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Revision techniques A levels

Please can someone give me the way they revised for A level chem,bio and business as I am struggling
1.Please would kindly inform me how you are now revising?
2. In addition please let me know the syllabus(A/B) and boards you are following?

Thanks...:smile:
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by Ambergris
1.Please would kindly inform me how you are now revising?
2. In addition please let me know the syllabus(A/B) and boards you are following?

Thanks...:smile:


I just look at the textbook read everything paragraph by paragraph and memorise each paragraph then recap what I memorised to see if I got it all correct then answer some basic questions from cgp textbook. I'm doing Ocr biology and aqa business and chemistry
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by Rohan007best
I just look at the textbook read everything paragraph by paragraph and memorise each paragraph then recap what I memorised to see if I got it all correct then answer some basic questions from cgp textbook. I'm doing Ocr biology and aqa business and chemistry


Some tips here:

https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/advice/ucas-application/revision-exams-making-the-grade

As I said on your other thread on the same subject, doing past papers and learning from the mark scheme is key.
Original post by Rohan007best
I just look at the textbook read everything paragraph by paragraph and memorise each paragraph then recap what I memorised to see if I got it all correct then answer some basic questions from cgp textbook. I'm doing Ocr biology and aqa business and chemistry


@normaw here says that they have already advised you. Yet here you are again?:angry: I am in two minds about whether to assist you or not. :mad::rolleyes: I am sure you will appreciate that I am not keen to waste my precious time! However I am giving you the benefit of the doubt. One could say how magnanimous of me here a caveat and that is that having yet more information does not a pass make at A level nor does just reading a textbook but utilising, memorising, understanding and applying it.

However, there is rare exception like savants or a possible redeeming reasons. Perhaps you don't have access to a printer and are using a mobile phone. If this was the case some modes of revision would prove difficult to navigate. I hope am not wasting my time because my time otherwise would be better off focusing on the A-level Philosophy this exam is looming large. I am studying into the wee small hours my breaks is answering student questions. It will be worth it I will have tape recorded chapters, essays and study plans not unlike this but of course in a different subject the mentioned Philosophy. :s-smilie:

The Revision Structure that's calling my name :cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-46Vyiwat_Y

If you don't have computer access or printer access at home then use them in School/College or go to the local library. If you are unable to print out past papers purchase some file paper or alternatively ask your parents/main care caregiver or pastoral care tutor in your School/College or social worker. Look at each of your subject's past papers and just do a walk-through you your textbook, the next set of papers you don't use your book and the next set you do in exam conditions to time.:rolleyes:

A-level OCR Biology
https://flyp.academy/a-level-biology-ocr/
A-level AQA Business Studies
https://flyp.academy/a-level-business/
A-Level AQA Chemistry
https://flyp.academy/a-level-chemistry-aqa/
Exam Biology papers
https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/biology/ocr/-/pages/past-papers/
Topics
https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/biology/ocr/-/pages/past-papers/
Select your syllabus A or B
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/past-paper-finder/
Business Studies Past paper
https://mmerevise.co.uk/a-level-business-revision/a-level-business-past-papers/aqa-a-level-business-past-papers/
A level Chemistry
https://mmerevise.co.uk/a-level-chemistry-revision/a-level-chemistry-past-papers/aqa-a-level-chemistry-past-papers/

Finally all the best and if you are feeling overwhelmed, undermotivated, don't think you have enough information talk to your teacher or pastural care tutor whichever is the most relevant person.
Good luck...:smile:
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by Ambergris
@normaw here says that they have already advised you. Yet here you are again?:angry: I am in two minds about whether to assist you or not. :mad::rolleyes: I am sure you will appreciate that I am not keen to waste my precious time! However I am giving you the benefit of the doubt. One could say how magnanimous of me here a caveat and that is that having yet more information does not a pass make at A level nor does just reading a textbook but utilising, memorising, understanding and applying it.

