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    (Original post by Adnan Januzaj)
    Is that including what you did in school? Or all after school?
    I don't work at school, as I'm very good at distracting and being distracted Did my homework/socialised in frees instead.
    So yeah 5 hours at home. Most days it was more, I think. But that's not a guide for what everyone should do, was just trying to highlight that it's what may work for some people. In fact, most people would get very bored in 5 hours, and not take anything in. It worked for me tho )
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    (Original post by Iggy Azalea)
    First of all, ignore all those people who say 'I revise 5 hours a night' or whatever. They're either the most boring people ever or are huge liars. Human concentration can barely last 30 minutes let alone 2-5 hours, even with breaks it couldn't last that long every day.
    The hell are you on about? Just because you can't revise for 5 hours a night doesn't mean others can't. I definitely managed around 5 hours a day during study leave. All you have to do is revise for 45 minutes, then take a 15 minute break and repeat. I only did around 3 hours a day when doing content revision (i.e notes, except for RS, which I managed around 8 hours one day). For past papers though I could easily manage 5+ hours. One of my friends did 8 past papers in a day which took around 7/8 hours. Different people have different ways of going about doing stuff. Some can revise for 8 hours a day and do well, some can't manage that long but can still do really well.
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Prove to us that you are clever.
    I read Chemistry at Oxford; take my word for it.
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    (Original post by sytner9)
    I read Chemistry at Oxford; take my word for it.
    Seems legit
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    (Original post by SerLorasTyrell)
    So you didn't get the same then.


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    I clearly stated bar one
    Gosh.
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    (Original post by Dylann)

    Took D1 as my third A2 unit because I heard it was piss easy, how's the predictability of exam questions generally? Are they shockingly difficult or what? I thought D1 would be very consistent in using the same method for its heavy reliance on algorithms (though we have not completed much of D1)
    .
    This years d1 paper threw me and the further maths peeps at my school completley off; they used algebra!

    Don't get me wrong, it often is: apply algortihim x or algortihim y... but when you see it with algebra for the first time in an exam scenario, you be like wtf is this?!?!?! what do i do???

    But it is easy, you are right, you just have to be ready...
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    (Original post by tazza ma razza)
    This years d1 paper threw me and the further maths peeps at my school completley off; they used algebra!

    Don't get me wrong, it often is: apply algortihim x or algortihim y... but when you see it with algebra for the first time in an exam scenario, you be like wtf is this?!?!?! what do i do???

    But it is easy, you are right, you just have to be ready...
    I did the D1 paper this year and it was not what I expected
    At first I was like this is fine but it just became like an entire new language and I thought I didn't know anything at all


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    (Original post by Iggy Azalea)
    First of all, ignore all those people who say 'I revise 5 hours a night' or whatever. They're either the most boring people ever or are huge liars. Human concentration can barely last 30 minutes let alone 2-5 hours, even with breaks it couldn't last that long every day.

    You basically need to compile your notes regularly, and review (not revise) them. Practise the odd paper or essay question, get it marked and see how you do. Make sure you are able to explain your notes, not simply recite them. I find it's a good activity to tell a classmate about one thing you've studied in class without using words listed in your notes. Or see if you could make a presentation on a topic without consulting your notes, and show it to other people.

    Get your exam technique right by experimenting with different styles and trying them out on papers. Chat with your teachers regularly, talk with your friends about the work you've done in class and you should be fine.

    There's no real winning technique apart from reviewing your notes every now and then. Just remember to chill out and get involved with other things at college/school. Use your study periods when you can as well.
    Load of bs that concentration in 30mins, whilst I have heard that - it is usually an excuse inferior students say.

    Got more or less the right advice.

    FTR I studied 8 hours a day from pre day 0 and accrued 5A's at AS. And in REAL subjects too.

    Boring be boring, but no-one who studies complains about how much they studied, but those that don't always regret they did.

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    (Original post by ANEXIS kZstaR)
    Load of bs that concentration in 30mins, whilst I have heard that - it is usually an excuse inferior students say.

    Got more or less the right advice.

    FTR I studied 8 hours a day from pre day 0 and accrued 5A's at AS. And in REAL subjects too.

    Boring be boring, but no-one who studies complains about how much they studied, but those that don't always regret they did.

    kk
    What was your UMS?


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    I got 4 A's in English lit, Philosophy, Economics and Biology - for the first two I didn't do that much revision, just re-read books and did practise essays over Easter and after, but for economics and biology I started making notes in January and would fully revise a topic after it was studied, so that by revision time I knew the content so it was just past papers to do
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    (Original post by EHZ17)
    What was your UMS?


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    Maths = 89

    FM = 92

    Phy = 84

    Chem = 86

    Bio = 86

    Dem Cambridge feels, maybe masters there. Can confirm will probably apply Oxford.
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    (Original post by ANEXIS kZstaR)
    Maths = 89

    FM = 92

    Phy = 84

    Chem = 86

    Bio = 86

    Dem Cambridge feels, maybe masters there. Can confirm will probably apply Oxford.
    Not oxbridge standard.

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    In terms of revision, quality takes precedent over quantity; there's no point copying out a Chemistry textbook for 40 hours like I did because when it comes to the exam I was screwed. Revise intelligently and you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by ANEXIS kZstaR)
    Maths = 89

    FM = 92

    Phy = 84

    Chem = 86

    Bio = 86

    Dem Cambridge feels, maybe masters there. Can confirm will probably apply Oxford.
    Eight hours a day for those? Lmao unlucky.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Eight hours a day for those? Lmao unlucky.

