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Hello! I do Computer Science A-Levels, and I'm curious how you guys revise for it. I have my CS AS-Level mocks in like 4 days, and my main way of revising is using Seneca, doing some of the questions from the book, and using Physics and Maths tutor to make notes every now and then. There aren't that many resources in my opinion for Computer Science in comparison to most subjects like maths, econ, physics, chem, etc. I was just curious if there are any other more efficient or more helpful ways of revising computer science A-levels, as my method is quite long and tedious. Thank you, looking forward to hearing your responses!
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Do you have access to past papers? Regardless of the subject, doing past papers is often one of the most effective things you can do to prepare for an exam
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Do you have access to past papers? Regardless of the subject, doing past papers is often one of the most effective things you can do to prepare for an exam
I plan on doing some past papers, but don't you think going through the topics first to refresh my memory and then doing the past papers will be more useful? I worry that I'll start doing practice papers but not know how to answer the questions and so it could be a waste of time if you see what I mean.
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I plan on doing some past papers, but don't you think going through the topics first to refresh my memory and then doing the past papers will be more useful? I worry that I'll start doing practice papers but not know how to answer the questions and so it could be a waste of time if you see what I mean.
Sure, that's one way to do it. You could also do the past paper as soon as possible to give you a better idea on which topics you need to work on. If you find that there's some questions you don't know how to answer but some you do, then you know which topics you need to work on.

4 days isn't much time to revise, but equally it's plenty of time to both revise the topics to refresh your memory and to do a paper. It shouldn't take more than a couple of hours, regardless of which way you do it. At this point, you should just focus on putting time into doing some form of revision, regardless of what that is.
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Sure, that's one way to do it. You could also do the past paper as soon as possible to give you a better idea on which topics you need to work on. If you find that there's some questions you don't know how to answer but some you do, then you know which topics you need to work on.

4 days isn't much time to revise, but equally it's plenty of time to both revise the topics to refresh your memory and to do a paper. It shouldn't take more than a couple of hours, regardless of which way you do it. At this point, you should just focus on putting time into doing some form of revision, regardless of what that is.
That is also very true. I'll start attempting some past papers and will go over ones I don't understand. Also 4 days is not so much, but I stay home during this time so I don't have to worry about going to school or any hw, so at least I have a bit more time for revising. Thanks again though!
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