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    What are your top tips?
    And what are good ways of revision?

    Revise from the beginning, do not wait until a few weeks before the exam. I failed to do that at AS & my results were very average. Even if it just means reading through your notes after every lesson, that is better than nothing. Also if you have free periods actually go to the library; it's a pain but in the long run it really helps.
    Everyone revises differently, but personally I find planning & writing practice questions helpful. A lot of a level is writing what the examiner is looking for, so the more practice you get the better.

    For the sake of everything in life don't do this one thing: don't be arrogant and think you can do it easy peasy because my gosh it is so not. I regret not revising from the start and doing everything properly on time. Be organised and don't be lastminute.com

    First of all, it's a huge step up from GCSE, be prepared for that, especially if your taking maths/science subjects. Prepare for that, and revise from the very start. Get yourself into the habit of revision early, it'll pay off a lot in the end.
    Be proactive, look at what you want to do for Uni and make sure you know your wanted course well. I want to do medicine, and only found out a couple weeks ago that i have 2 entry exams to do (UKCAT and BMAT)
    Finally enjoy it, ,my last year (doing AS) has been by far the best school year i've had, enjoy sixth form/college and it'll help you get the most out of your A-Levels, and boost your grades as well.

    It has already been said, but A-Level is a massive step up from GCSE. I took Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics, they are difficult. I think though most of the a-levels are difficult because the courses have changed. One big big big tip is use the correct text book. My biology teacher made us get the book for the old spec saying it was very similar etc. But when we did sample papers our grades were bad so I went and bought the correct book and it is helping lots. Some more tips:
    - Be pro-active in your learning. Revise and go over work when you can.
    - Don't waste free lessons, they are crucial for revision.
    - Go to your teachers if you get stuck on anything.
    - Finally, as an A-Level student get sleep and eat properly. They're essential in being awake and have your brain be active in lessons.

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    (Original post by oliviathatsme)
    What are your top tips?
    And what are good ways of revision?
    • look at your specs for each subject and know what is expected of you
    • get the recommended textbooks
    • download past year exam papers, do them and get them marked

    Just be a good student tbh.
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