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    Hi guys, i'm doing edexcel econ and aiming for an A hopefully. Sat my first ever Micro paper in class & got a C (didn't even manage to finish the paper on time :/ )

    To students who achieved well in AS econ, was your first mock grade low too? Or should I be getting As / High Bs at this point?? starting to feel worried.
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    everyone got like an E at mocks lol and then got A/B in real thing - don't worry about it
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    (Original post by Demesne7)
    Hi guys, i'm doing edexcel econ and aiming for an A hopefully. Sat my first ever Micro paper in class & got a C (didn't even manage to finish the paper on time :/ )

    To students who achieved well in AS econ, was your first mock grade low too? Or should I be getting As / High Bs at this point?? starting to feel worried.
    You likely haven't practiced exam technique much up until now, so I wouldn't be too worried about not finishing in time. Bear in mind that mocks are generally there for you to find your current weaknesses (in subject knowledge, exam technique etc.) and improve on them before the real thing, so it's not uncommon nor necessarily a bad thing to be getting slightly lower grades than you want atm. Treat it as an indication of where you need to strengthen up on for the actual exams!
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    (Original post by rolaah)
    everyone got like an E at mocks lol and then got A/B in real thing - don't worry about it
    This is reassuring hahaha thanks
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    You likely haven't practiced exam technique much up until now, so I wouldn't be too worried about not finishing in time. Bear in mind that mocks are generally there for you to find your current weaknesses (in subject knowledge, exam technique etc.) and improve on them before the real thing, so it's not uncommon nor necessarily a bad thing to be getting slightly lower grades than you want atm. Treat it as an indication of where you need to strengthen up on for the actual exams!
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    You have a good point, I didn't give much focus on exam tech Hopefully I'll have enough time from now till May to work on that. Thanks for your response
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    i literally got a C in micro and an E for macro in my AS mocks (partly bc my teacher hated me) and then 90% in my AS so you shouldn't be worried. i would recommend doing timed papers, for micro, and reading up on case studies for macro bc examiners love that
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    A in my first mock and at AS.

    Things that I found helpful were making sure I understood things in class so that when I went over it, it came naturally, making flashcards and testing myself against them regularly and also searching a lot on the internet for various explanations for similar concepts so that it was drilled in my head.

    Also, don't overthink questions, they are usually much simpler than they seem

    Good luck and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions
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    Think I got a B - in the real thing I thought micro had gone terribly (came out crying), and I had prepared myself for a B or C, but I ended up with an A (84% UMS, so only just).

    I think UMS grade boundaries are quite low because it's such a new syllabus and people are still working out how to do the papers.
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    A in my first mock and at AS.

    Things that I found helpful were making sure I understood things in class so that when I went over it, it came naturally, making flashcards and testing myself against them regularly and also searching a lot on the internet for various explanations for similar concepts so that it was drilled in my head.

    Also, don't overthink questions, they are usually much simpler than they seem

    Good luck and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions
    Flash cards for definitions
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    (Original post by Niyi Aderounmu)
    Flash cards for definitions
    And key concepts such as externalities
 
 
 
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