A/A* Revision Tips ??? A Levels
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This is how I prepare for exams:
1. Get a copy of your specification.
2. Make your own notes and be sure to address all areas of the specification even the minor ones.
3. Compile these notes with the ones you have been given by your teacher.
4. Read through the notes and UNDERSTAND! This is the KEY people.
5. Do small quizzes, progress to past papers and mock exams.
6. Read through the marking schemes making sure you have answered the questions as per the examiner's satisfaction.
7. Read through the examiner's reports they help!
8. Take note of the areas of the specification that are always asked and those that have not yet been touched. This way you'll know what questions are common for certain topics plus those that have a high probability of been asked since they have not yet been examined.
9. Save some past papers for time-testing- making sure you are able to answer the questions in the tim given.
10. The day of the exam: sleep well, make sure you are NOT anxious and write fast but be precise and accurate.
Long i know but this is my step-by-step answer to passing exams and revision. :)
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review your notes after each lesson to make sure you have understood everything
find out from your teacher what you will be doing next lesson and look over it before hand - this way you will have more understanding of what you're being taught so the lesson will be more beneficial and you will be able to ask about the sections you are unsure on.
Do as many past papers as you can - they don't even have t be from your exam board, just from the topic you are doing. and when done MARK THEM! you can't learn where you have gone wrong or improve your technique if you don't.
do all of the practice questions/ revision / exam questions in your text book/revision guides without looking the answers up - this will test your knowledge and you can look up more detail after completing questions
By doing past papers you can also identify your weaker areas and do extra revision for those:)
You should also revise in exam conditions, you'll find it easier to remember in the exam. also drink water as a hydrated brain learns better:)
Repeat, repeat, repeat. everything. past papers, reviewing, making notes. ust to drill it into your head.
it's never too late or early to start. first exams in January, that isn't long off. especially if you want to relax a bit over Christmas and you have a minimum of 2 other subjects to revise for. i'd revise as much as you can now, not in a month, and then continue up to your exams
it's not quantity, it's quality. no point revising at 3am when you're so tired you will forget it all. but try to get in some each day.
Revise in your free periods or after school! don't just sit around doing nothing. if you don't want to revise or your friends are laughing just do your homework and tell them you're busy so can't do it later or that it's overdue!
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re write your notes you make in class that day or read over them, do all your homework the day you get it, use your frees wisely, I try to do as much as i can there so i have more time to myself at home, when you start revising for exams leave at least 3 months and revise for 2-3 hours each day with breaks every 20-30 mins. make sure you leave yourself time to meet with friends or chill out or else it could all get too much, and try to go to every lesson you can, if you do miss one catch up on the work before the next lesson.