A level Exams in 2020
2020 has been a difficult year across the world following the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been particularly challenging for students due to take their A level exams in 2020. You don’t need reminding that A level exams were cancelled and replaced with calculated grades based on centre assessment grades. These truly are unprecedented events that have all happened so quickly. A level results day on 13 August 2020 will probably bring some unexpected results for many students. Thankfully the Department for Education and Ofqual have announced that there will be an opportunity to take all A level exams in autumn 2020. The exams will take place in October 2020. You can sit the exams at the exam centre you were registered with for the cancelled exams in May and June , even if you have since left that school or college.
Check out the DfE’s own guidance for more information on how grades have been awarded this year and the process by which they have been decided.
If you are reading this post then you may have decided to take up the opportunity to sit some or all of your A level exams in autumn 2020. While this decision may seem stressful and frustrating – as many things in your life might have to be put on hold for the time being while you prepare for the exams – it does provide a real opportunity to show what you can do and to get the grades you deserve.
Top revision tips for A level success
If you have decided to take your A level exams in October 2020, then it is important that you start your revision and exam practice as soon as possible. Try to think positively about the opportunity to take your exams and show what you can do. Then focus that positivity into your revision.
Realistically, we understand that you probably haven’t done too much work on your A level courses since March, so you may feel a little bit rusty. Here’s a quick checklist of top tips to consider as you start your revision:
- Go through your course specification and text books and assess how confident you feel on each topic area.
- Make a revision plan covering each week through to the exams.
- Start by revising the core content for your course.
- Then move onto the topic areas you highlighted as most tricky in step one.
- Start doing practice exam questions as early as possible.
- Mark your own practice exam questions using the mark schemes provided by your exam board. You’ll quickly be able to see what the examiner is looking for and where you can develop your answers. Then try the same questions again and see how far you have improved.
- Take advantage of all help provided by your sixth form or college.
Benefits of A level Tuition
Beyond these top tips and your independent learning, you might want to consider some extra personalised support to ensure you’re ready for the exams in just a couple of months. At Tutor In we provide expert one-to-one tuition for many A level subjects, including:
- English Literature
- English Language
- Business Studies
With one-to-one tuition you can focus on exactly what you need for success in the exams. We will carefully match you with the right subject expert for you and they will deliver personalised lessons and offer tailored support. Progress will come quickly and we always ensure our students reach their full potential in their A level exams. You can choose whether your lessons take place online or in your own home.
See how we can help you with a free consultation. We will discuss your requirements in detail and recommend the perfect tutor to help you achieve your potential in the exams.