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    I'm confused as to what I should purchase for starting my a-levels. I'm hopefully going to be studying chemistry, biology, history and philosophy & ethics. As I go on holiday soon, I want to get my stuff before I go.

    Is it true you don't use exercise books at a-level? What should I be buying?


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    (Original post by francis_e_c)
    I'm confused as to what I should purchase for starting my a-levels. I'm hopefully going to be studying chemistry, biology, history and philosophy & ethics. As I go on holiday soon, I want to get my stuff before I go.

    Is it true you don't use exercise books at a-level? What should I be buying?


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    Check with yours chool - they may not provid exercise books anymore. Mine did for some subjects, others not. My Chem teacher even gave everyone ring binders, because organisation is important (for all of the subjects you've mentioned).

    Exercise books are nice in that they're helpful in keeping things in order/organised so I'd say get them if they're not provided.

    Flash cards as well, they might be useful if you use them correctly.
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    Just turn up on the first day with a refill pad and a pencil case, your teachers will tell you what you need and you can always buy it at the end of the day or on the weekend.

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    HI, in my school, we buy lever arch files ( one per subject), file dividers, plastic wallets, a ton of lined paper, your regular pens pencils etc and i would recommend highlighters and depending on your revision technique some flashcards, a3 paper, highlighters etc- i recommend u write notes as you learn the content, so when it comes to the exams you will be prepared
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    I used a ring binder for everything at the start and it got really, really heavy. They are better than note books though, because they're easier to organise and you spend less time sorting through loose paper and flipping back and forth. What I do now is any written notes I put in a notebook (one for each topic) and any loose papers in a folder, which I keep in a locker so it's not heavy
 
 
 
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