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    Please feel free to be as critical as you like. Each week I will be studying:

    Biology - 6 hours a week
    Chemistry - 6 hours a week
    Physics - 6 hours a week C (now moved to higher tier so might get higher)
    Maths - 6 hours a week - B grade currently
    Any other spare time will be dedicated to coursework such as Art etc,

    I used to do the foundation tier for science and so I've being achieving C's. School have decided to move me up to the higher tier and so I need to do LOTS of revision to get them A's/A*'s

    Do you think this timetable will help me get those A*'s?

    My revision consists of looking at the syllabus, reading through the CGP revision guide & making summary notes. For maths I use the mathswatch CD. In a few weeks time once I've covered the content for each subject I'll be attempting past papers. The exams I'm studying for are in March/June but I still need to prove to my teachers that I CAN do the higher tier, they don't believe in me.

    All your feedback is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
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    That's 24 hours revision a week?
    Roughly 3 hrs 30 mins a day?
    You are a lightweight.

    P.S. Different people require different amounts of hours, it really depends on who you are, how flexible and how quickly you learn. Some will do as much as 2 hours...
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    Are these exams in March or May/June?

    If it's the latter, I think that's extremely extensive, but it would help a lot if you could keep it up. But don't overburden yourself with revision now, if they're not for quite a few more months. If they are in May/June, just be creating neater notes and reading through your classwork for a while, then when it hits March/April, revise more.

    If they're in March, then I think it's still a little extensive considering you'd be spending a whole day each week revising, and also, Art will probably take up a lot of your time too. Again, if you think you can keep it up, go for it.

    I think the methods you're going to use are good, but make sure you mix it up sometimes and maybe make flashcards or something to help you remember formulas. But past papers are definitely useful for those subjects.
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    Not necessary. I don't even do that much for my A-levels (outside of lessons I mean), and I have exams this week. Revision is obviously useful, but there's only so much you can do before it becomes redundant.
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    Good, but Are they solid hours of revision or 10 mins here and there....maybe a it of time on tumblr and facebook....
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    It is entirely dependent on the person so I am sorry to tell you there is no definitive answer as what will work for one person will not necessarily work for another. However if you think your timetable will allow you to get the best grades possible then yes, it is an excellent timetable.

    You also didn't mention past papers. Complete as many of these as you possibly can for your exam board! They are crucial at getting you used to the style of question asked and developing the best answer technique in order to get the highest marks you can.

    Good luck.
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    Bit random but the Maths watch CD is brilliant if you can master all the topics on the disc and practice some questions, plus past papers, you will achieve high.
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    (Original post by jokosor)
    That's 24 hours revision a week?
    Roughly 3 hrs 30 mins a day?
    You are a lightweight.

    P.S. Different people require different amounts of hours, it really depends on who you are, how flexible and how quickly you learn. Some will do as much as 2 hours...
    Oh I'd do loads more but from 7-11 I do art coursework, I really do need four hours a day on art.
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    Waste of time doing that much. I got 2 A*'s, 2 A's and 7 B's for GCSE. 2 B's and 2 A's for AS level and 3 A's for A level.

    For each set of exams I revised either a week before (History) or a day before (English). Don't spend all your teenage years revising!!!!! Live a little.
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    (Original post by tinman1)
    Waste of time doing that much. I got 2 A*'s, 2 A's and 7 B's for GCSE. 2 B's and 2 A's for AS level and 3 A's for A level.

    For each set of exams I revised either a week before (History) or a day before (English). Don't spend all your teenage years revising!!!!! Live a little.
    Live to do what? To regret? Stop misleading the OP.

    GCSEs are very important if he's aiming for certain courses at the very best universities. Medicine at Oxford, Cardiff, Birmingham require from 5A*s to 90% A*s at GCSE. LSE economics is also heavy on GCSEs and much more.

    Better to work hard now, and then enjoy life to the fullest in your early twenties .
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    I often hear people telling me to live a little but I don't know, I don't really like going out partying etc.. I'm more of a quiet person who likes to stay indoors and study.. Yes I know I'm very sad lol. I just think why not make the most out of my studying hobby?
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    (Original post by Magenta96)
    I often hear people telling me to live a little but I don't know, I don't really like going out partying etc.. I'm more of a quiet person who likes to stay indoors and study.. Yes I know I'm very sad lol. I just think why not make the most out of my studying hobby?
    Yeah don't worry OP. I mean as long as you can/know how to socialise then everything is fine. Problem arises only if you are incapable of holding conversations and making friends.
    Push yourself as hard as you can and never mind what others say. As long as you can reach your full potential at least you will be able to live with no regrets. (Take it from someone who is now full of regrets)

    Good luck.
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    OP,

    just do what you've got to do, imo the amount of hours you've listed seems a bit extensive but now looking back i wish i revise more for my gcse's so i wouldn't want to discourage you so just do it!

    in 10 years time, when your qualified and with a high paying job you'll be glad you did. x
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    I'd say it depends on you really, if you learn well revising over a long period of time rather than cramming it all in last minute like me then i am sure it's fine. Do what you feel is best, don't compare your revision technique to others because you are the only one who knows your revision style best.
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    (Original post by Magenta96)
    I often hear people telling me to live a little but I don't know, I don't really like going out partying etc.. I'm more of a quiet person who likes to stay indoors and study.. Yes I know I'm very sad lol. I just think why not make the most out of my studying hobby?
    It's your life, do whatever makes you happiest. The pursuit of knowledge is one of the most beautiful and inspiring journeys you can ever take and even if you seek the answers to most of life's questions you'll die only ever knowing a fraction of what happens on this planet of ours. Treasure it while you can.

    Enjoy your studies.
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    (Original post by Magenta96)
    I often hear people telling me to live a little but I don't know, I don't really like going out partying etc.. I'm more of a quiet person who likes to stay indoors and study.. Yes I know I'm very sad lol. I just think why not make the most out of my studying hobby?
    Im exactly the same, when revising try to do some past papers using the summary notes you have created a while before the exam, this really helps and reassures you that you have covered everything that could come up, if you find a topic that is not in your notes then use the revision guide, leave one past paper for each subject to do as a mock before the exam and mark it harshly as that will give you an indication of what you are likely to achieve
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    It depends on what sort of learner you are. For me, this would probably have been counter-productive, as I learn things the first time they are taught, and then study in little bits for a few months before the exams (with the predictable cramming the night before, but even then less than others). However, you might be a student that needs a lot of studying over a long period, in which case your schedule sounds good. However, even if you do function best in the way, be careful that you don't burn yourself out. Take breaks to relax, and don't neglect sport or some social activities, as this can have negative effects on your state of mind, and therefore your ability to do well in exams.
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    (Original post by Magenta96)

    My revision consists of looking at the syllabus, reading through the CGP revision guide & making summary notes. For maths I use the mathswatch CD. In a few weeks time once I've covered the content for each subject I'll be attempting past papers.
    All your feedback is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
    STOP.

    Burn all CGP revision guides with theyre garish colours and pathetic attempts at jokes. Use any revision guides but CGP!

    the rest is fine. try to do revision in 1-1.5 hour blocks as the whole 20min at a time thing schools say is a waste of time as you get too easily distracted when switching subjects.

    p.s. find somebody less intelligent then you and teach them the stuff you've learnt. treat them like a little monkey and you'l learn really fast. worked fo rme.
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    If I'm honest that is a dense revision timetable. Settling down and revising is something I still find very difficult even throughout my university career. However an easy way to start off is with a good timetable, good coffee and good music. In saying that I stumbled upon a good website that I wished did university revision but is based on GCSE. Here's the website I found particularly helpful http://www.learnthrumusic.co.uk/ it basically uses music to explain everything. Like books, Algorithms and techniques I recommend at very least having a quick browse. Good luck with it!

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