Hi, I'm currently taking my iGCSE's on edexcel exam boards, talking Maths, Separate Biology and Separate Physics, and English. I was homeschooled a while, but then I started a school, and they taught me so bad, I failed my mocks when I moved onto a new online school thing! I didn't learn a thing at the last. And I recently moved to this online school last October. The first week I already was sat with mocks, and everything was just a blur since I didn't really learn much before. I've caught up a WHOLE lot, through these months since October on my own, and online school. But I need a lot of advice! My exams start May 11th. Does anyone know ANY advice for me? I need brain food. Revision websites (free), stress relief methods. Because, I am pulling my hair out! Also, I have biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig phobias for exams, ever since I first took SATs. I go stress crazy. HELP?!
I need all the help I need, as you can tell. Going crazy ><
Then you need to take steps to learn what you don't know and confirm what you do. The quickest way to revise for me is to do all the past paper questions you can and check with the mark schemes which means that will have revised a lot of the syllabus that way. You could also use gcsebitesize online and getrevising.com requires a free signup but has load of revision resources and you can make your own as well as making a revision timetable online. I definitely recommend making a list of topics with time they will take next to them (use syllabi for this) and then using this to make a revision timetable. Remember, you can concentrate for max 40 min and then have a 5-10 min break!
If you want a more traditional route then I suggest going for the iGCSE Physics textbook 17.99 on amazon and the iGCSE Maths revision guide and workbook by CGP. The textbook especially is very good and I know that they also do them for Biology and Maths as well as English (this one is especially useful for revising the Section A texts!) The expense for me is worth it as they directly follow the syllabus and also include question for you to try. Perfect to get your head straight!
Stress relief methods, while you revise listen to some quiet meditation or classical music in the background. Make sure you get enough sleep and remember to do some exercise several times a week *a great stress buster!* Before you go to sleep have 1/2 hour to wind down with a fiction book or listen to some relaxing music so that you are in a better mind-set. Also nothing beats stress like being organised!
Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions