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RHS Level 2 - Revision Help


First set of exams for RHS L2 are coming up in 2 weeks time. I have been using pst exam papers, folder of notes from class and helpful books (such as Principles of Horticulture by Charles Adams, Mike Early, Jane Brook & Katherine Bamford - which I recommend!). 

However what I think would be really useful is some type of E-Learning or online tests. Does anyone know if this exists?



  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,252

    Not two weeks, three (said slightly frantically!).

    I agree that that book is excellent. I've found that reading each subject through in different sources helps consolidate it in my mind - so course notes, course handbook, that textbook and, for some topics, the RHS Botany for Gardeners book too. But it's the past papers I've found most useful by far, as I find it's quite easy to misinterpret the questions. I work through one before I look at the examiners' comments. 

    As far as anything else is concerned - we have multiple choice quizzes on the college Moodle which are handy but, as they're multiple choice, very easy to guess the right answer so not hugely useful! I've also compiled a few YouTube playlists which you're welcome to look at: 

    I'm still adding to them (and haven't even started the one on propagation) - not sure how much more I'll have time to do before the exams!

    Good luck. 

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • That's really helpful - Thank you! Loved the 2nd video! 

    If you're interested I've also found this Facebook page really helpful -

    Good luck with your exams! image

  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,252

    Ooh that looks useful too - thanks image

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    When I studied for Level 2, I bought an A4 lined refill pad and wrote down sets of questions, based upon the Qualification Specification, in the style of the exam papers, with gaps to fill in the answers (effectively, making my own 'mock' papers).

    I would then work through these against the clock, to get me used to the pressure of the exam and find out where the gaps were in my knowledge.

    It was useful to test myself on paper, rather than online, because I got used to writing quickly and neatly, as you need to in the exam.

    My mum gave me a very useful piece of advice - on the actual day of the exams, don't pick up your study books for last minute revision. She said that it would cloud my mind and make me panic and that if I didn't know what I needed to know by the morning of the exam, then I wasn't going to learn it in that short space of time.

    Other people have also told me that revising on the morning of the exam was a mistake, so I am glad that I listened to my mum!

    All the best with your studies and exams.


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