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I’m going to be studying maths, biology and chemistry. I will be going into the first year of my A levels. What supplies and brands are recommended to get me through the year?
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Hey! I’m starting A-Levels next year as well and studying the same subjects, along with Further Maths.

This is what I’ll take:
• Textbooks for your courses
• 1 lever arch folder per subject (from Wilkos).
• Dividers for the folders (Office Outlet/Staples)
• Mini hole punch that attaches to folder (Wilkos)
• Scientific calculator (Casio FX-991EX from WHSmith)
• HB pencils (I’ll buy Staedtler ones and generic mechanical ones)
• Generic sharpener, eraser, 30cm clear ruler (Asda? idk)
• “Mildliners” highlighters (Amazon)
• Black biros (Bic)
• Tippex mouse
• Glue stick (Pritt stick/generic)
• Academic weekly planner (Home Bargains)
• Display folder (Staples/Tesco?) for letters, certificates, or any important non-subject-specific documents
• Oxford maths set
• LOTS of lined paper refill pads (Wilkos)
• 1 refill pad of squared paper (WHSmith)
• Random notepad in case I need it
• Apple iPad and Levono Laptop (I’m not buying new ones but I’ll use the ones I have)
• USB stick (Amazon)
• If you use them: plastic wallets, flash cards, post-it notes

I’m not going to buy revision folders yet. I’ll wait until a few weeks into sixth form so I can see how I want to organise my notes, etc. Also my teachers advised us NOT to use a “day folder” because you might need access to work from previous lessons and so need the whole folder for every lesson. Also I’m not buying revision guides yet - just the textbooks.

I’ll add another message if I think of anything else.... Pencil case, bag, chewing gum, headphones, etc. Anything you want for study sessions and free periods... Anything you need for clubs or societies.
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(Original post by bfm.mcdermott)
Hey! I’m starting A-Levels next year as well and studying the same subjects, along with Further Maths.

This is what I’ll take:
• Textbooks for your courses
• 1 lever arch folder per subject (from Wilkos).
• Dividers for the folders (Office Outlet/Staples)
• Mini hole punch that attaches to folder (Wilkos)
• Scientific calculator (Casio FX-991EX from WHSmith)
• HB pencils (I’ll buy Staedtler ones and generic mechanical ones)
• Generic sharpener, eraser, 30cm clear ruler (Asda? idk)
• “Mildliners” highlighters (Amazon)
• Black biros (Bic)
• Tippex mouse
• Glue stick (Pritt stick/generic)
• Academic weekly planner (Home Bargains)
• Display folder (Staples/Tesco?) for letters, certificates, or any important non-subject-specific documents
• Oxford maths set
• LOTS of lined paper refill pads (Wilkos)
• 1 refill pad of squared paper (WHSmith)
• Random notepad in case I need it
• Apple iPad and Levono Laptop (I’m not buying new ones but I’ll use the ones I have)
• USB stick (Amazon)
• If you use them: plastic wallets, flash cards, post-it notes

I’m not going to buy revision folders yet. I’ll wait until a few weeks into sixth form so I can see how I want to organise my notes, etc. Also my teachers advised us NOT to use a “day folder” because you might need access to work from previous lessons and so need the whole folder for every lesson. Also I’m not buying revision guides yet - just the textbooks.

I’ll add another message if I think of anything else.... Pencil case, bag, chewing gum, headphones, etc. Anything you want for study sessions and free periods... Anything you need for clubs or societies.
Thank you very much. Very informative and it helps to have a full list of everything.
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