RHS past papers (with examiner comments)!
This section contains past papers for the last two years (four exam sessions) with examiner comments.
Your unit revision sections will still contain the past papers without comments for you to use for practice.
very important to work through those papers first to get used to
interpreting the questions, so don't just go straight to these versions
to 'find the right answers'; you need to be really familiar with the way
questions are phrased so that in the examination you can decide for
yourself what information is wanted - there won't be 'examiner
comments' to refer to on the day!
Please use these with caution, remembering that examiner comments
1. reflect at least 110% of the answer, giving much more detail than you can be expected to put in the exam. At level 3 the examiner comments can be terrifyingly technical - you can produce acceptable answers without this level of expert knowledge.
are written in response to the exam papers submitted - so if just one
person gives an exceptionally good (or odd) answer the examiner will
comment, and this can give an undue weight to the more extreme answers
can in exceptional circumstances be misleading - human error sometimes allows questions outside the 'indicative content' to
Later in autumn 2019 the News Forum will resume
regular posts looking at how to interpret specific exam questions, and
at how this relates to the examiner comments.
You can also access the same past four papers for each unit from the RHS website: