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How much more work is A levels as a whole despite doing less amount of them
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A lot, I'm still only in first year (year 12) and I've had more work to do this year than I did in year 11. That being said, as long as you use your time and study periods effectively, you'll cope just fine.
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A lot, I'm still only in first year (year 12) and I've had more work to do this year than I did in year 11. That being said, as long as you use your time and study periods effectively, you'll cope just fine.
do you do maths?
can you give me tips on getting a/a* and how much revision i should put in in year 12
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do you do maths?
can you give me tips on getting a/a* and how much revision i should put in in year 12
You put as much revision as you need. There's no 'golden' amount of time which guarantees an A*.

For maths, it's really down to practice (as you've probably read a bunch of times). Do plenty of past papers and if you finish them all, move onto other exam board papers and if you finish them, move onto Solomon papers.... then teach yourself the STEP specification and you're probably guaranteed an A*.

Over exaggeration above but just put as much effort in to reach the level of ability you want, ie, achieving an A/A*.
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You put as much revision as you need. There's no 'golden' amount of time which guarantees an A*.

For maths, it's really down to practice (as you've probably read a bunch of times). Do plenty of past papers and if you finish them all, move onto other exam board papers and if you finish them, move onto Solomon papers.... then teach yourself the STEP specification and you're probably guaranteed an A*.

Over exaggeration above but just put as much effort in to reach the level of ability you want, ie, achieving an A/A*.
what do you recommend i do in the holiday before i start?
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I did 10 GCSE's and did well in the exams (not to brag)

I do 4 A levels now

I felt the workload was about the same (then again I chose the 4 subjects I enjoy most at GCSE) but that A levels are more about understanding concepts rather than just recalling facts.

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what do you recommend i do in the holiday before i start?
Here is my idea on a perfect summer break:

Get all your subject's specifications and start reading about your subjects in advance so that you have a head start (no need to do any past paper questions tho you can do a few in the resource you use). This will help you from forgetting your work from GCSE too and imo it's better than revising.

However, don't spend long on this (at most 1 hour every 2/3 days). That's because you need to spend your summer enjoying it :P. Also, try to not think about your GCSE results (until they come out, that is). If those thoughts come just get your favorite entertainment .
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what do you recommend i do in the holiday before i start?
as much study as you want... it's not necessary to revise before the summer though.
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You put as much revision as you need. There's no 'golden' amount of time which guarantees an A*.

For maths, it's really down to practice (as you've probably read a bunch of times). Do plenty of past papers and if you finish them all, move onto other exam board papers and if you finish them, move onto Solomon papers.... then teach yourself the STEP specification and you're probably guaranteed an A*.

Over exaggeration above but just put as much effort in to reach the level of ability you want, ie, achieving an A/A*.
do you recommend any revision guides for learning content or practise workbooks? and also can you explain briefly what STEP is
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do you recommend any revision guides for learning content or practise workbooks? and also can you explain briefly what STEP is
STEP is a necessary requirement to study maths (or maths related courses) at some universities. It's a series of hard maths questions. you can find them on physicsandmathstutoe
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Don't revise in the summer, please just enjoy it. As soon as you start year 12 be on it from day 1. If I had to compare year 11 to year 12 i would compare mental health. 6th form is incredibly depressing, lonely, competitive and demanding so make sure you can get through it!!!
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