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A-Level Revision Advice

Preparing for your A-Level Revision

A-level revision can seem overwhelming, you maybe feeling under pressure. A-level exams have the potential to change your life in many ways, therefore, it is important to have the correct approach to revision.

General Revision tips

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you are preparing your A-level revision, but remember they are only a guide, everyone confronts revision in different ways.

  • Start your A-level revision early, you may not want to even think about it now but you will only be making matters harder for yourself in the long run!

  • Create a realistic A-level revision plan that you honestly think you will be able to stick to before your exams.

  • Stay organised. Be aware of the revision progress you have made in each A-level subject so you don't fall into a trap of revising over old ground.

  • Find yourself a comfortable place to do your A-level revision, free from distractions.

  • Take some time to research into different methods of A-level revision e.g. verbally, or visually, you may find it easier to fragment revision over a long period of time.

  • Consider finding a private tutor to help boost your grades.

  • Take regular breaks, if you try and learn too much information at once, you may well find that you forget the important material.

  • Stay healthy - this is fairly obvious but you would be surprised how many people forget to take care of themselves and succumb to stress near exam time.

  • Set yourself achievable goals and targets, there is no point urging yourself to achieve something that is unrealistic.

  • Practice with as many A-level past papers as you can to prepare for the real thing.

  • Don't be afraid to ask your teachers for help, that is what they are there for!

Food for thought

Try not to worry about your revision for A-level exams, as long as you keep calm and make every effort not to leave your revision to the last minute, you should be fine. Create a picture in your head with all that you will achieve in the end!