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    I have to learn for the following exams:
    - Critical Thinking Unit 1 OCR: 10th January
    - Biology Unit 1 AQA: 11th January
    - Psychology B Unit 1 AQA: 12th January
    - Chemistry Unit 1 AQA: 13th January

    I'm aiming to get around 70-90% in these modules and feel most confident in Psychology.

    These are the topics I have to revise in each subject

    - Critical Thinking:
    Credibility of evidence
    Evaluating an argument

    - Biology:
    Causes of disease
    Enzymes and digestion
    Cells and movement in and out the body
    Lungs and lung disease
    The heart and heart disease

    - Psychology:
    Research Methods

    Structure and Mass Spectrometry
    Amount of substance
    Organic Chemistry

    Friday I got all my notes off teachers and prepared everythign
    Saturday I spent 20 minutes reading through Chemistry notes
    Sunday I spent 1.5 hours learning about Structure and Mass Spectrometery
    Today I spent 2.5 hours learnt half of what I need to know for periodicity and almost finished structure and mass spectrometry (I've still got ionisation energies to cover)

    I have dyspraxia, so I really can't organise myself. I can realistically spent 3 hours + per day on revision (except for christmas day) and would greatly appreciate it if someone could tell me HOW MUCH I need to know (so far I've been learning a-levelchemistry.com off by heart) and what to revise each week.

    I've been predicted awful grades (not really tried in class) and I've told my teachers I can prove them wrong. I'm really determined to push myself for these exams but would really appreciate it if someone who knows how hard it is to get As in these subjects could put me in the right direction
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    Well I'd also rule out Boxing Day and New Years Day on top of Christmas - this is your holidays so you will need a bit of a break. This gives you about 10 days left (check when you go back to school) of the holidays and after that I'd probably drop your revision time to about 2hours per day due to homework, school etc.

    This is what I'd do:
    Get a piece of A4 lined paper and write down each date down the side until the end of my exams (marking on when my exams are as they are also out for revision). The day before the exams is practice papers and any last minute cramming (theres always some!). I'd then alternate the chemistry and the biology topics (1 per day) as I assume you find them harder?, starting with the most difficult topics / ones you don't remember at all. If you feel a topic will take you more than 1 day, put it over 2. You have 18 topics on your list so they'll easily fit in before your exam though.

    I'd say critical thinking could be saved until perhaps 4 days before the exam (I did this one and found it was the prectice papers you really needed as they have specific answers for specific questions). The others, I'm not sure as I didn't take.

    I hope this helps as this was how I did my Christmas hols revision last year - but its an individual thing.

    Quality of revision matters. Wake up early, latest nine, and revise until you lose concentration. Take a 20 minute break and continue + repeat until your tired and can't do anymore, then relax. x
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