Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Online

    10
    ReputationRep:
    Hi everyone.

    I haven't done much work throughout the year for my subjects.I have a pretty good understanding of some topics, but for others I only have a basic understanding.

    If I start revising really hard right now, could I get good grades at the end of the year?

    How many hours should I do per week or even per day? Any other revision advice?

    Thank you all
    • Community Assistant
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    PS Reviewer
    Absolutely, go for it. If you're serious about putting in the work in order to get the grades then you absolutely have the potential to do well.

    Make sure you have notes on everything relevant before you begin. I personally like to go through the past papers (just looking - not answering questions) and look at questions and even if I can't answer them yet I should at least understand what the question is asking and know where in my notes I can find the information needed to answer it. If it sounds completely foreign to me then it's likely there is a gap on my notes (probably from being absent).

    Start with the subjects you struggle most with, rather than the ones you have a better understanding of. Just be sure to make time to come to those later. I have a friend who failed a test last week by only covering the one topic he felt he was weak in - and found out through the test that, well, he was weak in every topic and only got 6 marks total of forty-something. :eek:

    Instead of setting a specific number of hours to do a day, I personally set goals on how much work to achieve that day. e.g. I intend to cover a particular chapter in my Human Bio textbook today. I can predict it'll take me maybe 2hrs, but I'll work at it until it's done regardless of how long it takes. I find it gets me out of the 'watching the clock' mentality which can be quite overwhelming - especially at the start of the day.
 
 
 

University open days

  • University of Lincoln
    Mini Open Day at the Brayford Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 19 Dec '18
  • University of East Anglia
    UEA Mini Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 4 Jan '19
  • Bournemouth University
    Undergraduate Mini Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 9 Jan '19
Poll
Were you ever put in isolation at school?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.