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    Just a general post asking students who have completed their AS Levels (whether you're retaking or not, and whether you did well or not).

    What did you wish you had known before your AS Levels?
    What would you tell those starting their AS courses now?
    If you could go back to Week 1 of your AS course, what (significant or minor) change would you make?

    Thank you to anyone who can contribute!
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    I wish I had known that my teacher was such a ***** before my AS course. Would self taught myself.
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    Sorry if this is obvious but im new so...
    how do you start a thread?
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    (Original post by FlyingNinja1)
    I wish I had known that my teacher was such a ***** before my AS course. Would self taught myself.
    Brutal but honest. Fair enough. I wish I'd done the same at GCSE - I realised my teacher was bad too late to escape the "I'm going to fail" mindset.
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    that you should do subjects you like not ones you get A*s at gcse in
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    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    Sorry if this is obvious but im new so...
    how do you start a thread?
    Go onto Forums on the top menu and click on a forum your topic comes under then click add new thread
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    I wish I had known that suicide is legal in Switzerland
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    Go onto Forums on the top menu and click on a forum your topic comes under then click add new thread
    Thanks so much! i would have never have found that
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    If you do Maths, crack on with C1 and C2 before you start school! Finish it thoroughly - they're easy
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    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    Thanks so much! i would have never have found that
    It's fine! Took me a while too paha
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    no point of doing any work before college as your not rly that smart before u start college anyways
    waste of time- your gonna do it in your course anyway
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    That i would'nt revise at all for chemistry AS, not one past paper.
    Regret.
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    I wish I had listened and taken humanities based courses.
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    You should of uped your game so much earlier for maths, as you are going to struggle so hard even though you got an A in maths in GCSE.
    Try and be more subtle when hating the crap physics teacher
    Your other really good physics teacher was right, you are going to study Chemistry A2.
    Also your good physics teacher is going to leave after 1 year so enjoy the stability for now and try not to be so gutted about him leaving.
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    Work ahead of time. If you can, look at the topics for the coming year over the summer and do some reading/research. This applies to A2 as well. Look back at the stuff you study each day in the evening to make sure you understand it. Do extra research (i.e take notes from books, videos etc.) related to your subjects because this can only help. Do enough past papers and look up the mark scheme as it is useful to know how to answer questions and how you are being assessed.
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    Don't give up when you're too stressed to work- ask for help, and talk to people about worries concerning exams.
    Make sure you understand everything that could come up on the exam- especially subjects like chemistry and maths where every topic is tested.
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    Honestly, do all the work and more. I've come out with bccd with the potential of getting aaaa but I sat on my ass all year and now I'll probably resit the year 😔😔😔
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    An A* GCSE student is capable of getting a U.
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    Grouping the most helpful advice I've personally gotten out of this so far:

    (Original post by German123)
    An A* GCSE student is capable of getting a U.
    (Original post by Mathsfairy)
    Don't give up when you're too stressed to work- ask for help, and talk to people about worries concerning exams.
    Make sure you understand everything that could come up on the exam- especially subjects like chemistry and maths where every topic is tested.
    (Original post by maxiboy3000)
    Work ahead of time. If you can, look at the topics for the coming year over the summer and do some reading/research. This applies to A2 as well. Look back at the stuff you study each day in the evening to make sure you understand it. Do extra research (i.e take notes from books, videos etc.) related to your subjects because this can only help. Do enough past papers and look up the mark scheme as it is useful to know how to answer questions and how you are being assessed.
    (Original post by yasmin#2)
    that you should do subjects you like not ones you get A*s at gcse in
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    I wish I had known I could've resat. Then I wouldn't have tried so hard the 1st time lol and upon failing, I wouldn't have contemplated suicide.
 
 
 

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