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    Hi im starting my as revision tommorow, I'm unfamiliar with a lot of the content too. Is it possible if I revise several hours a day from today to still get an A at As?? I do bio chem psychoogy and english lit. Any advice would be appreciated
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    It's definitely possible. Put together a good revision timetable and stick to it (I would recommend the MySQA Study Plan app if you have an iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad/ probably available on amdroid...). Write up your notes, create revision quiz cards/ posters/ mind maps/ other 'active' revision techniques. Also do loads of past papers, as these will definitely help your technique. Use the markschemes to create model answers to common tricky questions.
    I would recommend revising 2 - 3 hours a day after college, and 5-6 hours at the weekends. Give yourself plenty of breaks and only revise short chunks at a time (except when you are doing past papers obviously!). Perhaps give yourself an evening off a week to relax + catch up with some TV/ go out with some friends etc. to avoid getting too stressed and 'reward' yourself for all your hard work. If you find it hard to concentrate, change subjects, take a short break, or use a different revision technique.
    This should give you some idea of what revision you need to do to prepare yourself for your exams. You still have about 6 weeks or so until the actual exams, so there's no need to panic if you begin revising steadily and in a structured way.
    This is how I revise anyway, and I've managed to get As so far...
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    (Original post by dragonkeeper999)
    It's definitely possible. Put together a good revision timetable and stick to it (I would recommend the MySQA Study Plan app if you have an iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad/ probably available on amdroid...). Write up your notes, create revision quiz cards/ posters/ mind maps/ other 'active' revision techniques. Also do loads of past papers, as these will definitely help your technique. Use the markschemes to create model answers to common tricky questions.
    I would recommend revising 2 - 3 hours a day after college, and 5-6 hours at the weekends. Give yourself plenty of breaks and only revise short chunks at a time (except when you are doing past papers obviously!). Perhaps give yourself an evening off a week to relax + catch up with some TV/ go out with some friends etc. to avoid getting too stressed and 'reward' yourself for all your hard work. If you find it hard to concentrate, change subjects, take a short break, or use a different revision technique.
    This should give you some idea of what revision you need to do to prepare yourself for your exams. You still have about 6 weeks or so until the actual exams, so there's no need to panic if you begin revising steadily and in a structured way.
    This is how I revise anyway, and I've managed to get As so far...
    Thankyou! I was getting stressed so I it's could to hear that someone in my position has managed to get the As
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    Study for 30-50 minutes then take 10 minutes break. This is enough time for your brain to process all the information you have looked at. Do this until you're satisfied. I suggest 2 hours after school and 4-6 hours at the weekend.

    Also it is worth writing your notes in blue than in black because your brain is able to recognise words better.
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    Why did you just realise now you need to start revision?
 
 
 
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