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    I need a way of revising that will actually get me the high grades. I remember last year for my GCSE's I did much more revision than others(Practically a week before the exam), but come results day they get higher than me. I A-level I am also facing a similar problem. I revised so hard for my Biology pre-mock but got a D, It was so embarrassing because people know I revised hard for that exam. I don't just read, I take notes. I tried to do flash cards this year but that clearly did not work for that Biology exam.
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    (Original post by TheAlphaParticle)
    I need a way of revising that will actually get me the high grades. I remember last year for my GCSE's I did much more revision than others(Practically a week before the exam), but come results day they get higher than me. I A-level I am also facing a similar problem. I revised so hard for my Biology pre-mock but got a D, It was so embarrassing because people know I revised hard for that exam. I don't just read, I take notes. I tried to do flash cards this year but that clearly did not work for that Biology exam.
    Same story with me, DONT feel bad about yourself, let this drive you and motivate you even give a fire in your belly to succeed. At AS level / A level, you must have exam technique up to scratch and that means READING THE MARK SCHEME TO UNDERSTAND WHATS NEEDED. I to study Biology and darn I have seen some stupid answers for questions that the question doesn't even ask BUT gives the marks for the answer. So I would suggest to use the mark scheme to gain exam technique and I'm sure you will SMASH the exams! Good luck!
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    (Original post by TheAlphaParticle)
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    What subjects do you take and on which exam boards? :fluffy:

    The revision techniques which work will be different depending on subjects
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    (Original post by Neuth)
    What subjects do you take and on which exam boards? :fluffy:

    The revision techniques which work will be different depending on subjects
    I do Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology
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    (Original post by TheAlphaParticle)
    I do Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology
    Oooh, 3 of mine (Bio, Chem, Maths) :fluffy:

    Past papers, mind maps, flashcards etc.


    Bio - Read the specification and make your revision notes based around each point - make model answers where possible, using previous mark schemes (look and find what they want to hear).

    Chem - As above. Also make reactions flow charts (with conditions, catalysts, etc. all noted).

    Maths - Past papers. Billions of 'em. Do as many questions as you can.
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    I've found the best way for me to revise is to cut my revision notes into the side of a animal or human (either one, doesn't really matter to be honest). It aids my kinaesthetic learning style and the information really sinks in

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    Seriously though just use the specification and do loads of exam papers. It is often useful to do exam papers from different boards because the content is roughly the same and sometimes even questions are repeated. Finally always ask your lecturers for help and get them to mark your work; they really know what they are doing.
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    Find an online test to see what kind of a learner you are. Then apply how that specific kind
    Of learning style is used into your revising.
    E.g If you're a visual learner then you use mind maps,flash cards...
    If you're an auditory learner then you listen to audio books,watch videos,podcasts ...
    If you're kinaesthetic then you play interactive games, for chem you could play bingo (3by3)with other students but instead of numbers it's info, play pictionary with the key words with some of your fellow students.


    Hope this helped cause it helps me study for my tests and so far it has never let me down. ( I say tests as I'm still in secondary school.)
 
 
 
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