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Any tips for things you wish you'd known before you started A Levels? Thanks!
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Keep your notes organised, make sure to put a date on them and order them in topics
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Perseverance and consistency is important. Everything will be worthwhile it in the end
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Any tips for things you wish you'd known before you started A Levels? Thanks!
Do your notes after every lesson you’ll thank yourself later
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Any tips for things you wish you'd known before you started A Levels? Thanks!
Start making revision notes and cards and stuff super early and doing a bit every week to keep on top of things.
Make sure everything is really well organised in files so you know where you are.
Do a lot of practise papers so you know how to answer the questions as best you can (wish I’d done this lol)
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Organisation and ALWAYS revise after school, it's easier that way to memorise things, as there's quite a lot...
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Time management, study little and often and give yourself rewards. Don’t get distracted by dating set backs which mean nothing in the longer term.
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past papers
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I don't know if it was just my school (10+ years ago) but did anyone notice how everyone suddenly matures transitioning from year 11 to year 12? It was the weirdest thing to observe, but everyone actually started acting like young adults. Not really a tip, but an observation I made back then.
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I would tell my younger self that it's not as independent as teachers say it is. Funnily enough that was one of my major shocks going into sixth form, that it wasn't that much different to GCSE and demanding "independent work" was often used as an excuse.

That aside, a lot of people find the jump hard but get through it. Perseverance is good. Don't overwork yourself. Not sure if anything I say will be particularly useful because it is highly individual.
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I would tell my younger self that it's not as independent as teachers say it is. Funnily enough that was one of my major shocks going into sixth form, that it wasn't that much different to GCSE and demanding "independent work" was often used as an excuse.

That aside, a lot of people find the jump hard but get through it. Perseverance is good. Don't overwork yourself. Not sure if anything I say will be particularly useful because it is highly individual.
It's like when they say "this will be the most important year for your futures" every year.
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That there would be a world-altering pandemic that would strike the world in March 2020 - and you should print off as much stuff as you can and borrow library books before it starts. Oh, and uh, you should swap Econ for Law or Psych while you can!
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That I shoulda just got a job
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Any tips for things you wish you'd known before you started A Levels? Thanks!
DO NOT DO BIOLOGY I REPEAT DO NOT DO BIOLOGY i wish someone told me that
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DO NOT DO BIOLOGY I REPEAT DO NOT DO BIOLOGY i wish someone told me that
Oops... a bit late now
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I would tell my younger self that it's not as independent as teachers say it is. Funnily enough that was one of my major shocks going into sixth form, that it wasn't that much different to GCSE and demanding "independent work" was often used as an excuse.

That aside, a lot of people find the jump hard but get through it. Perseverance is good. Don't overwork yourself. Not sure if anything I say will be particularly useful because it is highly individual.
Oh thanks that's really useful to know. I deliberately chose a sixth form that is more structured, not like the one at my current school where people basically do whatever they want...
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I don't know if it was just my school (10+ years ago) but did anyone notice how everyone suddenly matures transitioning from year 11 to year 12? It was the weirdest thing to observe, but everyone actually started acting like young adults. Not really a tip, but an observation I made back then.
Probably because College is basically a county of education.
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DO NOT DO BIOLOGY I REPEAT DO NOT DO BIOLOGY i wish someone told me that
Lucky I knew it was the most repetitive, boring subject.
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Oops... a bit late now
Oops well it’s not HORRIBLE But the mark scheme is so start doing past pepper questions early
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Revise as you go along and understand the content before you memorise it.
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