What's the essential piece of advice you'd give to someone starting their A-levels?

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    If you're planning on doing a science, make sure you know what's on the syllabus beforehand. (This might be a good idea for other topics, but I can't say, I only did sciences). If you don't, it'll be much harder to come to the lessons prepared.
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    Advice: drop out and do a BTEC
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    Stay ahead and on top of the workload no matter what, and yes revision notes and sessions as you go along is a good idea.
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    (Original post by Exceptional)
    Advice: drop out and do a BTEC
    Only if you suffer a traumatic head injury.
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    Throughout Year 13 I really struggled with my mental health which was exacerbated by the general stress of A Levels. Thankfully my Head of Sixth Form was really supportive and put many measures in place which helped me to cope, such as early study leave and special exam arrangements. I honestly couldn't have got through my exams without her. Therefore my main piece of advice for anyone starting A Levels is, if you're struggling with anything whether it be health or time management, definitely speak to someone about it. Don't suffer in silence!
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    Quit and put up an ad on craig's list looking for a sugar daddy.... But seriously read through your syllabus before hand or before you choose your subjects. Before you choose your subject talk to lecturers or older students about the subject. Don't take subjects just cuz (I did that with math, I couldnt fit into the accounting class because my other two subjects clashed times).
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    Work hard, learn from the course textbook and do past papers.
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    Make sure you review your work thoroughly every week and back it up by referring to your textbooks and practise plenty of past papers. That is all you need to do!!!!!!!!!
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    Do not take EPQ and work hard but don't make yourself sick.
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    (Original post by Ice Dragon)
    Do not take EPQ and work hard but don't make yourself sick.
    Why not?


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    Just avoid a-levels to begin. Thats my best advice! Oh and also don't leave your revision until a week before the exam (which i may or may not have done...)
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    Work hard, hard, hard, never give up and thrust yourself
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    DON'T think it'll be like GCSEs
    DON'T slack off
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    A-levels can be difficult but also really fun! The most important thing I would say to do would be to make notes throughout the year and work hard to constantly revise them. Also do lots of past papers and don't leave them all until study leave! Try to motivate yourself with the thought of going to the uni you love and remember that you'll need to work hard to get the grades to get into that uni (unless you're lucky enough to get an unconditional offer!)

    Having said that, don't overload yourself with work; make sure you take lots of breaks, go out with friends and have fun. After all, they're your last few years ever at school and will go very quickly!

    Good luck with the journey!
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    To someone just starting their A levels, I'd say read before and after school on the subjects you have. Do not just do past papers or practice questions but read m, make notes and make sure you understand the underlying concepts. In my first year It took me some time to understand what I was meant to do and I applied this while doing Maths, Chemistry and Physics at A2. Reading and understanding, that's very important. Also, participate in group works if possible and even read beyond your subject to get a solid grasp. That is all for now.
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    Turn around. Stop. Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 breakdowns.

    Real talk though, don't stop revising, ever. Start revising now. Start revising before you've even learnt it. Start revising 3 years ago.
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    When your teachers tell you to start revising before/during the Christmas holidays, take it seriously amd get going! You can never start revising too early, and (trust me) you CAN start revising too late. The few weeks before exam season should be dedicated to past papers and practising - not recapping and note taking!
    When your teachers say "ASK if you don't understand" don't be shy or proud - just ask and accept the help that's being offered because it could change things a lot for you!
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    In the summer after you've taken your exams, without even looking at a textbook everything will just make sense to you somehow, if you can get that to happen before the exam you're gonna smash it!
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    EPQ is a pointless venture. And don't take A-Level Chemistry lightly
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    Pick your subjects wisely!
    Pick your subjects wisely!
    Pick your subjects wisely!
    Don't do an EPQ presentation, do an EPQ essay.Don't spend ages on planning your revision, actually revise instead.
 
 
 
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