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    A lot of people have said that you need to buy a notepad for making notes at A-Level. Does this mean that when the teacher is speaking in lessons you make notes in it? I'm not sure what I'd do if I bought one, like anything I learn in the lesson I will revise at home from the revision guide? Do I need a Refill Pad/whatever or???
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    Most people in my sixth form use a folder, but for my maths classes and physics classes I was given an exercise book. Things such as business studies or economics or languages tend to give no exercise books out so you need a refill pad and put it in a folder for safe keeping
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    In most classes at school the teacher will talk for 20 minutes or so and then set the class a task which they will complete over the remainder of the lesson. In sixth form however the teacher will just talk through and explain the content over the course of the lesson in a style similar to that used in university lectures, it is up to you whether to make notes or not.
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    okay thanks both
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    For us we've never had teachers talk for 20 minutes straight and us expedited to take notes from it. Our teachers tended to tell us what to write down exactly, usually from the board, sometimes they would write something down and tell us to copy it. But that may be more sixth form-y, colleges may do it differently (as in college you're more independent, I don't know if you mentioned which you're going to).

    You don't HAVE to write down anything, but for several subjects the revision guides don't have enough information, and the textbooks are too waffly to be useful, so it can be good to take notes from what the teachers say.

    Some teachers may expect you to bring paper (for a folder) or a notebook/notepad. Some teachers may give you exercise books (at AS half my teachers gave us books, the other half expected us to use folders. At A2 that will change to 2/3 for paper, 1/3 for books) although when they've given us books they've been optional, we're allowed to take notes in whichever way we feel most comfortable.
 
 
 
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