How many hours of work should I be doing with no incoming exams?

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Starting year 12, in my frees and after school when I have no homework how much work should I be doing a day / night?
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Initially, you don't really have to do that much. If you've got no homework and you're absolutely comfortable with everything covered in class so far, you can basically chill at this point. If you're not you might want to spend the time reviewing your notes or condensing them.
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I think I started using up my frees from day 1 - initially when there wasn't much to revise, I'd read ahead and make notes. At home I'd just do the homework and relax. When more content was covered and as mocks approached (October in my sixth form), I started to use my frees to revise and practice past papers.
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(Original post by PlzNerfAsh)
Starting year 12, in my frees and after school when I have no homework how much work should I be doing a day / night?
At my school the recommendation during year 12 is 16 hours work per subject a week.

Edit: this includes lessons, homework and own studying.
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It really depends what grades you’re aiming for in 2022- if you’re happy with average results, then it’s perfectly possible to achieve that with just revising closer to the time.

If you want top grades though, you really need to be staying on top of the content throughout and revising for tests. For a year 12 student aiming for high grades, I’d say you should be doing 2.5 hours a night of homework and revision of what you’ve done in class that day, with around 6 hours over the weekend. This will need to increase as you go through the 2 years but it gets you into a good work habit from the start and helps develop your work ethic.
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