A levels; revision/exam tips & how to cope

  • 5 votes

I'm going into year 12 & am seriously confused on how to revise. I know I will have to dedicate a lot of time to revision, but I don't know how to go about it. Answers are much appreciated :)

Posted Sat 18th August, 2012 @ 13:05 by Beanie96

9 Answers

  • 10 votes

my top tips for climbing your ways to those a`s at AS

-There is a MASSIVE jump from GCSE TO GCE. So get yourself prepared. dont get shocked if you get lots of homework/essays/reports to do because they are suppose to help you not eat your brains alive.

-CUT OUT THE DISTRACTIONS that will affect your learning at college and are real time wasters ie silly addictive gaming apps because they waste soo much time...i am talking from experience and they made a huge difference to my performance

-Revise effectively and often...if you are a visual learner stick to visual things that help you revise. 

-GRAB A STUDYBUDDY(...dont literally do this). If you are struggling at speaking French or resolving a chemical equation at class at least your friend could lend you a hand and help you do so

-Get  yourself organised ...buy quality books, pens, diary, textbooks,stationary ...i know this is like soo cliche but it really makes a positive difference. 

-Finally have a positive attitude because they do wonders to boosting your grades up

...lol..I sound like an old grandma...hope it helps

Answered Tue 4th September, 2012 @ 18:46 by ELectrica!
Edited by ELectrica! on Tue 4th September, 2012 @ 18:48
  • 9 votes

Slow and steady wins the race. Start revising early but not too hard and try to maintain the amount of work you put in, for consistency is key to do well in anything.

Answered Wed 22nd August, 2012 @ 15:56 by Musa
  • 7 votes

it depends on what you think is the best way for you to revise.......... if u're a visional learner then make poster, notes and just stick them around your house and that will help you revise. But, if you are a audio person then keep read stuff aloud over and over again. U also have the option to go over past papers, this method is the most effective, because u'll understand the techniques and what the examiners like and don't like.

Hope this helps:)

Answered Sat 18th August, 2012 @ 18:09 by Khushboo
  • 4 votes

Go through your notes weekly if not daily. Practise exam responses in timed conditions. Ask the teacher for additional support if you require it. Work extremely hard throughout the academic year, don't rush revision in the last 2-3 months before an exam :)

Answered Thu 23rd August, 2012 @ 18:56 by mandy
  • 4 votes

Yes, you do have to revise everyday even if you don't have an exam because the more you revise the more you know and when the day of your exam comes you will probably know alot about a certain topic and you might achieve an A* or A

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Thank you for listening

Answered Tue 28th August, 2012 @ 16:31 by gokunarutoki
Edited by gokunarutoki on Tue 28th August, 2012 @ 16:31
  • 3 votes

 Leah Summers your comment was very helpful, how much time did you spend a day revising outside of lessons to get those A's for AS??

Answered Wed 5th September, 2012 @ 12:48 by Former Member
  • 2 votes

do you have to revise everyday even if you don't have a exam soon?

Answered Wed 22nd August, 2012 @ 18:19 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
  • 2 votes

To be honest it really depends on how much you spend doing some work in your free lessons, how much input you put into lessons in terms of how much you learn/understand annd most importantly how you find each subject...Sociology was a subject that i found very easy so i spend less time on it outside of lessons compared to subjects that i found very hard, thus i spent more time on it to push my grades. I would make a timetable(using GR) and STICK TO IT!

Answered Thu 6th September, 2012 @ 14:53 by ELectrica!
  • 1 vote

how much revision do you have to do each day?

Answered Sat 18th August, 2012 @ 18:19 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR