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    Im not on an A Level course yet, Im starting some GCSE courses as a mature learner in September. I want to prepare myself for the amount of work A Level will require.

    As it stands, Im currently revising 2 hours a day every day of the week (even weekends) for my GCSE topics.

    Once I have completed GCSEs, Im moving on to A level to do: chemistry, biology and psychology. I know that chemistry is known for being really difficult, but would 17 hours a week be enough for those 3 topics?

    I can up the hours studied. I want to prepare myself so I know when to start getting used to a change in my schedule.
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    yes - up until march ramp it up slightly and keep doing so until exams.

    best to be slow and consistent imo
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    (Original post by johnny.snow)
    yes - up until march ramp it up slightly and keep doing so until exams.

    best to be slow and consistent imo
    Totally agree! Glad I've got the right idea. Should work out perfectly then, especially as I wont have to ramp it up too much from what Im already doing!
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    This thread is triggering me. :banghead:
    The title says 2 and a half hours everyday but 2.5\times7\neq17.

    But now you're saying 2 hours a day. 2\times7\neq17

    Must be 2.5 hours for 6 days and 2 hours for one day a week.
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    That's the wrong question to be asking.

    You should be asking "what's the most effective way to study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology A-levels that will increase the chances of me achieving the top grades (a/A*)?".
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    (Original post by IWantIPods)
    This thread is triggering me. :banghead:
    The title says 2 and a half hours everyday but 2.5\times7\neq17.

    But now you're saying 2 hours a day. 2\times7\neq17

    Must be 2.5 hours for 6 days and 2 hours for one day a week.
    ****! I did calculate that correctly but just put 17 hours in the thread title lol
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    I do like 3-4 hours a day 5 days a week so thats about 15-20 which is basically means your right in the middle of that.
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    (Original post by knaawledge)
    That's the wrong question to be asking.

    You should be asking "what's the most effective way to study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology A-levels that will increase the chances of me achieving the top grades (a/A*)?".
    Should probably have thought the title through a bit more. Yeah, thats kind of what Im aiming for.

    At present Im making use of transcribing the revision books and spaced repetition with flash cards (anki too). Not to mention trying to apply what Ive learnt in every day situations whenever possible.

    Any further tips on this? At the moment it seems to be working fairly well for me.
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    (Original post by ACollins9)
    Im not on an A Level course yet, Im starting some GCSE courses as a mature learner in September. I want to prepare myself for the amount of work A Level will require.

    As it stands, Im currently revising 2 hours a day every day of the week (even weekends) for my GCSE topics.

    Once I have completed GCSEs, Im moving on to A level to do: chemistry, biology and psychology. I know that chemistry is known for being really difficult, but would 17 hours a week be enough for those 3 topics?

    I can up the hours studied. I want to prepare myself so I know when to start getting used to a change in my schedule.
    I want to do the same as well when I start A-Levels, but 2 hours a day for GCSE's is quite low I think? I do about 4 hours on weekdays and 6 hours on weekends because exams are in less than a month. But it's different for everyone and I know myself I am not over working myself. Good Luck at GCSE's!
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    (Original post by ACollins9)
    Im not on an A Level course yet, Im starting some GCSE courses as a mature learner in September. I want to prepare myself for the amount of work A Level will require.

    As it stands, Im currently revising 2 hours a day every day of the week (even weekends) for my GCSE topics.

    Once I have completed GCSEs, Im moving on to A level to do: chemistry, biology and psychology. I know that chemistry is known for being really difficult, but would 17 hours a week be enough for those 3 topics?

    I can up the hours studied. I want to prepare myself so I know when to start getting used to a change in my schedule.
    I'm also in Year 11 and right now I am aiming for 5 hours per school day and 7 hours on the weekend. A Levels are much harder and they recommend that you do 5 hours per subject peer week, which will probably be 15 hours for you. This only includes homework, though. I'm doing 4 A Levels so I have to do 20 hours of lessons and 20 hours of homework a week, so it'll basically be 8 hours a day, with the weekends free.
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    (Original post by ReadilySalted)
    I want to do the same as well when I start A-Levels, but 2 hours a day for GCSE's is quite low I think? I do about 4 hours on weekdays and 6 hours on weekends because exams are in less than a month. But it's different for everyone and I know myself I am not over working myself. Good Luck at GCSE's!
    Should probably clarify! Yeah would be pretty low although Im studying 3 subjects this year and another 3 next year (job commitments make doing them all at once difficult )
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    (Original post by ACollins9)
    Should probably clarify! Yeah would be pretty low although Im studying 3 subjects this year and another 3 next year (job commitments make doing them all at once difficult )
    Are you in year 10? Sorry I'm really confused?
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    (Original post by ReadilySalted)
    Are you in year 10? Sorry I'm really confused?
    Nah, Im an mature student. Just turned 21, crashed out of school without my GCSEs due to a string of illness and life upheaval lol. I figured now was a good time in my life to sort my education out.

    Im in a much better place and really excited to finally move forward!
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    (Original post by ACollins9)
    Nah, Im an mature student. Just turned 21, crashed out of school without my GCSEs due to a string of illness and life upheaval lol. I figured now was a good time in my life to sort my education out.

    Im in a much better place and really excited to finally move forward!
    Oh right I get it. Respect for that bro, I'm glad you're turning your life around, i'm telling you that you won't regret what you are about to do. Much respect for you! Im glad you're in a better place and praying you smash those exams and be successful in life.

    It's sick seeing people about to change their lives, do keep in contact and how you are getting on with everything!
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    (Original post by ACollins9)
    Should probably have thought the title through a bit more. Yeah, thats kind of what Im aiming for.

    At present Im making use of transcribing the revision books and spaced repetition with flash cards (anki too). Not to mention trying to apply what Ive learnt in every day situations whenever possible.

    Any further tips on this? At the moment it seems to be working fairly well for me.
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    (Original post by ReadilySalted)
    Oh right I get it. Respect for that bro, I'm glad you're turning your life around, i'm telling you that you won't regret what you are about to do. Much respect for you! Im glad you're in a better place and praying you smash those exams and be successful in life.

    It's sick seeing people about to change their lives, do keep in contact and how you are getting on with everything!
    Thanks a lot, man! Super pumped for it all. It's been a difficult journey just to get this far tbh. School robbed me of my confidence to learn so its taken ages to embrace failure and use it as a tool to continually improve my learning. Its opened up a new world to me that Im really excited to explore!

    I'l keep you posted with the goings on over the next few months

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