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    I'm a Yr 11 Student halfway through his GCSE mock exams. Most tests I've done were straight forward . However I have a p3 exam soon and I'm not expecting the best. Looking back I regret not making use of the winter holiday and having to revise at most 2-3 days before each exam as they're all close together. Regarding the future my question is how do you learn for understanding as I always try to memorise which I know isn't a good strategy but I always do. seeing as I've never been taught to understand. Also regarding subjects I find difficult, how do I understand it without memorising and becoming frustrated as I often get annoyed for not getting facts/concepts straightway. For example for aqa p3 science I struggle with the electromagnet part and I end up trying to copy what my teachers/videos say before forgetting or having gaps in my knowledge of what I've memorised. How can I learn concepts difficult and understand it and making it simpler to me while stopping myself from relying on memorising

    Try to teach other students. That way other students can ask you how and why questions and you will learn to answer these as your explaining. Try to also make resources that would teach online students like on the student room
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