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struggling to cope with the workload that comes along with being an AS student. Any tips please?!?!?!

Posted Wed 12th September, 2012 @ 16:49 by Ameenah:)

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  • 5 votes

Some of my top tips that are really effective which could help are:

-Get yourself organised. Make a timetable on GR which is realistic and you WILL stick to, by this you will know how much time you got to work on ie your homework/revision/extra reading/extra stuff . Get quality books/stationary/diary/materials which you need to get organised...i know its cliche but it does wonders!

-Make a list per week your targets of all the things you WILL do: ie finish reading/understanfing about cell signalling/making sure you go to the extra maths lessons after school .if you have two free lessons then make use of the time by doing all your homework/courswork/extra reading/extra independant research. The more you dive into a topic, the more you understand and consolidate your knowledge, thus pulling your grades up -

-Get yourself a studybuddy: if you know someone who is really good at solving chemical equations, or is extremely passionate about politics then ask for their help, discuss/debate about views/topics/answers for an exam q. Trust me you will learn lots in the lesson and plus you will get your classwork less homework!

Hope that helps ;)

Answered Wed 12th September, 2012 @ 17:05 by ELectrica!
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Leah has done a very good job suggesting what to do, the only thing i would add is look over what you are going to do in class before your lesson.
This way you will find it easier to understand what the teacher is talking about so will get more out of the lesson.
And you can also identify the points you are finding harder and get your teacher to extra explain them:)
Try it, you'll be able to answer more questions in class and more idea what the teacher is talking about:) 

Answered Thu 13th September, 2012 @ 23:22 by Alex
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I really struggled with my AS year, but I'm at A2 now and have learnt some things:

Open up to your friends and teachers and don't let the stress stay bottled in. That happened to me and I ended up with high anxiety and panic attacks right before my exams which really affected my end results. If you're struggling, tell your teachers. I talked to my head of sixth form and he helped me out loads, and if you let you're teachers know that it's getting a bit much and you'd appreciate some extra help, tell them as soon as possible.

Stay organised and on top of your work as best you can, but remember that you need some you-time to wind down every now and again. It's really tempting to just collapse in front of the TV with lots of chocolate at the end of an exhausting day, but try, as best you can, to push yourself to just do it and get it out of the way, so that you're not up until 3am with homework.

Don't stress because this is your final two years and you want to remember the good times instead of the stress and panic. Listen to your body, if you need a break, take one and explain to your teachers later. I was lucky and my teachers understood and helped me out. Push yourself to get things done, make a checklist and tick it off as you tackle things one by one. AS is about getting into the rhythm of A-levels, find what works for you and go for it.

Good luck, I hope you feel better soon.

Answered Sat 15th September, 2012 @ 18:25 by Former Member
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Everyone struggles with the jump up to AS from GCSE, it's a big gap. i would ignore that incredibly rude user. they have been reported.

Answered Fri 14th September, 2012 @ 13:39 by Alex