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    First of all, I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place, I'm new.

    Anyway, I'm starting a new school in september to go to sixth form and usually when I go stationery shopping for school I end up buying a load of things that I don't need.
    With the new start at a new school and new courses and everything, I want to really really try this year to be organised.
    The subjects that I'm taking are English Lit, Media, Biology and Psycology, as well as EPQ (I think) and an enrichment thing where I'm either going to pick Paired Reading or Paired Tutoring which are quite similar and once a week I'd have to help someone from lower school (most likely first years (year sevens)) with reading or tutoring.

    Okay so what stationery do you think I need, is there anything you'd recomend me to get, any shops I should look in? Were you/Are you organised at school and how do you do it?! Any tips are welcome! Oh and if you did or are doing EPQ could you tell me anything about it?!

    Thanks so much xx
    ps. just noticed the spelling mistake!
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    A folder for each topic.
    Pens & pencils. I find useing many colours (i.e. three) helps me bold things and stuff.
    Pads of A4 lined.

    When it comes to revision, THEN get anything else; flash cards, coloured pens.
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    - Lots of lined paper to got in
    - A lever arch file/ file for each subject
    - Dividers for the files (to split subjects into topics/modules so its easier to find stuff)
    - Pens (black preferably as you'll need black for exams so may as well get in the habit of using them)
    - Pencils
    - Pencil Sharpener (unless you use mechanical pencils)
    - Rubber
    - Ruler
    - Calculator (for biology, you will need one.)
    - Highlighters (I used them tons in psychology but even if you don't they are nice to have. :3)
    - Hole punch

    And also but not necessary:

    - Glue stick
    - Scissors
    - Small notebook for generally notes and stuff

    -Always keep your notes in order, name them properly so you know what they are! When it comes to revision it will make life a lot easier.
    -From the start review work and make sure you understand it so when it comes to exams you won't be as stressed. If you don't know, ask a teacher.
    -Just in general try to avoid missing lessons as catching up is a pain...

    ETA: Its stationery not stationary~ :p:
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    (Original post by HighSkies)
    - Lots of lined paper to got in
    - A lever arch file/ file for each subject
    - Pens (black preferably as you'll need black for exams so may as well get in the habit of using them)
    - Pencils
    - Pencil Sharpener (unless you use mechanical pencils)
    - Rubber
    - Ruler
    - Calculator (for biology, you will need one.)
    - Highlighters (I used them tons in psychology but even if you don't they are nice to have. :3)
    - Hole punch

    And also but not necessary:

    - Glue stick
    - Scissors
    - Small notebook for generally notes and stuff

    -Always keep your notes in order, name them properly so you know what they are! When it comes to revision it will make life a lot easier.
    -From the start review work and make sure you understand it so when it comes to exams you won't be as stressed. If you don't know, ask a teacher.
    -Just in general try to avoid missing lessons as catching up is a pain...

    ETA: Its stationery not stationary~ :p:
    That's great
    Do you recommend any particular filing system (i.e. one that I could buy?). There are a lot...
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    If you can get a copy of Microsoft OneNote then you may find this useful (omg recommending something from microsoft!!) I copied all my notes up so it didn't matter if I lost a sheet, good for me as I'm quite bad with that kinda thing :P

    Also, everything that HighSkies said should stand you in good stead.
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    (Original post by Yasmeenax)
    That's great
    Do you recommend any particular filing system (i.e. one that I could buy?). There are a lot...
    What do you mean by filing system? I tend to put all work in files and use dividers.. DIVIDERS! I knew I forgot something on that list. :o: Label them by splitting up the work by topics/modules and I put it all in chronological order. (Okay, now I sound sad.) That was probably not what you meant though!
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    My brother did pretty much that except by the end of year 13 he was only studying French and Double Art so he only had one lever-arch file except he managed to get through a hell of a lot of them. So my advice would be to never let your files fill until they burst; if you can see they don't close like they use to... start and new one and just take that into school.
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    (Original post by HighSkies)
    What do you mean by filing system? I tend to put all work in files and use dividers.. DIVIDERS! I knew I forgot something on that list. :o: Label them by splitting up the work by topics/modules and I put it all in chronological order. (Okay, now I sound sad.) That was probably not what you meant though!
    No, thanks veryy much Any insight is great. What I meant was, which files and dividers did you buy, kind of thing? There are so many different types, I wouldn't know what would be best. Thanks again
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    Ryman have ringbinders for 74p at the moment
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    What I used for Math, Chem, Bio and Psychology-
    A pen, pencil and a calculator.
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    folders for each topic, lined a4 and a pen. sorted
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    i bought loads of notebooks which isn't great. it is better to have a big ringbinder with dividers, plastic wallets and tonnes of lined paper! And lots of pens, and depending on what subjects, a calculator. i survive on just this!
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    (Original post by Yasmeenax)
    No, thanks veryy much Any insight is great. What I meant was, which files and dividers did you buy, kind of thing? There are so many different types, I wouldn't know what would be best. Thanks again
    Oh, just lever arch files and dividers like this:





    Nothing special.
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    quite literally;
    pad of paper
    a pen
    penicil for diagrams
    POW!
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    If you don't have exercise books then loads of A4 pads.
    Huge box of biros/fountain pen with loads of cartridges.
    Pack of highlighters (the Stilo ones are good with a lot of different colours).
    A ruler/some pencils/rubber/sharpener.
    Stapler and hole punch for extra sheets you get given.
    For folders I usually buy a small one for each subject then a big one in the same colour for each subject. I start the year using the small ones then when I get loads of work I can transfer it into the huge ones and then either leave them at home and bring in the bits I need or take in the big folders.
    Post-it notes...the little ones are good as well for sectioning work and writing reminders to yourself in your diary.
    A diary or planner if they don't provide one.
    Dividers for your folders.
    Scissors and glue.
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    The joys of stationary shopping:dance:
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    A "Stationary shopping" thread: only on TSR... :facepalm:

    On a slightly less cynical note, just get pads of paper, a few folders, some pens, a calculator and a hole punch.
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    (Original post by HighSkies)
    What if you do 4 subjects? How on earth do you fit 4 folders into your bag, let alone all the OTHER stuff? :eek:

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    The joys of stationary shopping:dance:
    You said it!

    All of the lovely things... :ahee: :mmm:
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    What if you do 4 subjects? How on earth do you fit 4 folders into your bag, let alone all the OTHER stuff? :eek:



    You said it!

    All of the lovely things... :ahee: :mmm:
    You get one folder for at school which can hold one unit of work for each subject in it before you move onto another one at which time it get transferred into the relevant folder at home (one for each subject). Simples.
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    hi, i am starting sixth form in september too and I am doing maths. I have always used exercise books lower down the school but apparently at the induction they said not to. Anyone got any suggestions?
 
 
 
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