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Am I too late for A*AA?

I’ve created flashcards on ANKII for biology and chemistry A level and covered 3/4 of the content.
Maths is easy for me and I’m not concerned as much I just need to do practice questions.
I’m doing AQA A levels.
But I’m worried I don’t have enough time to get these grades. A lot of my friends who got 8s in GCSEs did awful in their A levels. I’m willing to put all my time and effort in. Is 1 month enough ?
I will:
- Do flashcards —> CGP workbook questions—> Hodder questions—-> CGP textbook questions—-> PAMT for sciences = 3 weeks
Then 1 week of past papers (3 x 2 papers per subject a day)

Maths= questions and then past papers

Seem like a good plan?

Oh yeah and cram like hell before exams.
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Help?
Please….
Original post by KallamSamad
I’ve created flashcards on ANKII for biology and chemistry A level and covered 3/4 of the content.
Maths is easy for me and I’m not concerned as much I just need to do practice questions.
I’m doing AQA A levels.
But I’m worried I don’t have enough time to get these grades. A lot of my friends who got 8s in GCSEs did awful in their A levels. I’m willing to put all my time and effort in. Is 1 month enough ?
I will:
- Do flashcards —> CGP workbook questions—> Hodder questions—-> CGP textbook questions—-> PAMT for sciences = 3 weeks
Then 1 week of past papers (3 x 2 papers per subject a day)
Maths= questions and then past papers
Seem like a good plan?
Oh yeah and cram like hell before exams.

I didn't do those subjects at A-Levels but I can tell you, that you are definitely doing more than most people and seems like you are also prepared to do more. In my view, that seems like a gr8 plan. Do you have a timetable? If not, I suggest you make one. I remember I used to revise from 9am to 8pm throughout April, May and June for my Alevels. Of course, I had breaks and whatnot, but my revision periods were precise.

Flashcards are amazing to memorise stuff as well as past papers and textbook questions. I did Economics, which had bit maths, but one thing that helped me sooo much was watching live streams of economic teachers and the important subject topics. Maybe you can find one relating to your subjects as well? I'm pretty sure there are loads who go through practice questions as well.

Anyway, I wish you the best and good luck for your A-Levels!
Original post by Nice_100
I didn't do those subjects at A-Levels but I can tell you, that you are definitely doing more than most people and seems like you are also prepared to do more. In my view, that seems like a gr8 plan. Do you have a timetable? If not, I suggest you make one. I remember I used to revise from 9am to 8pm throughout April, May and June for my Alevels. Of course, I had breaks and whatnot, but my revision periods were precise.
Flashcards are amazing to memorise stuff as well as past papers and textbook questions. I did Economics, which had bit maths, but one thing that helped me sooo much was watching live streams of economic teachers and the important subject topics. Maybe you can find one relating to your subjects as well? I'm pretty sure there are loads who go through practice questions as well.
Anyway, I wish you the best and good luck for your A-Levels!

Thank you so much I just need that reassurance I guess…
I’m a private student and I worry “the wait after I do the exams. Also I hate it when I procrastinate!
From tomorrow I will be strict with my routine.

Speaking of which @mqb2766 and @Muttley79 you do sciences what do you guys think to maximise my chances?

Any advice
Original post by KallamSamad
Thank you so much I just need that reassurance I guess…
I’m a private student and I worry “the wait after I do the exams. Also I hate it when I procrastinate!
From tomorrow I will be strict with my routine.
Speaking of which @mqb2766 and @Muttley79 you do sciences what do you guys think to maximise my chances?
Any advice

I teach Maths ...

Have you seen the Science revision here:
https://mmerevise.co.uk/a-level-biology-revision/
https://mmerevise.co.uk/a-level-chemistry-revision/

You are a lifesaver!!!!!
Best advice on getting an A in maths? Other than practice questions.
And yeah I’m sorry, Ik you’re not a student, you seem to always respond to my difficult maths questions. I was asking for advice that’s all
Original post by KallamSamad
You are a lifesaver!!!!!
Best advice on getting an A in maths? Other than practice questions.
And yeah I’m sorry, Ik you’re not a student, you seem to always respond to my difficult maths questions. I was asking for advice that’s all

You are welcome.

That website has Maths questions as well - sorted by board.

https://mmerevise.co.uk/a-level-maths-revision/

Just use the free stuff. When you finish a paper make sure you target the topics you got about half marks for - by practising those you improve a lot. The topics you get few marks on, you need to learn again.
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Original post by KallamSamad
I’ve created flashcards on ANKII for biology and chemistry A level and covered 3/4 of the content.
Maths is easy for me and I’m not concerned as much I just need to do practice questions.
I’m doing AQA A levels.
But I’m worried I don’t have enough time to get these grades. A lot of my friends who got 8s in GCSEs did awful in their A levels. I’m willing to put all my time and effort in. Is 1 month enough ?
I will:
- Do flashcards —> CGP workbook questions—> Hodder questions—-> CGP textbook questions—-> PAMT for sciences = 3 weeks
Then 1 week of past papers (3 x 2 papers per subject a day)
Maths= questions and then past papers
Seem like a good plan?
Oh yeah and cram like hell before exams.

