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    Hi any tips for revising, I can't seem to focus for more than 20-30 minutes at a time and then take really long breaks. My mock exam results were pretty good but still some areas where I could improve. Also is anyone doing the Level 2 Certificate of Further Mathematics AQA spec- I need some tips on remembering matrices for that. Suggestions much appreciated!
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    (Original post by mariam687)
    i jus wanna get it over and done with tbh lol


    but yh im dreading my exams, first one starting may 16th

    Same here - my first one is Law
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    (Original post by alishba-rosex)
    Same here - my first one is Law
    aww gd luck
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    I'm just so scared that I'm gonna fail and we can't even retake them now


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    (Original post by romansholiday)
    Chemistry, Biology and Geography (and maybe Psychology). My sixth form is only letting us choose 3 A Levels for some reason, apparently due to A Level reforms. What about you?

    I want to do:

    Maths
    Physics
    Economics
    Computing/Further maths (not sure which to pick yet)
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    (Original post by Gunjo)
    tf, why so long

    Because it would be bad if I had to revise about 5 subject in 4 hours. I would have to cram the info which would mean I wouldn't process it properly, therefore I would forget most of it by the next week :3
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    (Original post by mariam687)
    aww gd luck

    Thanks
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    (Original post by HeimIX)
    7-8 give or take, with breaks in between[/QUOTE

    Wow, you must be seriously motivated. Good luck! Do you know what you want to study at university?( if you want to go)
    Lol I am, a bit stupid by my goal is to get really good grades then brag to the people who don't xD.

    Hmmm for Uni i want to do Economics at probably LSE, Oxbridge Or Warwick; these Uni's specialise in Economics so thats good and I want to be an Investment Banker/Stock Broker, I was told the Uni you go to is really important for like status. Employers would want someone who had gone to Oxford rather than another unpopular Uni even if they had the same qualifications.\

    lol this answer shouldn't have been this long
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    (Original post by shilshark)
    Yo how did you make your timetable
    Hmmm
    I just went in Excel, I tried to use these online TimeTable things but THEY.ARE.BLOODY.CONFUSING. lol so I just made my own heres a picture of it if you want:

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    Nice Kylo Ren profile pic btw, I like the change up. its snazzy
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    I just want them to end... but then again, I want to see my hard work pay off on the 25th of August!
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    (Original post by ac1999)
    Hi any tips for revising, I can't seem to focus for more than 20-30 minutes at a time and then take really long breaks. My mock exam results were pretty good but still some areas where I could improve. Also is anyone doing the Level 2 Certificate of Further Mathematics AQA spec- I need some tips on remembering matrices for that. Suggestions much appreciated!
    I take it. For matrices I try to remember 'row by column' so first row multiplied by first column then first row multiplied by second column (if there is one) etc
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    (Original post by ac1999)
    Hi any tips for revising, I can't seem to focus for more than 20-30 minutes at a time and then take really long breaks. My mock exam results were pretty good but still some areas where I could improve. Also is anyone doing the Level 2 Certificate of Further Mathematics AQA spec- I need some tips on remembering matrices for that. Suggestions much appreciated!
    I'm doing my A-Levels now but did the Level 2 Certificate last year. What I did was work through some practise questions using notes, take a break, do as much of a past paper as possible without notes, then switch colour and do the rest with the revision guide. Then I wrote out notes on my weak topics and learnt them and tried again. I ended up with an A so I hope this technique works just as well for you
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    (Original post by HeimIX)
    Hmmm
    I just went in Excel, I tried to use these online TimeTable things but THEY.ARE.BLOODY.CONFUSING. lol so I just made my own heres a picture of it if you want:

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    Nice Kylo Ren profile pic btw, I like the change up. its snazzy
    What are your predicted grades??
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    (Original post by HeimIX)
    Hmmm
    I just went in Excel, I tried to use these online TimeTable things but THEY.ARE.BLOODY.CONFUSING. lol so I just made my own heres a picture of it if you want:

