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    Try and stay organised. Use folders, books and what not. Make clear, concise notes and transfer them in a way you'll remember them. Perhaps do further reading around the subject. If you're stuck with something, ASK YOUR TEACHER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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    (Original post by khatx)
    I start my first day of AS level on Monday and I just wanted to ask fellow A level/ex - A level students for some pointers on how to do really well in my first year. I just received my GCSE results and I did relatively well, but I know the gap from secondary school to sixth form is huge. Also I want to go into medicine in university so tips related to that would be much appreciated.

    The subjects I am doing:
    - Biology
    - Chemistry
    - Maths
    - Psychology

    If you've got any advice on how to smash those subjects, please let me know
    Maths is the only AS of these which will actually count towards the rest of your A Level as it is under the previous system. The rest of your subjects are under the new (or actually very old) system where your sixth form doesn't need to make you sit the AS, but most still do. So make sure that Maths has most of your focus. Time management is key. Try to keep ahead, never mind on top of deadlines. Most importantly: enjoy.
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    (Original post by Kyle1198)
    It's hardly last minute advice. Last minute would be the day before your AS exam.
    I crammed for my subjects, expected C's/D's and came out with AAB for AS, but that is because I did essay subjects probably. It was very stressful nonetheless so I definitely do NOT recommend this way regardless !!!
    Since you picked really hard A Levels, If I did your subjects and I crammed for that I'd have failed lol, so you have to work exceptionally hard for them if you want the top grades.

    All of your subjects except Maths are linear, so when/if (schools have the option now) you sit your AS exam in Bio, Chem and Psych it wont count towards the final A Level and you have to do the AS content again in Year 13, so you need to bear that in mind.
    Wow, you did great! And thanks for this advice. I'm hoping the fact that most of my exams are linear will work to my advantage.
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    (Original post by khatx)
    Straightforward af And I will take this on board as tomorrow is my first day! The revision cards are already out, haha!
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/
    Very good site for maths revision. I can safely say that my A in AS further maths and B in AS physics would not have been got without it.
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    party at least once a week, make a load of new friends, hit the gym, and work from the start
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    well for maths , defo go on

    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/

    http://www.madasmaths.com/


    do all of those solomon papers on physicsandmathstutor but also its a good idea to go on madasmaths and look at practice papers S and T because those questions on them papers are very very very tricky for C1 and C2.
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    (Original post by khatx)
    In terms of revision, do you recommend that I make revision notes from the start of the year?
    I do. I actually made my A2 notes from the textbook over the summer, to only have to highlight them in lessons. Note taking is time consuming, once you're done, you need to consolidate.
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    (Original post by PawanAviator)
    well for maths , defo go on

    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/

    http://www.madasmaths.com/

    do all of those solomon papers on physicsandmathstutor but also its a good idea to go on madasmaths and look at practice papers S and T because those questions on them papers are very very very tricky for C1 and C2.
    exam solutions has to be no.1 though!
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    (Original post by khatx)
    This is so helpful, thanks! Tomorrow is my first day, slightly dreading it as I'm recovering from a stomach bug but I refuse to miss the first day of school. And thanks for the tip about past papers, everyone is recommending to do them but I completely forgot the fact that if I did a past paper tomorrow, I'd be so confused haha!

    Also, good luck for year 13, I'm sure you'll do amazingly, it sounds like you are completely prepared for the year ahead. Don't forget to take some time out, I do too much of this and not enough of revising LOL.
    Hahaha, thank u! Hope you had a good first day good luck for the rest of your year too!
 
 
 
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