A*A*A* in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, AMAWatch
How many hours studying on average did you do in a day?
Congratulations on your amazing results!
put my phone on ultra power save mode (means no internet but can still use the phone)
delete sc, instagram
also if you're studying something you can understand and you see yourself understanding the questions and getting the answers right, the less distracted you'll be. i've noticed this with myself, so my advice would be whenever you're super distracted but you wanna study something/anything just revise a topic you know really well and solve its questions from a worksheet/past paper. chances are you'll be able to do those questions so you'll stay motivated and continue studying.
Also another tip I found HIGHLY beneficial (only a month before exams when all the content is locked into your brain but you're stuck with past papers and procrastination's hitting hard), take a week or 5 days to only study/learn/practice papers of ONE subject only. That way your memory of the topics of that subject will be fresh for that period (and even after that period if you've been reading the books/notes several times over the year) so you can quickly do past papers and other revision and you'll feel the motivation once you'll see how many past papers you'll do quickly and then you wont procrastinate as much.
Also well done, amazing results!
It was actually fine! Taking A-level Math with Physics is not gonna give you a huge advantage tbh (except for that fact that you'll do the numericals quicker) (all my classmates who took a-level math said the same) as you'll see that a-level physics calculations are mostly gcse-based and i'm sure they've kept these calculations that way so that students who don't take a-level math aren't given a huge unfair advantage
did you use physics and maths tutuor exam questions by topic and then redo them till you got 100% or did you do a whole past paper??
past papers 2009-2017 (2 times) (except for chemistry)
no i'd only redo the past papers (if i had ALOT of time which i didn't, i'd do worksheets again too) so that I could do the repetitive questions quicker. Also to see if i found the difficult questions still unsolvable and why they were still unsolvable. however in a2, id mostly just redo the difficult questions and that was that :P
Thank you, how did you revise and practice for Physics? Is there any tips you’d give for getting top grades?
learn the formulae and definitions and even conditions for e.g. momentum
past papers (don't do them twice if you can't. sometimes i'd just go thru the past papers thoroughly and understand the difficult questions and the examiner reports. that's also equally good)
A2: repeat the same except ditch muncaster. stick to hodder a2 physics book and study cosmology online. cosmology ..super important.. you'll only understand it through oast papers+internet
rememeber: start early so that you can study bit by bit each day and be less stressed