(For those who got 5As, more or slightly less at higher)

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How many hours of revision did you need to do to get an A in each subject you took, (how many of hours per week did you do, along with how many hours did you do in the month before the exam?)

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What level is this for?
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It is recommended to do 8-10 hours a week, besides school, per subject.
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It is recommended to do 8-10 hours a week, besides school, per subject.
I think you mean including school. That would make your week a lot of work. 30+ shook hours a week + 32 for 4 A levels. 62 hour work week.

What I've heard (yet to put in practice) is the golden ratio is 8:8:8. So 8 hours of school work a day, 8 hours sleeping, 8 hours revising. I'm doing A levels next year so I will tell you how it goes.
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I think you mean including school. That would make your week a lot of work. 30+ shook hours a week + 32 for 4 A levels. 62 hour work week.

What I've heard (yet to put in practice) is the golden ratio is 8:8:8. So 8 hours of school work a day, 8 hours sleeping, 8 hours revising. I'm doing A levels next year so I will tell you how it goes.
No I meant excluding school. A levels are a lot of work, and not many people do 5 A levels. So if you are willing to take more a levels than the average student, then you will have to do more work for it per week.
I don't think I know of anyone who said A levels don't take a lot of work
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No I meant excluding school. A levels are a lot of work, and not many people do 5 A levels. So if you are willing to take more a levels than the average student, then you will have to do more work for it per week.
I don't think I know of anyone who said A levels don't take a lot of work
I'm not saying they don't take a lot of work, but assume you are correct. That's 35 hours of school. 50 hours for your subjects outside of school. Assume 8 hours of sleep each night 56 hours. Then your homework which doesn't count as extra 2hours per subject per week = 10 hours. That leaves 2.4 hours a day for eating, travelling, socialising and god forbid he needs more sleep. Yes, 5 A levels takes a lot of work and I believe OP made a mistake. But they need a reasonable answer.
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I'm not saying they don't take a lot of work, but assume you are correct. That's 35 hours of school. 50 hours for your subjects outside of school. Assume 8 hours of sleep each night 56 hours. Then your homework which doesn't count as extra 2hours per subject per week = 10 hours. That leaves 2.4 hours a day for eating, travelling, socialising and god forbid he needs more sleep. Yes, 5 A levels takes a lot of work and I believe OP made a mistake. But they need a reasonable answer.
Honestly if you're going to take an unreasonably and unnecessarily high number of A levels, you can't expect to put in a 'reasonable' amount of work and get good grades you know? But I do understand completely where you are coming from and I agree that you think OP made a mistake.
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Probably around an hour a day, and 8-10 hours every day in the month leading up to the exams.
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It's hard to give you an exact number. To be honest, I probably didn't do as much studying as I claim to have done excluding the exam seasons, particularly in comparison to university. It all depends on what you actually spend that time doing.
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Did somebody say 8 hours a day revision from the get go? Jheeeeeeeeeeeez.
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A Levels are infact equivalent to advanced highers.

Also, the OP is asking about Scottish Highers

It's the norm to take 5 Highers in Scotland. I suspect most of us don't really have the credentials to answer about revision time needed for Scottish Highers, since we don't do them in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
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Well done 🙂😅

I also made a massive oopsie by posting here 😂
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