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    Learning the mark scheme of every past paper for that subject?
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    Probably not (although I don't know what you consider to be a "good" grade).

    Definitely not for STEM.
    Definitely not for English and Economics - reading mark schemes will only get you that far, even though the question types are recycled, the questions themselves can be quite different from year to year in terms of what aspects of the syllabus they cover. This is particularly true for English, which requires a healthy dose of critical thinking and individuality in your response.
    Possibly for History AS (even though you're gonna want to read around a lot and make sure you have a solid understanding of the timeline of events)
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    It's better to understand the paper than just learn the mark scheme for it. So you can apply the knowledge from that question to others like it.
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    (Original post by DedeM9)
    Learning the mark scheme of every past paper for that subject?
    It will certainly help for science subjects, but you need to actually understand what you're memorising to ensure that you get a good grade.
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    This is only applicable to some subjects. It definitely applies to A-level Biology - the mark scheme was pretty anal... unless you didn't put exactly what they did for certain questions, you wouldn't earn the mark(s). With that being said, A-level Bio also requires a lot of understanding and a ton of memorisation.
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    I'm talking for a level ict and Dt
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    Definitely not for English Lit

    Most likely not for History

    Potentially for Government & Politics
 
 
 
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