    Not everyone can wing it l'evil, I do doubt that you only revised a week though :sexface:

    Don't matter, confident I can get 5 A stars.

    Anyway all worked out.

    TSR and Cambridge are the only places which care for UMS.

    Av ums=87.4, since not applying for medicine or maths or natsci I fancy my chances.
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    (Original post by ANEXIS kZstaR)
    Not everyone can wing it l'evil, I do doubt that you only revised a week though :sexface:

    Don't matter, confident I can get 5 A stars.

    Anyway all worked out.

    TSR and Cambridge are the only places which care for UMS.

    Av ums=87.4, since not applying for medicine or maths or natsci I fancy my chances.
    Believe what you want bae

    Good good

    Yeah but for eight hours I'd want more. I probably did ten hours max for all including past papers

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    (Original post by ANEXIS kZstaR)
    Load of bs that concentration in 30mins, whilst I have heard that - it is usually an excuse inferior students say.

    Got more or less the right advice.

    FTR I studied 8 hours a day from pre day 0 and accrued 5A's at AS. And in REAL subjects too.

    Boring be boring, but no-one who studies complains about how much they studied, but those that don't always regret they did.

    kk
    Oh right then.

    I'll let you study then while I go have a life, enjoy my last year of school, get work experience and get good grades in good subjects.

    Just saying. If it takes you 8 hours a day every day to simply get 5 A grades, you might want to consider other options than university.
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    (Original post by HughMyron)
    The hell are you on about? Just because you can't revise for 5 hours a night doesn't mean others can't. I definitely managed around 5 hours a day during study leave. All you have to do is revise for 45 minutes, then take a 15 minute break and repeat. I only did around 3 hours a day when doing content revision (i.e notes, except for RS, which I managed around 8 hours one day). For past papers though I could easily manage 5+ hours. One of my friends did 8 past papers in a day which took around 7/8 hours. Different people have different ways of going about doing stuff. Some can revise for 8 hours a day and do well, some can't manage that long but can still do really well.
    Yes, but do you actually know your topic material? There's a difference between recognising/reciting to knowing and explaining.

    These 5-8 hour revision sessions are simply short term memory fillers. It is essentially cramming, which is just a recital action and doesn't mean you know your material.

    You'd be a more efficient learner if you could study little and often to process new information and keep it in your long term memory (which stores a lot more information) so that come exam time you can access it without the stress. It also boosts your memory and is better for your brain than a huge cram session.

    The little and often technique is how successful people learn languages, mechanical skills and mathematics through spaced repetition and reviewing sessions.

    It's not my intention to be patronising but I do think people don't really know how to learn things, and this often leads to exam stress and pressure.
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    (Original post by HughMyron)
    First and foremost make sure you understand everything in class. You don't wanna go into an exam when you don't understand some stuff, especially with biology.

    Maths: You just have to get on top of the work. That's all you can do. Anything you don't understand get help from a friend or a teacher and do more questions of that type to make sure you understand it. Do as many past papers as you can. I got an A* at GSCE Maths but my first 3 class tests in AS went A,E,U because I just wasn't putting in any work. When I started getting on top of work I was getting in the 90s. There was a point near the start of the year when I thought '$hit, I might get a D in Maths' but once I got on top of the stuff it was easy, so if you find yourself not understanding stuff don't worry, you''ll get on top of it eventually with help. Make sure you know your methods inside out a few weeks before the exam so you can brush up on stuff to get in the 90s as opposed to a mid-A.

    Biology: This is about application. You wanna know your processes inside out so you can get full marks on every question like 'Explain the flow of water to the Xylem' etc. If your text book has application questions in it then do them, that'll help out a lot in the exam when you come across 'how science works' questions. Once you finish your notes do a past paper and if you get an A or at least a high B then do another. If you can't get at least a high B on the first past paper then your content revision hasn't been good enough so go back and spot your weak points. When you mark your past papers don't make corrections. Once you've done all the past papers go through them again from the start and see if you can correct the stuff you got wrong without the book or a mark scheme (this shows you've been improving).

    Chemistry: Make sure you know how to write out all the equations. You don't wanna throw away 1/2 marks for questions that ask you to write/complete an equation. Know things like mechanisms inside out because they account for a lot of marks. Make sure you're not losing marks on calculations either or forgetting things like dividing by 2 etc. due to molar ratios. Remember all your conditions for the reactions. Just like with biology, once you've done all the past papers go through them again from the start and see if you can correct the stuff you got wrong

    You don't really need to use any sites for Maths. If you're struggling with something and you're at home just use YouTube, do a quick Google search or just ask someone, whether it's friends or the TSR community. Biology I never used any sites because the book explained everything well but I guess you could always search 'Edexcel Biology revision guide/notes etc.'. It doesn't matter if people on here say 'oh I only started revising just before we went into the exam hall', get stuff done early so you're not worrying about not understanding stuff in the days leading up to the exam.
    THANK YOU for the advice on each subject! It was extremely helpful and I really appreciate you taking the time to type this thanks! (:
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    (Original post by cerlohee)

    Hey, I do Edexcel Chemistry! I used the website chemguide as well as KhanAcademy on youtube! But tbh the knowledge part of chemistry can only really get you a B/C for edexcel. It's doing a **** ton of papers and understanding how the examiner wants to see you answer the question that gets you the marks! And also examiner reports are really good.
    You'd want to start the past papers as soon as you have finished the unit 1 content, making sure you fully understand all the mistakes you've made! If you'd like any other advice for Edexcel chem you can message me
    Thank you for the advice! I'll message you if I need help when I'm further into the course Which other subjects did you do at AS?
 
 
 
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