A* at A level students - how much revision did you do Watch

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Sorry I've literally just come back here after a few months but guess it's still relevant I got AAA by some miracle! Good luck for summer exams

Just wondering, what are A2 and final a level grades? I'm doing the same subjects (doing A2 bio-chem-math now).
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did you spend none/some/most/all of your free periods revising

when in the year did you start revising for your june exams

how much would you do each day when you started revising

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I'm in year 13 currently, but took A-level maths early and got an A*.
I worked through all of my free periods last year, but I only had a few hours free anyway.
Maybe 10 hours per day revision, starting in March and increasing to June. I worked outside of lessons throughout the year, but serious revision didn't start until March.
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Tell me about it 😩
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Guys can i get an A/A* in Chemistry with a B at AS? What's the highest with a B at AS?

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What I did:
1)Read notes before lectures
2)Listen to lectures attentively, write extra things that the lecturer says which is not in the notes
3)Do tutorial questions while referring to notes
4)Listen to lessons attentively and ask the teacher to go through the tutorial questions that you did incorrectly
5)Redo tutorial questions
6)Write notes - by now you have a clearer view of the topic and what's important and what's not. Some lecture notes may contain excessive information which is not even important but now you know you can leave it out. Write down tips into your notes on how to do the common difficult questions
7)After we finished one topic, there'll be a test on it. After finishing doing my notes, I'll do Topical Ten Year Series on that specific topic.
8)Every weekend, do 3-5 questions on each topics so you won't forget them and will continue to retain the information you've learnt.
9)Repeat this for all subjects - I take H2 Maths, H2 Chem, H2 Economics, H1 History, H1 GP

When preparing for major exams and not just minor class exams,
1)Reread my notes
2)Do past year papers from your school and other schools and Yearly Ten Years Series
3) I do at least 1-2 subject papers per day

So how to do well for A levels? Consistent work all-year round. You won't be stressed up when exams are nearing. It's not packed at all, you won't feel tired. You will still have time to socialise and have fun.
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Did u get the A/A*?
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Not much, I'm naturally intelligent and with a bit of luck and common sense, A*'s are easy to crack.

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(Original post by JPL9457)
did you spend none/some/most/all of your free periods revising

when in the year did you start revising for your june exams

how much would you do each day when you started revising

thanks
Hey so when I was doing my A levels I spent my free periods trying to get homework done and things that were kind of you have to do. So when I got home I spent my time to just look through my notes make flashcards organise my sheets, and like roughly know what’s on my notes, and then for the lessons the next day I made sure that everything was ready and I knew what I had to do, and then I relaxed, you probably won’t believe this but FREE PERIODS ARE EVEYRTHING YOU NEED, if you don’t use that time to revise and do your work You won’t get much rest at home, and I’m pretty sure you’d rather relax and chill at ho,e then at school soo
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Hey so when I was doing my A levels I spent my free periods trying to get homework done and things that were kind of you have to do. So when I got home I spent my time to just look through my notes make flashcards organise my sheets, and like roughly know what’s on my notes, and then for the lessons the next day I made sure that everything was ready and I knew what I had to do, and then I relaxed, you probably won’t believe this but FREE PERIODS ARE EVEYRTHING YOU NEED, if you don’t use that time to revise and do your work You won’t get much rest at home, and I’m pretty sure you’d rather relax and chill at ho,e then at school soo
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I did Biology, Chemistry, Maths and German, although I have to say I really didn't like German A2 and I knew there was no way I was going to get my predicted grade (A) so I didn't revise for it except for an hour or two the night before. I'm predicted A* in Biology and Maths and A in Chemistry. Maths revision was mostly just past papers (they took about an hour each and I did one most days during study leave), so it was Bio and Chem that took up most of my revision time.
hello I know this is 5 years later but I'm doing the exact same a-levels and do you have any tips?
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I usually spent my free periods doing homework and I would revise at home. This was mostly because I find it easier revising at home on my laptop.
I'm not exactly sure when I started revising for June exams since you're almost constantly revising throughout if you regularly get tested (and if you actually revise for those tests). But I definitely increased the amount of work I was doing before the Easter holidays.
I'd usually aim for 5-6 hours of work each day close to exam time. But honestly hours don't matter - its about the actual effectiveness of your revision
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