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bbb to aaa in less than a month?

I need AAA for my predictions in order to get onto my chosen course. I do English lit, History and French. Is this possible and does anyone have revision tips?
Original post by Caprixe
I need AAA for my predictions in order to get onto my chosen course. I do English lit, History and French. Is this possible and does anyone have revision tips?

Hi @Caprixe

It is doable to boost your grades close to your exams - it really comes down to your use of time. I had fluctuating grades close to me exams, but I found that having more focused revision sessions really helped. You might be doing some of this already, but get your phone or any distractions out of the room where possible. Maybe even set timers for your work, and schedule in breaks. As much as you might want to push yourself for the higher grades, this is the worst time to start burning out and becoming exhausted, so make sure you keep looking after yourself.

My grades boosted the most when I started answering past exam questions. I would do a mixture of open book answers, timed and untimed answers, and even whole past papers if I was able to. I can image you are familiar with a lot of subject content by now, so it really comes down to how you use that in the exam and the more exam practice, the better.

I studied German A Level and found this my hardest subject to boost my grade to an A - but I got there. Like wiht most A Levels, there is so much to cover for every subject, but I found combining my revision into knowledge and exam prep really helped. For example, I would listen to German dialogues and try to write what I heard in German first - listening practice. Then I would translate it into English. I would then think about all the potential questions I could be asked about this sub topic in the speaking exam, and would write notes or answers - practicing my writing. And would then quite literally talk to myself by reading the questions I had made, and then turning my notes away and trying to make an answer up - practicing for the speaking exam. This meant I was revising different areas of the subject, while also prepping for the exams.

Remember to be kind to yourself during the exam season, and you've surely worked really hard so far so give it your best in this final push.

All the best!
Emily 🙂
Student Rep at BCU
Original post by Caprixe
I need AAA for my predictions in order to get onto my chosen course. I do English lit, History and French. Is this possible and does anyone have revision tips?

I got an A in French and an A* in Spanish (revised the same for both), and I do both at Uni and currently averaging a first. If you need any help message me!
Original post by Caprixe
I need AAA for my predictions in order to get onto my chosen course. I do English lit, History and French. Is this possible and does anyone have revision tips?

hey im in year 13 too, and do history + French! I'm also trying to aim for AAA or above :smile:
for French, paper 1 is my worst so am doing lots of translation and grammar stuff as well as general past paper practice and keeping on top of vocab. for paper 2 im mostly doing essay plans and for paper 3 ive made mindmaps for key stats/facts.
for history, ive been mostly doing essay plans, condensing everything into mindmaps, using blurting and flashcards etc.
what topics and exam board/s do you do? I do AQA for both.
I reckon that BBB -> AAA is definitely possible if you do mostly active recall (blurting, flashcards, exam practice) and are prepared to really knuckle down :smile:

we've got this, wishing you all the best ❤️
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Original post by BCU Student Rep
Hi @Caprixe
It is doable to boost your grades close to your exams - it really comes down to your use of time. I had fluctuating grades close to me exams, but I found that having more focused revision sessions really helped. You might be doing some of this already, but get your phone or any distractions out of the room where possible. Maybe even set timers for your work, and schedule in breaks. As much as you might want to push yourself for the higher grades, this is the worst time to start burning out and becoming exhausted, so make sure you keep looking after yourself.
My grades boosted the most when I started answering past exam questions. I would do a mixture of open book answers, timed and untimed answers, and even whole past papers if I was able to. I can image you are familiar with a lot of subject content by now, so it really comes down to how you use that in the exam and the more exam practice, the better.
I studied German A Level and found this my hardest subject to boost my grade to an A - but I got there. Like wiht most A Levels, there is so much to cover for every subject, but I found combining my revision into knowledge and exam prep really helped. For example, I would listen to German dialogues and try to write what I heard in German first - listening practice. Then I would translate it into English. I would then think about all the potential questions I could be asked about this sub topic in the speaking exam, and would write notes or answers - practicing my writing. And would then quite literally talk to myself by reading the questions I had made, and then turning my notes away and trying to make an answer up - practicing for the speaking exam. This meant I was revising different areas of the subject, while also prepping for the exams.
Remember to be kind to yourself during the exam season, and you've surely worked really hard so far so give it your best in this final push.
All the best!
Emily 🙂
Student Rep at BCU

Thank you so much! I'll definitely restrict my access to my devices.

That's a really helpful revision tip! Did you get the audios off the textbooks or youtube or..?

Thank you so much Emily :smile:
Reply 5
Original post by simrankc26
I got an A in French and an A* in Spanish (revised the same for both), and I do both at Uni and currently averaging a first. If you need any help message me!

Thank you! I'll message you

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