Starting A Levels in September... Need Advice!Watch
ICT (not 100% sure yet)
I was a bit lazy with revision during my GCSE's, and I want to make sure that I am more organized from the very beginning of A Levels, so I can avoid leaving stuff till a few weeks (or in some cases, days) before deadlines and exams. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how I can stay organized better?
Also, I'm going to need 4 folders (1 for each subject), but that seems like way too much to take into school, so if anyone has any tips for making what I have to take into school more manageable that would be really helpful!
Thanks in advance <3 xxx
Also try and make sure you keep up with your notes and rewrite them if you need to so that when it comes to revision it'll be easier to read and learn stuff
What I did in Year 13 was buy A4 notebooks, one for each subject - I then sellotaped a slippy fish in the back on each for loose paper. This worked incredibly well - I used 2-3 notebooks per subject. Much easier than having to file everything, much easier to carry around.
For staying organised, get a planner, and make it a habit to check it every morning and every time you get home from college. ALWAYS write in assignments or homework with the deadline, and get on with the work as soon as it's been set. Make sure the work is in your notebook when you finish it so that you don't forget it.
I did this all through my A-Levels and only missed one deadline due to a bad, bad week. I am not usually that organised but like you, I knew I needed to up my game for A Levels.
- Use notebooks where possible.
- Have 4 folders to file stuff into at home but take a separate one into school.
- Take notes on a laptop and have separate files for each subject.
- Bring a holepunch into school so that you can file stuff as soon as it is given to you.
- Use relatively small folders for each subject and when they fill up, file them in a larger folder for the subject; then fill it up again and again.
Also, I would advise against ICT - it is supposed to be quite difficult. Furthermore, for all the effort it requires, it is not viewed highly by many universities. You would be much better off doing something like Biology/Maths/Chem (goes well with Psychology) or History/RS (goes well with English Lit).
Hope I helped you