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    So I have done my first sort f tests for my modules and i did absolutly terrible. I mean failing terrible, not normal conpared to my GCSE results! I don't get it, i revise, done a few past papers and yes while i haven't revised as much as i liked about 3 hours each week of a subject. Anyone able to give me some tips other than drop out of six form and join a collage?
    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by DarkIronsBarzakh)
    join a collage?
    Not recommended; you'll get covered in paint and glue and newspaper clippings and all that and it'll be a pain to get everything washed.
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    (Original post by DarkIronsBarzakh)
    So I have done my first sort f tests for my modules and i did absolutly terrible. I mean failing terrible, not normal conpared to my GCSE results! I don't get it, i revise, done a few past papers and yes while i haven't revised as much as i liked about 3 hours each week of a subject. Anyone able to give me some tips other than drop out of six form and join a collage?
    Thanks in advance!
    Its fine to be doing bad for the first term I guess, a lot of people see their grades drop as they start sixth form. Its just getting used to it, so hang in there.
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    It's strange to be taking tests all the time compared to GCSE maybe? It feels like you can't revise everything in time. I certainly haven't gotten used to the workload yet but I guess 3 hours a week per subject isn't really enough. If you aren't doing well on tests, you need to revise more- i'd recommend doing double the amount of revision you're doing, honestly.
    Doing 20 hours atm might be a bit excessive, so altogether I'd say do slightly more revision per subject for now (maybe 4 hours a week) and then it's just a case of getting used to the content of the subjects, which will come with time (but also practice). My teachers say by the end of the year you should be doing 6-7 hours of revision per subject per week
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    (Original post by DarkIronsBarzakh)
    So I have done my first sort f tests for my modules and i did absolutly terrible. I mean failing terrible, not normal conpared to my GCSE results! I don't get it, i revise, done a few past papers and yes while i haven't revised as much as i liked about 3 hours each week of a subject. Anyone able to give me some tips other than drop out of six form and join a collage?
    Thanks in advance!

    - the main issue is that youre not revising enough. You should aim for i would personally say 5 hours/ subject each week excluding homework. Going to a college won't help becuase you get less support and usually, the teachers are worse and so your grades won't be as good.

    - explore different ways of revising. During GCSE's you could get away with half hearted memorising but at A-levels you need to defo understand content.
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    Im in year 13 now and when I started year 12 I didn't have a clue how to revise properly as I hadn't really had to do it before. Not properly lile you need for a level anyway. You need to find a technique that works for you. I find it's good to summerise the textbook content onto small flashcards and group them in topics. Learn a couple a day. Do the textbook questions related to what you have learnt. Or watch videoes on YouTube if you're more of a visual learner. I find this really helps for biology. And always practice questions because you could know all the content but at A level you need to give the answer specifically what the markschemes want and they are so picky sometimes, so not only do you have to learn the content, but what the markschemes want for particular questions. It is tough but doable
 
 
 

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