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I did both Physics and Economics A levels. I ended up getting A*A*A using the textbook and the A* was in Physics and A in Economics. I would highly recommend that you STEP AWAY FROM THE REVISION GUIDE AND USE THE TEXTBOOK!
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I did both Physics and Economics A levels. I ended up getting A*A*A using the textbook and the A* was in Physics and A in Economics. I would highly recommend that you STEP AWAY FROM THE REVISION GUIDE AND USE THE TEXTBOOK!
Did you make notes from the textbook or is making notes from the textbook a waste of time?
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If you use just revision guide. I promise you the most you will get is a C/D
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I promise you, I can bet you £10,000
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If you use just revision guide. I promise you the most you will get is a C/D
I should be memorizing the textbook? Or making notes?
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I should be memorizing the textbook? Or making notes?
Do questions, don’t make notes at all, only if you really really need to. The secret is: do questions & as much as you can, trust me. You can know the revision guide back to front, eyes closed but if you don’t have exam technique you will get a C/D
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This is from experience as well
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I used both the revision guide and textbook for A-level and got an A*. I always found the revision guide really helpful for the particles and quantum stuff. But would probably use the textbook about 70% of the time. Having both can be nice though as if one book does not explain something well you can check the other for an alternative explanation. I’m not sure about economics, but I don’t see why not using both would be a disadvantage.
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I used both the revision guide and textbook for A-level and got an A*. I always found the revision guide really helpful for the particles and quantum stuff. But would probably use the textbook about 70% of the time. Having both can be nice though as if one book does not explain something well you can check the other for an alternative explanation. I’m not sure about economics, but I don’t see why not using both would be a disadvantage.
Did u make notes from the textbook or just read it?
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(Original post by bored_user:))
I did both Physics and Economics A levels. I ended up getting A*A*A using the textbook and the A* was in Physics and A in Economics. I would highly recommend that you STEP AWAY FROM THE REVISION GUIDE AND USE THE TEXTBOOK!
Hey guys I'm self-teaching A Level Physics with AQA and I've mainly just been using the CGP revision guide :eek: So I think I will start using the textbooks more then!


With the textbooks, did you answer every single question in there? The AQA textbooks feel confusing & long-winded to me.

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Do questions, don’t make notes at all, only if you really really need to. The secret is: do questions & as much as you can, trust me. You can know the revision guide back to front, eyes closed but if you don’t have exam technique you will get a C/D
AHHHH taking notes saves me because then I can make a summary sheet at the end from all the different resources I look at, which when you're teaching yourself, you end up looking at ten different books, websites & yt vids
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AHHHH taking notes saves me because then I can make a summary sheet at the end from all the different resources I look at, which when you're teaching yourself, you end up looking at ten different books, websites & yt vids
Yeah tbh, before the exam if I really really want to get all A’s I will make a cram sheet, basically a list of all the stuff I got wrong in past papers and literally force myself to remember it all, every single bit
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Did you make notes from the textbook or is making notes from the textbook a waste of time?
Make notes for econ from your textbook. Thats what I did for an A! I wrote down around 50 pages of notes with neat diagrams and then I scanned those pages so I can read them on my phone! Dont type them out
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Hey guys I'm self-teaching A Level Physics with AQA and I've mainly just been using the CGP revision guide :eek: So I think I will start using the textbooks more then!


With the textbooks, did you answer every single question in there? The AQA textbooks feel confusing & long-winded to me.


AHHHH taking notes saves me because then I can make a summary sheet at the end from all the different resources I look at, which when you're teaching yourself, you end up looking at ten different books, websites & yt vids
Answer EVERY single question!!
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Make notes for econ from your textbook. Thats what I did for an A! I wrote down around 50 pages of notes with neat diagrams and then I scanned those pages so I can read them on my phone! Dont type them out

Answer EVERY single question!!
'Aight then. I'll get going
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