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    How many hours per day are you planning on doing for A2's over the half term
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    None, I'm a PhD student though. I got **** to write. :/
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    (Original post by fat_pam)
    None, I'm a PhD student though. I got **** to write. :/
    Okay then, how much did you do instead? (If you can remember)
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    Right now I'm just feeling so unmotivated and depressed I need a long ass rest before even thinking about revision but I do intent to do a lot like hours and hours a day… gotta make up for the slack.
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    (Original post by Rexar)
    Okay then, how much did you do instead? (If you can remember)
    Sure, I did my GCSEs back in 2008 and A levels in 2009 and 2010.

    I think for GCSEs I started revising lightly from February and intensely from the end of March. I got good GCSEs, 9A*s 1A

    My A Levels I did the same, but flopped ACC

    But now I'm doing a PhD in finance, so it's all good, I enjoy what I'm doing. I invest a lot as well, so I'm robbing wall street in my spare time.
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    (Original post by fat_pam)
    Sure, I did my GCSEs back in 2008 and A levels in 2009 and 2010.

    I think for GCSEs I started revising lightly from February and intensely from the end of March. I got good GCSEs, 9A*s 1A

    My A Levels I did the same, but flopped ACC

    But now I'm doing a PhD in finance, so it's all good, I enjoy what I'm doing. I invest a lot as well, so I'm robbing wall street in my spare time.
    That's really bizarre, considering you worked hard.
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    (Original post by Cherub012)
    That's really bizarre, considering you worked hard.
    It's a blessing in disguise, if I had got the grades I would have finished medicine by now. I wouldn't be robbing wall street and you don't realise how fun it is to rob wall street. I mean I don't have a massive portfolio, but it's still £30K in the market. I've made £3.5K last year in profits on just that. Maybe I get a kick out of it.

    My portfolio pays me £120 a month in dividends every month and I just need to invest more to push it up. In 7-10 years time, my portfolio will pay me £1000 a month in dividends.

    I always say things happen for the better. Sometimes you need to hold your hands up and let life take you where it wants.
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    Right now I'm just feeling so unmotivated and depressed I need a long ass rest before even thinking about revision but I do intent to do a lot like hours and hours a day… gotta make up for the slack.
    Me too TBH. Have you not started yet? If you haven't don't worry, its best to save it for when you feel better so you remember it, we still have loads of time!
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    (Original post by fat_pam)
    Sure, I did my GCSEs back in 2008 and A levels in 2009 and 2010.

    I think for GCSEs I started revising lightly from February and intensely from the end of March. I got good GCSEs, 9A*s 1A

    My A Levels I did the same, but flopped ACC

    But now I'm doing a PhD in finance, so it's all good, I enjoy what I'm doing. I invest a lot as well, so I'm robbing wall street in my spare time.
    Ahah nice! I would not call ACC "flopped" but I suppose different people.... What were you hooping for at A-levels?
    If you enjoy what you are doing, then all is good
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    (Original post by fat_pam)
    Sometimes you need to hold your hands up and let life take you where it wants.
    I like it, motivational speaker as well are your in your spare time?
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    (Original post by Rexar)
    Ahah nice! I would not call ACC "flopped" but I suppose different people.... What were you hooping for at A-levels?
    If you enjoy what you are doing, then all is good
    My AS's were pretty good.... AABB

    So getting ACC was disappointing at the time, probably one of the saddest days in my life. I missed both firm and insurance. I went into clearing.

    I think I needed AAB to hit my firm.

    But through luck, my finance masters and warren buffett + benjamin graham I have learnt how to invest well. If you want to learn to invest learn from those two. They will teach you how to value a business, what metrics to use to pick it, how market psychology works and how to guarantee some kind of profit.
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    (Original post by Rexar)
    I like it, motivational speaker as well are your in your spare time?
    Maybe because through my life I've been through a rollercoaster. Semi-failing my A Levels, being kicked out of another PhD through corruption, working minimum wage between degrees so I don't end up on the dole. It's been tough.

