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    what's the best way to revise for as levels?

    i've tried making colourful notes and making a timetable (doing a topic of each subject a day) but my grades are not improving. at all.

    i feel as though i know the content but i struggle applying what i know to questions in exams. (i study history, biology, maths and chemistry if you were wondering.) thanks!
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    Hello, I do biology, chemistry, maths and geography if you are struggling with applying things then perhaps you aren't as secure with the content as you think. Perhaps you could try revision guides (always get ones specific to your exam board) I also find watching YouTube videos for things helps. The main thing I think is important for biology and chemistry is to really learn how the mark schemes work, you'll find the same questions come up every year but phrased differently. Reading the examiners reports can be very useful too. Hope this helps somehow


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    past-papers. past-papers is the be all and end all of A-levels. Heed this advice.
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    I'm having the same problem. Print out all of the relevant examiner reports you can find, mark schemes & exemplar essays. Do past papers. Really try to spend a lot of time trying to understand fully what the examiners are saying in the examiner reports. Hope this helps x


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    As my Geology teacher frequently reminds us, "If you learn the syllabus, you'll tend to get an A. They can't ask you a question in the exam that they haven't answered in the syllabus."

    He likes to print the syllabus out every lesson so that we have no excuse for not having it, and we then complete past papers dating right back to 1996. This not only helps in being able to understand how to answer the questions provided, but also helps us learn to use the terms that the exam boards give you marks for.

    His technique most certainly works (we get the best Geology grades in the South West here). This is most prevalent in our Geology mocks where pretty much everyone got an A (with one or two exceptions). It is also worth noting that the Geology department have the highest grades in the school.
    These syllabuses, aka Exam Specifications, and past papers can be found freely on your exam boards' websites. If you want older ones ask your teacher, else they'll be floating around on the internet somewhere.

    I guarantee that if you do every past paper from your own specification, plus older papers, and you do them ~2-3 times each (yes, do papers multiple times as it improves your ability to recall information), you will ace most of your exams.

    Hope that helps! :-)
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    (Original post by Molly648)
    Hello, I do biology, chemistry, maths and geography if you are struggling with applying things then perhaps you aren't as secure with the content as you think. Perhaps you could try revision guides (always get ones specific to your exam board) I also find watching YouTube videos for things helps. The main thing I think is important for biology and chemistry is to really learn how the mark schemes work, you'll find the same questions come up every year but phrased differently. Reading the examiners reports can be very useful too. Hope this helps somehow


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    we're practically doing the same subjects! i hope you don't mind me asking this, but what exam board are you doing and how are you finding the content? by the way, the advice is pretty helpful.
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    (Original post by hisoka)
    what's the best way to revise for as levels?

    i've tried making colourful notes and making a timetable (doing a topic of each subject a day) but my grades are not improving. at all.

    i feel as though i know the content but i struggle applying what i know to questions in exams. (i study history, biology, maths and chemistry if you were wondering.) thanks!

    Just watch Hunter x Hunter
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
    Just watch Hunter x Hunter
    lmao, that's the one thing that definitely doesn't help for sure.
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    (Original post by hisoka)
    lmao, that's the one thing that definitely doesn't help for sure.

    It does, did you watch it yesterday?
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    (Original post by jackhadrill)
    As my Geology teacher frequently reminds us, "If you learn the syllabus, you'll tend to get an A. They can't ask you a question in the exam that they haven't answered in the syllabus."

    He likes to print the syllabus out every lesson so that we have no excuse for not having it, and we then complete past papers dating right back to 1996. This not only helps in being able to understand how to answer the questions provided, but also helps us learn to use the terms that the exam boards give you marks for.

    His technique most certainly works (we get the best Geology grades in the South West here). This is most prevalent in our Geology mocks where pretty much everyone got an A (with one or two exceptions). It is also worth noting that the Geology department have the highest grades in the school.
    These syllabuses, aka Exam Specifications, and past papers can be found freely on your exam boards' websites. If you want older ones ask your teacher, else they'll be floating around on the internet somewhere.

    I guarantee that if you do every past paper from your own specification, plus older papers, and you do them ~2-3 times each (yes, do papers multiple times as it improves your ability to recall information), you will ace most of your exams.

    Hope that helps! :-)
    oh that's super clever. it looks like i'll be spending the rest of the year doing past papers!
    p.s. my caps lock button is broken. i promise i know how to use capital letters.
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    Hello- a Biology (Salters Edexcel), Chemistry (Salters OCR), Maths (OCR) and English Lit (OCR) student here!
    Print off the specifications and revise one sub-section a day or week from those. I live for the revision guides and revise from those mainly as they cut out the nonsense and too much detail. I find it useful to see things online and videos.

    For my board I live for this:
    http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...cification.php
    So useful I swear to you.