However, there is rare exception like savants or a possible redeeming reasons. Perhaps you don't have access to a printer and are using a mobile phone. If this was the case some modes of revision would prove difficult to navigate. I hope am not wasting my time because my time otherwise would be better off focusing on the A-level Philosophy this exam is looming large. I am studying into the wee small hours my breaks is answering student questions. It will be worth it I will have tape recorded chapters, essays and study plans not unlike this but of course in a different subject the mentioned Philosophy. :s-smilie:

The Revision Structure that's calling my name :cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-46Vyiwat_Y

If you don't have computer access or printer access at home then use them in School/College or go to the local library. If you are unable to print out past papers purchase some file paper or alternatively ask your parents/main care caregiver or pastoral care tutor in your School/College or social worker. Look at each of your subject's past papers and just do a walk-through you your textbook, the next set of papers you don't use your book and the next set you do in exam conditions to time.:rolleyes:

A-level OCR Biology
https://flyp.academy/a-level-biology-ocr/
A-level AQA Business Studies
https://flyp.academy/a-level-business/
A-Level AQA Chemistry
https://flyp.academy/a-level-chemistry-aqa/
Exam Biology papers
https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/biology/ocr/-/pages/past-papers/
Topics
https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/biology/ocr/-/pages/past-papers/
Select your syllabus A or B
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/past-paper-finder/
Business Studies Past paper
https://mmerevise.co.uk/a-level-business-revision/a-level-business-past-papers/aqa-a-level-business-past-papers/
A level Chemistry
https://mmerevise.co.uk/a-level-chemistry-revision/a-level-chemistry-past-papers/aqa-a-level-chemistry-past-papers/

Finally all the best and if you are feeling overwhelmed, undermotivated, don't think you have enough information talk to your teacher or pastural care tutor whichever is the most relevant person.
Good luck...:smile:


Hi thank you so much for your support also I asked the same question again to gain more ideas and opinions also the first 3 links you sent me so they cover the whole course will I get an A if I use just that and past papers? Or should I use my cgp textbooks instead?
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by Rohan007best
Hi thank you so much for your support also I asked the same question again to gain more ideas and opinions also the first 3 links you sent me so they cover the whole course will I get an A if I use just that and past papers? Or should I use my cgp textbooks instead?

:confused: You've got to be kidding me...!!!

Okay I can relate to that viewpoint but really??? :mad:

However it is base on false time-wasting reasoning :s-smilie:

If you want other people ideas and opinion then join a The Student Room study group for your subjects. Alternatively start one of your own stating clearly your wants and needs. You can insert some of these links so others can see what you have in your study tool box. This may encourage fellow students to do the same let the discussion begin.

However I think your time would be best served reinforcing your knowledge,learning your weaknesses by assisting fellow student in the same subjects as yourself every day for half an hour. Your main time should now spent on your resources you have from here on in until the actual exam day. There is no a guarantee to a A*/ A at A level just because you happen to want them. It depends your aptitude, memorisation and recall ability to apply that knowledge. Your mocks and predicted grades will give pointer into how well you are doing and potentially could do in the actual exam.

In addition your syllabus will inform of what is required.
1. Go through each syllabus 3 times.
2. Go through the online courses
3. Past papers every day please...starting as suggested
4.A level Textbook
5.A level Revision book
6.GCSE Text Book (A level student come here and ask GCSE questions even though their exams are round the corner it makes me wonder what they have been doing with there time perhaps just coasting along)

If it seems like a lot you've had between one,two, three years to do it in.

Good luck...
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by Rohan007best
Please can someone give me the way they revised for A level chem,bio and business as I am struggling

Heya!
The key is to do lots of practice questions for each subject. Create a revision timetable and separate time for each subject equally :h: Make sure to cover the content but most importantly do past papers and practice questions + go through the mark scheme. If it helps, Study Mind has free bio and chem resources with practice questions and revision notes!

I hope this helps!
Milena
UCL PFE
Study Mind

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