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    Just wanted to know if people have already started to revise for their a-level exams. If you have how many hours roughly do you study out of classes? Do you use timetables and stick to it?
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    I have 3 mocks this Thursday and Friday (already did one before Christmas) and I've not started studying yet, whoops.

    For my A2 exams, I'll probably start revising seriously the week before Easter. I don't stick to a timetable; I prioritise, studying in the order of my modules. In fairness, I will do all of the prep at school (all essay plans; 4 essay subjects) and I will have about...
    -16 essays plans for Religion. (8 for each module.)
    -1 interchangeable essay plan for History module 1, and since module 2 is a source question, I will just learn the notes, I know source technique already.
    -AS History repeat: 4 simple essays that I will already know from A2 History module 1.
    -About 10 essay plans for Politics. (5 for each module.)
    -10 essay plans for English, including knowing 6 books inside out. (Majority of those essays for module 1. Module 2 is weird.)

    Takes me about 30 minutes to learn an essay plan, since I have a good recall memory, sometimes even less since it's all interchangeable knowledge for my subjects. I study a lot less than any of my friends.
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    I don't have timetables, I have targets. I set myself a target for the end of the week, lets say to revise the whole of organic chemistry, and do a S1 paper, and do an economics paper. I find setting targets rather than a timetable works much better for me.
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    (Original post by ~amethyst~)
    Just wanted to know if people have already started to revise for their a-level exams. If you have how many hours roughly do you study out of classes? Do you use timetables and stick to it?
    I already did my a levels last year. I'd say it depends on you and your subjects as to how much work you need to do.
    I did maths, chem, bio and geog which didn't require all that much work throughout the year. i would say i began revision around 6 weeks before the real exams and did some before my mocks but not an excessive amount. mostly just clarifying more complex parts which makes you summer revision easier.
    I never used timetables as i find them restrictive and they make you feel guilty which isn't necessary. You're better to sit down and do the work that needs to be done, you'll know when you need breaks etc. there's no point working just because you timetable says so because if you're not really in it you won't be learning anything
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    I hope not...I'm not planning on starting until at least mid-March. I'd forget it all if I started any earlier and I still have a couple of units left to study. It still gives me 10 weeks of solid revision time, which is more than I had last year. Though I have a total of about twenty practice essays throughout the year, so that consolidates my knowledge, which I guess is a 'form' of revision.
 
 
 
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