Where do u practice for AQA maths?
Reply 10
Original post by KallamSamad
I’ve created flashcards on ANKII for biology and chemistry A level and covered 3/4 of the content.
Maths is easy for me and I’m not concerned as much I just need to do practice questions.
I’m doing AQA A levels.
But I’m worried I don’t have enough time to get these grades. A lot of my friends who got 8s in GCSEs did awful in their A levels. I’m willing to put all my time and effort in. Is 1 month enough ?
I will:
- Do flashcards —> CGP workbook questions—> Hodder questions—-> CGP textbook questions—-> PAMT for sciences = 3 weeks
Then 1 week of past papers (3 x 2 papers per subject a day)
Maths= questions and then past papers
Seem like a good plan?
Oh yeah and cram like hell before exams.

Do you have discord so I can message you about the ANKII flashcards?
For the sciences look carefully at the past paper mark schemes. This will help you to answer questions in a way to maximise your marks.

Stay motivated as each session of revision can increase your final marks - even if you do a small amount it will help.

List the topics that you dread seeing on the exam paper and revise these first. Then you can look at these topics again nearer the exams. This 'spaced revision' will help you remember the material.

Another useful thing to do is to explain topics to someone else without looking at notes eg completely describing an experiment. This will help you to identify areas that you can't quite remember in enough detail so you can prioritise topics for your next revision session.

Don't worry about grades or grade boundaries - just focus on learning the content and practice answering exam questions. Good luck.
Original post by KallamSamad
I’ve created flashcards on ANKII for biology and chemistry A level and covered 3/4 of the content.
Maths is easy for me and I’m not concerned as much I just need to do practice questions.
I’m doing AQA A levels.
But I’m worried I don’t have enough time to get these grades. A lot of my friends who got 8s in GCSEs did awful in their A levels. I’m willing to put all my time and effort in. Is 1 month enough ?
I will:
- Do flashcards —> CGP workbook questions—> Hodder questions—-> CGP textbook questions—-> PAMT for sciences = 3 weeks
Then 1 week of past papers (3 x 2 papers per subject a day)
Maths= questions and then past papers
Seem like a good plan?
Oh yeah and cram like hell before exams.

From my experience (achieved A* in AQA Bio and A in AQA chem A level 2022), start past papers as soon as possible, that’s how you can skyrocket your grade in such a short period of time, don’t bother with numerous amounts of notes. I started paper papers over a month before the exams and it sky rocketed my grades. I still have all my AQA Bio and Chem notes and revision sheets if they would help. If you any more questions or need any help lmk just DM me on insta - yuv.s_
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Original post by KallamSamad
I’ve created flashcards on ANKII for biology and chemistry A level and covered 3/4 of the content.
Maths is easy for me and I’m not concerned as much I just need to do practice questions.
I’m doing AQA A levels.
But I’m worried I don’t have enough time to get these grades. A lot of my friends who got 8s in GCSEs did awful in their A levels. I’m willing to put all my time and effort in. Is 1 month enough ?
I will:
- Do flashcards —> CGP workbook questions—> Hodder questions—-> CGP textbook questions—-> PAMT for sciences = 3 weeks
Then 1 week of past papers (3 x 2 papers per subject a day)
Maths= questions and then past papers
Seem like a good plan?
Oh yeah and cram like hell before exams.

can i ask what grades you have now? because i also need A*AA and my grades are all behind and i don't know if i can pull them up...
Original post by mymelo
can i ask what grades you have now? because i also need A*AA and my grades are all behind and i don't know if i can pull them up...

whats ur predicted?
Reply 15
Original post by aneer3wq3wt
whats ur predicted?

i was predicted A*A*A* because in my y12 end of years i got AAA
but now i am getting A* , B , B-C ......
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Original post by KallamSamad
I’ve created flashcards on ANKII for biology and chemistry A level and covered 3/4 of the content.
Maths is easy for me and I’m not concerned as much I just need to do practice questions.
I’m doing AQA A levels.
But I’m worried I don’t have enough time to get these grades. A lot of my friends who got 8s in GCSEs did awful in their A levels. I’m willing to put all my time and effort in. Is 1 month enough ?
I will:
- Do flashcards —> CGP workbook questions—> Hodder questions—-> CGP textbook questions—-> PAMT for sciences = 3 weeks
Then 1 week of past papers (3 x 2 papers per subject a day)
Maths= questions and then past papers
Seem like a good plan?
Oh yeah and cram like hell before exams.


Bro I do the same subjects as you but I’ve only just properly started 😭. Might have bottled it but I’m praying 🤲

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