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    Questioning if this is an applicable way to do past papers if not why exactly not?
    (Subjects AS -> Maths , Further Maths, Chemistry , Physics.)

    Filling in the past paper with Model answers in your own words which satisfy the mark scheme and learning them (provided you understand the content) .

    The common approach to past papers as I know them is to do them then mark them then go back to where you have went wrong ; correct and maybe at a later date redo them or the paper. This will take practical time but if I were to simply learn exactly what is right from them it makes me feel as though I have gained the knowledge I need from them the right way.
    The only exception I could think of is the learning to solve problems you do not know how to solve issue but I don't think that's needed for AS papers is it (assuming I want to get the highest marks I can) ?
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    I think this is ok however - you wanna get practice of real exam conditions eg. no mark schemes, textbooks etc. to test your own knowledge.

    This isn't a bad idea though but make sure you're comfortable at answering Qs without any help for the real exams.

    Good luck!
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    I do a mixture of both, it works well for me. If you do use the mark scheme really try and understand the answer yourself.
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    (Original post by Aoba)
    Questioning if this is an applicable way to do past papers if not why exactly not?
    (Subjects AS -> Maths , Further Maths, Chemistry , Physics.)

    Filling in the past paper with Model answers in your own words which satisfy the mark scheme and learning them (provided you understand the content) .

    The common approach to past papers as I know them is to do them then mark them then go back to where you have went wrong ; correct and maybe at a later date redo them or the paper. This will take practical time but if I were to simply learn exactly what is right from them it makes me feel as though I have gained the knowledge I need from them the right way.
    The only exception I could think of is the learning to solve problems you do not know how to solve issue but I don't think that's needed for AS papers is it (assuming I want to get the highest marks I can) ?
    Thats a pretty terrible idea imo, with the exception of a couple of definition questions. It is much much more useful to properly understand the content and be able to apply that to get to the answer than to be able to recall the mark scheme of a paper 4 years ago where the quesrions werent even quite the same
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    I always fill out exam papers with the mark scheme! would rather spend time learning the content and practicing getting it right as opposed to just learning how to ******** my way through a paper.
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Thats a pretty terrible idea imo, with the exception of a couple of definition questions. It is much much more useful to properly understand the content and be able to apply that to get to the answer than to be able to recall the mark scheme of a paper 4 years ago where the quesrions werent even quite the same
    For any mathematical questions it is the method that would be remembered of course, maybe with an example being the one(or more) of that sort of question , as oppose doing many of the same question in a textbook .

    I was thinking that I would understand why this question would be answered like this in any non definition questions though.. I assume there may always be new questions that require extensive knowledge though I had thought that this would be tested in new ways every year as oppose to new knowledge.
 
 
 
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