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    (Original post by sunshine774)

    Wow C to an A* in history is AMAZING!!!
    Thanks, I couldn't believe it when I got my results
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    Thank you I will be taking this advice on ! Do you have any other good tips !?
    Just make sure that when you do the past papers, you mark them harshly. Going "close enough" will only harm you as you won't try to figure out what you did wrong with that one so won't improve. If you don't understand a certain task, try doing more tasks like that.

    Other than that, just revise and when you're in the exam just make sure to attempt each task. Even if you don't know how to do it, simply writing down the given equation sometimes gives you 1 point.

    Logic also helps. In my exam the last question was about sin graphs and when I was revising I only came upon it once and my teacher said it's rarely in the exam. But it was in mine. There were 3 parts on it and it was like, how high does it go an stuff like that. And I just made some guesses based on the graph and got half of the points. It's always better to try at least guessing as they don't remove marks for being really bad but you might be lucky to get an extra mark.
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    Just make sure that when you do the past papers, you mark them harshly. Going "close enough" will only harm you as you won't try to figure out what you did wrong with that one so won't improve. If you don't understand a certain task, try doing more tasks like that.

    Other than that, just revise and when you're in the exam just make sure to attempt each task. Even if you don't know how to do it, simply writing down the given equation sometimes gives you 1 point.

    Logic also helps. In my exam the last question was about sin graphs and when I was revising I only came upon it once and my teacher said it's rarely in the exam. But it was in mine. There were 3 parts on it and it was like, how high does it go an stuff like that. And I just made some guesses based on the graph and got half of the points. It's always better to try at least guessing as they don't remove marks for being really bad but you might be lucky to get an extra mark.
    thank you so much I'll be taking the advice on board
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    (Original post by IfYouCanDreamIt)
    Thanks, I couldn't believe it when I got my results
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    My form tutor was telling us about how she got a U in her Italian mock exam, and an A* in her actual GCSE--after putting lots of work in! Similarly, a friend of mine was telling me that she knows people who have done badly in the mocks, but well in the actual thing, and vice versa.

    At the end of the day, you know what you're capable of, and how hard you'll have to work to get there.It's certainly not impossible to push yourself up by a significant margin.
 
 
 
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