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Hi guys,

Could someone tell me what is a good time to finish learning the content for paper2 science? Obviously, in school, they are teaching us the content pretty quick but for someone like me, I got all predicted 8s (although I want 9s), what is a good time to finish learning and just banging out exam questions?

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If you want to complete exam qs ASAP, sometimes it's easier and more efficient if you go through your exam questions relevant to the content you've gone through at school (even if you haven't memorised it all of by heart yet). For example, you can see what topic the first question is on, revise that topic then complete the question. By the time you finish a whole exam paper, you would have revised e decent amount of the content!

Another random tip is that when you are marking your exam qs, highlight the question you got wrong(e.g.the corresponding letter/number) with a light coloured highlighter (e.g.yellow), and re-do the qs you got wrong a few days later. If you get the question right second time round, highlight the question number in a darker colour (e.g.green) to show that you got it right. Keep going until all of the yellow-highlighted numbers/letters turn green.
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(Original post by pancakesbob7)
If you want to complete exam qs ASAP, sometimes it's easier and more efficient if you go through your exam questions relevant to the content you've gone through at school (even if you haven't memorised it all of by heart yet). For example, you can see what topic the first question is on, revise that topic then complete the question. By the time you finish a whole exam paper, you would have revised e decent amount of the content!

Another random tip is that when you are marking your exam qs, highlight the question you got wrong(e.g.the corresponding letter/number) with a light coloured highlighter (e.g.yellow), and re-do the qs you got wrong a few days later. If you get the question right second time round, highlight the question number in a darker colour (e.g.green) to show that you got it right. Keep going until all of the yellow-highlighted numbers/letters turn green.
Thank you! Yeah currently, I am doing tons of exam questions on the content that we were taught in school. I love your idea of marking my exam qs with highlighter! I will definitely try it out, thankyou. Please do share any other tips you may have.
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ngl i don't think we finished chemistry content at all but didn't hinder us don't think you need a set time, just go at ur own pace and make sure to use past papers a couple weeks before the real exams
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ngl i don't think we finished chemistry content at all but didn't hinder us don't think you need a set time, just go at ur own pace and make sure to use past papers a couple weeks before the real exams
Thanks I will definitely try to finish atleast a month before. I’m confident with paper1 as we have done it for a long period but paper2 I feel like it is going to be rushed.
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Thank you! Yeah currently, I am doing tons of exam questions on the content that we were taught in school. I love your idea of marking my exam qs with highlighter! I will definitely try it out, thankyou. Please do share any other tips you may have.
CGP GCSE exam papers + exam workbooks are great. CGP are incredibly good at mocking the different exam boards with things like exam style, etc. I did the highlighting thing with all of the CGP science papers and I think that's what pushed me the next grade up
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Thanks I will definitely try to finish atleast a month before. I’m confident with paper1 as we have done it for a long period but paper2 I feel like it is going to be rushed.
yea that was the same with us - knew paper 1 inside out, but paper 2 was literally taught the week before
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CGP GCSE exam papers + exam workbooks are great. CGP are incredibly good at mocking the different exam boards with things like exam style, etc. I did the highlighting thing with all of the CGP science papers and I think that's what pushed me the next grade up
Thanks. I have already finished the whole of exam booklets.
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yea that was the same with us - knew paper 1 inside out, but paper 2 was literally taught the week before
Ahhh. This is what I’m dreading. I know that usually the paper2 of the science have a lower grade boundaries. So I wanna learn the paper2 well to push my chances of getting a 9 higher.
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