Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

How many hours should i revise every day.

Announcements Posted on
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I have January modules in Biology, Maths, Business Studies and Psychology. I have been doing a little revision for the last month, but not enough. I am reasonably confident i could sit the exams today and get B/C grades. How many hours do you think i should revise every night?
    I am aiming for straight A grades.
    Sorry, i think i have posted this in the wrong place. Im still getting used to this place.
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Work out how much work you think you have to do (reading, revision notes, past papers etc)

    Estimate how many hours it will take in total

    Divide by number of days till the exam

    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I have January modules in Biology, Maths, Business Studies and Psychology. I have been doing a little revision for the last month, but not enough. I am reasonably confident i could sit the exams today and get B/C grades. How many hours do you think i should revise every night?
    I am aiming for straight A grades.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    my business teacher always says you should be doing 5 hours per week per subject...A2 btw

    I think business is pure common sense..with maths- once you learn it you learn it...there isnt much to prepare for it (apart from doing past papers)...dnt know about biology or physcology.

    good luck
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I don't believe in the whole hours thing, nobody can predict how long it takes you to get all the work done. I could say 5 hours but it might mean you won't cover everything.

    Just take it topic by topic, that's how I do it, and that's why I don't have a revision timetable but my own self-made revision topic table. Do for example 3 Biology topics and 3 Business Study topics one day then next day do Maths past papers and 3 psychology topics and carry on in that pattern. Make sure that you finish everything, understand everything clearly and leave time to get past papers done before the exam. If you do the past papers with ease and hardly any thinking your revision was succesfull. To me it's what you get done, not how much time you spend getting something done.
    Realistically I'm looking at 6 hours of work per day.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Do as much as you think is right.

    TSR will tell you to revise until you pass into a coma from exhaustion.
    • 36 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Make sure you go over all the topics at least twice... and that you will be able to answer exam questions about those topics... basically as long as it takes
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Revise every minute you have :| Ahoy Captain obvious :X
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    As long as the night lasts :mmm:
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    This is a vague idea of how I do it:-

    5-6: History - Russian and the USSR.

    6:30-7:30: Biology - nutrition.

    8-9: Latin - verse and prose.

    Then I try and do that section of a past paper. As you can see, their generally contrasting subjects, so that way it doesn't get too mixed up in your head. Take breaks.
    • 67 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Stop when you get bored. Have a break. Stop for the evening when you feel you have done enough work, or are tired, whichever comes first.
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I have fourexams in January, I plan to start today... I revise as much as I can of one unit/topic until I get bored or don't want to do it any more take a break and then come back to it... :bigsmile:
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Just make sure you don't look at your notes. Its rubbish revising like that. Do past papers, and time yourself. Then use the markscheme and your notes (If you really need them) to help you understand and correct your mistakes.
    • 63 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Varies but you should work out how much you have to do and then try to work out how much to revise a night. You want to leave time for having fun and plenty of breaks aswell as doing it in smaller, broken up chunks.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    The fact that you're asking that question just shows you're not putting enough effort already. Work until you are comfortable you can ace that test. If you don't get your target grade every time, you aren't working hard enough. If you do get your target grade, then you are doing ok.
    • 9 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    This questions gets asked so many times :facepalm2: Is there even a definitive answer to it?

    Common sense.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Over 9000
    • 9 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    A 2 hour chunk in the mornings, afternoons relax/do whatever you want. And a 2 hour chunk in the evenings. Late night, go out and get drunk, or watch some pr0nz.
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    A - 7 hours
    B - 4 hours
    C - 1 hour
    D - 30mins
    E - 10mins
    U - party
    • 8 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    When I was doing my AS Levels, I didn't revise much tbf. I'd suggest, 3-30 hours a night.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: March 18, 2012
New on TSR

Find out what year 11 is like

Going into year 11? Students who did it last year share what to expect.

Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.