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.

It's 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.

2. 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

3. can in exceptional circumstances be misleading -  human error sometimes allows questions outside the 'indicative content' to slip through.

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: