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    Past papers and the mark scheme. I'm sure, as is my son, that that was what helped him achieve 5 x A at AS


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    (Original post by Antonia Jane)
    Past papers and the mark scheme. I'm sure, as is my son, that that was what helped him achieve 5 x A at AS


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    Wow amazing results firstly! If you don't mind me asking, how did you come across this thread?

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    (Original post by Moltenmo)
    As the title says, I would like to know whether if doing past papers counts as revision. Recently, I have been spending a lot of time doing past papers instead of making notes. I am worried that I am not spending time doing the appropriate task at this time of the year. Help!

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    Of course it does count as a revision.

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    (Original post by Moltenmo)
    As the title says, I would like to know whether if doing past papers counts as revision. Recently, I have been spending a lot of time doing past papers instead of making notes. I am worried that I am not spending time doing the appropriate task at this time of the year. Help!

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    You MUST do past papers! Obviously learn the content first- but doing past papers lets you learn EXAM TECHNQUE which is absolutely essential if you want an A or an A*!!!!!!! And read the mark scheme!
    AND FOR ESSAY SUBJECTS READ THE EXAMINERS REPORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's SO important!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Past papers are the Daddy of revision.
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    You MUST do past papers! Obviously learn the content first- but doing past papers lets you learn EXAM TECHNQUE which is absolutely essential if you want an A or an A*!!!!!!! And read the mark scheme!
    AND FOR ESSAY SUBJECTS READ THE EXAMINERS REPORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's SO important!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Good advice. Thank you.

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    (Original post by Moltenmo)
    Good advice. Thank you.

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    You're welcome!x Best of luck with your exams!x
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    You're welcome!x Best of luck with your exams!x
    Thank you. Is there anything in the examiner report that I should look out for specifically?

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    (Original post by Moltenmo)
    Thank you. Is there anything in the examiner report that I should look out for specifically?

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    Focus especially on what the examiners say about what most students get WRONG so that you will be prepared for the harder questions!x Especially in essay subjects like english- look at what examiners like to see- they often say what was good about student A's response, and what was better/worse than student B's. Is this for GCSE?x
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    Focus especially on what the examiners say about what most students get WRONG so that you will be prepared for the harder questions!x Especially in essay subjects like english- look at what examiners like to see- they often say what was good about student A's response, and what was better/worse than student B's. Is this for GCSE?x
    Yup!

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    Good- I hope you follow my advice then!!!
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    OFC you should !!!!!!
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    OFC you should !!!!!!
    Alright alright, calm yourself.

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    i know someone who only turned up to school 2-3 times a week.
    honestly she diddnt care about her GCSE's then two months before exams she ONLY used past test papers to revise
    and got
    4 C's 3 B's and two D's
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    (Original post by Moltenmo)
    As the title says, I would like to know whether if doing past papers counts as revision. Recently, I have been spending a lot of time doing past papers instead of making notes. I am worried that I am not spending time doing the appropriate task at this time of the year. Help!

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    Past papers are great for revision as long as you learn what gets marks and what doesn't - exam technique.


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    (Original post by oreo.200)
    i know someone who only turned up to school 2-3 times a week.
    honestly she diddnt care about her GCSE's then two months before exams she ONLY used past test papers to revise
    and got
    4 C's 3 B's and two D's
    I don't know if that's good or bad lol

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    (Original post by Nye2001)
    Past papers are great for revision as long as you learn what gets marks and what doesn't - exam technique.


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    Yup, I just do it to reinforce understanding and knowledge. Otherwise, I know I will forget a lot of the stuff I learn. Not sure about exam techniques though.

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