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I am struggling in my A levels. I am in the first year of taking biology, chemistry and sociology. Despite doing practice questions I have done appallingly in my mock mocks - I got an E in my most recent chemistry exam which has really put me down. I just don't know what I'm supposed to do, as note taking does nothing for me, and practice questions haven't worked so far. Like when you sit down to revise - what do you do? Any advice would be appreciated.
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the first thing i do is break it down. get the syllabus off the exam board wesbite and try summarising the information for each bullet point. i also find mindmaps really helpful for this. in sociology i found that getting a different revision guide helped, as it broke down the content into sections, which i then created mindmaps and flashcards for and just memorised them until i could rewrite the mindmaps! quizlet is a really good site for making flashcards! this is the revision guide i used, i dont know if its for the new spec but im sure they have one! https://www.amazon.co.uk/REVISE-leve...iology+a+level
also for sociology, creating a framework for essays helped me to get an A*. Ibz Mo on youtube has a really good video on how to revise as well!
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Am doing GCSEs but in the same boat as you. I found that these two videos were really useful, for me atleast, would definetly recommend watching them and implementing some of the tips.

https://youtu.be/ukLnPbIffxE
https://youtu.be/Z-zNHHpXoMM
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(Original post by nintysixthousand)
the first thing i do is break it down. get the syllabus off the exam board wesbite and try summarising the information for each bullet point. i also find mindmaps really helpful for this. in sociology i found that getting a different revision guide helped, as it broke down the content into sections, which i then created mindmaps and flashcards for and just memorised them until i could rewrite the mindmaps! quizlet is a really good site for making flashcards! this is the revision guide i used, i dont know if its for the new spec but im sure they have one! https://www.amazon.co.uk/REVISE-leve...iology+a+level
also for sociology, creating a framework for essays helped me to get an A*. Ibz Mo on youtube has a really good video on how to revise as well!
Thank you so much for getting back to me. I haven't tried a mindmap before so I'll see how it goes thank you.
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(Original post by iBearHQ)
Am doing GCSEs but in the same boat as you. I found that these two videos were really useful, for me atleast, would definetly recommend watching them and implementing some of the tips.

https://youtu.be/ukLnPbIffxE
https://youtu.be/Z-zNHHpXoMM
Thank you so much. These videos are so helpful, I never thought to write questions I'll give it a go.
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