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    (Original post by xMr_BrightSide)
    Just remember everyone will be in the same position, so the grade boundaries should change accordingly Don't stress yourself by revising non-stop, do short 1 hour sessions followed by regular breaks and rewards - you will be more motivated, and keep concentration levels for longer. Good luck!
    Hopefully... And being a procrastinator, it's impossible to get back to studying mode once I've started a break :')


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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Did your parents do A levels?

    If so, ask them.

    It is what they had to do when they were in VIth form.

    However the answer might involve having to dress like this

    Lol! That'll probably be more in my grandparent's years! XD


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    (Original post by madz2802)
    I have 9 exams
    I find it hard to balance revising for 5 different subjects?

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    I totally understand how you feel! Though I only do four subjects. It's really hard trying not to revise too much for the subject you like the most and ditch the other ones.


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    (Original post by Bookler_Natsu)
    Lol! That'll probably be more in my grandparent's years! XD


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    Young parents!

    I tried to pitch for late 70s/early 80s clothes. Kids at age 30-32, so aged about 47-49 now.
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    (Original post by Bookler_Natsu)
    I totally understand how you feel! Though I only do four subjects. It's really hard trying not to revise too much for the subject you like the most and ditch the other ones.


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    Try using studying for the subject you like the most as a reward for studying for the others.
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    A levels are actually the equivalent of the first year of an American uni, so if you get A's for A levels, you are smart as!!!!


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    Hello, I found out my AS January exam results and I got this:

    Biology: C
    Maths: C (Considering I worked ridiculously hard, made 1 mistake and went from an B to C)
    Chemisty: U
    English: C

    I was devestated as I was predicted minimum B grades for each of them. I would like to go into Uni to to medicine or dentistry but I'll have no chance if my chemistry, biology and maths grades are so low. I would like to resit all of them but I'll have a total of 10 exams in the May/June time.

    I am asking should I resit?!!? Is it really worth it I mean 10 EXAMS when 4 in januray was hard enough, help.
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Young parents!

    I tried to pitch for late 70s/early 80s clothes. Kids at age 30-32, so aged about 47-49 now.
    Oh right... Then I not so sure lol, not good in history ;P


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    (Original post by RemiMarcelle)
    A levels are actually the equivalent of the first year of an American uni, so if you get A's for A levels, you are smart as!!!!


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    That means an American uni has a minimum 5 years for a bachelor degree? Wow :O


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    (Original post by GinIchimaru)
    Hello, I found out my AS January exam results and I got this:

    Biology: C
    Maths: C (Considering I worked ridiculously hard, made 1 mistake and went from an B to C)
    Chemisty: U
    English: C

    I was devestated as I was predicted minimum B grades for each of them. I would like to go into Uni to to medicine or dentistry but I'll have no chance if my chemistry, biology and maths grades are so low. I would like to resit all of them but I'll have a total of 10 exams in the May/June time.

    I am asking should I resit?!!? Is it really worth it I mean 10 EXAMS when 4 in januray was hard enough, help.
    Depending on how many marks you got for the Cs. If you're like one mark of a B then you shouldn't resit and chemistry is definitely a resit. Good luck


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    Revise early and smart. By the time the exams come round, you'll have everything down, and they won't be as daunting because you'll be confident in each subject

    I never stuck to revision timetables, so use to make a list for each subject of everything I needed to know (generally, based on the sub-chapters in the textbooks). I'd stick them up on the wall alongside one another, and tick each topic off after I'd revised it and done some practice questions. It means you don't have to do a strict amount each day, and it's also easier to compare whether you're overdoing one subject compared to the others.
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    (Original post by Bookler_Natsu)
    That means an American uni has a minimum 5 years for a bachelor degree? Wow :O


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    (Original post by RemiMarcelle)
    A levels are actually the equivalent of the first year of an American uni, so if you get A's for A levels, you are smart as!!!!


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    Not really, it's just that they don't specialise as quickly as we do. They do far more subjects at the end of high school, so they don't go as far in depth, it's more about range. Same in the first year of uni, which is when they start to specialise and go in depth. (The major/minor system)

    All of that info is from,movies, TV, books and Disney, so forgive me if it's not completely accurate, just a general idea.

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    (Original post by Accalia)
    Revise early and smart. By the time the exams come round, you'll have everything down, and they won't be as daunting because you'll be confident in each subject

    I never stuck to revision timetables, so use to make a list for each subject of everything I needed to know (generally, based on the sub-chapters in the textbooks). I'd stick them up on the wall alongside one another, and tick each topic off after I'd revised it and done some practice questions. It means you don't have to do a strict amount each day, and it's also easier to compare whether you're overdoing one subject compared to the others.
    Sounds like a much better idea than revision timetables ;D might give it a try


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    I have 21 GCSE exams this summer. While having to do all AS exams in summer will be horrific (and AS is obviously harder than GCSE) nothing will beat 21. NOTHING.
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    [QUOTE=Bookler_Natsu;41725612]Thank you for the advice. Is there a method of how to relax in exams? How did you learn it?

    I don't really think theres any one definate way of doing it. As my weakness in exams was rushing the paper, i knew i had to find a way to relax to ensure i didn't make silly mistakes or read questions wrong. So i slept well prior to the exams, revised nice and early for my exams so i wasn't rushed off my feet come the exam period and also practised past papers under timed conditions in class so come the exam period, nothing was a surprise.

    Anyway, i think the worst thing you can do is stress or panic. Just try to approach each exam in a calm frame of mind and try your best!
    Good luck for future exams!
 
 
 
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