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    is there any time for friends during a levels
    i feel like i spend too much time with my friends and the people who are exceeding their target grades are always in the library
    should all your frees be used for studying
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    I have none, so I don't have that problemo :puppyeyes:
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    No im in YR12 and i believe its best to revise your ass off. Take breaks on TSR or walk around then revise again. Have a social life at uni not in YR12/YR13
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    Dedicate most but not all of your time. Those who spend too long studying may get the grades but will find that the value of their grades diminish more quickly. There are a lot of attractive skills to gain outside of study; employers look out for those more.
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    Always study to stay on top of things in class, if you do not understand something that you have gone through in class you need to be studying until you do understand that said topic.
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    you need that balance, put some time to aside to spend with friends and use that as motivation. My friends were one of the main reasons i didnt drop out of a levels actually.
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    I used to have friends around me at GCSE level but they all left because they didn't want to go to the crappy sixth form I'm at. Still, managed to get the highest in my year in my subjects (further maths, maths, physics, chem) despite having few friends. So I would say it can sometimes be for the best.
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    (Original post by PrincessBO$$)
    No im in YR12 and i believe its best to revise your ass off. Take breaks on TSR or walk around then revise again. Have a social life at uni not in YR12/YR13
    So true!! 😃😃😃
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    Loool, yes ofc you can have a social life. It is silly to think you will be able to revise all the time and getting a good balance is essential to a healthy state.

    I am in year 13 and this is the most social I have ever been, yet I still managed to get 4 interviews for medicine, and currently have on offer from Birmingham for medicine.

    Obviously, during exam season it is different and there is no way I would be going to parties.

    But at the moment, don't feel as though you shouldn't be spending time with your mates.
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    If you need to spend all your time in the library to get through A Levels then odds are you've not only hit your peak but youre studying wrong. You don't need to put in hours upon hours of work to do well.

    All your free session absolutely should not be used for studying. Use some of them if you want but spend time socialising as well. If you spend all your time studying you won't get anywhere, nor should you need to spend all your time studying. Work smarter, not harder
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    I use all my frees to study, in the library. However, I have a very active social life and always maintain a balance between the two. You can almost certainly do both. If you revise in the library in the majority of your frees, you can still enjoy your lunch times with friends, and see them at the weekend. If I'm with my friends, I just tend to do stuff at night - go to parties or sleepovers. That way I have the days free to revise if I want. It's all about revising effectively and methodically (for me, I prefer to revise in my frees as it means I am focused and I can relax a bit more at home) which means working out a style of revision that is best for you, and being able to maintain a social life. If you're going to parties every weekend and using all your frees to hang around with friends, it might be worth reprioritising. Just setting aside 2 or 3 a week will make a big difference, especially if you're not getting the grades you want. And it won't impact your social life at all.
 
 
 

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