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    (Original post by Ara8311a)
    In terms of revision tips, I would stay to start now. Even if you're just making notes, you will thank yourself later. Then just keep going over content to learn. If you can face doing past papers or questions, then do that to get used to exam style.

    I revised mainly using mindmaps, flashcards and notes. Lots of people say that using notes doesn't work but I found that if I used them like flashcards (ie. covered paragraphs up and forced myself to recall what I'd just read, they were useful).

    I started at the beginning of year 10 if you count making notes before end of topic tests... But I only really started in January. I wasn't particularly dedicated to revising but I did a little by little and eventually got there.

    I'll find out what I got in August so I'll have to see if it worked. I'm predicted all A*s and one A which is killing me... Anyway, I'm trying to forget about results at the moment...

    Don't worry too much about unis at the moment, just focus on getting the best you can. No one really knows how unis are going to change with the new two year A-levels and 9-1 scheme at GCSE. Or at least, if they do, no one's told me...
    Thank you!!!! As for unis well, King's College made a statement:

    In summer 2017, students' GCSE English and GCSE Maths exam results will be graded from 9 - 1 instead of from A* - G. From summer 2019, all GCSE subjects will be graded this way. King's has agreed the following grade equivalencies: GCSE (A*- G) GCSE (9 to 1) A* 8 and above A 7 B 6 C 5
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    (Original post by CPS23)
    Thank you!!!! As for unis well, King's College made a statement:

    In summer 2017, students' GCSE English and GCSE Maths exam results will be graded from 9 - 1 instead of from A* - G. From summer 2019, all GCSE subjects will be graded this way. King's has agreed the following grade equivalencies: GCSE (A*- G) GCSE (9 to 1) A* 8 and above A 7 B 6 C 5
    Thanks. I'm not affected by the new GCSE grades but I am by the A level changes.
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    Thanks. I'm not affected by the new GCSE grades but I am by the A level changes.
    Oh no, that's a pain in the bum, I didn't know the numbers were for A Levels too, I thought it was just the GCSEs!
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    Oh no, that's a pain in the bum, I didn't know the numbers were for A Levels too, I thought it was just the GCSEs!
    No they aren't! I meant the new A-levels.

    If you want to take an AS you take your exams at the end of year 12 as normal.

    But if you want to take an A2, at the end of year 13 you have to take the AS exams and A2 exams.
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    (Original post by Ara8311a)
    No they aren't! I meant the new A-levels.

    If you want to take an AS you take your exams at the end of year 12 as normal.

    But if you want to take an A2, at the end of year 13 you have to take the AS exams and A2 exams.
    Wow, that is just more stress and work in total, that is going to be so much pressure. Kind of glad I'm doing the IB but then they're just as hard!
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    Wow, that is just more stress and work in total, that is going to be so much pressure. Kind of glad I'm doing the IB but then they're just as hard!
    I might be wrong but I'm sure I'll find out more in September. By the time I get there, I'll be fine... probably...
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    Can you be predicted a 9???! A grade nine is not going to be a certain mark, it is going to be like the top percent. This means at our school, nobody can be predicted it.
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    Can you be predicted a 9???! A grade nine is not going to be a certain mark, it is going to be like the top percent. This means at our school, nobody can be predicted it.
    I don't know, as in my exams, I got over 90% in Year 10 mocks, which in the grade boundaries was a 9, so they predicted me a 9.
 
 
 
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