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    I have my AS level exams looming and my teachers have been encouraging us to complete past papers during the half term but I feel like I need to revise content.
    Should I skip revising the content and jump into past papers? or spend the half term sorting out qualms with content and then do past papers every day when school starts up again?
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    (Original post by CryingWaffle)
    I have my AS level exams looming and my teachers have been encouraging us to complete past papers during the half term but I feel like I need to revise content.
    Should I skip revising the content and jump into past papers? or spend the half term sorting out qualms with content and then do past papers every day when school starts up again?
    How do you know what you don't know until you do some past papers? Try a few papers, see what material you don't quite understand and go and revise that. Then continue until you are getting pretty much full marks.
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    Thanks that's a good point!
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    This is a dilemma I suffered with during my AS last year, and I've found that you have to do both simultaneously. For example, spend a week completing revision for say, Biology Unit 1 and during that week, do two Maths papers every night. I know this seems like a lot, but that's what A Levels is about. I prepared for my AS exams like that, and I got 4 A's fortunately. Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by CryingWaffle)
    I have my AS level exams looming and my teachers have been encouraging us to complete past papers during the half term but I feel like I need to revise content.
    Should I skip revising the content and jump into past papers? or spend the half term sorting out qualms with content and then do past papers every day when school starts up again?
    I suggest doing a topic then finding past paper questions on said topic. This way you can do both at the same time. It tends to stick better aswell, for me anyway
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    I suggest doing a topic then finding past paper questions on said topic. This way you can do both at the same time. It tends to stick better aswell, for me anyway
    Yeah I find my mistakes stick in my mind better that way too and I avoid making them again haha
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    (Original post by TheMadHatteress)
    This is a dilemma I suffered with during my AS last year, and I've found that you have to do both simultaneously. For example, spend a week completing revision for say, Biology Unit 1 and during that week, do two Maths papers every night. I know this seems like a lot, but that's what A Levels is about. I prepared for my AS exams like that, and I got 4 A's fortunately. Hope this helps!
    Well done on getting 4 As! Yeah I feel like at A level how much work you put in correlates with what grade you get and yeah that was definitely helpful. When did you begin revising?
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    Hello.
    In my point of view, it depends on what kind of person you are.
    I passed my As levels by doing lots of past papers cuz that's what I found helpful. I just needed to get the hand in order to not make the same mistakes again and again.
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    You could do open book past papers where you can check your textbooks to help you with the question?

    Obviously don't do it for every past paper for it could be a good compromise.
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    Thanks for your help I think I'm going to revise the topics I struggle with and then do past papers and do open book past papers on topics I continue to struggle with
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    I personally would say it's more important to have a solid understanding of all the content than it is to have done every past paper, but that's just my opinion
 
 
 
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