My Ultimate GCSE Grade 9 Strategy! Watch
Lately I’ve been trying to figure out the best strategy to get a grade 9 in every subject, so I’d like to share what I’ve discovered and the best strategy to boost my grades from 7 and 8s to straight 9s. Please share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments!
Timetables don’t work for everyone including myself, so I’ve started off by making a loose one, with goals rather than strict deadlines. I’ve given myself 2 hours of revision to complete every day until 7pm, and if I fail that then it has to be 3 by the time I go to bed, this gives me motivation to actually study. On weekends, I can choose to study 3 hours on Saturday or 4 hours on Sunday, again to motivate me to get it done earlier.
Once I worked out my basic schedule, I began figuring out my weakest areas in each subject, and came to the conclusion I need to spend most of my time on Maths, Sciences and History. I’m currently working at a grade 7 in all of these, but they are the most important subjects to me so I should be at an 8 or 9 by now.
This is the most important part: I spent countless hours figuring out where I went right and wrong in terms of revision, and everything always ended up at 3 main points. I’ll summarise them below:
1. SAVE TIME: Elon Musk’s recent letter to employees revealed his best strategies to improve work performance, and it could all be summarised to time saving. You don’t need to revise as much if you’re working much more efficiently. Figure out where you’re wasting time, and organise your revision. I’ve been using Revisely to revise lately and its helped my revision so much just by saving my time.
2. REMOVE DISTRACTIONS: You’re not gonna want to hear this, but you gotta delete instagram, snapchat etc. off of your phone for now. You can redownload them at any time of course, but that takes more time and thought as you’re more than 3 seconds away from scrolling through that feed or those stories. Remove all other distractions in your home, on your phone and your computer as well as it should be a huge help.
3. USE GOOD RESOURCES: Choosing a textbook is vitally important and teachers never emphasise this, they just recommend one, which is quite often terrible. I’d go to a library or rent a couple from amazon to figure out which one works best for you before settling down. The internet has also helped me tremendously with websites like bitesize and revisely - make sure you use these along side textbooks!
Thanks for your time and I really hope this helps, for advice about a specific subject, please ask down below and I’ll see if I can help!