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A level revision advice

With a month until exams start, it is an extremely stressful and busy time for students sitting their A levels. I know how it feels because I remember going through it myself. One thing I will say is it is all worth it in the end.

Having completed A levels and university, I have a few tips I want to share that helped me through exam season at university and that I wish I had known when revising for my A levels.

1) A proper break at least once a day
I know you still have school/college during the day but taking some time in the evening to exercise, get some fresh air, or do something you enjoy for an hour or so will clear your head and allow you to focus on something other than studying. You will feel more motivated to carry on with your studies after having a proper break. Remember to take a break to eat and enjoy your food too!

2) Little study breaks
This helps especially when motivation is running low. Set a timer for 30 minutes, study for 30 minutes straight, no distractions, then allow yourself a 10-minute break away from the study space. Repeat this process for however long you need to. This will keep you focused for longer and make the task of studying seem a lot less daunting!

3) Passed papers and examples
Practice papers and questions are great for identifying topics you aren't confident about. Knowing what questions to expect and practicing them will boost your confidence. In subjects like History, it's beneficial to look at previous essays that scored high. Do not copy the work but use the essay to learn how to structure your essays and identify any information you aren't sure about.

4) Talk it through, out loud
Read your notes aloud as if you are explaining them to someone else or performing. It helps the information to stick and makes it a bit more interesting too!

I hope this helps! Good luck to everyone sitting their A levels and keep up the good revision!

Katie- Roehampton Rep
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by Roehampton Katie
With a month until exams start, it is an extremely stressful and busy time for students sitting their A levels. I know how it feels because I remember going through it myself. One thing I will say is it is all worth it in the end.
Having completed A levels and university, I have a few tips I want to share that helped me through exam season at university and that I wish I had known when revising for my A levels.
1) A proper break at least once a day
I know you still have school/college during the day but taking some time in the evening to exercise, get some fresh air, or do something you enjoy for an hour or so will clear your head and allow you to focus on something other than studying. You will feel more motivated to carry on with your studies after having a proper break. Remember to take a break to eat and enjoy your food too!
2) Little study breaks
This helps especially when motivation is running low. Set a timer for 30 minutes, study for 30 minutes straight, no distractions, then allow yourself a 10-minute break away from the study space. Repeat this process for however long you need to. This will keep you focused for longer and make the task of studying seem a lot less daunting!
3) Passed papers and examples
Practice papers and questions are great for identifying topics you aren't confident about. Knowing what questions to expect and practicing them will boost your confidence. In subjects like History, it's beneficial to look at previous essays that scored high. Do not copy the work but use the essay to learn how to structure your essays and identify any information you aren't sure about.
4) Talk it through, out loud
Read your notes aloud as if you are explaining them to someone else or performing. It helps the information to stick and makes it a bit more interesting too!
I hope this helps! Good luck to everyone sitting their A levels and keep up the good revision!
Katie- Roehampton Rep

you have no idea how much I needed this, I have been studying long hours all easter but honestly I think only half of it has been effective revision because I get distracted very easily and find my self having to go over the same thing over and over again. But I know it will all be worth it in the end. Thanks!

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