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Hi I take A level biology, chemistry and psychology. My mocks start in around 10 days with biology being the first exam, it’s also my most difficult subject. I’m really nervous is there any revision tips you guys used that really boosted your grade. And how much did you revise a day? With psychology my only issue is timing I’m a really slow writer and chemistry I’m ok with but I want to make sure I do really good I think this is the subject I could get an A in if I tried really hard.
Original post by biohazard246
Hi I take A level biology, chemistry and psychology. My mocks start in around 10 days with biology being the first exam, it’s also my most difficult subject. I’m really nervous is there any revision tips you guys used that really boosted your grade. And how much did you revise a day? With psychology my only issue is timing I’m a really slow writer and chemistry I’m ok with but I want to make sure I do really good I think this is the subject I could get an A in if I tried really hard.

Honestly, the quickest way to gain in grades is to cover the three bases: understanding, knowledge and application. I don't take psychology so I'm not sure if the exam's too long in the first place, but by the sounds of it past paper practice is the most effective way to get better. If you've got mocks in 10 days, I would suggest planning your time effectively, e.g being aware of anything else you may have on, and doing maybe 4-5h a day (also depending on how long you can hold your concentration). It feels like a lot, but make it easier for yourself by waking up earlier and doing them in hour slots along with quieter activities, like sports or just reading not tv, so you allow your brain to process the information. Sleep is key, as well as your mental health nothing's gonna get better if you neglect these. Again depends from person to person what's effective and what's not but I wish you the best of luck either way (:
Original post by biohazard246
Hi I take A level biology, chemistry and psychology. My mocks start in around 10 days with biology being the first exam, it’s also my most difficult subject. I’m really nervous is there any revision tips you guys used that really boosted your grade. And how much did you revise a day? With psychology my only issue is timing I’m a really slow writer and chemistry I’m ok with but I want to make sure I do really good I think this is the subject I could get an A in if I tried really hard.

I don't take these subjects, but I found Seneca Learning really helpful when revising economics content for my mocks, and for biology and chemistry revision at GCSE. Once you have revised content, doing practice papers and either asking a teacher to mark them or marking them yourself using a mark scheme can be good to work on exam technique.
Try going to your school/colleges exam support and explain to them that your a really slow writer, and that this is effecting you in your exams, you might be eligible for a laptop in exams which will make your life 1000x easier trust me
Original post by KitCat13
Honestly, the quickest way to gain in grades is to cover the three bases: understanding, knowledge and application. I don't take psychology so I'm not sure if the exam's too long in the first place, but by the sounds of it past paper practice is the most effective way to get better. If you've got mocks in 10 days, I would suggest planning your time effectively, e.g being aware of anything else you may have on, and doing maybe 4-5h a day (also depending on how long you can hold your concentration). It feels like a lot, but make it easier for yourself by waking up earlier and doing them in hour slots along with quieter activities, like sports or just reading not tv, so you allow your brain to process the information. Sleep is key, as well as your mental health nothing's gonna get better if you neglect these. Again depends from person to person what's effective and what's not but I wish you the best of luck either way (:

Thank youuu
Original post by lawofducks123
I don't take these subjects, but I found Seneca Learning really helpful when revising economics content for my mocks, and for biology and chemistry revision at GCSE. Once you have revised content, doing practice papers and either asking a teacher to mark them or marking them yourself using a mark scheme can be good to work on exam technique.

Yeah my psychology teacher just posted some Seneca work for us yesterday so I’m definitely going to give it a go, I printed out some practice papers today for all three and I’m going to power through them after I finish psychology content today thank you for the adviceee
Original post by Carter03052
Try going to your school/colleges exam support and explain to them that your a really slow writer, and that this is effecting you in your exams, you might be eligible for a laptop in exams which will make your life 1000x easier trust me

I tried to speak to my psychology teacher about it but she kind of dismissed me saying everyone else got Cs and Ds in the last mock because of timing issues, it kind of knocked my confidence and made me to shy to complain about it again. But I know that I had the same problem with slow writing in English for GCSE and in general trying to keep up with slide shows in lesson and stuff
Original post by biohazard246
I tried to speak to my psychology teacher about it but she kind of dismissed me saying everyone else got Cs and Ds in the last mock because of timing issues, it kind of knocked my confidence and made me to shy to complain about it again. But I know that I had the same problem with slow writing in English for GCSE and in general trying to keep up with slide shows in lesson and stuff

If she's being very dismissive, is it worth maybe speaking to your tutor or another member of staff perhaps? It's definitively important to get the support if you need it.

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