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I am just about to start A Levels, I was wondering what were the best tips and advice you could give to me about A Levels and the work etc.
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I am just about to start A Levels, I was wondering what were the best tips and advice you could give to me about A Levels and the work etc.
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Dont expect them to be as easy as GCSE, other than that its fundamentaly the same, just allot more to know.
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Work steadily through the year. Take good notes, revise hard at the end you'll be fine, especially with those GCSEs.
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*get serious*
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Do not leave everything until the last month when Exams are approaching. Revise throughout the year, trust me, it sounds boring now but it helps so much.
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If what your taking has coursework(s) make sure you get a high mark(s) in it as it keeps the pressure off of you a bit and that way even if you don't get so good exam results you can salvage a good enough pass that you might be pleased with.

As Multiplexed said don't leave anything to late. In theory doing it the night you get it would be best but in reality that probably won't happen but as soon as you can is good aslong as you get it in by the date stated by the teacher.

Use any free's you get for revision or even homework/coursework and not a lounge around as when it's nearer the exam time you will be soiling yourself about it.

Make sure you understand your notes. I took some last year that I didn't understand the next day and it hindered my revision a bit.

A good thing to get into is a time table for home where certain times are set aside for homework/coursework/revision. Start it early so it's a stress free little and often aproach so your planning ahead and not cramming it all into you right before the exams which probably won't work and will get you stressed. Also the certain times for doing these things will make it so your brain is expecting to revise and the like.

Although you have to do revision don't over do it. Give yourself breaks every half hour for 5-10mins listening to music, meditating or something like that so you can give your brain time to absorb what you have revised. If you don't give your brain a break it's not going to work that well. The first 15mins are said to be the best while revising something.

Also try not to revise more than 2 subjects a day. It doesn't useually help your brain retain valuable information.
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Don't revise. Watch TV and just have fun. A Levels are bound to be easy.
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Don't revise. Watch TV and just have fun. A Levels are bound to be easy.
... speak for yourself
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Don't revise. Watch TV and just have fun. A Levels are bound to be easy.
You know I've nearly had about enough of you and you stupid posts. Will you say something usefull or not at all :mad: .
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You know I've nearly had about enough of you and you stupid posts. Will you say something usefull or not at all :mad: .


Sorry, but I think that A Levels will beeasy. I am going to rest for most of my college life, because I know that i will get four A's at A Level.
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Sorry, but I think that A Levels will beeasy. I am going to rest for most of my college life, because I know that i will get four A's at A Level.
dont let that big head of yours grow any bigger!

How would you know if A levels were easy or not? You havent started them yet! So how can you be so sure?
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dont let that big head of yours grow any bigger!

How would you know if A levels were easy or not? You havent started them yet! So how can you be so sure?


I looked through some past papers on the AQA website and I honestly found the papers not challenging.
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Sorry, but I think that A Levels will beeasy. I am going to rest for most of my college life, because I know that i will get four A's at A Level.
We're happy for you, Kish, really we are. :rolleyes: Now, d'ya reckon you could toodle off and leave us be? That'd be just swell. Kthxbye. :flute:
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Sorry, but I think that A Levels will beeasy. I am going to rest for most of my college life, because I know that i will get four A's at A Level.
Okay as someone who did 2 AS's a year early along side my GCSE's I can tell you now that they are not going to be easy at all. I will be taking them AS's again as I didn't do as well as I had hoped while taking the A2 parts for both of them with a full A-Level. I know for a fact that A-Levels are not a walk in the park and if you think it is then you will get no-where.

"If you fail to prepare then prepare to fail." - Take this statement to heart cause if you do what you say I doubt you will get anything over C's for your A-Levels. You can't criticise something you have not done or started yet okay :mad: .
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We're happy for you, Kish, really we are. :rolleyes: Now, d'ya reckon you could toodle off and leave us be? That'd be just swell. Kthxbye. :flute:
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work hard. when you see all those A's on your results sheet, it will all be worth it. oh, and manage your time wisely and don't forget to have fun as well!
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Sorry, but I think that A Levels will beeasy. I am going to rest for most of my college life, because I know that i will get four A's at A Level.
Okay then, make sure to post your results in 2 years
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Okay as someone who did 2 AS's a year early along side my GCSE's I can tell you now that they are not going to be easy at all.
I did one a year early, they are easy.
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I did one a year early, they are easy.
Which one?
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