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    I just did a past paper for chemistry and I only got 34/60. I read the mark scheme about 5 days ago and then I haven't read the paper since and just did it. Someone please help? I need to improve my score. And I'm rubbish at 5 and 6 mark questions too.
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    (Original post by meghemmings)
    I just did a past paper for chemistry and I only got 34/60. I read the mark scheme about 5 days ago and then I haven't read the paper since and just did it. Someone please help? I need to improve my score. And I'm rubbish at 5 and 6 mark questions too.
    remember mark scheme?
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    remember mark scheme?
    What do you mean?
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    (Original post by meghemmings)
    What do you mean?
    basically learn answers, there'll be question that should pop up on every single chem paper so remember answers for those and chem's all about something happens, explain why this happens and equations and that covers 90% of chem knowledge needed
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    basically learn answers, there'll be question that should pop up on every single chem paper so remember answers for those and chem's all about something happens, explain why this happens and equations and that covers 90% of chem knowledge needed
    Oh okay thankyou, any tips for 5-6 mark questions too?
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    remember mark scheme?
    Not really a good idea imo
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    (Original post by meghemmings)
    Oh okay thankyou, any tips for 5-6 mark questions too?
    depends what they are? is this GCSE?
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Not really a good idea imo
    i got 3 marks in my physics exam bc of this.... not a good idea but it'll give you an idea of what they want in an answer.
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    At least put a question mark in the title. I only clicked on this thread because I thought it would be someone giving tips.
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    i got 3 marks in my physics exam bc of this.... not a good idea but it'll give you an idea of what they want in an answer.
    Obviously there will be some situations where you can get away with memorising mark schemes, but for exams as a whole it most certainly is not a revision method
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Obviously there will be some situations where you can get away with memorising mark schemes, but for exams as a whole it most certainly is not a revision method
    definitely not a revision method no....
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    (Original post by meghemmings)
    I just did a past paper for chemistry and I only got 34/60. I read the mark scheme about 5 days ago and then I haven't read the paper since and just did it. Someone please help? I need to improve my score. And I'm rubbish at 5 and 6 mark questions too.
    know the processes - they usually take up all the 6 markers
    by processes I mean things such as fractional distillation, polymerisation, carrying out titrations, the haber process etc
    if you don't know these, they're quite difficult to bs in the exam
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    depends what they are? is this GCSE?
    Yes this is gcse
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    (Original post by surina16)
    know the processes - they usually take up all the 6 markers
    by processes I mean things such as fractional distillation, polymerisation, carrying out titrations, the haber process etc
    if you don't know these, they're quite difficult to bs in the exam
    Thankyou I'll try this!!:-)
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    (Original post by meghemmings)
    Yes this is gcse
    (Original post by surina16)
    know the processes - they usually take up all the 6 markers
    by processes I mean things such as fractional distillation, polymerisation, carrying out titrations, the haber process etc
    if you don't know these, they're quite difficult to bs in the exam
    ^^ pretty much this, but sometimes you'll have done these experiments and it's much easier to speak from experience than just theory, but for things like polymerisation and fractional distillation see what the mark scheme says and learn the theory as best you can
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Not really a good idea imo
    It's necessary to get the really finicky points in A Level questions however.
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    (Original post by alow)
    It's necessary to get the really finicky points in A Level questions however.
    To a certain extent yeah, with proper understanding you should be able to get the majority of the marks for each question but sometimes can be the difference between getting say 2/3 and 3.
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    you give up and cry


    (I'm doing a chemistry paper as we speak lmao :cry2: )
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    To a certain extent yeah, with proper understanding you should be able to get the majority of the marks for each question but sometimes can be the difference between getting say 2/3 and 3.
    I'm well aware of that. Not learning the markschemes is just asking to lose easy marks however.
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    (Original post by alow)
    I'm well aware of that. Not learning the markschemes is just asking to lose easy marks however.
    My point was more that if you are getting 34/60 on a paper, you should be focusing on the massive holes in your understanding and you can worry about a couple of marks here and there later on, but yeah it's a good idea to do papers
 
 
 
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