How to get an A in a level chemistry and biology?Watch this thread
Does anybody mind helping me. Right now I am getting E’s and D’s and I really want to get an A. I’m doing OCR for both subjects. Does anybody mind advising me how to revise, what resources to use and how to approach the subject?
My biggest tip would be to find a way of revising that works best for you. A good saying to remember is 'Study SMART Not Long'. It's much easier to implement a regular and successful study schedule if you are studying SMART.
SMART stands for:
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
Once you have figured out a good revision routine you should start to see better results.
During my studied, I also found it very useful to complete practice papers to prepare me for exams. These can usually be found on the exam board website or ask your teacher for help.
I hope this helps. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Good luck with your studies!