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    I'm doing Maths, Further Maths and Physics. I'm pretty much fine with Maths, excluding Statistics. How long do you recommend revising each day? I find that all you need to do with Pure, Mechanics and Further Pure is do past papers which I enjoy. But I've never really liked Stats so the motivation isn't really there. Any ideas on how to revise for Physics? Obviously doing the past papers isn't enough due to the theory side of it, which I've underestimated.
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    Either way about 4-5 hours per subject perhaps?
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    (Original post by Fluxator)
    Any ideas on how to revise for Physics? Obviously doing the past papers isn't enough due to the theory side of it, which I've underestimated.
    I'm also doing Physics and have finished A2 Maths/Further so I guess I'm in a decent position to give advice. For physics, I read through the book in its entirety, and do all of the 'exam style' questions that the book gives along the way. (If you have more time do every other question too). You should get to the point here where you have no trouble answering 'calculation'-style questions, and just need no know the particulars of the theory.

    Then I go through the book again, with the printed specification by my side, and make comprehensive notes, leaving nothing out - ticking off each thing from the specification as I make notes on that point. My aim here is to produce a set of notes which are as concise as possible whilst being sufficiently deep that I could learn the entire module from them alone. (I rarely refer back to them, but the process of making them is what consolidates the knowledge).

    Then drill papers. I do every paper there is, including specimens, and mark myself harshly. Don't be lenient - marking harshly helps when you come back to look at your mistakes. I check the UMS conversion for each past series to see where I actually stand. I have each mark scheme printed out and annotate as I go. (Important to refer back to for the stupidly picky explanation questions). I will have done every paper a month before the exam (may not suit some people) and I do them all again closer to the time.

    As for the 'how long to revise for' question, a rough estimate would be however long the above takes you x 3, since you are doing 3 subjects. I found I didn't need to do as much work for physics as for the others but that may just be me as it is my preferred subject.
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    (Original post by Fluxator)
    I'm doing Maths, Further Maths and Physics. I'm pretty much fine with Maths, excluding Statistics. How long do you recommend revising each day? I find that all you need to do with Pure, Mechanics and Further Pure is do past papers which I enjoy. But I've never really liked Stats so the motivation isn't really there. Any ideas on how to revise for Physics? Obviously doing the past papers isn't enough due to the theory side of it, which I've underestimated.
    Measure your studies by progress made and not work done, not only is it more productive, but you feel like more is getting done.

    As the previous poster mentioned - just blast through past papers and have your friends mark them harshly. By doing this, you'll know where you stand on the worst possible day.

    Also, there's more advice here.

    I hope this helps.

    Darren
 
 
 
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