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How can I get x4 A grades at AS? My exams start next month and I really want to get straight A's. I'm willing to put in the work but was just wondering if anybody had any tips. I am currently studying Mathematics, History, Art and Product Design. For art, there is no content to learn, however, it is time consuming. For history, I'm doing the new spec so there aren't any past papers to look through (there is only a specimen paper) - any tips/advice?! Thank you
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Since politics only counts for me. My teachers told me not to bother studying for the other subjects 😂
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Since politics only counts for me. My teachers told me not to bother studying for the other subjects 😂
Ahh I see!
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How can I get x4 A grades at AS? My exams start next month and I really want to get straight A's. I'm willing to put in the work but was just wondering if anybody had any tips. I am currently studying Mathematics, History, Art and Product Design. For art, there is no content to learn, however, it is time consuming. For history, I'm doing the new spec so there aren't any past papers to look through (there is only a specimen paper) - any tips/advice?! Thank you
Hey I'm doing History too, new spec. Which period(s) are you doing?
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Hey I'm doing History too, new spec. Which period(s) are you doing?
I'm doing Route E: Edexcel - Russia 1917-91 and the GDR 1949-1990
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Ah darn- I'm doing AQA, Tudors and Liberal/Fascist Italy. I haven't looked at the spec papers for Italy but for Tudors we had two spec papers and they seemed to have a recurring theme (consolidation of authority). Ive personally just been looking at past essay homeworks we have been doing and then honing in on those key areas by writing out various essay plans. I've also tried to condense all key dates (aka timeline) on each side of the course onto two separate A4 pages, almost as a cheat sheet of facts to refer to if my argument needs substantiating for essay questions and sources. Our questions are structured for AQA so that we have to assess both sides of an events good and bed so ive just done tables of GOOD and BAD effects for each event (inc. historian's own views of the effects of such an event) and gone through systematically from there....hope that's of any help whatsoever!😅
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I'm doing maths and further maths at A-Level (I got As in both at AS), and I revise primarily by doing past papers. I know with AQA you can get past papers from 2005 onwards that are the same spec, and I assume it's similar for other exam boards, so do as many of those as you can. If you do all of the past papers, you can always re-do the ones you didn't do as well in. Also, do the questions in the textbook, especially if there is a specific topic that you are struggling with. Pretty much just do as many practise questions as you can get your hands on! The only other thing I do really is make flashcards to learn formulae.

Good luck!
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Ah darn- I'm doing AQA, Tudors and Liberal/Fascist Italy. I haven't looked at the spec papers for Italy but for Tudors we had two spec papers and they seemed to have a recurring theme (consolidation of authority). Ive personally just been looking at past essay homeworks we have been doing and then honing in on those key areas by writing out various essay plans. I've also tried to condense all key dates (aka timeline) on each side of the course onto two separate A4 pages, almost as a cheat sheet of facts to refer to if my argument needs substantiating for essay questions and sources. Our questions are structured for AQA so that we have to assess both sides of an events good and bed so ive just done tables of GOOD and BAD effects for each event (inc. historian's own views of the effects of such an event) and gone through systematically from there....hope that's of any help whatsoever!😅
Wow that's great!! I need to get some date sheets done for each theme! For Edexcel we study two courses: Russia and East Germany. Russia is worth 60% of the AS grade and Germany 40% of course haha. There aren't any past papers so I've just been planning out questions from my textbook and practicing source analysis! We haven't finished going through the content in school so I'm doing it in my own time!! Thanks for the tips
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I'm doing maths and further maths at A-Level (I got As in both at AS), and I revise primarily by doing past papers. I know with AQA you can get past papers from 2005 onwards that are the same spec, and I assume it's similar for other exam boards, so do as many of those as you can. If you do all of the past papers, you can always re-do the ones you didn't do as well in. Also, do the questions in the textbook, especially if there is a specific topic that you are struggling with. Pretty much just do as many practise questions as you can get your hands on! The only other thing I do really is make flashcards to learn formulae.

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Thank you so much!
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