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    Nice Kylo Ren profile pic btw, I like the change up. its snazzy
    Lol thanks
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    What are your predicted grades??
    3 A*
    1A
    5B's
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    So far nerves haven't really kicked in for me but I'm trying to do 1-3 hours of revision per day though sticking to this is hard as I'm finding it hard to concentrate and stay motivated. My recent mock grades ranged from A*(in RE) down to Us (Physics&Chemistry), though I have dropped down from triple to dual science now to hopefully pick my grades up. I'm aiming for ideally B's and over in everything but I'm not sure if I'll get there or not, fingers crossed though I guess?
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    You guys are making me scared, I do Triple Science and I have no clue how I am going to revise that much content, which trying not to fail at Maths.

    I also am quite worried about the English Exams, especially Literature; I am not very good with time management and still have not re-read Of Mice and Men.

    Would appreciate some advice,
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    (Original post by ukila)
    You guys are making me scared, I do Triple Science and I have no clue how I am going to revise that much content, which trying not to fail at Maths.

    I also am quite worried about the English Exams, especially Literature; I am not very good with time management and still have not re-read Of Mice and Men.

    Would appreciate some advice,
    with triple science I would say revise methodically, use your revision guide and work through it, and for maths do past papers, I did them by doing them without any material to help to begin with, then swapping colours and using the revision guide. It helped to then go over harder topics as well.
    English language I would say do past papers and just really make sure you know how to answer the questions.
    For Of Mice and Men I did cue cards, I did a chapter summary, then went through picking out key quotes. I then did general themes as well which was quite beneficial. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by ukila)
    You guys are making me scared, I do Triple Science and I have no clue how I am going to revise that much content, which trying not to fail at Maths.

    I also am quite worried about the English Exams, especially Literature; I am not very good with time management and still have not re-read Of Mice and Men.

    Would appreciate some advice,
    English exams are the worst for me because I am 100% orientated towards Maths... I got DD in my English mocks but A* in my Maths... so I'm probably not the best source.

    Anyhow, my revision timetable consists of lots of English, slightly more literature because I actually enjoy learning it myself!

    What I am doing is reading every chapter (I am also doing OMAM) and then making notes on important quotes from my class work notes and online. There are some fantastic sites such as:

    https://getrevising.co.uk/
    http://englishtutorhome2.blogspot.co...and-poems.html

    and also Youtube channels (if you can resist the temptation to click on recommended videos!):

    https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff/videos
    https://www.youtube.com/user/dominicsalles

    Apparently to the fellow TSR community, they are fantasic!

    I am also making key contextual points (for OMAM it's events like the depression - dust bowls, wall street crash, worker migration), key themes and making lots of notes on characters because they appear every year.

    The issue with literature is that they can literally ask any question and if you haven't covered that then you're screwed... however, looking at past papers and seeing which questions they have already asked can give you a BRIEF idea of what they are going to ask.

    With Maths it is just practice, practice and practice. Covering an area once will not suffice your ability to apply this in the exam. You need to find lots of examples online and do them, no matter how hard they are (with in GCSEs obviously). Once you think you have grasped it, find ALL past paper questions relating to that area of topic. This seemed to work for my statistics which i got an A in last year and an A* in my Maths mock.

    Another point to mention with Maths is that you tend to revise topics you feel comfortable with. It's very tempting to do this so make of a list of everything you're not sure about and then only revise those. So if you still have your Maths mock or any recent Maths papers, go through them all see which topics you didn't get many marks on. No point revising trigonometry if you can answer questions confidently, it's just a waste of time.

    And after you've revised all your topics, do lots and lots of past papers!
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    eh...
    alright I suppose :dontknow:
    I'm pretty confident for maths, FM, science, french and spanish...
    Meh with Music
    and FML with history and english
 
 
 
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