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    So tell me how do you revise, I need to revise in a good way for A levels this September since it's something new to me. Everyone tell me how you revise and what you found to be most useful, everyone year 10 students year 11 everyone.
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    Different people have different methods that work for them. It will also vary between subjects. Revision for maths is very different to revision for humanities, for example.

    I would suggest trying out a few methods throughout year 12, and seeing what works best for you during mocks.

    Some ideas:

    - Revision guides: Can be found cheap in charity shops this time of year
    - Past papers: Essential in my opinion, especially for maths and sciences, where questions get repeated year on year.
    - Index cards: Make concice notes to carry around and read through to help you remember the basics. E.g. you can make the most of your journey to college
    - Flash cards: Have a question on one side, and the answer on the other. Every time you go through them, make a pile of the questions you get wrong, and go over those topics.
    - Posters: If colour/pictures is your thing, make some posters. If you have space, stick them up so that you see them all the time when walking around the house. Can be useful for scientific diagrams etc.
    - Mindmaps: Write as many points as you can from a prompt (for example a date, for history, or the name of a case study, for geography). When you're done, use a textbook to fill in any details you forgot in another colour.
    - Apps: Plenty out there now. Many are essentially virtual flashcards
    - Group revision - Either in person or via Skype or similar. Even if your friends don't study the same subjects as you, seeing each other working can be motivational, plus you can agree to not distract each other for a set amount of time.

    Hope that helped. Best of luck with your studies

    Throw the books away and use past papers. Seriously.

    Just to add to the above replies, I would also highly recommend making revision notes as you cover each topic in class. This will save time in the long run, and you can use the specification for each of your subjects to check whether you've missed anything. I'd also suggest going along to any homework/revision help sessions which may be available, as they can be really useful if you're struggling with any aspect of the work or content

    past papers
    summarise everything you need to know into key points and then memorised those points
    youtube videos !!
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