Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Help revision help pls watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    HEY!
    I've been looking around TSR and have not found the answer I am looking for. I do History, English Language, English Literature, and Psychology.
    I am basically aiming for 4 A's. Maybe a B` in History.
    I have made all my notes and everything is extremely organised.
    For English's I know the syllabus quite well, for Psych and History not as well.
    My psychology exam is 11 days after my second to last exam so thats quite a big gap for revision. The struggle is mainly History.

    Ok the questions, pls help if you can.

    1) Is it possible to learn the everything in 6 weeks?
    2) How long should I revise over Easter? (take in mind I can work for long period of time, 6-8 hours)
    3) What is the best revision method?
    4) How did people cope with History, if they did it ^.^
    5) When should I start doing past papers?

    Thanks alot if you reply, oh and I'm doing AS levels!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    1) Obviously
    2) If you can work 6-8 hours, then do 6-8 hours. Just do as much as you can without overloading yourself, and give yourself time to chillllll.
    3) Whatever suits you, no one can say. Some use flashcards, but I always found them useless, for example.
    4) Some people did well, others found it hard, just like any other subject.
    5) Aim to finish the content by the end of Easter, then do past papers from there.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SaraWarah)
    1) Obviously

    2) If you can work 6-8 hours, then do 6-8 hours. Just do as much as you can without overloading yourself, and give yourself time to chillllll.
    3) Whatever suits you, no one can say. Some use flashcards, but I always found them useless, for example.
    4) Some people did well, others found it hard, just like any other subject.
    5) Aim to finish the content by the end of Easter, then do past papers from there.
    when you say 'obviously', do you really think that 6 weeks is perfect revision time? what did YOU use to revise then, if not flashcards..
    and okay thank you, I will do your point 5 advice for deffo
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ohmars)
    when you say 'obviously', do you really think that 6 weeks is perfect revision time? what did YOU use to revise then, if not flashcards..
    and okay thank you, I will do your point 5 advice for deffo
    Well I didn't need 6 weeks, but it varies with each person. You should know how much you need, no one else can comment on that. Generally starting in Easter would be a good idea though.

    For Maths I just did exercises, papers etc. For other subjects it varied between notes, past papers, more notes and online tools.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SaraWarah)
    Well I didn't need 6 weeks, but it varies with each person. You should know how much you need, no one else can comment on that. Generally starting in Easter would be a good idea though.

    For Maths I just did exercises, papers etc. For other subjects it varied between notes, past papers, more notes and online tools.
    thanks!
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ohmars)
    HEY!
    I've been looking around TSR and have not found the answer I am looking for. I do History, English Language, English Literature, and Psychology.
    I am basically aiming for 4 A's. Maybe a B` in History.
    I have made all my notes and everything is extremely organised.
    For English's I know the syllabus quite well, for Psych and History not as well.
    My psychology exam is 11 days after my second to last exam so thats quite a big gap for revision. The struggle is mainly History.

    Ok the questions, pls help if you can.

    1) Is it possible to learn the everything in 6 weeks?
    2) How long should I revise over Easter? (take in mind I can work for long period of time, 6-8 hours)
    3) What is the best revision method?
    4) How did people cope with History, if they did it ^.^
    5) When should I start doing past papers?

    Thanks alot if you reply, oh and I'm doing AS levels!
    1) yes, provided you work hard, that's plenty of time
    2) I don't really recommend working for long hours, I did about 4-6 hours for my Janaury exams and was fine
    3) Past papers definitely
    4) History is a lot of work and there's a lot to remember. Same as my above point, Practice essays are the best way to practice. Or if you can't face writing a load of essays before exams, I found writing essay plans worked just as well as for me. I'm a visual learner so I used mind maps a lot to remember the content.
    5) The sooner the better!

    Good luck!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ohmars)
    HEY!
    I've been looking around TSR and have not found the answer I am looking for. I do History, English Language, English Literature, and Psychology.
    I am basically aiming for 4 A's. Maybe a B` in History.
    I have made all my notes and everything is extremely organised.
    For English's I know the syllabus quite well, for Psych and History not as well.
    My psychology exam is 11 days after my second to last exam so thats quite a big gap for revision. The struggle is mainly History.

    Ok the questions, pls help if you can.

    1) Is it possible to learn the everything in 6 weeks?
    2) How long should I revise over Easter? (take in mind I can work for long period of time, 6-8 hours)
    3) What is the best revision method?
    4) How did people cope with History, if they did it ^.^
    5) When should I start doing past papers?

    Thanks alot if you reply, oh and I'm doing AS levels!
    What exam board are you with may I ask? Also, what topics are you doing? Perhaps then I could give you more specific and helpful advice if you like

    But generally...
    1) Learn? Maybe not. Revise however, yes.
    2) Whatever suits you - take breaks and always review what you are revising
    3) A3 sheets of paper with everything you need to know about one aspect (this got me 56/60 in one of my history papers) Oh and stick them all over your room.
    4) I coped by having everything organised
    5) Past papers after you've learnt everything but be familiar with the exam paper/question style and marking criteria.

    Hope this helped and good luck!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by R_94)
    What exam board are you with may I ask? Also, what topics are you doing? Perhaps then I could give you more specific and helpful advice if you like

    But generally...
    1) Learn? Maybe not. Revise however, yes.
    2) Whatever suits you - take breaks and always review what you are revising
    3) A3 sheets of paper with everything you need to know about one aspect (this got me 56/60 in one of my history papers) Oh and stick them all over your room.
    4) I coped by having everything organised
    5) Past papers after you've learnt everything but be familiar with the exam paper/question style and marking criteria.

    Hope this helped and good luck!
    Thanks a lot! I'm doing AQA!
    Well when I say learn I mean memorise key dates, I do know the content but not as well as I hope to for the exam.
    May I ask when you started revising?
    And can I do past papers while revising the topic, to remember it better?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ohmars)
    Thanks a lot! I'm doing AQA!
    Well when I say learn I mean memorise key dates, I do know the content but not as well as I hope to for the exam.
    May I ask when you started revising?
    And can I do past papers while revising the topic, to remember it better?
    Depends how good your memory is tbh. That should be enough time - if you stick key dates and facts all around your room
    I started revising for that resit paper in the Christmas holidays and the exam was in January like the 11th or something - so it took me maybe 3 weeks? I only had one other exam though which didn't require THAT much revision so I was able to just focus on history.
    Yeah course you can lol, if it helps then go for it. For me though I wouldn't until I was confident on all the content. Do look at them but only test yourself when the content is there otherwise it's not a true reflection of what you know. Make up exam questions maybe but save the real ones for real practice. Hope that made sense!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by R_94)
    Depends how good your memory is tbh. That should be enough time - if you stick key dates and facts all around your room
    I started revising for that resit paper in the Christmas holidays and the exam was in January like the 11th or something - so it took me maybe 3 weeks? I only had one other exam though which didn't require THAT much revision so I was able to just focus on history.
    Yeah course you can lol, if it helps then go for it. For me though I wouldn't until I was confident on all the content. Do look at them but only test yourself when the content is there otherwise it's not a true reflection of what you know. Make up exam questions maybe but save the real ones for real practice. Hope that made sense!
    Thank you very much!
 
 
 
Poll
Do you like carrot cake?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.