Start revising gradually from now rather than cramming near exams, as cramming will stress you out more. However, don't push yourself until you break. I was careful to make sure that I could just stop whenever I felt like revision was getting to me alongside everything else (basically don't push yourself past your limits). Also, PRACTICE PAPERS ARE THE KEY. Doing masses of past papers, especially for maths and science, really save you. Examiner reports are good for English... Either way, they really help you to think like the examiner and help you gain more marks. "Thinking like the examiner" really helps in A levels too.
Do you have a joint sixth form in your school? If so, try and get a Year 12 student to help you. I'm in year 12 and I tutor some year 11s and it's working out great so far
Watching youtube videos for English literature helped everyone in my year in year 11, particularly Mr Bruff.
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- 23-02-2016 01:22
(Original post by mollycatb)
- 23-02-2016 01:37
I appreciate your suggestion, I have started attending revision sessions at school and revising a little at home, I am going to start dedicating more of my time at home to revision. Thank you!!
- 23-02-2016 02:01
Thanks. May I ask what you got for your English?
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- 23-02-2016 02:14
Practice papers are important as it'll give you a feel for the real thing and shows you where you can improve. Use the revision material your teachers give you for all your subjects and dedicate an equal amount of your time to them. And ask your teachers how you should revise for each of your subjects - they'll know which things you need to improve on.
Also, do not neglect revising for subjects which you think you'll breeze. I made that mistake once...
Make the most of your free time to revise thoroughly and CONSISTENTLY. Oh and chill out sometime! Studying and revising often is very good, but don't let it take over your thoughts 24/7. And as others have said, sleep well. Good luck squire.
- 23-02-2016 03:39
It all depends on what kind of learner you are, and how well you have been doing in your classes!
What worked for me was to sit in my room with absolutely no distractions, get out the relevant GCSE Revision books and just make mind maps of all the information I could possibly get out of them. However, lots of my friends found it much more useful to use Youtube videos and there are some amazing resources out there. If you are struggling with Maths, I definitely recommend using Exam Solutions as its just about saved me with my A-Levels!
I am currently doing Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Psychology, History, Physics and General Studies at A Level and got all A - A*s in my GCSES so if you have any particular questions or need anything explaining to you, feel free to message me!
Best of luck with your studies, you will do amazing if you just believe in yourself!