Personal Statement Tips

I’m going into Year 13 which means right now, all my attention is on writing a killer personal statement. I’m not going to pretend I know how to write an amazing personal statement myself, however, I’ve done a lot of research and collated lots of tips from professionals on how to make your personal statement great. Read on to discover some really helpful tips…

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Should I do an EPQ?

EPQ stands for Extended Project Qualification. It’s a popular extra option that many students at colleges opt to take part in and it’s equivalent to half an A Level (which is different to an AS Level F.Y.I). It consists of either a report style dissertation (roughly 5000 words long) or a practical project (like making a sculpture or song) that has to be accompanied with a shorter report. You have to do some serious research and evaluating along with a final presentation, however it can be a great addition to your CV.

Now that we’ve established what an EPQ actually is, read on to see if it’s for you and discover some useful tips…

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College Advice for First Years

For any former year 11s who are starting college this year, you have a valid reason to feel a bit nervous. Moving from GCSEs to A Levels is a big jump, but it doesn’t have to be as scary as everyone is making it out to be.

I can only speak from my experience – I went from an average state school to my local sixth form college like most. I’ve learnt LOADS during my first year at college, so in this blog post I’m going to attempt to pass over some of my ‘knowledge’.

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What To Do Before Results Day

The long wait between the end of exams and results day is slowly approaching.

I always get a great sense of relief straight after exams are over but, sometimes I can feel the post-exam-stress creeping up on me and I start fretting about my results and whether I should’ve mentioned Judith Butler’s theory in that one media exam… Here are my tips to cope in the run up to Results Day.

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How Much Revision Should I Do?

Ah, the unaging question: “How Much Revision Should I Do?”

If you’re looking for a definitive answer to this question, I’m sorry to disappoint,Β but I can’t tell you exactly how much revision you should do. I’ve heard of people out there doing 8-12 hours of revision a day and personally, I find that ridiculously unhealthy. Revision is important but, doing that much work a day would absolutely destroy me.Β  Continue reading “How Much Revision Should I Do?”

Simple and Easy Revision Techniques

Finding revision techniques that work for you can be a real challenge. I know that it took me a while to really figure out what worked for me. Teachers forcing me to create mindmaps in lessons was not effective, but that doesn’t mean mindmaps won’t be useful for you – it depends on what kind of learner you are. It’s all about trial and error. Some of these methods may be perfect for you, some of them may not work at all – the only way to find out what’s right is to give it a go.

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