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    I am starting year 12 (college) next week and am worried I don't have everything I need or I won't be able to keep up with the work load ( I am taking Classical Civilization, Biology and statistics (maybe with maths)), any tips or to do's for new a-level students?
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    (Original post by _melaniea)
    I am starting year 12 (college) next week and am worried I don't have everything I need or I won't be able to keep up with the work load ( I am taking Classical Civilization, Biology and statistics (maybe with maths)), any tips or to do's for new a-level students?

    I would suggest purchasing a folder for each of you classes and always keep your work organised as this will help you when it comes to revision and will save a lot of time. For the work load I suggest you go through your notes and work between classes and when it comes to revision look at past papers and mark schemes and previous A-grade candidates responses.

    Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by _melaniea)
    I am starting year 12 (college) next week and am worried I don't have everything I need or I won't be able to keep up with the work load ( I am taking Classical Civilization, Biology and statistics (maybe with maths)), any tips or to do's for new a-level students?
    The workload is fine as long as you stay on top of it. Use frees wisley. There isn't anything special you need in terms of equipment for Year12 compared with Year11 other than folders for each of your subjects as well as folder dividers for these, it is important you keep your work organised and have a system that suits you as you will be expected to take your own notes; lessons areless guided now.
    GoodLuck!!
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    (Original post by _melaniea)
    I am starting year 12 (college) next week and am worried I don't have everything I need or I won't be able to keep up with the work load (I am taking Classical Civilization, Biology and statistics (maybe with maths)), any tips or to do's for new a-level students?
    You need to change your attitude. Here you come across as being passive, this is not the mindset of an A Level student. You need to be aggressive towards your studies. If you want to do Maths, then go for it! If not you need to have a clear reason and make that reason relate to what you do 18+. Have conviction over what you are doing at all times. Keep ahead of your deadlines with this commitment and motivation: eyes on the prize.
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    You need to change your attitude. Here you come across as being passive, this is not the mindset of an A Level student. You need to be aggressive towards your studies. If you want to do Maths, then go for it! If not you need to have a clear reason and make that reason relate to what you do 18+. Have conviction over what you are doing at all times. Keep ahead of your deadlines with this commitment and motivation: eyes on the prize.
    When I said "(maybe with maths) it is because I am waiting for the college to respond to my course change request.
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    (Original post by _melaniea)
    I am starting year 12 (college) next week and am worried I don't have everything I need or I won't be able to keep up with the work load ( I am taking Classical Civilization, Biology and statistics (maybe with maths)), any tips or to do's for new a-level students?
    Love seeing people say they take classics, one of my favourite subjects!

    Do's
    Do make sure you have a pen/paper/folder for every lesson.
    Do try and have a positive mind set for every lesson - if you're going to sit there bored is there any point you being there?
    Do ask for help if you need it. If you can't keep up with the workload you NEED to let the school know or the subject teachers - they're in school to help you succeed.

    Tips
    Different colour folder for each subject. I had a black folder for each subject and ended up bringing the wrong folder almost everyday.
    Use those thin post-it notes on your notes as well so they stick out in areas where something important was written (I tried this recently with driving theory and it's helped a lot).
    Use your free lessons as study periods if your college gives you frees. Spend the time socialising if you genuinely have no work to be getting on with, but if you have a small bit of work, do it, get it out of the day.
    Be on top of all deadlines.
    Ask for help on TSR if you need it, there's so many of us here!

    Also, don't panic/worry, it's a big jump from GCSE and a lot of people struggle to find their feet, who knows, you could be posting in a weeks time saying how much you're enjoying it!
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    You may find (I certainly did) that you're set some activities; but you would be expected to do much more work than what is set.

    I second the folders / dividers for each subject. But if I've got 3 different subjects in one day, then I'd personally bring 3 different notepads, rather than folders.
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    (Original post by _melaniea)
    When I said "(maybe with maths) it is because I am waiting for the college to respond to my course change request.
    Then you need to get good at finding the right word. The word 'maybe' gives too much uncertainty. Instead you should have used words like possibly or potentially which is indicative of certain situations and factors affecting a choice which is not in your control rather than a word like maybe which is too vague and simplistic for this scenario. This skill will be especially useful in Biology where you will be using a range of similar verbs for what are very distinct processes.
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