Next week I am doing my a level mocks and for reference I do English Language, Media Studies and Chemistry. I am Predicated and A* in media and a B in both English and Chemistry.
However, in chemistry I am not lacking knowledge as I know most of the content, but the exam questions are fing me up. I get confused with what they are asking me and never get the right answer, my teacher says to just read them carefully and that doesn't work. I am worried that I am going to fail because of the wording of the questions.
Anybody got any tips? Open to anything!
(btw my exam board is Edexcel) so yes extremely hard exams.
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- Thread Starter
- 14-01-2017 16:48
- 15-01-2017 03:08
Read each Q twice and try and work out:
1. What the examiner is looking for - try and read his/her mind from the wording of the Q. Then put down exactly that, as if you are saying: "Hi Sir/Miss, this is what you were looking for - that is exactly what I have written. Can I have my two marks, please. Thank you!)
2. Put down as many bullet points/ideas as the number of marks assigned to a Q or part thereof. Or, even better, one more idea so you have one mark "in reserve".
3. Be concise and relevant - it is quality of your answer and number of points that earn marks, not just low quality volume.
I attach an article I wrote in a periodical a short while ago - hope it helps furthe!
- 15-01-2017 09:34
Best advice if asked for two answers, put your two best answers and stop writing.