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    If you had to give advice to someone who is going to start there alevles, what preparations would you tell them to take(what to buy etc)
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    If you had to give advice to someone who is going to start there alevles, what preparations would you tell them to take(what to buy etc)
    what other tips would you give them?
    A levels are a BIG step up from GCSE'S, so make sure that you understand and remember most of your GCSE work, it really helps to look through your old notes. For revision guides I'd recommend the letts one's they have good sample questions in. You should also read through your revision guides to get a taste of what you'll be learning over the next 2 years and visit your exam board's website, (see your school/college for details of your exam boards) and download past exam papers and specifications, cos this will give you some idea on how to tailor your preparation to suit your course.
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    Keep all your GCSE notes that relate to the a levels your doing (buy arch level folders and organise them in there.) As has already been said, go through them again before you start. But if you are confused with work you can go back and look at the 'easier' work you did at GCSE and then recheck your a level work. Alot of the work leads on from GCSE, but is looking at things in more detail so you need to know the basics. Becareful buying revision guides before you go (see if you can some some out from the library) sometimes you can buy the ones recommended for your exams board through your college (and often get it cheaper.)
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    If you had to give advice to someone who is going to start there alevles, what preparations would you tell them to take(what to buy etc)
    what other tips would you give them?
    I would ask for the textbooks or buy them, so you can prepare in advanced in some way. In addition, you could buy some revision guides too.

    As most people say, keep your GCSE notes as they will expand on those. If you forget the basics, you could always refer back to your GCSE notes.
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    A-levels are a lot more work than GCSEs, and if you can be organised right from the start, that will really help you later on. You'll need a lever-arch file for each subject (or one for each unit in subjects where there are a lot of notes, like history and sociology), subject dividers, plastic wallets and paper. Make sure you do all your work and homework from the first day so you don't have loads to catch up on later on. I don't think you should worry about revision guides yet though as you won't know if they're any good.
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    Be as organised as you can possible stand to be. It's a lot easier than trying to get organised later on!! Make revision notes as you go (crazy i know) - i.e. summarise every lesson onto one or two revision cards, and for sciences make a set of questions that once you can answer them you know you know the lesson inside and out. Oh and DONT TAKE LANGUAGES!!
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    If you had to give advice to someone who is going to start there alevles, what preparations would you tell them to take(what to buy etc)
    what other tips would you give them?
    Don't do french A-level.
 
 
 

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