When will you start revising for your January exams?

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I haven't started revising for my exams yet and I was wondering if anyone else has started.

I'm doing A-levels btw  

Posted Thu 27th September, 2012 @ 19:56 by Name24

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as a student who has completed my alevels i would most strongly recommend revision right from the start. don't leave it too late or neglect your As. they need much more revision than GCSEs

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

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! 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!

My biggest regret was not revising enough during As and getting BDDE - woops

that meant i had to revise loads in A2 as i had loads f retakes. i came out with ABB, but i was under 15 ums marks in each subject of the next grade up and felt if i had done more in AS i might have gotten the higher marks:/ although it was a pretty good improvement not gunna lie:P

So start early and revise hard! don't worry about what your friends are doing, if you think revision is beneficial do it and laugh in august when you  achieve some brilliant results!

Answered Fri 28th September, 2012 @ 11:39 by Alex
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I have started revising already. Just do revision as you go along so that it won't all mount up. Plus u will be less stressed when the exams in Jan come 

Answered Sun 30th September, 2012 @ 14:25 by Amba
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I've started making notes for my lessons beforehand and reviewing them. I'm also trying to make flashcards and mind maps for each topic we've learnt so I am constantly exposing myself to the material in hopes it will sink into my long term memory XD I always spend my frees working be it homework or preparing for the next lesson. It makes you feel a bit more confident if you have a rough idea of what the teacher is talking about if you've reviewed the previous lessons notes or read ahead. I am currently in A2 as well and I am planning to know all my material by about the beginning of end of November/beginning of December so I give myself plenty of time to do every single past paper.

It's less stress if you have all the notes ready to, it will be a simple case of reviewing and applying it to questions. I think that was my mistake in AS, I did start early enough but did not increase the intensity quickly enough and ended up stressing out by the end. Check all your exam dates as the Jan timetables have already been finalised, and make sure you allocate enough time for all your subjects. Start printing all your past papers from now and even legacy papers to practice your technique and organise them so you have all your exam material ready. Use your half term wisely, otherwise you'll be spending all of the Christmas holiday working.

Answered Sat 6th October, 2012 @ 10:13 by Musicdrops
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Heyyy same here, i'll probably do proper ********* revision in october 1/2 term cuz i have 2weeks ;) then that makes sure i understand everything i've done so far and then do the rest at christmas i guess...

but atm moment i do some revsion everyday and go over what i did in class to makes sure i kinda know what i'm doing...

also if you do a little bit on each subject you have studied during the day, then go over it on the weekend, then in 1/2 term, then at christmas it should fit together 'nicely' in your head like teachers say and my parents too... cuz by the time it comes to the exam you will have looked at it at least 5/6 times... i'm trialling this to see if it works and so far it is working... i think ;)

so atm i revise what i do in class when i get home then on the weekend i go over everything from the start of term... not all at once i choose 2 subjects per weekend to go through then the other 2 the next weekend...

hope this helps ;) ***

Answered Thu 27th September, 2012 @ 20:32 by Muzz :P
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Answered Fri 28th September, 2012 @ 09:06 by Paki
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Well this week 

Answered Fri 28th September, 2012 @ 16:53 by ruhina
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I'm starting on the 1st of October

Answered Fri 28th September, 2012 @ 16:58 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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Start revising now! It doesn't have to be ******** stuff just yet. Do a couple of hours every evening and do some work/revision during free periods. The later you leave it the more you are going to struggle having time to cover everything to make sure you understand it. 

You should probably start making notes of the stuff you have been doing in class or at least reading over them/ or going through a revision guide of the topics you have done. 

Probably start doing ******** revision at the end of October/beginning of november. This is when you need to stop yourself from watching TV and going out. 

The key thing is to start revision as early as possible so you can keep on going over and over your subject areas.

Also it is useful to do some revision now because some people do not end up doing as much as they had hoped over the christmas and new year break. 

Answered Tue 2nd October, 2012 @ 20:33 by kira
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When should I start revising if I only have a maths exam in January and the rest in June?

Answered Tue 2nd October, 2012 @ 22:07 by Joanne