With most subjects now overhauled and exams taken at the end of the course there’s even more pressure on students to adopt effective revision tactics.
This summer sees the first new A level exams and the return of traditional three-hour papers in some subjects. They are designed to be tougher with less coursework and more demanding questions. The new A levels are not modular so it’s no longer possible to plan revision in bite sized chunks for each paper. The option to retake parts of the exam to boost the overall grade has been removed and students retaking in future will have to redo the complete A level.