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    Okay so my As exams start in May, roughly 126 days left. I do Biology,Chemistry,Psychology and English Literature. I have been revising since day one from September. However, my grades are still bad. I am so stressed what do i do? I have about 3-4months left, do you think there is still time for me to revise and improve my grades??????
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    Hey,
    I'm a year 13 student and I took R.E, History, English Lit and Politics in my first year which was incredibly stressful so I can't imagine how much more pressure there is when you're studying sciences! I believe you can pull your grades up in time for AS's, especially with the work ethic you w already shown by revising since the start. I raised my politics grade from a C/B to an A with one week of really intensive revision (by intensive I mean 8 hours day studying every day for seven days) and seeing as you have more time left than that I think improving your marks is completely plausible. What sort of revision techniques do you do? Different things work for everyone but what I've found works for me is finding the exam board specification online and then writing everything I know about the area it says I need to cover on a huge sheet of A3 paper. Having the specification is really reassuring as you know if you've learned everything on the spec you can't have missed anything that may come up in the exam. Another thing that I find really useful is explaining my subject to someone else, I'm lucky in that my mum helps out with my revision a lot by asking me questions and teaching her about what I've studied consolidates my understanding better than anything else. If your parents aren't up to helping you talking it through with a friend who does your subject always helps as there'll be different bits you're stuck on and you can help eachother. Above all try not to panic above AS's, since the exam reforms less and less people are having to sit them so universities are putting less emphasis on them when offering places. I got a much lower grade in R.E AS than I expected and I was borderline suicidal over it, I genuinely believed I'd never get anything I wanted because of it because the pressure to achieve had been so high but actually I just got an offer to study History at Bristol. AS's are not the be all and end all so even if things don't go your way you're going to be okay.
    Good luck,
    Izzy
    (Original post by inmyownzone)
    Okay so my As exams start in May, roughly 126 days left. I do Biology,Chemistry,Psychology and English Literature. I have been revising since day one from September. However, my grades are still bad. I am so stressed what do i do? I have about 3-4months left, do you think there is still time for me to revise and improve my grades??????
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