A level Tips
August 10, 2018
Do not always depend on the teacher to spoon feed- most of the time it is more helpful to read over things on your own before you turn up to the lessons—you don’t have to annotate or make notes just read or listen to a summary of your topic (s) so when you go to lesson you understand things better- even the hard stuff!
START EARLY- I cannot stress this enough. You don’t need to have started months before, just as long as you start in September and organise your time so that you do a little snippet of each subject at least once a week.
Know yourself- this might sound really silly and you probably think you know yourself because you are yourself:’D but this is not always the case. When it comes to A-levels you need to really understand yourself; know your strengths, weaknesses and play to these! Aside from that you also need to know what triggers your stress and find out the best coping mechanism for this- A-levels are not a joke I’ll be lying if I told you they are easy! Things can get really stressful at times and if you don’t know how to cope… bluntly put you, will struggle.
Study groups- what I found helpful was arranging my own study group; this can be made up of your friends or generally people who you know want to work. You can all make a list of what you find hard then work through them; everyone has their strengths and weaknesses different people can lead different topics.
Get UCAS out the way ASAP!!! This is stressful business make sure you get this done as soon as you can the more you get it checked the better.
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