If you have been taking it a bit easy in your preparations for the A-levels so far, you will want to pick up your pace or risk performing badly. Even if you have been following a strict study schedule, it may help you to commit to a final burst of intense study. The purpose of this blog post is to tell you how to make the best use of your final weeks before the exam - when we say ‘last minute’, we don’t mean the night before the exam.
How to Make the Best Use of Period Right before the Exam
Hopefully, there will be topics within each of your A-level subjects where you already feel reasonably confident. In order to make the best use of this final stretch before the exam, it is probably best to focus on those topics where you feel you are weakest. Write up a list of all of these weak areas and begin working through them. It is a good idea to also have a quick look at your strong topics a couple of days before the exam just to refresh your memory.
Make Notes of Your Notes
If you have been making notes as you study, it can be useful to go back over these and extract the key information. Basically, you want to remove any unnecessary information from these notes so you are only left with the key points you need to remember. If you feel confident that you have mastered any of these points, you can then remove it from your notes. By doing this, you should end up with just a couple of sheets of paper on each A-level subject. You can then focus on these notes in the last days before the exam.
Get Help to Increase Your Ability to Perform Well in Your A-Levels
If you want to have the best possible chance of performing well in your A-levels, it will be a good idea to get some professional help. There are many reputable programmes available that will help you prepare for your exams such as independent schooling at Lansdowne College. It can also be a great help to be surrounded by other people who are aiming for the same goal as you. These study programmes work well because they use proven techniques to make sure you prepare in the most efficient possible way for your A-levels.
Make Time for Relaxation
The last thing you want to happen in the run-up to the exam is for you to become overly stressed. A little bit of stress gives you the motivation to study hard, but if you become too anxious it will become a liability. One of the symptoms of excessive stress is the inability to concentrate, so this would prevent you from absorbing the information you need to pass the exam. In order to combat stress, you need to take breaks and do things to relax your mind. Meditation is very effective but even going for a long walk or listening to your favourite music can help.