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    Hey, I've just began my first year of SixthForm. Is it recommended to start revising for our exams right now? If yes, how many hours after school per day? I'm taking 3 subjects, and my first exam is basically in 2 years.

    Our school recommends we do 5+ hours of revision per week. So roughly 15 hours of revision at home, a week for all 3 subjects. And we're not where near our first exams atm (2 years as I said).

    What'd you guys think? Any tips?

    Your school is right
    Start making notes and going over them

    When they start bombarding you with homework and mock exams then the 5 hours per subject per week almost seems mandatory. Anyway, I just started sixth form around a month ago and I've been 'revising' since day one. Make your consolidation notes every day if you can and then synthesise the notes (e.g.into mindmaps). This will save you from having to write up your notes when exam period comes so you have the time to do practice papers etc., this will really save you from feeling overwhelmed with the stress as well as save you time on the long run.

    Don't think about revision as though you have to follow a strict formulaic time, you can revise for less time if it's effective revision. Enough revision per day is how long it takes for you to consolidate your notes, understand the content you learned that day, do homework and on some occasions do extra reading.

    Exam period in GCSEs is different from A Levels, make sure you keep that in mind. With A Level exam period you can't cram all the information in the space of a few weeks, it's a long term, developmental form of learning. Make sure you're on top of it!!!!!!

    I recommend starting next year for proper revision at november but keep up with notes in year 12 and make sure u understand what ur doing. ☺️☺️
    • Thread Starter

    Thanks for your feedback !
    I'll aim to at least put in 1 hour after school most days starting Monday
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