(Original post by chill543)
well miss 'skye'
the truth is, its all about the person,
i.e i would fail english beacause i hate it
my experience is like this (much like some others im going to geuss)
GCSE - pretty much walked my tests, a in maths, b - bio, b chem, a phyics, b english lit
before i went to a level though my sis told me i had to work hard, i took that in a jokey way beacause i have never had to work mentaly hard, and when i had done my first as level in class test in bio (getting a bad grade, god job it hit me early! ) i realised i had to work hard
so i had to make a plan, i had 2 months revision,
every time i was in class, i would make really short notes (mabye this was not such a good idea for biology), then in my free time, i would coppy up them notes neat, then copy them notes up neat in coulor getting shorter and shorter each time (effectivly whritting it out 3 times)... and in maths, i just did every past paper qeustion possible as the tests are a little diffrent. for me, this is the key to learn anything, just keep copying it out, try it although everybody learns diffrent youve got to try lots of things to find the best thing for you, someone in my class could just read the book and memorise word for word :/ some people cant and have to work at least 2-3 hours a day ( this was me )
biology was extremely boring to me, so much to learn , i didnt care about most of it and ended up getting a c in my first test just beacause i ound it hard to learn beacause of my dissinterest and my mind would wonder quickly, witch i was ok with, got a b in maths and a in chemistry.
my second year i did the same plan, worked extremly well in my jan exams as a i perfected it down to an art ( i learnt that if i was pissed off about something i could learn so much in so much detial ) getting an a in chem, b - biology, 1 of a in maths ( witch was great )
on my last exams, for a month before hand ( keeping up that work ethic is hard, try extending the time you work gradually, like 5 mins extra per day or something for 1.5 months before you offically start revising, instead og going from 3 hours to 6 in a day, beacause that is so much stress )
i would come into school an hour early at the end and leave 2 hours after, regardless of whenever anybody else was leaving, i would then go home, have an hour to chill and have tea, do 2 hours, have another hour then bed, for a month
in my last hour i found it good to exersise ( and gained quite some muscle definition actually
) doing pressups, sit ups (dragon flags for you going sit ups are easy -.- )
and i hope its worked out for me
so, it all depends on, how hard you work, and how consitent you work
my advice is ( and im sure i will get negged so bad for this ) dont make class mates, the second you start talking, youll start talking more and more over days, and eventuall have piontless convos about nothing relitive to the work ( i think thats why i did bad in biology aswell, i had a class friend) make a friend who is doing something irelivent to your subject, e.g art, drama, english (from my science piont of veiw ) ect.. that way your not distracted in your free's
sorry for my novel aproach i just watched a good film and now i feel a bit like a whritter
+ i wanted to pass on everything i knew to somebody... but only know of 1 person who is doing the sciences
apparently there are no resists next year, so work your ass off, from day one, no joke, you turn up 5 mins before class, with everything ready,
tip: always carry plastic walets and put your work in them straight away , and use a marker pen to right on the walet what unit it was, then asap put it in your folder, make sure its organised, then re wright it / learn it ( my way of learning it)
good luck and enjoy it!, a levels provide you with anough knowlage to do some further reasearch ( as i did in chemistry with catalyst, i swear, i know more about catalyst than my teacher now :P )
thanks for reading my novel, by 'chill543'