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    So my questions are (for AS):

    Should I do past papers the night before an exam? 2 nights before? Or what are the most crucial things to do very close to an exam? For example I have planned to do at least 2 core 1 papers the night before my exam.

    Considering I'm going for at least AABB, should I be revising pretty much every spare second of the day? Because I've made a revision timetable for the whole exam schedule with what I think is pretty much everything I can think of, but there are probably a few nights where I'll have an hour or 2 to spare?

    What things can I do in the build up other than these:
    Doing detailed notes on everything
    Doing every past paper I haven't yet done, and spec papers
    Close to the exam, going through the spec and reviewing each point
    Doing the practice questions in the book

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    So my questions are (for AS):

    Should I do past papers the night before an exam? 2 nights before? Or what are the most crucial things to do very close to an exam? For example I have planned to do at least 2 core 1 papers the night before my exam.

    Considering I'm going for at least AABB, should I be revising pretty much every spare second of the day? Because I've made a revision timetable for the whole exam schedule with what I think is pretty much everything I can think of, but there are probably a few nights where I'll have an hour or 2 to spare?

    What things can I do in the build up other than these:
    Doing detailed notes on everything
    Doing every past paper I haven't yet done, and spec papers
    Close to the exam, going through the spec and reviewing each point
    Doing the practice questions in the book

    Thanks in advance
    I found that the night before is a bit late to be doing papers, I would save maybe one for the night before but you could always do one you've already done before the night before. I found the night before it was good to relax or just spend reviewing stuff you already know, I'm assuming core 1 means maths? if so id say the night before to just look over all of the questions you've got wrong in the past and familiarise yourself with what went wrong. I also wouldn't work every hour of everyday as you'll probably just forget stuff doing that much, make sure you have plenty of breaks and still have a social life (I got AAAA in my ASs in 3 sciences and maths)
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    (Original post by stephannalee)
    I found that the night before is a bit late to be doing papers, I would save maybe one for the night before but you could always do one you've already done before the night before. I found the night before it was good to relax or just spend reviewing stuff you already know, I'm assuming core 1 means maths? if so id say the night before to just look over all of the questions you've got wrong in the past and familiarise yourself with what went wrong. I also wouldn't work every hour of everyday as you'll probably just forget stuff doing that much, make sure you have plenty of breaks and still have a social life (I got AAAA in my ASs in 3 sciences and maths)
    Thanks for replying! Yes core 1 means maths, I'm doing maths, chem, phys and french. I think I'll probably take your advice on board and instead of doing 2/3 past papers the night before, perhaps do 1 at max, and just spend the rest of the time reviewing the content/revision.

    Would you say relaxing really helped you? Like going for a run or something?
 
 
 
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