Generally don't view the AS year as an extension to GCSEs work like your ass off. OCR are a bunch of idiots sometimes. If one of your teachers is crap, then either ignore them in lessons and do your own work or be 'ill' for all their lessons.
If your school doesn't give you study leave before the exams, take a few weeks off and literally memorise the textbook if your doing biology or actually revise for any other subject.
(Original post by ray_charlene)
Do not treat it like GCSE, A-level is very different and at least 10 times harder. If you spend an hour doing revision for GCSE per week, you need to do at least 3 hour of revision for each subject per week. This will make you feel a lot confident and also help you in getting better grades.
Most of us won't have the patience to follow our timetable 100% tightly, so push yourself a bit harder at the beginning is ok IMO.
Go through the specification of your course and just bear the main points in mind as you go through them in class.
Do all the past papers and don't assume you can get an A if you only got a D in a past paper.
Read through examiner reports.
If you're doing maths, attempt the solomon papers.
If you're doing an exam with very few past papers then do some from older specs which will most likely be very similar to the currect spec.
Don't waste your time at school.
Read through you're notes at the end of every week just to constantly refresh your memory.
Practice exam technique and learn the mark schemes as they can be very fussy.
Good Luck and make sure you enjoy the years
(Original post by Kasarna)
If one of your teachers is crap, then either ignore them in lessons and do your own work or be 'ill' for all their lessons.
Aaammmeen to that. We had a crap English Lit teacher for one half of the course, we've all absically had to teach ourselves that bit. Most otehr people in my class ahve't bothered, and are now ****ting themsel;ves about the exam. I, not to sound smug, ahve absolutely worked my ass off, and feel very confident about the exam. You'll get out what you put it!
Also, revision is an ongoing process, compile your notes on topics and stuff as you go along, that way when you come to study leave al you ahve to do is learn them.I learnt that from bad preparation at AS >.<
OCR can just dieeeeee
Do your work as soon as it's set, don't leave it to the last minute
Go over the work that you did in the lesson the day that you learnt it, if you leave it right to the exam, you're gonna have to learn it all over again and that's a pain.