But you can do all of that – it’s just the next step.
Why not read some popular books that relate to the subjects you study? Maths students might enjoy Alexanders’ Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos; Biology students could try Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene and Sociology and Psychology students How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran.
Don’t bother with textbooks (useful but they’re not really meant to be read all the way through) or anything directly related to the A2 course. Choose something that looks really interesting and off you go.
Another great way to prepare for A2 is to search newspapers and magazines for articles and features that relate to the topics you’re going to learn in A2.
So what are you waiting for?
Getting an A*
Lots of students are still not sure how you get an A* at A level.
‘‘To score the A* at A-Level, you need to average at least 80% over the full A-Level and at least 90% over the A2 modules. The exception is for Maths, where you need to average at least 80% over the full A-Level and at least 90% over C3 and C4.
Not on course for the grade you want?
AS results give you an idea of how you’ll do at A level if things carry on in roughly the same way. If those results mean that realistically it’s no longer possible to achieve your target grade you might consider retaking one or more AS units next summer.
The advantages of this are that you’ve already covered the AS content, AS is at a lower level than A2 and your revision of AS material is almost certain to benefit your A2 study, which involves seeing the course as a whole.
Of course resitting means taking time away from A2 revision so do think about it carefully.