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I will be going into my first year of a-levels in September. I have to buy my stationery soon but have no idea what I actually need! I will be studying double award life and health science. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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A4 note pads , folders with dividers, calculator, pens, coloured pens, and an old fashioned diary. PostIt stickies.
And a whole lot of determination and focus!
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A4 note pads , folders with dividers, calculator, pens, coloured pens, and an old fashioned diary. PostIt stickies.
And a whole lot of determination and focus!
Should I buy just one folder or is it worth buying one for each subject?
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Should I buy just one folder or is it worth buying one for each subject?
lever arch folder for every subject. It's surprising how quickly you'll fill em up.
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lever arch folder for every subject. It's surprising how quickly you'll fill em up.
Thanks for the advice!
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personally I'd get a set of highlighters but dedicate one colour per topic, so for example I took geography and did topics water and carbon cycle, hazards and coasts so I'd have say all of my water and carbon cycle notes in blue, all by hazards in orange and all my coasts in yellow. It makes it easier to decipher each topic and subject when it comes to revising or looking over your notes
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personally I'd get a set of highlighters but dedicate one colour per topic, so for example I took geography and did topics water and carbon cycle, hazards and coasts so I'd have say all of my water and carbon cycle notes in blue, all by hazards in orange and all my coasts in yellow. It makes it easier to decipher each topic and subject when it comes to revising or looking over your notes
That's a great idea, thanks!
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Yes. And revise as you go along. There is a lot more content and concepts compared to GCSEs.
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Yes. And revise as you go along. There is a lot more content and concepts compared to GCSEs.
Thanks for the advice! I'd appreciate any study and essentials you can think of too
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Hi maybe something like this ? Helped a lot when I was studying, and seems cheaper than the supermarket own brands.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F323845419685

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F323221303938
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Thanks for the advice! I'd appreciate any study and essentials you can think of too
You would need to understand your learning style much more clearly. Your revision method is something to put a lot of attention into. The study method for students who are not lazy: Breakdown the topic into bits ,focusing on the basic essentisl bits, move onto the more complicated bits that you can learn quickly. Simplify the hard stuff. Start the topic again and repeat! Learn how to make interesting notes as well. Use pictures/cartoons that you draw. Use colours. Use your phone to record some of your notes so you can reply them to yourself. Think of other creative ways to study. Research ideas.
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