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How A-Level exam practise helps with University Interviews

How A-Level exam practise helps with University Interviews

The Guardian collected answers to questions recently made available from Oxford University. We look at how A-Level exam techniques can help navigate these.

Exeter College Quad, University of Oxford. Photo by Simon Q via flickr

Exeter College Quad, University of Oxford. Photo by Simon Q via flickr

Being able to break down questions step by step, and understanding the process of going through a question, is typically only understood and demonstrated by top students. In the past, university places have been taken more often than not by students who had a closer relationship to teachers or tutors who could explain the steps in detail - the whole private/state debate with smaller classes! 

With Markit, students are able to learn how to think analytically about what they are actually being asked, and how to spot common pitfalls.

We've seen students internalise the step-by-step nature of some of hard questions through sheer practise, but also by going back over their work and thinking about the larger context. It helps to put together the mistakes you've made - using Markit!! and pen and paper questions in this format:

identifying and annotating mistakes made

What's powerful about the A-level is that you're not just training to be the best in the exam hall - you're setting yourself up to approach and solve hard problems to be the best in any environment!

How you can help your child during their A levels

How you can help your child during their A levels

Why Study A-Level Physics?

Why Study A-Level Physics?