hey im studying 4 a leves at the moment and i was wondering if anyone had any advice on how i revise? i also have as retakes

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i have exams coming up in january on chemistry biology psychology and english lit (as well as retakes) 

i need advice on how to organise time and how to revise effectivley so that i can get good grades.

Posted Fri 21st September, 2012 @ 18:43 by sakura ikumi
Edited by sakura ikumi on Fri 21st September, 2012 @ 18:44

4 Answers

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Spend around 2 hours every day studying for the exams you have coming up, start revising as you are going through stuff in class, that way you don't have to make revision notes etc, closer to the exams because you won't have enough time to revise for everything properly especially if you have seven exams.

Remember for most subjects A2 exams have a heavier weighting than AS and also have more content than AS. But if you are retaking psychology, biology or chemistry that could give you an advantage because of the synoptic elements in the A2's.

The earlier you start revising the better. Make a revision timetable and stick to it!! I've been given advice by other people on getrevising, and they have stressed that I should plan exactly what I am going to do. It works trust me.

I hope you have kept the revision materials you already made (if you made any) and the best thing to do for retakes, for me personally, is to go through everything again and keep refreshing yourself. That way you won't forget.

Practice as many questions as you can, the harder the questions the better, you can learn more from them and you'll remember the mistakes you made and won't make them again.

For biology, chemistry and psychology I find that when I explain stuff to other people it helps me understand more. Literally just make your mum/dad a cup of tea and sit them down and explain stuff to them. They stop nagging you to revise (works like a treat!).


7 exams is quite a lot, would it not be easier if you did some of the retakes in june??

Just study hard and try your best, don't stress I'm sure you'll do fine. Good luck in whatever you choose to do. 

Answered Fri 21st September, 2012 @ 19:14 by blueberrifantom
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if u don't mind can  i ask u sumthing. does ur sixth form/ collage allow you to take 4 A levels when you others to retake?

Answered Fri 21st September, 2012 @ 19:07 by mo
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hey, firstly concentrate on the a2 subjects more than the as because a2 is new and much more harder thana s and you cannot afford to retake the a2 exams again in june. so make sure thgat you dont compensate revision time for the retakes as this could have an affect on your grades...hope it was useful

Answered Fri 21st September, 2012 @ 19:32 by ELectrica!
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yes my sixth form does i started off doing 5 as levels but at a2 i dropped chemistry 

Answered Tue 16th October, 2012 @ 18:43 by sakura ikumi