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in General August 13, 2015

Past Papers | GCSE | A-Levels

There is an old saying: “The best way to pass an exam is to study the exam.” And it’s true. I could probably stop right there as I have already told you the most important thing you ever need to know about how to pass any exam.

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in General August 13, 2015

Problem Solving

I was going to write an article about this yesterday but had absolutely zero inspiration, so I just left it until today. Actually that isn’t true. I know exactly what I want to write about problem solving and I am doing it without any need for puzzling out what to say. I started with a big fib because I wanted to make a point. One of the best tools you can use in problem solving is giving up. That might sound a bit mad or defeatist but believe me it works. To give you an idea of its power let’s consider one of the most famous examples of this. Are you sitting comfortably?

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in General August 13, 2015

Using a Course Specification

What do I need to know in order to pass an examination? What do I need to do in order to pass an examination? Often students will resort to trying to find the extent of a course’s requirements by trying to digest the contents of a book or course materials. In fact the simplest answer to how to identify what you need to know and be able to do, is to get a hold of the exam specification document issued by the awarding body such as EDEXCEL or AQA. These are freely available to download in PDF format from their respective websites.

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