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Top Exam Results are Made in the Easter Holidays

This is I feel a timely and well-judged blog on five habits for effective revision during the Easter holidays. 

Getting organised and getting active is key. Make sure you have a copy of the latest specification and - where possible - download past exam papers, mark schemes and also the exam report which often contains sage advice on what went well and what needs to be improved in future papers.

As an example, the latest report on Edexcel contained the following exam nuggets:

  • Rote learning has a small role to play when preparing for this exam
  • This two-year course is based on theory and analysis which is then applied to the real world
  • Using a diagram can save a good deal of writing, if relevant
  • Evaluation was usually one step beyond generic with few examples of evidence-based evaluation or discussion of the probability of outcomes
  • Concepts were often poorly understood with few responses demonstrating an ability to apply those concepts outside of a narrow range of circumstances.
  • Many candidates appeared to have attained a broad level of knowledge but only achieved a shallow level of understanding.

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