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Hello, I am in my second year of A levels and I'm resitting 3 AS exams next year. I'm currently revising AQA AS Philosophy by going through the syllabus and copying things down from the textbook. However, I'm not sure if this is a good way to revise and it feels like the format I use it not very neat and involves too much writing. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great, thank you!
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What Exam board are you with? As I am also resting one unit.
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What Exam board are you with? As I am also resting one unit.
I'm with AQA
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I'm with AQA
Ah I'm with Edexcel
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Ah I'm with Edexcel
Oh okay, good luck!
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Oh okay, good luck!
You too, I would of recommended a revision guide but we don't sit the same exam boards so I cannot be of much help. Hope everything goes well.
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You too, I would of recommended a revision guide but we don't sit the same exam boards so I cannot be of much help. Hope everything goes well.
Thank you and no worries, I hope everything goes well for you too.
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Hello, I am in my second year of A levels and I'm resitting 3 AS exams next year. I'm currently revising AQA AS Philosophy by going through the syllabus and copying things down from the textbook. However, I'm not sure if this is a good way to revise and it feels like the format I use it not very neat and involves too much writing. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great, thank you!
I had some success with AS last year (got an A with OCR), and the resources i used were: rsrevision.com, Philosophical Investigation, my textbook, and TSR. Most of my revision consisted of rewriting notes and mindmaps, making many essay plans, reading the corresponding examiners reports, and lastly actually writing essays! Generally for a subject such as Philosophy, revision will tend to be writing heavy, fortunately or unfortunately.

Hope this helps
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I had some success with AS last year (got an A with OCR), and the resources i used were: rsrevision.com, Philosophical Investigation, my textbook, and TSR. Most of my revision consisted of rewriting notes and mindmaps, making many essay plans, reading the corresponding examiners reports, and lastly actually writing essays! Generally for a subject such as Philosophy, revision will tend to be writing heavy, fortunately or unfortunately.

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Thank you very much for those resources! I will try making mindmaps and use other revision techniques too. I think im a bit worried because there is so much content so although I have already studied it last year, Im still re-learning parts of it, but I will try and use your advice. Thank you for the help.
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Hi, that way is ok but there is a much better way! I just wrote a book that will help you, it's called "How to write any essay and get a top mark! Or How to Hack the Religious Studies, Ethics or Philosophy A-level (& Politics and Other Essay) Exams…and get an A*!"

For AQA, OCR, and Edexcel, New and Old courses! Unit/Course/Specification codes: 7061, 7062, 2060, 7171, 7172, 2175, H172, H572, H173, H573, 8RS01, 9RS01, 8RS0, 9RS0 and many more! Available on Amazon and all major outlets!

"This is such a useful book for all students of A level Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics. The style is student friendly and accessible, and the author brings to it his experience as a teacher and examiner. The highly practical approach is exactly what students need to negotiate the minefield of exam preparation and practice equipped with straightforward, realistic advice." Sarah K Tyler

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Hello, I am in my second year of A levels and I'm resitting 3 AS exams next year. I'm currently revising AQA AS Philosophy by going through the syllabus and copying things down from the textbook. However, I'm not sure if this is a good way to revise and it feels like the format I use it not very neat and involves too much writing. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great, thank you!
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Hi, that way is ok but there is a much better way! I just wrote a book that will help you, it's called "How to write any essay and get a top mark! Or How to Hack the Religious Studies, Ethics or Philosophy A-level (& Politics and Other Essay) Exams…and get an A*!"

For AQA, OCR, and Edexcel, New and Old courses! Unit/Course/Specification codes: 7061, 7062, 2060, 7171, 7172, 2175, H172, H572, H173, H573, 8RS01, 9RS01, 8RS0, 9RS0 and many more! Available on Amazon and all major outlets!

"This is such a useful book for all students of A level Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics. The style is student friendly and accessible, and the author brings to it his experience as a teacher and examiner. The highly practical approach is exactly what students need to negotiate the minefield of exam preparation and practice equipped with straightforward, realistic advice." Sarah K Tyler
Thank you! I will have a look at it.
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