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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Nailing the step up to A2 Right, AS levels are done, now it?s time to strap on your seat belt and get ready for the next stage ? A2s. You?ve got a few weeks before they begin so what can you do right now to get a head start on the final year of you?re A levels? A step up Yes, A2s are harder than the AS courses you?ve just taken, just like those AS levels were harder than GCSEs. At A2 the concepts will be trickier, the analysis deeper and the exams more demanding (and probably longer). ...read more.


Getting prepared 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. ...read more.


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. ...read more.

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