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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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What level is this for?
A level and/or higher
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A level and/or higher
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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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.
I was pretty sure A levels were the equivalent of highers, in my school we need to take 5 highers, its the one just after GCSEs
So. for me, what you guys seem to be saying is 40-50 hours per week + school which is 30ish hours. so 70-80 hours per week, (3-4 days ish)
if I get 7 hours a night (which I dont, I get less) then it'd be around 120 hours of doing school+sleeping
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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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I was pretty sure A levels were the equivalent of highers, in my school we need to take 5 highers, its the one just after GCSEs
So. for me, what you guys seem to be saying is 40-50 hours per week + school which is 30ish hours. so 70-80 hours per week, (3-4 days ish)
if I get 7 hours a night (which I dont, I get less) then it'd be around 120 hours of doing school+sleeping
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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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.
(this thread is a year old) I ended up getting my As.. Kinda, got AAAAB. (B in biology which I crashed). So, its still good.
First 2 weeks of highers I did a bunch of work to catch up in biology and was doing well through the year after this - this was maybe 20 mins a day out of school just reading through a "how to pass N5 biology" text book. After the first week I was pretty much caught up and the 2nd week was patching gaps in my knowledge.

I then didn't do much revision wise until 3 months before the exams - I did a heap of revision for my physics prelim and got a B...
Probably 15 hours total for physics at that point.

Then 1 month before my exams I started revision, mainly for physics as it was hard to me. Maybe did 2-3 hours a day of revision for my subjects (excluding maths, I did nothing for maths). 8 hours like these people were saying is far far too much. Even at advanced higher which I'm sitting now, 8 hours seems excessive. 2-3 hours a day is all you really need for most levels. - guess it can depend on the person but ya know.
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(this thread is a year old) I ended up getting my As.. Kinda, got AAAAB. (B in biology which I crashed). So, its still good.
First 2 weeks of highers I did a bunch of work to catch up in biology and was doing well through the year after this - this was maybe 20 mins a day out of school just reading through a "how to pass N5 biology" text book. After the first week I was pretty much caught up and the 2nd week was patching gaps in my knowledge.

I then didn't do much revision wise until 3 months before the exams - I did a heap of revision for my physics prelim and got a B...
Probably 15 hours total for physics at that point.

Then 1 month before my exams I started revision, mainly for physics as it was hard to me. Maybe did 2-3 hours a day of revision for my subjects (excluding maths, I did nothing for maths). 8 hours like these people were saying is far far too much. Even at advanced higher which I'm sitting now, 8 hours seems excessive. 2-3 hours a day is all you really need for most levels. - guess it can depend on the person but ya know.
Well done 🙂😅

I also made a massive oopsie by posting here 😂
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