how to improve in mathsWatch
I just don't know how to improve. I got an 8 in GCSE's (I'm in year 13 now) but I've been getting D's for the past two years. How much work do I have to put in to get to an A grade and what type of work?
During my A Levels, I found that the quality of my revision was actually more important than the quantity. To make the most out of your revision, remember 'Study SMART Not Long'. It's much easier to implement a regular and successful study schedule if you are studying SMART.
o Set yourself goals.
o Make study techniques that promote greater results.
o Ask for help.
o Reward yourself for progress.
o Take a Break.
S: Set yourself goals for study. For example, make up an exam/essay question and work towards answering it.
M: Remember VARK. Are you a Visual learner, Audio learner, Reading learner or Kinetic learner. Use study techniques that will promote the best learning for yourself.
A: If you are struggling with anything ask your teacher for help. Their job is to help you with your studies. Alternatively, use study guides or the internet to help breakdown tough subjects.
R: When you hit your goals, complete work and meet important deadlines reward yourself with treats. For example, make watching an episode of your favourite show your reward for completing tasks.
T: When you’ve finished studying take breaks. Go for a walk, hang with friends or get a cup of tea and watch TV. It’s important not to overdo revising.
I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.