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AS students should do like around 2 hrs a day. Its only mocks and there are very similar to gcse in my opinion.

A-level students should be doing around 4 hrs with those doing rigorous STEM subjects doing around 6/7hrs.
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I'm aiming for 16 hours or more since I wasn't revising consistently throughout the year and I have nothing else to do during the Holidays. two weeks of my life dedicated to revision isn't too bad considering the results I will hopefully get.
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I dont go to school anymore. i dropped out to become a pro gamer. hopefully i make it into FaZe
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(Original post by LittleMissTardie)
I'm aiming for 16 hours or more since I wasn't revising consistently throughout the year and I have nothing else to do during the Holidays. two weeks of my life dedicated to revision isn't too bad considering the results I will hopefully get.
Name relevant? I mean seriously that's not healthy. You can't be getting anything done after 16 hours of work, and you are depriving yourself of sleep as you'll need time to do life function stuff (eating/showering etc.).
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Fking amateurs! Anyone doing less than 20 hours per day is doomed to spend a life working at McDonald's.

Sorry, but it's true.
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(Original post by Shvdg)
Name relevant? I mean seriously that's not healthy. You can't be getting anything done after 16 hours of work, and you are depriving yourself of sleep as you'll need time to do life function stuff (eating/showering etc.).
I know it's not healthy but it doesn't seem to be a big sacrifice and I created a schedule to make sure I have enough time to shower and stuff. Within the hours of revision there will be breaks. It wont be 16 hours of continuous revision.
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I think the number of hours people suggest for revision are fairly arbitrary. What's important are the techniques you're using and how intensely you revise when you do. I'm currently at university, and tend to revise for around 4 hours per day in smaller chunks. I go through a process of rewriting lecture notes, condensing them into more manageable chunks, then writing a series of questions on what I have covered and answering them out loud to help me remember. This allows me to identify where I need to do more work, and I repeat this process. It's not necessary for me to do this for seven hours a day, though some people may feel they need to spend more time on topics because they use different techniques.

TL;DR: I don't think more hours necessarily equates to higher grades, but rather it depends on your learning style and the techniques you use. So I wouldn't recommend a set amount of hours as it really depends on the person.
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You're much more motivated than I was when I took my A Levels last year. My strategy was awful because not only did I not revise as much I should have, but I also failed to focus on my weaker topics. Fortunately enough, I still met my offer, but I'd have done stuff a lot differently if I had the ability to rewind time.

Good luck with your A Levels.
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(Original post by Bulletzone)
Let's be real.

The AVERAGE school day consists of 5 periods each lasting 1 hour.

That's 5 hours.

Factor in the AVERAGE time spent on homework That's probably about 2 Hours.

Therefore, you should easily be doing 7 Hours of Revision a day, whilst still leaving time to Relax/Socialise.






























































Personally, I'm doing 8-10 hours of revision everyday of the week.

A-level student.
I'm doing A2s and was wondering, how long would you revise for on a school night ?
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I think 7 hours is reasonable personally... sometimes on a good day I can do 10
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Can I just add, people on TSR obviously care about their exams and will generally work harder than people who are not on this platform! Don't be scared by the people doing 7+ hours a day - honestly they are a very small percentage of the country doing that. If this poll included the whole country it would look very, very different!
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7 hours work a day I could have learned my entire GCSE syllabus in a month. I honestly have no idea what you are doing that takes that long.

I did my GCSEs a while a go and every year I am astounded by how much more work kids are doing and how much pressure they seem to be under. I've been told by some they are starting to revise in September/October for the following summer... that strikes me as entirely insane.

I did no work in the Easter holidays before my GCSEs, none. I didn't get the best grades I could have but I also wasn't bored, frustrated and miserable the whole time either.
You may have done your GCSE's a while ago now but these new GCSE's with the new grading system (9-1) are designed to be so much harder hence we have to work a lot harder in order reach the grades we deserve. Yes, 7 hours a day seems a lot, however we can't afford to fall behind because mark schemes are stricter and again GCSE's are becoming harder by the year.
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(Original post by Bulletzone)
Let's be real.

The AVERAGE school day consists of 5 periods each lasting 1 hour.

That's 5 hours.

Factor in the AVERAGE time spent on homework That's probably about 2 Hours.

Therefore, you should easily be doing 7 Hours of Revision a day, whilst still leaving time to Relax/Socialise.






























































Personally, I'm doing 8-10 hours of revision everyday of the week.

A-level student.
I agree.
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(Original post by kavsxnerd)
You may have done your GCSE's a while ago now but these new GCSE's with the new grading system (9-1) are designed to be so much harder hence we have to work a lot harder in order reach the grades we deserve. Yes, 7 hours a day seems a lot, however we can't afford to fall behind because mark schemes are stricter and again GCSE's are becoming harder by the year.
Perhaps, however a similar proportion of students achieve 7+ as acheived A+ previously.
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It is a bit excessive but that is the fault of the education system itself. It's sad that students feel they need to revise for loads of hours but that is the way it is. My school is atrocious so the fact hes saying 7 hours for Harrow students basically means i need to be doing 14 hours.

The thing is I am trying to get 3 As and just constantly get B's which has lead to me revising for 8 hours everyday. I think those who can revise for 3 hours a day are already getting the grades that they want.
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(Original post by Bulletzone)
Therefore, you should easily be doing 7 Hours of Revision a day, whilst still leaving time to Relax/Socialise.
You really think people on TSR socialise?
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I do 28 hours a day, and I have plenty of time left to go out clubbing, you just need to use your time effectively and cut out those periods where you're procrastinating on TSR for the ez gainz

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7 hours is just matching what you do on a school day, right? 5 hours of lessons/study periods, 2 hours of homework? And then if you think about all the time you spend travelling to school then you're still going to have way more free time than during term time even if you do 7 hours of revision. And the holidays allow you to split that time up in the way that will suit you best - for example, starting and finishing later if you aren't a morning person. So 7 hours seems pretty reasonable to me, and I will be trying to do more than that.
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T_T was planning to do 4 to 6 hrs for GCSE since I'm rly behind but I'm sick wow 7hrs
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