Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Before I go and buy a bunch of notebooks, I would like to know if you get given books to write in like in previous years? Most likely so that work can be marked, right? Sorry for the stupid question, but I need to prepare! Thanks


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    I'm not sure what it's like at other places but we had to use our own books/paper. It meant lots of asking around for sheets of paper when forgetting to bring your own
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    I remember I wondered this when I was going into sixth form and the answer is that most places don't, but in A2 I did write in notebooks for French and my teachers didn't mind, they just thought I was weird. Biology on the other hand, were really annoying about folder organisation.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Your work won't get marked like it did lower down in school. They won't check all your notes, just the stuff you hand in, which'll usually be essays or problem sheets on loose sheets of paper. You'll then put these into a folder or lever-arch file along with your notes, etc. Notebooks usually aren't practical because you get a lot of handouts
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    I got those books with the squares in from my maths teachers. This was at a sixth form within a school, so they gave us left over books from what theyd given their students. Other teachers gave us graph paper to draw graphs on, even when the sixth form moved to a specialist sixth form college they still did. But I think some sixth forms expect you to bring your graph paper to.

    I had a standard size ring binder folder for each exam I did, although depending on your subjects you may need more or less folders than this. I wrote my notes in a pad of paper and kept them in for a few days until I didn't think I'd need them in lessons anymore.

    If teachers give you handouts or you have to draw graphs on graph paper or wants some of your work handed in then writing in a fancy notebook won't be very practical.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Don't worry about these stuff. :awesome:

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Okay thanks everyone, i'll get some graph paper and gridded paper for maths and stuff and bring lined paper.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    The only lesson I got given a book in was English Literature, and even then we didn't have to take it if we didn't want to. Other than that, you just use a folder
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    We have to buy our own paper.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I use lined paper in everything. Some kids in maths and f maths use square paper but it generally doesn't make a difference, it's your own notes and half the teachers don't check them when they should.

    Don't buy graph paper, I have a stack which I haven't touched—the sixth form should provide it for you.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Chlommm)
    Before I go and buy a bunch of notebooks, I would like to know if you get given books to write in like in previous years? Most likely so that work can be marked, right? Sorry for the stupid question, but I need to prepare! Thanks


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I would guess it would be lever arch files + lined paper, having said this most places are pretty open at A-level, so you can choose whichever you prefer (unless you get handouts to file )
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    You'll need your own paper or notebooks
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    No, you normally have to go and buy some paper for yourself as you will need folders for your separate subjects. Also, it will get you more organised.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Chlommm)
    Before I go and buy a bunch of notebooks, I would like to know if you get given books to write in like in previous years? Most likely so that work can be marked, right? Sorry for the stupid question, but I need to prepare! Thanks


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    When i was at 6th form i got notepads, then put the work in ring binder folders. Especially as we got a lot of handouts.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    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

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • 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

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