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    Has everyone finished learning the content for A levels? I'm doing A2 and will be moving onto past papers next week.

    I'll be doing each one numerous times and learning the mark schemes, lol. What's your method?
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    (Original post by dyezrawna)
    Has everyone finished learning the content for A levels? I'm doing A2 and will be moving onto past papers next week.

    I'll be doing each one numerous times and learning the mark schemes, lol. What's your method?
    I'm at a similar stage. Plan to do all of the past papers, then go over the questions that I got wrong, and learn the generic answers.
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    I've got 15 pages of my History textbook left, and then I'll be done with all the content for all of my subjects.

    That'll give me April and a little bit of May to just do past paper after past paper after past paper. I intend to do at least two a day, so I would have done at least 60 by the time the exams come around!

    The way I do it is that I don't just 'have a go' at the past paper as soon as I see it. No, straight away I look at the mark scheme and the examiner's reports, and do the paper as in accordance to it. I get to the same position as someone who's tried to do it a first time without the mark scheme and then a second time with the mark scheme, only I save time. Really, what's the point of doing past papers without using the mark schemes?

    Well, the first time I do them, that is. If I do them a second time, THEN I'd do it without the mark scheme to test how much I know.

    Two of my subjects are new spec though, so there are no past papers available. For those, I'll be making my own essay questions, once I've exhausted the ones my teacher has provided me with.

    It should be said that I've probably done about 30 already. For those, I'll just read over them and memorise them.

    (All my subjects are essay subjects)
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    I've got 15 pages of my History textbook left, and then I'll be done with all the content for all of my subjects.

    That'll give me April and a little bit of May to just do past paper after past paper after past paper. I intend to do at least two a day, so I would have done at least 60 by the time the exams come around!

    The way I do it is that I don't just 'have a go' at the past paper as soon as I see it. No, straight away I look at the mark scheme and the examiner's reports, and do the paper as in accordance to it. I get to the same position as someone who's tried to do it a first time without the mark scheme and then a second time with the mark scheme, only I save time. Really, what's the point of doing past papers without using the mark schemes?

    Well, the first time I do them, that is. If I do them a second time, THEN I'd do it without the mark scheme to test how much I know.

    Two of my subjects are new spec though, so there are no past papers available. For those, I'll be making my own essay questions, once I've exhausted the ones my teacher has provided me with.

    It should be said that I've probably done about 30 already. For those, I'll just read over them and memorise them.

    (All my subjects are essay subjects)
    OMG how are you at this stage where you just have 15 pages of work left to do? How have you managed to cover all the content? Especially for history?!
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    OMG how are you at this stage where you just have 15 pages of work left to do? How have you managed to cover all the content? Especially for history?!
    Started on the first day of February

    Probably did 3 hours a day minimum by staying up all night every night. I would stay up till about 3-5 AM every night. Obviously I would be quite tired the next day, and a couple times I actually had to stay off sixth form because I slept right through it. But I told myself I had to do 15 pages of my History textbook a day, regardless of how long it takes. I was done with my Russia textbook by the end of March, and I'll be done with Britain by, oh look, today!

    It should be said that I'm doing AS though, so I suppose I have half as much work to do as someone in A2. Not sure how I'm gonna survive A2! xD

    I really am glad I started as early as I did though. Now I don't have to stress very much. I can take it quite easy.
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    Started on the first day of February

    Probably did 3 hours a day minimum by staying up all night every night. I would stay up till about 3-5 AM every night. Obviously I would be quite tired the next day, and a couple times I actually had to stay off sixth form because I slept right through it. But I told myself I had to do 15 pages of my History textbook a day, regardless of how long it takes. I was done with my Russia textbook by the end of March, and I'll be done with Britain by, oh look, today!

    It should be said that I'm doing AS though, so I suppose I have half as much work to do as someone in A2. Not sure how I'm gonna survive A2! xD

    I really am glad I started as early as I did though. Now I don't have to stress very much. I can take it quite easy.
    Wow, well done on being so determined and working hard. I'm sure it will all be worth it next month during exams! How do manage to revise a lot of content soon though? What techniques do you use, especially for History? Good luck with your exams!
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    (Original post by katebeckett)
    Wow, well done on being so determined and working hard. I'm sure it will all be worth it next month during exams!
    God I hope so :afraid:

    (Original post by katebeckett)
    How do manage to revise a lot of content soon though? What techniques do you use, especially for History? Good luck with your exams!
    I learnt all the content by literally reading through the entirety of the book. Being able to visualise the summary tables and spider-diagrams at the end of the chapter is quite important. Also make sure you can recite all the chapters and sub-chapters in order to jog your memory.

    I think timelines are helpful with complicated sections of History where a lot of events take place. I did that with Oliver Cromwell's government, and I might go back and do it with earlier England as well.

    If you don't have time to read through the textbook though, I would revise by answering past papers and essay questions, using the book as a reference. That way you're able to locate the important information that you're going to be using in the exam.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    God I hope so :afraid:


    I learnt all the content by literally reading through the entirety of the book. Being able to visualise the summary tables and spider-diagrams at the end of the chapter is quite important. Also make sure you can recite all the chapters and sub-chapters in order to jog your memory.

    I think timelines are helpful with complicated sections of History where a lot of events take place. I did that with Oliver Cromwell's government, and I might go back and do it with earlier England as well.

    If you don't have time to read through the textbook though, I would revise by answering past papers and essay questions, using the book as a reference. That way you're able to locate the important information that you're going to be using in the exam.

    Good luck!
    Thank you so much for the tips and that's what I'm doing now as well 😭 Have to complete timelines though because there are so many rebellions,etc! Good luck to you too!
 
 
 
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