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    Hey guys, I really need to achieve perfect grades for my A levels. I just finished my GCSE's and my summer holidays have begun, and I think that it is a great opportunity to be ahead and revise the a level material. I've got all the textbooks from when my bro done his a levels, and so how do I start my revision for:
    -Maths
    -Further maths
    -Physics
    -Chemistry
    -Biology
    Thanks a bunch
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    Have a break for a while, you've been revising GCSE's for long enough, you could burn yourself out early.
    If you really want to revise, for maths just do practice questions.
    Seriously though, enjoy this holiday and do little school work as possible, you're not young forever.
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    As above, I wouldn't advise starting now.
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    (Original post by jaspreetb)
    Hey guys, I really need to achieve perfect grades for my A levels. I just finished my GCSE's and my summer holidays have begun, and I think that it is a great opportunity to be ahead and revise the a level material. I've got all the textbooks from when my bro done his a levels, and so how do I start my revision for:
    -Maths
    -Further maths
    -Physics
    -Chemistry
    -Biology
    Thanks a bunch
    Get a life u loser. Why u wanna revise when the sun outside? Loser
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    firstly, look at all of the units and how they make up the alevel, what the exams look like, specifications etc - understanding this is fundamental

    for maths, you can easily start and finish C1 content, I wouldn't bother with further maths by yourself, if you want to then fine, good luck... start with C1, then go onto C2 or S1. i'd say leave the rest to your school because you may confuse yourself

    for physics, go over content briefly for the whole thing and try to understand the ideas and basics, but do not expect to do well when you test yourself, even in early term time you may struggle to get As/Bs...be sure that you want to take phys, ok, it will only get harder you could learn SUVAT, the formulae, the rules etc ?

    for chemistry, you should go over the basics of GCSE and especially the triple science modules bc the moles calculations, ratios, charges etc are really fundamental to at least pass it. you can go over chem 1 quite easily in your own time, you can actually make notes for it quite easily. familiarise yourself with organic chemistry for eg. diagrams, functional groups, how to get from alcohol to ketone etc (organic pathways/synthesis) - chem will take a lot of in depth revision and practice and understanding to get the A/A* even so make sure you UNDERSTAND it properly

    for bio (i didn't take it), i know that it has LOADS of content so you can make notes for that, and learn them at a leisurely pace because i had friends trying to learn their content a week before the exam and it just does not work!!!

    XD HOPE THAT HELPS - you MUST do everything willingly and not stress because you will only touch the tip of the iceberg and you cannot expect to do well already in past papers etc, only build a decent understanding (which will serve you very well) - will be surprised if you do this bc who CBA?!?! just make sure you keep the momentum () up throughout the actual school year, that's what matters most

    briefly : you will never be able to cover everything, so don't try to, chill out, do it because you want to, make some notes, broaden your understanding, you'll do well...
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    tbh i would get a nice summer job bc you will need the money as an Alevel student, we just don't stop eating and you will run out of pukka pads like crazy...and you'll want to treat yourself often if you're expecting to do so much work
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    I just finished AS and I think you should at least wait until results day to do any work. I think then you will have more of an idea about your ability and if you really want to do 5 A levels. Firstly 5 AS levels is hard and will literally drain you, In my school they don't let you take 5, also you might not get any free periods (this is the best thing about sixth form- don't sacrifice it). Starting revision now can be advantageous but not really as you might forget most of it and have to go over it a lot, I think little often throughout the year is the best.
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    Simply going over your GCSE stuff will help a lot. Not necessarily memorising a bunch of stuff, but making yourself familiar with concepts. Aside from maybe starting c1/c2 I wouldn' really advise you jump into your a level studies just yet.

    For maths at least let me link you (in case you don't already know of it) to a fantastic site for revision but also brand new content
    http://www.examsolutions.net/
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    (Original post by Berke0)
    Get a life u loser. Why u wanna revise when the sun outside? Loser
    Suuuuuuuun!!!

    What Sun?
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    (Original post by jaspreetb)
    Hey guys, I really need to achieve perfect grades for my A levels. I just finished my GCSE's and my summer holidays have begun, and I think that it is a great opportunity to be ahead and revise the a level material. I've got all the textbooks from when my bro done his a levels, and so how do I start my revision for:
    -Maths
    -Further maths
    -Physics
    -Chemistry
    -Biology
    Thanks a bunch
    What exam boards are you doing? I was thinking of doing the same thing, maybe just making sure I understand key ideas in each subject or something.


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    (Original post by pascalscasino)
    What exam boards are you doing? I was thinking of doing the same thing, maybe just making sure I understand key ideas in each subject or something.


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    AQA for the sciences and I think edexcel for maths
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    (Original post by pascalscasino)
    What exam boards are you doing? I was thinking of doing the same thing, maybe just making sure I understand key ideas in each subject or something.


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    Just thought of a really good idea; because I didn't pursue triple science at GCSE, I think it would be a really good idea to redo C1, P1 and B1, and then learn C3, P3 and B3. For maths, as recommended by a poster earlier, I'm going to cover C1, and then do the entire maths GCSE textbook again, just to make sure I'm solid with everything again.
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    (Original post by jaspreetb)
    Hey guys, I really need to achieve perfect grades for my A levels. I just finished my GCSE's and my summer holidays have begun, and I think that it is a great opportunity to be ahead and revise the a level material. I've got all the textbooks from when my bro done his a levels, and so how do I start my revision for:
    -Maths
    -Further maths
    -Physics
    -Chemistry
    -Biology
    Thanks a bunch
    Just a little thing: your science textbooks will now be out of date as a levels have become linear (not all, marhs won't till 2018, but the sciences have) xx
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    (Original post by Gapyearstudent54)
    Just a little thing: your science textbooks will now be out of date as a levels have become linear (not all, marhs won't till 2018, but the sciences have) xx
    Where can I find the new textbooks for the sciences?
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    (Original post by jaspreetb)
    Where can I find the new textbooks for the sciences?
    Either amazon or eBay if you know the exam boards and course (a lot of exam boards do 2 different science courses, e.g. Aqa A and Aqa B. Best to check with your school
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    (Original post by jaspreetb)
    Just thought of a really good idea; because I didn't pursue triple science at GCSE, I think it would be a really good idea to redo C1, P1 and B1, and then learn C3, P3 and B3. For maths, as recommended by a poster earlier, I'm going to cover C1, and then do the entire maths GCSE textbook again, just to make sure I'm solid with everything again.
    Oh yeah, if you didn't do triple learning the extra units is a must. I wouldn't do anything more that read through the first units but if there's stuff you don't understand, you should go over that


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