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    (Original post by Helpmeoutplease)
    Revision cards are key! I made hundreds of them for my subjects especially sciences, and tbh I didn't even read them after but what I learnt from just writing them helped me surprisingly well, you read it from your textbook/revision guide then write it out in your own words using colours (highlight key words) and there you've covered it twice.
    Also past papers- not just doing past papers however, but having open the unwritten paper and the mark scheme, just read the question and see what the mark scheme wants, learn the things which crop up repeatedly, then maybe actually do some papers after if you have the time. (Examiners reports are quite helpful too, it's a shame many people bypass those during revision).

    My year 11 mock results for sciences were D's, C's and B's however just using those techniques enabled me to get all A/A* grades in all 12 science exams I sat.
    Good luck, however!
    wow, fantastic results - well done
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    thanks a lot, I'll try the revision cards and see whether it's helpful. I have tried past papers and they seem the best for me. Do you recommend only writing points on the cards about stuff you don't know about
    Most people just write key facts or words on them however I filled up my cards with the most important facts from the revision guide trying not to miss out important bits. So I did about one to two sides for each page, then highlighted key words or phrases. In my opinion I wouldn't skip EVERYTHING you believe you know as going over it again may help to reinforce it, but that is your decision, if you are willing to risk it.
    I'm glad past papers are working for you!
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    (Original post by Helpmeoutplease)
    Most people just write key facts or words on them however I filled up my cards with the most important facts from the revision guide trying not to miss out important bits. So I did about one to two sides for each page, then highlighted key words or phrases. In my opinion I wouldn't skip EVERYTHING you believe you know as going over it again may help to reinforce it, but that is your decision, if you are willing to risk it.
    I'm glad past papers are working for you!
    ok, thanks for help
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    (Original post by harrycarson)
    Do you really recommend 8 hours because I've heard that you should start earlier with shorter sessions rather than long sessions as you're more likely to loose your concentration. Thanks for the advice
    If you have the determination, which you must do aiming for 13 A*s, then yes I would. I suppose doing earlier revision as well can't hurt, but I can only suggest what worked for me.
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    (Original post by Jorus)
    If you have the determination, which you must do aiming for 13 A*s, then yes I would. I suppose doing earlier revision as well can't hurt, but I can only suggest what worked for me.
    ok
 
 
 
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