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My exams start in June (4th June is my first exam), I've made all my notes and have a good understanding of my courses, but I just need to do past papers. I did 30 past papers in January, but I feel like i don't have enough time to do alllll of the past papers bc i want at least A*AA lmao
(I do Biology, Chemistry and RS)
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(Original post by anonymous.2000)
My exams start in June (4th June is my first exam), I've made all my notes and have a good understanding of my courses, but I just need to do past papers. I did 30 past papers in January, but I feel like i don't have enough time to do alllll of the past papers bc i want at least A*AA lmao
(I do Biology, Chemistry and RS)
One month is enough! I did 3 of my A levels in 1 month. Worked overtime and everyday.
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I don't know how many past papers there are but I only did 3/4 total per subject for my exams.
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I don't know how many past papers there are but I only did 3/4 total per subject for my exams.
nkt enough. I have done around 30 per subject
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nkt enough. I have done around 30 per subject
how long did this take you? did you do them all timed did you this alongside some other style of revision too
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how many is a good amount for each subject also with my subjects the new spec doesnt have many exam materials so is it alright that i use the old spec papers too
all of them is a good amount. The questions are repeated for sciences. And defo all for bio. Because the mark scheme is hard. Not many for RS. Try and do all for chem
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i'm starting only past paper revision (for bio & chem) in easter
doing bio, chem and english lit
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how long did this take you? did you do them all timed did you this alongside some other style of revision too
alongside other stules of revision. 4 per day. approximately 32 days
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that's fine

you can do it
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(Original post by nickj7657)
nkt enough. I have done around 30 per subject
I'm just talking from personal experience. If I did 30 I would have burned out. Plus papers become outdated as exam boards are updated so doing the recent ones made sense.
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I'm just talking from personal experience. If I did 30 I would have burned out. Plus papers become outdated as exam boards are updated so doing the recent ones made sense.
for example, the 2014 june physics Edexcel paper had a question. "what are standard candles"

the same question came up in 2017 June new spec. The exact new one
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(Original post by nickj7657)
for example, the 2014 june physics Edexcel paper had a question. "what are standard candles"

the same question came up in 2017 June new spec. The exact new one
Yes some content is repeated but not everything. There will be things you can't do so trying a few questions from older papers is alright. Personally I didn't go futher back than like 2010 or anything
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Look, if I can write a uni dissertation and get a 1st in 3 days then you can pass your A-levels with 3 months of exam time. Okay? I have to believe it is possible.
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(Original post by AzureCeleste)
I'm just talking from personal experience. If I did 30 I would have burned out. Plus papers become outdated as exam boards are updated so doing the recent ones made sense.
Thats what I was thinking too
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One month is enough! I did 3 of my A levels in 1 month. Worked overtime and everyday.
What did you get and what subjects did you do??
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nkt enough. I have done around 30 per subject
I feel like 30 isn’t enough
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i'm starting only past paper revision (for bio & chem) in easter
doing bio, chem and english lit
But that’s so late to start revision ;-;
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But that’s so late to start revision ;-;
not at all. doing past papers isnt the only form of revision. i've been revising content since january and doing practice questions from past papers (not really whole past papers tho). ultimately you can't really do past papers until you finish learning all the content.
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You will run out unless you go into older papers and different exam boards. I wouldn't have thought anyone would be exhaust all those too. (considering there's 5 UK boards and CIE you can use)
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You started past papers way too early. Gonna run out.
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