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    Hi,

    We have internal AS exams in June and I know I need to begin revising now but I'm not sure how much to do and what's too much because I don't want to burn out.

    I'm aiming for AAA in Biology, Chemistry and Geography as I want to go into medicine next year.

    I was just wondering if any Year 13s who got similar grades in similar subjects last year could give me some advice!

    Thanks x
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    (Original post by gracemaryxx)
    Hi,

    We have internal AS exams in June and I know I need to begin revising now but I'm not sure how much to do and what's too much because I don't want to burn out.

    I'm aiming for AAA in Biology, Chemistry and Geography as I want to go into medicine next year.

    I was just wondering if any Year 13s who got similar grades in similar subjects last year could give me some advice!

    Thanks x
    Hi,

    You need to work out what the right amount is for you. Others may be able to do 4 hours a day whilst you may find that leads to burnout. Maybe spend a few days seeing how well you can focus so you can tailor your study sessions around that?

    Have you heard of the Pomodoro Technique as that might be worth a try?

    Just make sure when you plan out your study, that you give yourself breaks to minimise the chance of burnout, and maybe schedule in one day where it is just for you to relax or do something you enjoy

    Good luck, anymore questions give me a shout
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    Hello,

    in my AS exams I got AAAB in Biology, Spanish, Maths, and Physics. What I would suggest is;
    •Should have all the notes done by now, if not, finish them ASAP (only applicable if notes help you of course)
    •do as many past papers as you can! when you think you have done enough, YOU HAVENT! do more. If you havent already, and you find them difficult, start doing them with the book and using notes. You'll soon find yourself able to answer most questions without the book, and knowing exactly what the examiners want to read!
    • do mindmaps and drawings if it helps for you! and stick them up in your room

    As you said you dont want to burn out. Ensure you take breaks every so often, work out how long you want your study periods to be, to make them as efficient as possible. sometimes it might work more to study for an hour, take a break, do that along the afternoon, thank study 3/4 hours on a row, and then dont touch a book again in all night.
    Go out! ofc not every day, but do make sure you go out with friends perhaps every friday, and sunday. Social
    life is very impirtant to keep your head clear.
    Oh and do sport! also distracts you and refresh you before/after periods of study.
    And lastly... SLEEP
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    I got AAA and started revision when Easter Holidays began. Although i got the grade I wouldn’t recommend you start at the same day because it was very stressful. Its perfect to start now and don’t forget to go over practicals because they come up very frequently in papers.
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