How many hours revision over Easter is enough?

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The former head of Harrow says that GCSE and A-level students should study for seven hours a day throughout the Easter holidays. This has been greeted with a variety of scepticism, concern and mild horror by psychologists, teachers and pupils.

https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...r-unbelievable

Are you revising? How many hours a day?

And for A-levels, GCSEs, or something else?
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Trying 8 I got as level mocks (/maths a2 mock) never done it before should be interesting

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I have made a revision timetable weekly throughout the holidays, and so far, I have been doing around 7+ hours a day. Today is a little less, probably 5/6ish, but I am definitely spending majority of my time revising.

I tend to have a day where it is considerably less, perhaps 3-4, but 6 out of the 7 days a week I am spending probably around 7, so I agree with the statement.
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Christ! I’d say I do 4/5 hours a day for A-Level at most during the Easter Holidays and I’ll take some days off. Doing 7 hours a day every day would drive me absolutely insane.
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I think 7 hours is reasonable personally... sometimes on a good day I can do 10
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7 hours work a day I could have learned my entire GCSE syllabus in a month. I honestly have no idea what you are doing that takes that long.

I did my GCSEs a while a go and every year I am astounded by how much more work kids are doing and how much pressure they seem to be under. I've been told by some they are starting to revise in September/October for the following summer... that strikes me as entirely insane.

I did no work in the Easter holidays before my GCSEs, none. I didn't get the best grades I could have but I also wasn't bored, frustrated and miserable the whole time either.
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7 hours work a day I could have learned my entire GCSE syllabus in a month. I honestly have no idea what you are doing that takes that long.

I did my GCSEs a while a go and every year I am astounded by how much more work kids are doing and how much pressure they seem to be under. I've been told by some they are starting to revise in September/October for the following summer... that strikes me as entirely insane.

I did no work in the Easter holidays before my GCSEs, none. I didn't get the best grades I could have but I also wasn't bored, frustrated and miserable the whole time either.
I am not bored, frustrated and miserable the whole time, you may have been, but I enjoy my revision and it makes me feel very happy when I know I have been productive.

I make bright, colourful flash-cards that are effective, but I do need a lot of them for the amount of knowledge I must learn for my A-Levels in order to personally do well.

7 hours a day is really not that much to some people; if you sleep for 8 hours, you have 16 hours free, doing 7 hours of revision gives you 9 hours for free time.

It's fine if you don't want to do that amount, but you don't need to be rude by saying things like "I honestly have no idea what you are doing that takes that long." There is a lot of specific knowledge in a lot of subjects, and like I said at the start, not everyone finds it boring or miserable, it actually gives some people boosts of confidence.
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Jesus u guys are nerds
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lol i litterally havent revised this easter and i have 12 gcses. rip
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(Original post by Doonesbury)
The former head of Harrow says that GCSE and A-level students should study for seven hours a day throughout the Easter holidays. This has been greeted with a variety of scepticism, concern and mild horror by psychologists, teachers and pupils.

https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...r-unbelievable

Are you revising? How many hours a day?

And for A-levels, GCSEs, or something else?
I have A-level mocks around June/July and I haven't done much throughout all my A-levels but it's better than most of the students around me. This holiday, I'm focusing on my EPQ then my A-levels.
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12 hours is ideal.
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How do you all know the amount of hours you study for ? I just have a rough estimate
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I didn't revise during Easter for my GCSEs (I revised approximatey 2-3 weeks before the 2nd exam - since the 1st exam was a month earlier) - still got somewhat decent grades; 2 Cs, 4 Bs, 3 As (nothing to brag about, but nonetheless i am proud i got the grades i got with such little time).

However since I'm doing AS this year, and I don't intend to go to university after A levels either; I might end up repeating what i did for GCSEs and just revise like a maniac two or three weeks before the initial exams - afterall, the stress and pressure only ever kicks in then.
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(Original post by Kyber Ninja)
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So no hours of revision then...
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Let's be real.

The AVERAGE school day consists of 5 periods each lasting 1 hour.

That's 5 hours.

Factor in the AVERAGE time spent on homework That's probably about 2 Hours.

Therefore, you should easily be doing 7 Hours of Revision a day, whilst still leaving time to Relax/Socialise.






























































Personally, I'm doing 8-10 hours of revision everyday of the week.

A-level student.
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(Original post by Bulletzone)
Let's be real.

The AVERAGE school day consists of 5 periods each lasting 1 hour.

That's 5 hours.

Factor in the AVERAGE time spent on homework That's probably about 2 Hours.

Therefore, you should easily be doing 7 Hours of Revision a day, whilst still leaving time to Relax/Socialise.






























































Personally, I'm doing 8-10 hours of revision everyday of the week.

A-level student.

That's some ****ing obnoxious line breaks there, man.
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That's some ****ing obnoxious line breaks there, man.
come at me.
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Im just saying, if your doing GCSEs and revising intensely during easter, you're really stretching it. Easter is your last time to relax and enjoy. After easter, revise 2 hrs everyday afterschool and you'll be fine. I got 5A* 6As and I left it fairly late.

GCSEs are easy at the end of the day. Im not someone thats very smart, I just did adequate revision 2/3 weeks before my exams. Most people get away with doing revision the day before every exam and still get a good set of As and A*s.
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AS students should do like around 2 hrs a day. Its only mocks and there are very similar to gcse in my opinion.

A-level students should be doing around 4 hrs with those doing rigorous STEM subjects doing around 6/7hrs.
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