    Cue cards are also very useful- try putting past paper questions on one side and a bullet point list of an ideal answer (from the markscheme) and get somebody to test you on it until you can say it perfectly. This also works very well if you get the questions as your own adaptations from the specification.
    Maths is slightly more difficult, but I cannot emphasise enough the need to look at the way past questions are phrased- they can make it difficult to get to what you are familiar with (like you need to do several stages to get their formula into a thing you can differentiate etc.)
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
    It does, did you watch it yesterday?
    yesssssssssss. what was pitou doing? please explain.
    can't wait for next week's episode though, they left it at such a huge cliffhanger!
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    (Original post by ThePhoenixLament)
    Hello- a Biology (Salters Edexcel), Chemistry (Salters OCR), Maths (OCR) and English Lit (OCR) student here!
    Print off the specifications and revise one sub-section a day or week from those. I live for the revision guides and revise from those mainly as they cut out the nonsense and too much detail. I find it useful to see things online and videos.

    For my board I live for this:
    http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...cification.php
    So useful I swear to you.

    Cue cards are also very useful- try putting past paper questions on one side and a bullet point list of an ideal answer (from the markscheme) and get somebody to test you on it until you can say it perfectly. This also works very well if you get the questions as your own adaptations from the specification.
    Maths is slightly more difficult, but I cannot emphasise enough the need to look at the way past questions are phrased- they can make it difficult to get to what you are familiar with (like you need to do several stages to get their formula into a thing you can differentiate etc.)
    thank you sooooooooo much! you guys are so helpful!
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    past-papers. past-papers is the be all and end all of A-levels. Heed this advice.
    (Original post by cookieesxo)
    I'm having the same problem. Print out all of the relevant examiner reports you can find, mark schemes & exemplar essays. Do past papers. Really try to spend a lot of time trying to understand fully what the examiners are saying in the examiner reports. Hope this helps x


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    They know what they're talking about.
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    (Original post by hisoka)
    yesssssssssss. what was pitou doing? please explain.
    can't wait for next week's episode though, they left it at such a huge cliffhanger!

    Pitou was in the room behind the Chairman, when the Chairman saw Gon, he laughed and pointed his thumb backwards, as in 'she's there Gon, go get her' and then Gon... son of a gun, his aura went crazy!!!!!!!!!
    At least I think so



    But omg, that butterfly is SO annoying, I think he's gay, genuinely. I thought he was gonna kill himself, but nah, I hope Morel blows some smoke up his ass!

    Killua's power is off the chart lol
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
    Pitou was in the room behind the Chairman, when the Chairman saw Gon, he laughed and pointed his thumb backwards, as in 'she's there Gon, go get her' and then Gon... son of a gun, his aura went crazy!!!!!!!!!
    At least I think so



    But omg, that butterfly is SO annoying, I think he's gay, genuinely. I thought he was gonna kill himself, but nah, I hope Morel blows some smoke up his ass!

    Killua's power is off the chart lol
    looooooool, yes, pouf 100% loves meruem. that part with the bogey teary thing with the flowery background thing just killed me.
    gon better beat the crap out of pitou next episode. (the narrator is so annoying!)
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    (Original post by hisoka)
    looooooool, yes, pouf 100% loves meruem. that part with the bogey teary thing with the flowery background thing just killed me.
    gon better beat the crap out of pitou next episode. (the narrator is so annoying!)

    Ikr, apparently though, the Gon fight won't hapen for a while.

    I don't wanna' read the manga, I actually don't mind the narrator, I'd rather the fight happens when the A level exams are so I can have something to look forward to.

    If you were there what Nen ability would you have? :P
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
    Ikr, apparently though, the Gon fight won't hapen for a while.

    I don't wanna' read the manga, I actually don't mind the narrator, I'd rather the fight happens when the A level exams are so I can have something to look forward to.

    If you were there what Nen ability would you have? :P
    no way. :eek: and yeah i agree. some guy told me that there are roughly 30-35 episodes left.

    i'd probably have chrollo's specialist ability so i could steal any other nen ability. what about you?
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    (Original post by hisoka)
    no way. :eek: and yeah i agree. some guy told me that there are roughly 30-35 episodes left.

    i'd probably have chrollo's specialist ability so i could steal any other nen ability. what about you?

    I really hope the guy starts making the manga again. I really, REALLY don't want HxH to end on some cliffhailitynger, apparently he's been sick for a while.

    Hmm you picked a good one, I really don't know. Probably Kite's nen ability, it's so amazing.

    Did you cry when Kite died? I bawled like hell!!!!
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    (Original post by Lord Frieza)
    I really hope the guy starts making the manga again. I really, REALLY don't want HxH to end on some cliffhailitynger, apparently he's been sick for a while.

    Hmm you picked a good one, I really don't know. Probably Kite's nen ability, it's so amazing.

    Did you cry when Kite died? I bawled like hell!!!!
    wait, what?! kite dies? i don't read the manga, please don't tell me that that's a spoiler alert. :eek:
 
 
 
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