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    Hi,
    I'm doing the 9-1 Specification for Science (2018). I was wondering if the old spec past papers would help because the question style is changing and that may misguide the way I answer the questions in the real exam.

    I've seen the specimen papers but there's only 1 for each. I do OCR Gateway so CGP didn't make practice papers for us.

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    (Original post by RageQuitter)
    Hi,
    I'm doing the 9-1 Specification for Science (2018). I was wondering if the old spec past papers would help because the question style is changing and that may misguide the way I answer the questions in the real exam.

    I've seen the specimen papers but there's only 1 for each. I do OCR Gateway so CGP didn't make practice papers for us.

    Thanks
    I don’t see any reason why you can’t take a look at them, purely to see what you know. I’d just be wary of getting used to the style and answer format so you don’t get confused with how it needs to be done now.

    Instead, it might be better for you to make flashcards using the spec so you are covering the topics exactly as they need to be, but I appreciate this is time consuming and still may not help with exam technique
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    You can look by all means. I was thinking about this earlier though and I’d strongly advise against it because so much of the content has been wiped.

    Think for me, it would be as much use as looking at a Business textbook and trying to learn Maths :/

    All you can do is study the mark schemes of the new exam specification papers and try and figure what they’re asking of you. Pester your teachers to print you out all the papers they can. Learn textbook and make Flashcards etc x
 
 
 

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