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    So apparently everyone has started doing past papers now. I've only started doing past papers for maths but for other subjects like science I'm just trying to learn all the content from the revision guides. Should i start doing past papers or continue learning the content?
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    Learn the content.
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    Learn content and then practice with past papers, once you know all the material - you should have time!
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    Personally, I learn the content and then do past papers. If any areas come up that I struggle with then I make sure to revise that topic. After I've learnt everything then I start doing all the past papers. However, it's different for me because I've always had like 3 past papers by doing the new Scottish exams :/
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    Your priority should ideally be learning as much of the content as you can. There's not much point doing past papers if you haven't revised the material yet, because you'll only get discouraged if you don't do well on the past papers
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    OK, thanks everyone but i seriously doubt i'll get any time to do past papers because i think i'll just about finish learning the content just before the exam (if i'm lucky). Are past papers crucial for getting good grades or can i get good grades without them?
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    OK, thanks everyone but i seriously doubt i'll get any time to do past papers because i think i'll just about finish learning the content just before the exam (if i'm lucky). Are past papers crucial for getting good grades or can i get good grades without them?
    Past papers matter more in some subjects such as maths and the sciences. However, I think it's still important to do them for all subjects and especially if you struggle with the timing when writing essays.
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    Learn the content then start by doing past papers with your books next to you and just note down areas where you had to look at your book. Once you've completed a few papers look at your notes in the areas where you most often had to look at your books (notes). After around two weeks of that or until you feel confident start doing some past paper questions under timed conditions but try not to do the whole paper at once. For example my history paper 1 exam is 1 hour 15 minutes and is out of 50 marks. So I'll do an 8 mark question in 12 minutes then maybe a 6 marker in 9 but never the whole paper at once. In the final weeks (between 1-2 weeks before) up to the exam is when you should do full papers under exam conditions but by then you should be feeling pretty confident and it'll feel like a stroll in a park when it comes to the actual exam
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    tbh, my original plan was to do c3,p3,c2, and p2 now quickly and then do c1 and p1 just before the exam since that exam is first and then go over c3,p3,c2, and p2 before them exams so everything is fresh in my mind. Do you guys reckon this will actually work?
 
 
 
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