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    If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself when you started your A levels? How would behave differently/improve yourself if you had the chance to go back. I want to know so that I don't repeat the mistakes of the people ahead of me and so that I can learn something from people ahead of me.
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    Start revision early. Don't stress. Do possibly ever past paper (especially for maths). Always ask if you don't understand something in class. Attend every lesson. Never tell yourself you have enough time and will do revision later. All the best with your A levels in the future.
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    Don't waste free periods. In fact don't even think of them as "free".

    Also print all of your past papers in September/October time.
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    Do not immediately assume the endorsed book has correct information, ensure to answer the specification not the book.

    If i could go back the first thing i would have done is possibly skip lessons if needed to finish my specification early as oppose to following teachers advise... which is not always right. Our teachers actually believed practicals were assessed so prioritized having them done over understanding and spec content and expected us to fill any gaps.

    Next MAKE NOTES ON THE SPECIFICATION , bought a few better textbooks.
    Fortunately before it was too late I had managed to do the listed, so far my A levels are turning out as desired.

    But essentially the big point advice is here to have steady and well explained notes on your specification , and to not always assume that teachers/textbooks can be right, as both can have errors at times even if unintentional.
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    (Original post by aanishpascal)
    If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself when you started your A levels? How would behave differently/improve yourself if you had the chance to go back. I want to know so that I don't repeat the mistakes of the people ahead of me and so that I can learn something from people ahead of me.
    Don't choose English Lit
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    (Original post by aanishpascal)
    If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself when you started your A levels? How would behave differently/improve yourself if you had the chance to go back. I want to know so that I don't repeat the mistakes of the people ahead of me and so that I can learn something from people ahead of me.
    Dont be afraid to talk to the teachers.

    At GCSE I found if I didn't understand something in class , I could find an explanation online or in a textbook but at a level the concepts tend to be more complex. I wasted a lot of time trying to understand stuff myself then once i did go to my teachers I understood it .

    Also time management and working from the spec not the textbook
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    pick subjects that you actually enjoy not subjects based around your best grades and ****ing medicine
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    Pick the subjects you want and not listen to too much of the teacher's recommendations. This is why i didn't do further maths and now is going to sit for it privately.
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    Nothing, it all worked out alright.
 
 
 
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