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    Hi,

    Finished college a few months ago and ended up with BBB in Maths, Computer Science and History.

    Unfortunately I didn't get the grades that I needed (AAA) for my intended University and although I did get some offers through clearing, I decided to take a gap year and retake the subjects.

    I'm going to have to retake all of them, which is a bummer, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice that they could give.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Khronus)
    Hi,

    Finished college a few months ago and ended up with BBB in Maths, Computer Science and History.

    Unfortunately I didn't get the grades that I needed (AAA) for my intended University and although I did get some offers through clearing, I decided to take a gap year and retake the subjects.

    I'm going to have to retake all of them, which is a bummer, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice that they could give.

    Thanks.
    Just draw up a plan and timetable again from now till the exam.
    Make a to do list.

    Keep the knowledge in your head and build on it.

    Get your papers back.
    ID where you went wrong or marks you missed.
    Improve your notes.
    Improve weak points.
    Do more reading.
    Read mark schemes.
    Consider any additional useful resources.

    Practice, practice practice.
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    Just draw up a plan and timetable again from now till the exam.
    Make a to do list.

    Keep the knowledge in your head and build on it.

    Get your papers back.
    ID where you went wrong or marks you missed.
    Improve your notes.
    Improve weak points.
    Do more reading.
    Read mark schemes.
    Consider any additional useful resources.

    Practice, practice practice.
    Thanks.

    Yep, did get my papers back.

    Was wondering if it would be worth getting a tutor closer to the exams for history since it's an essay based subject and hence hard to mark yourself.

    The other subjects I'm doing, Maths and Computer Science should be fairly okay I think.

    Thanks again.
 
 
 
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