    That's why I value money so much, I always tell people to save and invest. To use the productive nature of the economy to stay financially well off.
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    (Original post by Rexar)
    Me too TBH. Have you not started yet? If you haven't don't worry, its best to save it for when you feel better so you remember it, we still have loads of time!
    I've been doing past papers for politics and C3, also revising economics units 1, 2 & 3 and learning 4 so I guess I've been doing everything but just not at a good enough pace, I really need to pick myself up. I keep telling myself that and it's true but I wanna stay ahead so I don't have a last minute panic
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    (Original post by Rexar)
    How many hours per day are you planning on doing for A2's over the half term
    The best way to go about revision is to not focus on how long you spend but more what you do. For example, for my revision I would rather say:

    "Today I am going to go a C3 past paper, que cards on Mussolini's consolidation of power 1922-26 and a couple of questions on gravitational fields.'

    Rather than...

    "Today I am going to do an hour of maths, an hour of history and about 30 mins of physics."

    Maybe others work differently but I always find if you set time goals you always slack towards the end in order to make sure you fill it. With the first method you work hard throughout as you want to get the job done to do other stuff.
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    (Original post by fat_pam)
    It's a blessing in disguise, if I had got the grades I would have finished medicine by now. I wouldn't be robbing wall street and you don't realise how fun it is to rob wall street. I mean I don't have a massive portfolio, but it's still £30K in the market. I've made £3.5K last year in profits on just that. Maybe I get a kick out of it.

    My portfolio pays me £120 a month in dividends every month and I just need to invest more to push it up. In 7-10 years time, my portfolio will pay me £1000 a month in dividends.

    I always say things happen for the better. Sometimes you need to hold your hands up and let life take you where it wants.
    No offence but you would be earning a lot of money from medicine too, not straight away but around 5 years after graduating if you specialised in something or even became a GP, a top class GP can earn £75,000-£100,000. GPs get paid silly money, I'm not a pro at this btw just looked some stuff up, I haven't even done my a-levels yet but I really want to do medicine
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    (Original post by WarriorKnight15)
    The best way to go about revision is to not focus on how long you spend but more what you do. For example, for my revision I would rather say:

    "Today I am going to go a C3 past paper, que cards on Mussolini's consolidation of power 1922-26 and a couple of questions on gravitational fields.'

    Rather than...

    "Today I am going to do an hour of maths, an hour of history and about 30 mins of physics."

    Maybe others work differently but I always find if you set time goals you always slack towards the end in order to make sure you fill it. With the first method you work hard throughout as you want to get the job done to do other stuff.
    Good point, I may incorporate this into my revision
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    (Original post by fat_pam)
    Maybe because through my life I've been through a rollercoaster. Semi-failing my A Levels, being kicked out of another PhD through corruption, working minimum wage between degrees so I don't end up on the dole. It's been tough.

    That's why I value money so much, I always tell people to save and invest. To use the productive nature of the economy to stay financially well off.
    wow, good luck with your investing
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    (Original post by Rexar)
    Me too TBH. Have you not started yet? If you haven't don't worry, its best to save it for when you feel better so you remember it, we still have loads of time!
    This is me too. I can't stop procrastinating all the time 😩
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    (Original post by Elena 365)
    This is me too. I can't stop procrastinating all the time 😩
    I sit down to do a good 2 hours, yet I only manage to get max 1 hour done. I'm gonna change my ways from tomorrow, I will put all distractions aside and really push myself to actually do what I set myself to do. How much are you aiming to do each day currently, and how much do you plan to do over Feb half?
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    (Original post by peeked)
    No offence but you would be earning a lot of money from medicine too, not straight away but around 5 years after graduating if you specialised in something or even became a GP, a top class GP can earn £75,000-£100,000. GPs get paid silly money, I'm not a pro at this btw just looked some stuff up, I haven't even done my a-levels yet but I really want to do medicine
    But doctor's can't invest, the majority that is.

    Finance has good pay, £250K+ for senior roles
    entry level around £40-£50K
 
 
 
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