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    I really want to know, just how much can doing lots of igcse past papers help you? Especially in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics). Because I did it for maths and it helped a lot but I am not too sure for science so i just want to hear other people's experiences and maybe could you guys tell me how you guys study for sciences, causing i'm finding it difficult to apply my knowledge but i get the theory. Help please, thank you
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    (Original post by In Kieu)
    I really want to know, just how much can doing lots of igcse past papers help you? Especially in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics). Because I did it for maths and it helped a lot but I am not too sure for science so i just want to hear other people's experiences and maybe could you guys tell me how you guys study for sciences, causing i'm finding it difficult to apply my knowledge but i get the theory. Help please, thank you
    Yes, that will definitely help you.
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    Yes, that will definitely help you.
    How will it help you? Familiarize our self with the question and wording? See the types of question that appears every year? Sorry i'm asking a lot, its all new for me ...
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    How will it help you? Familiarize our self with the question and wording? See the types of question that appears every year? Sorry i'm asking a lot, its all new for me ...
    It helps you to understand what the question is asking you to. It helps with the wording yes and it helps in terms of you will know how to answer the question.
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    There's only so much of the textbook or notes you can do. Past papers are the way to go, especially for paper 4 in biology where the questions are extremely repetitive.Find the repeat questions example describe sicke cell anaemia,etc. and write the marking scheme points next to the topic in your textbook (extremely handy when revising).Same for physics and chemistry, but definitely not as much. Chemistry paper 4 requires a pretty deep knowledge of the syllabus that is best gained from reading the textbook. If you're taking alternative to practical (paper 6) the papers are the exact same every year for physics ( and similar for chemistry) so practice all of them.
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    So instead of taking notes from the textbook, you should do past papers instead? For biology im ok, high A low A* in the unit tests and the the mocks but i want to secure a safe A* in all the sciences, so past paper is the way to go? I don't really know how to study for physics and chemistry, i tend to read the textbook and write notes based of it as well as my class notes but it seems like its not working well, do you have any other alternative ideas? ---> do sticky notes and highlighters actually work?
 
 
 
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