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    Help some fellow grasshoppers succeed in A-Levels and prove their teachers wrong by giving us your wisdom.

    For a year 12 student, how much revision per day, per subject do you recommend?
    What grades did you get in GCSE and what are you predicted?
    Subject choices?
    Any additional advice?

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    In secondary school I got the following grades:
    - GCSE Core Science, B
    - GCSE English Language, C
    - GCSE English Literature, B
    - OCR National Diploma ICT, Merit
    - GCSE History, E

    I got terrible grades at school because due to ill-health I was never there. Last year I took my maths GCSE and an ELC in Chinese at college and achieved a C in Maths and a 3 in Chinese. This year I'm doing the following:
    - AS Psychology
    - BTEC Applied Science Level 3
    - GCSE Additional Science
    - GCSE Higher Maths
    - GCSE Chinese
    I don't know what I'm predicted yet, but I'm hoping for an A* in Psychology and Chinese, an A in Additional Science, a B in Maths and a Merit or Distinction in Applied Science.

    I personally study for 3 hours a day (not all at once obviously). How I divide the 3 hours up is dependent on the particular day's workload. Like if I have an assignment due soon or something I'd spend most of my time on that and divide my other subjects up into the remaining time. It's all about prioritising.

    My advice would be:
    - Know your goals. If you know what you're working towards, it's a lot easier to achieve it.
    - Complete any homework during your frees b/c the less work you have at home, the more you can focus on your studies.
    - Eat/Sleep well b/c you need to be at peak performance to do well

    I'm sorry that's all I can offer :'
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    (Original post by sfaraj)
    Help some fellow grasshoppers succeed in A-Levels and prove their teachers wrong by giving us your wisdom.

    For a year 12 student, how much revision per day, per subject do you recommend?
    What grades did you get in GCSE and what are you predicted?
    Subject choices?
    Any additional advice?

    Heres what I did (from a straight A/A* (mostly A*s XD) GCSE/A-Level student:

    -0hrs non-homework revision per day for most of the year (we got alot of hw)
    -Lots of practice, both exercise questions and past papers I found essential.
    -I used physicsandmathstutor.com religiously, would also recommend getrevising.co.uk and bookmark studywise.co.uk/gcse-revision .
    -Loads of revision over easter (I would estimate 6hrs+ a day). I would do maybe 5 tasks a day with brakes in between. Tasks being eg a core maths past paper or going through all my physics study cards.

    For me this = 3 A*s

    best of luck!
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    Just work hard. Do every question in your textbooks and memorise every piece of info there is, then do past papers. Lots and lots of past papers.
 
 
 
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