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How many times should you repeat the same past paper?
As many times a you want or feel will be useful. For some modules (Maths in particular) I've repeated past papers more than 10x until most methods were drilled into my head. A lot of questions are constantly repeated at A-level so I just ended up memorising the pattern and managed to get close to 100% for a few exams.
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As many times a you want or feel will be useful. For some modules (Maths in particular) I've repeated past papers more than 10x until most methods were drilled into my head. A lot of questions are constantly repeated at A-level so I just ended up memorising the pattern and managed to get close to 100% for a few exams.



Thank you very much, that is very helpful.
Have you done Maths A level?
I am currently doing Maths A level (year 13)
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Thank you very much, that is very helpful.
Have you done Maths A level?
I am currently doing Maths A level (year 13)
Yes I have and I'm currently doing it at uni.
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Yes I have and I'm currently doing it at uni.
Did you just do lots of past papers for Maths to succeed...Do you have any advise/resources recommendations to do well in A level Maths. I struggled a bit during AS and I am retaking CORE 1 and CORE 2 modules.
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How many times should you repeat the same past paper?

Personally, I would complete the same past paper twice (for multiple choice and short answer subjects). Once as a first attempt; then use the mark scheme to see how many marks you got and the grade achieved (if applicable) then correct your answers using the mark scheme- ask someone such as your teacher if you are still not sure what the mark scheme means or how to get the marks. I would then after a few weeks or even months complete the same past paper again and mark it and make a note of the topic areas which you didnt get any/all of the marks in. Then revise these topics or ask your teacher to help you with them and redo those questions. Re-doing the same questions that you have already got full marks on is not much use because you already know what to do.

For long answer subjects, such as English Literature, I would complete each paper once (without time limits) and then get someone to mark it and give you feedback. Then reflecting on your feedback complete the exam in timed conditions and ask someone to mark it for you. After a few attempts without time limits start to set yourself time limits gradually getting towards the amount of time that you will actually get in the exam

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Personally, I would complete the same past paper twice (for multiple choice and short answer subjects). Once as a first attempt; then use the mark scheme to see how many marks you got and the grade achieved (if applicable) then correct your answers using the mark scheme- ask someone such as your teacher if you are still not sure what the mark scheme means or how to get the marks. I would then after a few weeks or even months complete the same past paper again and mark it and make a note of the topic areas which you didnt get any/all of the marks in. Then revise these topics or ask your teacher to help you with them and redo those questions. Re-doing the same questions that you have already got full marks on is not much use because you already know what to do.

For long answer subjects, such as English Literature, I would complete each paper once (without time limits) and then get someone to mark it and give you feedback. Then reflecting on your feedback complete the exam in timed conditions and ask someone to mark it for you. After a few attempts without time limits start to set yourself time limits gradually getting towards the amount of time that you will actually get in the exam

Hope this helps

Hi,

Thank you so much for your advice, it is really helpful!
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Thank you for your suggestion.
Yes, I definitely agree because I do not want to run out of papers before my real exams.
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