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    Last year I got ABBC - not what I wanted due to last minute revision and a serious lack of doing past papers. So I want to make sure Im prepared this year to get AAA in all 3 subjects chemistry, biology and english. Im focusing on just chemistry right now for this week. How many past papers does anyone recommend I do? and also what if Im getting really bad for the past papers is there any point in starting early? Thank you!
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    Last year I got ABBC - not what I wanted due to last minute revision and a serious lack of doing past papers. So I want to make sure Im prepared this year to get AAA in all 3 subjects chemistry, biology and english. Im focusing on just chemistry right now for this week. How many past papers does anyone recommend I do? and also what if Im getting really bad for the past papers is there any point in starting early? Thank you!
    Two papers per day is a good target. When you mark them, make sure you fully understand everything that you get wrong. Do some practise questions on those topics.

    There isn't much point doing past papers if you don't know what's going on. Do some revision, then do a past paper. If you get a C or above, go over everything that you got wrong, and then do another paper. If you don't get a C, revise as much as you can again, starting with the things on that paper. Repeat until you have done all of the papers (maybe save a couple for the week before the exam).
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    If you just want to focus on one subject at a time, then I'd say no more than three per day. When marking them, be harsh with your marking and stick rigidly to the mark scheme, as that's what the examiners will do (even though it's tempting to give yourself a couple of extra marks here and there!). Also, don't dive into past papers straight away until you gone over all the material at least once - you don't want to go through the paper without first doing some revision and risking stressing yourself out further
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    Everyone does it differently, but doing even one a day sounds nuts to me. Let alone three! Each paper should throw up a good few areas that need work, so I never do another paper until I have gone over the relevant chapters. But I also rewrite all my notes before I even start...sounds maybe like some of you use past papers to do that in the first place.
 
 
 
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