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    Hi all,

    I was doing an ICT past paper after revising and I got an A*.... by only 2 marks.
    That IS good but I feel like I can achieve better marks so can anyone advise me on ICT papers because I feel like the mark scheme is uniquely random?

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    (Original post by MBFP)
    Hi all,

    I was doing an ICT past paper after revising and I got an A*.... by only 2 marks.
    That IS good but I feel like I can achieve better marks so can anyone advise me on ICT papers because I feel like the mark scheme is uniquely random?

    Thanks
    - Try and give common examples which the examiner will expect.
    - For the 6 mark questions, try and write as much as possible - anything related to that topic
    - If a question is worth 4 markers and it only asks for two thing, you are expected to add a "because" or an "in order to"
    - Always write something for every question - even if you know it's probably wrong. If you write nothing, you automatically gain 0.
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    Anyone else think the exam is too long? I always finish in about 50 minutes when the exam is 1hr 30?
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    (Original post by MBFP)
    Anyone else think the exam is too long? I always finish in about 50 minutes when the exam is 1hr 30?
    Yeah, I agree too, though it is a benefit being able to go back through and develop each answer carefully as you have a lot of time left - i.e when we did a mock assessment in class, I wrote almost 1 and a half pages for the 6 marker (It's a lot, I know, but it ensured I got 6/6)
 
 
 

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