overall grade from a D to a B and what I did was attend AS lessons in my free periods alongside A2 lessons which my teacher allowed (I did this after Christmas) I then picked up extra notes and extra knowledge but I too didn't start revising until late (maybe a month before) but I felt that helped me due to it being closer to the exam so I remembered it more, but it wasn't exactly slacking because I was attending classes from January so maybe that's an idea for you, hope this helped
    P.s a good revision technique is doing past paper questions and looking at the mark scheme and making notes/highlighting what key points they are looking out for them branch those points out!
    I cannot join AS lessons due to timetable clashes unfortunately. Thank you so much, I will definitely follow your advice! I'm trying to get a C to a B/A and it was mostly due to (annoying) mistakes - I lost 10 marks because I didn't mention a source.
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    I cannot join AS lessons due to timetable clashes unfortunately. Thank you so much, I will definitely follow your advice! I'm trying to get a C to a B/A and it was mostly due to (annoying) mistakes - I lost 10 marks because I didn't mention a source.
    Ahh right well maybe go to revision sessions for AS once they start near exam time! And that's frustrating, exam pressure can cause you to forget to put things in which is annoying, best of luck anyway!
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    Ahh right well maybe go to revision sessions for AS once they start near exam time! And that's frustrating, exam pressure can cause you to forget to put things in which is annoying, best of luck anyway!
    Yes, that's what my teacher suggested I was (and still am) annoyed by it though haha
    Thanks again, best of luck in whatever you're doing as well!
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