As we all know, A Levels can be difficult and students are working harder to obtain the best grades and maximise their chances of getting in to a top university.Whilst some students boast about ‘pulling an all nighter’ to cram before an exam, students on The Student Room start studying for modular exams months in advance.
One student says:
“I’d say I put 15 or more hours a week into my A Level studies. I normally start revising for the January exams in November and the June exams around April.”
Another student says:
“Just started AS and I try and do 5-6 hours of each subject every week. I’m not one of those people who can just revise a week before and get an A*, I need to gradually build up the knowledge. I’m also a visual person so I spend hours making perfect notes.”
And the hard work obviously pays off as this user shows how their revision plan got them some top grades:
“I did 2 hours per exam per week. I didn’t do per subject or anything because if you’re doing retakes you have to factor that in. You should look at how many exams you’re doing in January, and I did 2 hours per week for each. I did pretty well for myself – I got A*AA.”
Getting the top grades is now more important than ever due to the increase of those applying to university and higher grade requirements for popular courses such as History, Psychology and English. So despite the myth that many students can “cram” the night before and get AAA, most students work hard to get the top grades to get into their chosen universities and chosen courses.