One of the five evidence- based tips for revising revealed in a study was to ‘practice the thing you will be tested on’. For example, if your exam requires you to write an essay, practice writing an essay and don’t just write out a plan. This is why using past papers is recommended in order to practice your exam skills as well as your ability to recall information.
Unfortunately, we have recently been informed that the online exam papers service has been taken down and is no longer accessible via the University Library link mentioned previously on this blog (see previous posts). Discussions have already begun about restarting the service and we will keep you informed of any further developments, but this may not happen within this academic year.
In the meantime, Homerton College Library holds bound volumes of past papers which can be photocopied or scanned. In fact, we have exam papers going back to 2002 – many more years than you were able to access online! You can find them on the first floor, on the shelves next to the computers. Each volume is categorised by subject, and exam papers are listed in order of Part and Paper number. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please just ask a member of staff and we will be happy to help.
If you would like to access online papers, many University departments and faculties hold their own exam papers online via their subject webpages on Moodle/CamTools or on their main webpage. If you cannot find these links, we would advise you to contact your department or faculty library staff as they will be able to retrieve the information easily for you.
Don’t forget, you can also download exam timetables for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate examinations from the Student Registry website.