I don't know how bright you are, and that is a very important factor in revision - relatively smart people I know are able to pull out an A wth just two weeks of 5 hours a day revision. Considering your previous grades, you probably do not need that much revision - just do 1-2 hours a day and if you do not skip, you should end up with like A*A*A by the results day.
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Is 7 hours of revision enough to get A's and A* at alevel watch
- 13-11-2016 17:27
- 13-11-2016 17:58
Seven hours is not too much not because it's impossible, but it's too much because you will never actually do it if all you've done before is revision before exams. You can't transform into a different person just from drawing a timetable.
Ignore the people saying do one or two hours a day.
Try hard to do three hours a day now, and then three months before exams up it to five hours a day, two months before maybe seven, and in the last month just do as much as you physically cab.
As someone realistically aiming for those kinds of grades, I'd say that is what you should aim for.
Make sure the revision you are doing is QUALITY revision. E.g making revision cards, posters, writing essays or making posters, videos, whatever works for you. Reading your textbook over and over is NOT revision and will not help you. Active revision is what you need.
Also, try and have some motivation for doing the revision, because actually forcing yourself to do it will be horrible and you'll hate it. So, for every hour you watch an episode of your favourite TV show etc, have delicious snacks while doing revision, or something like that.
Also, while you're revising, switch notifications off your phone, and any other similar distractions.
That is my advice, hope you can get the grades you want!
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(Original post by FrenchNerd2)
- 13-11-2016 19:44
Work smarter not harder - staring at your notes for 7 hours is not as practical as doing an hour long essay plus some flash cards and getting like 1h30 under your belt. My college recommended 4 hours per subject per week and I probably did no more than that (if that at all) and got AAAA in my AS levels.
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- 16-11-2016 09:40
THank you all for the comments and advice!!
(Original post by sunshine774)
- 11-05-2018 12:28
You should do one or two hours, but regularly and consistently. 7 hours is way too much!
in conclusion, i told you this story to show you how imbecilic this comment was and i would like to ask you never to muster up so much confidence to state your foolish opinions on the internet. I am not angry, just disapointed.