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    (Original post by Hard work)
    You know what guys this is the first time I am using TSR and its just amazing honestly friends you all are a huge inspiration.....now no one can stop me getting an A* at the end.
    Good luck:yes:
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    Try to understand why you are doing what you are doing
    This is the correct answer.

    If you need to do 20 exam papers to get questions right you're learning it wrong.
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    (Original post by EmergencyBagels)
    do every past paper for every subject. thats what I did. its what my maths teacher said was the only way and i think its the truth. if youre still not getting stuff then just spend all your time, lunches and breaks bugging your maths teachers to work it through with you. i did that too :-) hopefully you have some nice teachers!
    ask for extra work if you want, but just getting started on past papers ASAP is really all you need if you need practice. if you can do last years paper, then you can do this years paper. you will learn the tricks and the idiosyncrasies of exam technique. if its too hard for now dont worry about timing but obviously take it into account as the time gets closer.

    so: do every past paper, if you dont get something, look at the textbook, maybe even do some easier exercises from it on the subject to build up your skills. try again the next day, if you still dont get it, go to the teachers. if theres a concept thats screwing with your head then work on that until you get it. my teachers had extra worksheets that would just be like, a list of 50 integration questions and you just stayed after school and did every single one if you couldnt do it in the practice test. and it was good!

    as for formulas and rules, get people to test you, stick them on postit notes around your house and read them every day - and use them from memory in exam style questions.

    honestly i think the two most important resources i had, were teachers, and past papers. try a paper. dont get it? go to the teacher. try again. repeat. like i said i hope they are nice, since mine really were! i mean even if they arent or you find them scary then just try to swallow it down, its their job to help you.

    PS - dont worry, i ended up getting an A* in the end but my mocks were pretty much all Ds hahah
    Just out of interest how did this effect your uni offers (mock wise) did you get CONDITIONAL OFFERS and had to call on the day of results?

    :creep:
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    (Original post by Jassy16)
    Just out of interest how did this effect your uni offers (mock wise) did you get CONDITIONAL OFFERS and had to call on the day of results?

    :creep:
    How does doing good or bad in mocks affects the offers?
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    (Original post by Hard work)
    How does doing good or bad in mocks affects the offers?
    they use them a predictions so if your predicted grades for Y12 are low then universities will give you a conditional offer meaning that you will be let in if your grades improve
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    Wrong^
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    I still don't understand ....
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    (Original post by Hard work)
    I still don't understand ....
    You're dumb then:ahee::ahee::ahee::ahee::ahee:

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    (Original post by Jassy16)
    Just out of interest how did this effect your uni offers (mock wise) did you get CONDITIONAL OFFERS and had to call on the day of results?

    :creep:
    hmm well my teachers made my predicted grade an A because id got an A at AS. and especially since i wasnt applying for maths that was fine. im not sure what you mean? my teachers didnt base predicted grades off mocks.

    yeah i got conditional offers, which is kind of the standard. you dont have to call on the day unless something goes wrong. the results get sent directly to your uni. in fact, they know what you got before you do often ive heard.
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    (Original post by EmergencyBagels)
    hmm well my teachers made my predicted grade an A because id got an A at AS. and especially since i wasnt applying for maths that was fine. im not sure what you mean? my teachers didnt base predicted grades off mocks.

    yeah i got conditional offers, which is kind of the standard. you dont have to call on the day unless something goes wrong. the results get sent directly to your uni. in fact, they know what you got before you do often ive heard.
    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
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    (Original post by Jassy16)
    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
    oh i think i see what you mean?

    is this because of the new A level system?
    i heard it had changed. do you do an AS exam in y12 then your A2s in year 13 or is that different for you? that is how it was for me so AS mocks had literally no bearing on my university application at all, since by the time i was applying i had had my real AS grades for a while.

    if your system is different im afraid i dont know :-(
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    [QUOTE=maggie43;62162411]You're dumb then:ahee::ahee::ahee::ahee::ahee:

    and clearly you are rude................
 
 
 
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