Exam Packs

At Together We Pass, we now sell Exam Packs


What is an Exam Pack? 

Our Exam Packs consist of past exam papers on your modules, so you can see what questions are likely to be asked, and how to answer them. 


How do Exam Packs help? 

Past exam papers are useful because they help prepare you for your exams in many ways, such as: 

  • Helps students understand which areas they know best, and which need improvement
  • Helps students to understand how questions are likely to be structured in their exam, so they can understand them better in the exam setting 
  • Helps students understand how to structure their answers, so they answer the paper to the best of their abilities without wasting time in the exam 
  • Helps students gain a rough time frame of how long it takes them to answer questions in the exams, so they can map out their time for each section beforehand 
  • Helps students to practise and get used to exam techniques before the actual exam
  • Helps students to understand mark allocation and how much time and detail they need to put into answering different types of questions 

How to use Exam Packs

Past papers are always said to be useful, but we are not often told how to use them to our advantage. Here is how to study using past papers: 


Write under exam conditions 

Create an exam environment for yourself. Sit somewhere quiet where you will not be disturbed, put your phone on silent so you will not be tempted to reply to any messages you receive while you are busy, and set a timer on your phone. Then put your phone somewhere you cannot see it, but you will hear the timer going off. Alternatively, use a different timing device and switch your phone off. 


Then write the past paper, treating it like the real exam. Answer in as much detail as you can, and do not leave out sections you are unsure of. Give them a try anyway. 


Once you are done, mark your work. You can do this by finding the marking paper for the exam itself, or using your notes and textbooks. 


Identify which areas need more studying, and which areas you know well already. 


Do this with past papers for each of your modules. 


Once you have done this, use this to structure your study schedule. Remember to study for no longer than 40 minutes at a time, and to get up and move around for at least 10 minutes between each 40 minute study session. 


Write like an open book test 

Write the same exams, but this time with your notes on hand. Take some extra time, you do not need to stay strictly within the allocated time for the exam, but then see how much better you do. 


This will tell you which areas you know, but need revision, and which areas you may need help with. 


Study with friends 

We offer study groups for this. You can do this to avoid cheating yourself. It can be very tempting once you have seen what an answer was supposed to be to think, ‘Oh, I knew that,’ and move on. Studying with friends and grading each other’s papers will also let you know which areas each of you is better in, and you can help each other study those sections again. You can also see which sections all of you need help with, and you can ask your lecturer to go over that section with you before exam season starts. 


Using an exam pack improves your marks!


Wow, this looks great! I will begin working through it tonight and will let you know how I progress. What a fantastic offering by TWP! This is really going to go down well with everyone I think.

Petra Ceronio