However, there’s no reason he shouldn’t have beaten me in at least a few of those exams.) Since then I've seen the issue from the other side, having set hundreds of exam questions and marked thousands of exam scripts.And I must say that the standard of exam technique apparent from many students at York, supposedly one of the top universities in the UK, is, to be frank, awful. Don’t do just one subject a day, you’ll get tired of it; then again swopping too often means you don’t get the chance to get deep into anything.
Some people start revision early but if you've noticed a slight bit later than everyone else that you have to revise, it's good to know that it's never too late.
Remember most importantly that if your GCSEs do go wrong it is not the end of the world.
Bring some water and make sure to always keep your breathing slow and steady during the exam.
We can't interview all our applicants in the time available, so we shortlist around 35% of our applicants in order to interview around three applicants for every place.
Start by revising early so you do not worry about forgetting anything and you have time to learn everything.
If there is anything you are unsure of, ask a teacher for help.Even questions on these subjects usually start off by giving you a few marks for “describing XXX”.Even if you don’t understand it, you can get a few marks by writing down the description straight from the notes.Listen to calming music and make sure to get plenty of sleep before your exams.On the day of your exam make sure you are organised and at school on time.To help us decide who to shortlist, we set the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) which all applicants for Maths, Computer Science, or joint honours courses must take.We use the information from the test (the total score, and how it is made up) together with all the details of your UCAS application and information about school background to decide who to shortlist.The MAT is set with the aim of being approachable by all students, including those without Further Mathematics A-level, and those from other educational systems (e.g. It aims to test the depth of mathematical understanding of a student in the fourth term of their A-levels (or equivalent) rather than a breadth of knowledge.The table below contains past papers and solutions, as well as general feedback on the admisisons round for each year from 2010 onwards.Look for any topic that was in the exam two and three years ago, but not last year.If you can get hold of papers from further back, try and spot patterns: does any topic come up every other year, for example?