and check them against the examiners’ mark schemes. Be strict with yourself and ensure you use the correct terminology in your answers. It is easy to say ‘Oh, that’s what I meant - I got that right’ when self-assessing your answers, but often your answer wouldn’t get full marks in an exam as you weren’t precise or detailed enough. Your school or college may allow you access to the past papers or you can download them yourself. Edexcel examination papers that are over a year old can be downloaded for free from the Edexcel website but more recent ones can only be accessed by teachers by a secure download. This is so they can be used for mock exams and tests!