The Ultimate A-Levels Exams Preparation Guide

by A Guest

A-levels can be incredibly daunting exams. For many in the UK, they can make or break your future – straight A’s can mean a law degree at King’s College in London or the chance to study computer science at Trinity College at Cambridge University, while low scores can dash these hopes and dreams. That’s why it’s so important to prepare rigorously for these exams. There are all kinds of tips and tricks out there to ace your A-levels, some more helpful than others. We’ve put together this ultimate guide to A-Levels Preparation to help you prepare as effectively as you can.

  • Start Early

It’s so important to begin preparing for your A-levels as early as possible. Too many students make the mistake of not taking their GCSEs seriously enough, and wait until the last possible minute to begin preparing for them. When A-level year comes around, then, these students vow not to make the same mistakes, only to repeat them. That’s why we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to begin preparing as early as possible for these exams. Our vast network of tutors can help you set target goals for studying, as well as make sure to keep you on track.

  • Get a Tutor

Whether it’s English or maths tuition you need, getting help for your weak spots is absolutely essential if you want to do your best on A-Levels. That’s why it’s such a good idea to work with a tutor to prepare. Many of our tutors have taken A-levels in maths and English, the subjects in which they offer tuition. They have firsthand, complete knowledge of the exams, which is crucial for preparation. They can also help you focus on the particular areas that will be on the exam; English tutors can grade practice essays, while maths will help you work through problems. With our vast network of tutors, you shouldn’t have trouble finding the perfect match for yourself. Parents can easily find an ideal tutor to help their child prepare for this incredibly important next step in life.

  • Prepare Often

Studying for A-levels isn’t about cramming as much information as you can into your study sessions. Instead, it’s more effective to review material on a daily or weekly basis. This repetition and review will help you commit important facts and details to memory. Daily or weekly tuition can help with this immensely because our tutors will keep you on track and make sure you’re preparing for your A-levels on a regular basis. What’s more, they will go over the material with you and make sure that you fully understand everything you need to; when you’re learning a lot in a small amount of time, it’s easy to become confused. Your English or maths tutor will make absolutely sure you know your subject completely.

  • Prepare Study Skills

Learning how to take the test is just as important as knowing the material, and our tutors can make sure you’re completely ready for your A-levels. Managing your time wisely is always a concern during timed exams, and your tutor can work with you to ensure you’re using the limited time you have as efficiently as possible.  They will also help you find the best revision method for you; not only will this help you during your preparation, but with good time management skills, it can also help you during the exam. Not only do many of our maths and English tutors offer study skills preparation, we have an entire section on our website devoted to A-Level Study Skills Tuition.

  • Avoid Stress

Stress can make your A-Levels incredibly hard to get through. Exam stress can distract you and make it more difficult for you to concentrate on the material, preventing you from learning what you need to. During your A-Levels, exam stress can significantly affect your score. That’s why it’s so important to study as effectively as possible without becoming stressed out. A tutor can help you think positively while banishing negative feelings and emotions. They also will encourage you to relax and have some fun. There’s enough stress associated with exams; why not leave your studying schedule to a tutor, as that’s one less thing you would have to be nervous about?

This is a guest post from contributing author Charlie Oszvald. Charlie is writing for Bales College, one of the older established London’s independent co-educational colleges.

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