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    I know I'm setting my expectations VERY high but I would really like to achieve all A's/A*s at A-Level which I know is going to be hard, I currently am in year 12 studying chemistry, biology and maths and my grades at the moment aren't exactly great. I have my C1, C2 and S1 exam this year ( in 2 months) and Chem, Bio, C3, C4, and M1 next year. I know I'm going to need to put 110% into my studies and revision and was wondering if there were any tips or advice on effective ways to study and to take things in and also how to motivate yourself to actually do work.
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    (Original post by lummzie)
    I know I'm setting my expectations VERY high but I would really like to achieve all A's/A*s at A-Level which I know is going to be hard, I currently am in year 12 studying chemistry, biology and maths and my grades at the moment aren't exactly great. I have my C1, C2 and S1 exam this year ( in 2 months) and Chem, Bio, C3, C4, and M1 next year. I know I'm going to need to put 110% into my studies and revision and was wondering if there were any tips or advice on effective ways to study and to take things in and also how to motivate yourself to actually do work.
    Mathematics:
    • Try doing all possible past papers you can
    • Do Solomon Press papers when you've done all the exam board papers
    • Watch ExamSolutions videos on any topic you are stuck on
    • Feel free to ask on the A Level Mathematics Forum if you need any help (make sure you provide the question and what you have done so far)
    Not too sure about Chemistry and Biology. I guess you can use these study techniques I used during my GCSE's:
    • Record yourself talking and listen to it when commuting or something to remember every little detail
    • Past paper questions
    • If I didn't have time to do a past paper question I used to bullet point my paragraphs
    • In an exam I used to do a quick plan before starting the essay so I had an idea of the structure
    You could create a revision timetable and work from there. Be sure to give yourself enough break time. For instance work for 2 hours and break for an hour.

    Keep all distractions away from you. Give someone your phone and tell them to only give it to you during your breaks. Be really strict with yourself, so if you miss out on an hour of revision time make sure to put that hour in some other day in your revision timetable as forfeit.

    You can always use the TSR Study Resources, pretty helpful revision material on there. Also there is a very useful Study Planner on TSR which you may use, if you find that timetables are something you don't stick to then make a list of things to do per day/week and tick it off as you go along.

    Hope this helps.
 
 
 

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