A*/A students - From when do you start revision until your exam?Watch
How many months/weeks or even days ago do you start revision???
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Which is why I am a borderline a/* student rather than a straight * student, don't recommend leaving it as late as I do.
GCSE's the same but could get away with it and get *s.
I do however mean proper full on revision when I start though, 6 hours a day.
Although (!) I highly recommend cramming. Obviously do your long-term revision, but definitely cram info in a day before and before you leave for the exam. It works really well for me, but probs 'cause it's combined with revision from months before.
A Levels - Month and a half overall
Usually around 4-5 hrs of revision per day
A-Level: More important, so for essay subjects give yourself a month and for maths based ones 2 weeks can do. This is of course for smart revision and not staring at a wall for hours to say I've done 4 hours a day. But we all know the exam timetable can be annoying. I had 2.5 days to learn a physics module and I crammed 18 hours straight a day. All the extra detail is just to stress so no one makes the mistake of thinking they'd do we'll if they start early. If you do revision the right way then you can do well even if you leave it late.
for AS, about a month before each exam for serious revision but ive been reading my notes etc. all year long.
a level - couple of months before exam 2-3
Make sure you really try and take everything in, rather than just copying it down, and ask questions if you're the remotest bit unsure about everything. That way the amount that you're able to commit to long-term memory the first time round is greatly increased, hence less revision. Then once that's done, you can legitimately get away with just cramming for the stubborn bits that won't stick to get them in your short-term memory just for the exam. And similarly there's no need to slave away for long hours if you're properly prepared - there's no point wearing yourself out and getting more and more stressed; I find myself that I gain far more from a few hours off meaning I'm completely relaxed for the exam, than from extra cramming that maybe gains me a couple more facts.