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So I wanted to know about some useful study tips for A Level (CIE).
How much we should probably study daily, and when should we actually start proper revision. And how many past papers must be done minimum?
I'll take Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
I might also take Biology for AS Level only, although haven't made a final decision yet.
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(Original post by Knightrises10)
So I wanted to know about some useful study tips for A Level (CIE).
How much we should probably study daily, and when should we actually start proper revision. And how many past papers must be done minimum?
I'll take Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
I might also take Biology for AS Level only, although haven't made a final decision yet.
I'd say that you should slowly build up revision. If you start with 8 hours of work outside of lessons a week (including homework and extra reading etc.) then by year 1 exam time aim for 20-25 hours? But it's different for everyone. I'd say just try and get the content down. Test yourself on Seneca and using Physics and Maths tutor to find topic specific questions. Little and often works best! Use your frees. I wouldn't say there's a minimum number of papers you need to do, but do as many as you feel needed. It's really useful to make up your own exam questions when you are sound with a whole section of the subject (-: Don't stress about the number's just do what feels right and give yourself time to breathe! If you don't let yourself recover (by doing extracurricular stuff and just relaxing then you'll burn out!) There's a fine line between distraction and break but you'll discover that for yourself. If you have any other questions just ask (I do Chemistry, Biology, Geography and EPQ)
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I'd say that you should slowly build up revision. If you start with 8 hours of work outside of lessons a week (including homework and extra reading etc.) then by year 1 exam time aim for 20-25 hours? But it's different for everyone. I'd say just try and get the content down. Test yourself on Seneca and using Physics and Maths tutor to find topic specific questions. Little and often works best! Use your frees. I wouldn't say there's a minimum number of papers you need to do, but do as many as you feel needed. It's really useful to make up your own exam questions when you are sound with a whole section of the subject (-: Don't stress about the number's just do what feels right and give yourself time to breathe! If you don't let yourself recover (by doing extracurricular stuff and just relaxing then you'll burn out!) There's a fine line between distraction and break but you'll discover that for yourself. If you have any other questions just ask (I do Chemistry, Biology, Geography and EPQ)
Thanks. Will you say A Level is really very difficult? As many people say this, I am really worried.
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Thanks. Will you say A Level is really very difficult? As many people say this, I am really worried.
It isn't as bad as they say, it is a jump and there are a few parts where you have no idea what's going on. But if you go over it then it is ok. And that only applies for a few topics. You feel the jump most when you get to your A1 papers and you realise just how much you've covered in each subject! But you have frees to help you out, make use of them and you'll be fine. Worrying about it will make it worse, so take it one step at a time. Focus on a goal at the end and take the individual mini-steps towards it. Everyone is in the same boat and that boat will take you where you want to go! (Your'e going to smash it!)
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