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    (Original post by KC003)
    I have to be honest, I don't take history! But my school does put a huge amount of pressure on us to get good results and we've had a lot of outside speakers come in to talk to us about revision techniques and how to get the best results.

    Putting interesting facts in makes the examiner happy, but doesn't get you any extra marks. If there's any that particularly stick in your mind, then thats's great, but don't go out of your way to actually remember loads.

    All I mean is go onto the exam board website and just print off the past papers from the last few years. Do the first 2 or 3 without exam conditions. Give yourself as long as you need and have all your notes there. With your essay subjects, do the same thing, but write it with your notes in front of you. Write what you know without them, then use them to put in the bits you're still not confident with. Doing this means it's showing you what areas you're still struggling with, and applying your notes to exam questions helps you remember them.

    Do all the rest under exam conditions, then mark them according to the mark scheme, and then re-revise where you lost marks.

    The final thing you then need to do us go back and do the past papers/essays that you did at the start with your notes. Go back and do them without your notes, and hopefully, you'll find that everything you needed your notes for at the start, will just come naturally without them.


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    Thanks, sound a good plan. I am going to schedule a past paper day (yay, fun!) at the end of each week to recap on what I learnt in the week Great ideas here, thanks. Positive when I can rate again

    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    Thing with revision is that it's never too late to revise. I wouldn't overdo the revision with a full time table because you will burn yourself out. Study a few hours a day and make time for sports or a walk or something - maybe watch a movie or something. DONT revise 9-5 7 days a week for the next 6 weeks - that is just a recipe for disaster.

    As for the grades, you'll get that or higher if you are in the right frame of mind, have revised adequately and have a bit of luck. Good luck!
    OK thanks, but if I get into the frame of mind "I'll just do four hours today", then I will fail. I am the type of person who needs to work long hours to understand the topics.

    (Original post by Aillias)
    For AS, I had Bio unit 1, bio unit 2, chem unit 2, physics unit 1, core 2, and statistics 1 in june. I started revision on the very first day of April. My first exam last year was may 16th. I revised everyday, non stop for about 5 or 6 hours every day, because I had to start from scratch (I didn't start my revision until April 1st). I got AAAB. I'm pretty sure that you could too.
    Thanks!
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