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    I have been revising since february but nothing seems to be going into my head.
    I am struggling to stay focused when i revise and I am also not very productive when i try to revise.
    Any tips on how to revise a month before the exams??
    I really want A's and A*'s but i have never got above a B in mock exams (i have got a lot of A's and A*'s in my coursework), is there still time to achieve this??

    I am really panicking now and i spend the time i am supposed to be revising worrying and thinking about how close the exams are!!

    I'm doing A levels but when I was doing my GCSE's I just made a timetable so I could fit in every subject once per week, and then just read the revision guides over and over again. Learning from my A level experience I also highly recommend doing as many past papers as possible so you get used to the question style and can improve your timing. Honestly, it feels like nothing is going in but I promise it is! You just have to condition yourself to doing a little bit each day and by the time you get to the exams you'll know it I also probably didn't start revision until late March to ensure that I didn't burn out halfway through, although it's a bit late for that now lol

    (Came out with 5A*, 4A, 1B btw)

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    Yes there is time to achieve this. Personally, I stay up until around 2am (only in the holidays) but I've been on Easter break and done this every night. I wait for everyone to go to bed and find myself so much more productive and motivated when its dark? lol

    I discovered this is right for me because when I'm going to sleep at night around 10-11pm, I always feel motivated to work 'tomorrow' or 'soon' and just want to do well, so one night I went to my desk to do it there and then, and it just worked for me to focus better.

    Other tips
    - drink lots of water
    - eat a banana, this gives energy and reduces stress
    - have a clear work space
    - try having music playing, some people don't like this but i do
    - have your phone on airplane mode
    - right a to do list, it feels good ticking everything off

    I am targeted 10 A* and 2* and in my mocks I got 5 A* 5 As (we didn't do all subjects)

    good luck

    Listen to music if that works for yiu, have lots of small, achievable goals rather than big ones (eg. Instead of im going to get 12a* in my exams, instead have goals like today im going to review photosynthesis and do some questions on it)

    Isochronic tones helped me in my GCSE's and in A-levels they are on YouTube and there are loads. You can get relaxing ones , sleep ones , concentration , study , focus . And some are 1hr or 3 hrs. 😄

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    My attention span is terrible so I use the Pomodoro method and it's been working wonders. Google it and if you try it, make sure you choose one specific thing to get done during your session, and do NOT let yourself do anything else - phone, Internet etc.
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