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    (Original post by MrIso)
    From where, do you go to a school nearby?
    Kind off...
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    (Original post by MozartEd)
    Well for me, I get home from school around 4:30 --- i start studying at 5, depending on if i really get into it i have a break then continue till dinner. Only problem is half of my laptop screen is a tv show the other maths equations. Most people's problem is social media, me, it's films, my kryptonite. Funny thing is with the biggest exams I've ever had, this method has never bothered me. I don't know what to do continue watching tv/listening to music or only textbooks.
    I guess listen to nice music that doesnt distract you and use textbooks as well xxXxx
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    (Original post by mayu123)
    Wht books you buying for Triple Science ?
    Well i'm doing OCR 21st century triple science and i bought these

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...08EEQP72CE4XKD

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twenty-Firs...RV3DQ6WHGRDFBB

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twenty-Firs...8KJDBB6EREH6FT

    They are a lot more expensive than the CGP ones but they have way more information the the CGP ones which are a lot more generic.
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    (Original post by MozartEd)
    Thank you so much, you have no idea how helpful that is and it makes so much sense.
    I don't know about the people at your schools, but most at mine aren't taking this year as serious as it should be. I plan to revise at least an hour each subject, some may say that sounds allot but if I want to achieve what I want to achieve later in life, how i'm feeling or how it's perceived now shouldn't be a factor. I think this goes for allot of you too. Think ahead.
    Also i'm not sure about the textbooks, especially cgp they're too expensive ( they're like a tenner each, £30 for three books (triple science)). So i'm sticking to books given by school, like on Kerboodle ( has digital books,for my sciences, Spanish and maths).
    I'm not sure if some of you guys are doing this already but seriously the Specification of each subject is super helpful.--- Don't study by time but each topic you cover.
    Feels nice to be appreciated, thank you a lot.

    Secondly, I feel the exact same way about people not taking it seriously a lot of people do that at my school as well. So I like this thread because there's a lot of like minded people.

    Lastly, I recently did a book order for my GCSEs but it cost me a lot of money. However it's worth it i bought 3 books for my trip science 18.99 each and they were £56 in total but when you think about it that's not much if you get very high grades. At first I was very uneasy about by textbooks because they do cost a lot, even the basic ones but a lot of people would say there textbooks have helped a lot. I use Kerboodle as well. Imo you should buy a few textbooks they will help you.
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    (Original post by mayu123)
    2-3 hours you ?
    wow that is a lot, i haven just recently made like a schedule and that includes around 20 mins after school sometimes a bit more but never more than an hour. You do quite a lot, Imma try do like 1 hour maybe now bc I do want to get as mant 9s as possible

    How do you keep motivated?
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    (Original post by MrIso)
    Oh thanks!!! I go to St Olaves Grammar School which I believe was state school of the year and had student of the year 2015,its not a private school but it basically is in most aspects, just free. I do some revision mostly before tests and if I don't understand everything, but I'll most likely do more soon. I'm sure you'll get those grades if you work hard.
    My school isn't that good, well it's an average school but I think I will still get good grades if I work really hard as you said.
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    (Original post by peeked)
    Well i'm doing OCR 21st century triple science and i bought these

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...08EEQP72CE4XKD

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twenty-Firs...RV3DQ6WHGRDFBB

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twenty-Firs...8KJDBB6EREH6FT

    They are a lot more expensive than the CGP ones but they have way more information the the CGP ones which are a lot more generic.
    Ohh cool do you know what book i should buy im doing aqa
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    (Original post by peeked)
    Feels nice to be appreciated, thank you a lot.

    Secondly, I feel the exact same way about people not taking it seriously a lot of people do that at my school as well. So I like this thread because there's a lot of like minded people.

    Lastly, I recently did a book order for my GCSEs but it cost me a lot of money. However it's worth it i bought 3 books for my trip science 18.99 each and they were £56 in total but when you think about it that's not much if you get very high grades. At first I was very uneasy about by textbooks because they do cost a lot, even the basic ones but a lot of people would say there textbooks have helped a lot. I use Kerboodle as well. Imo you should buy a few textbooks they will help you.
    yeah, ill buy some soon, hopefully, and I agree with what you mean about this thread. The only dilemma I have is there are some weekly tutoring programs in my area and I'm not sure if I should join or not because i'm scared It'll be useless and a waste of time. Do you think it'll be more productive for me to join a program or revise and learn by myself? I hate meeting new people in person, it'll be too distracting to actually learn.---- it sounds like a great opportunity but I don't want to waste what little time I have? What would you do? oh and also have you/ or are you going to do volunteering?
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    (Original post by peeked)
    wow that is a lot, i haven just recently made like a schedule and that includes around 20 mins after school sometimes a bit more but never more than an hour. You do quite a lot, Imma try do like 1 hour maybe now bc I do want to get as mant 9s as possible

    How do you keep motivated?
    i dont do you ?
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    xD,well i think you will be a lot more motivated if you did a bit less or split it into smaller chunks. I can keep motivated,I guess but it's hard sometimes getting good grades is a motivation
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    (Original post by MozartEd)
    yeah, ill buy some soon, hopefully, and I agree with what you mean about this thread. The only dilemma I have is there are some weekly tutoring programs in my area and I'm not sure if I should join or not because i'm scared It'll be useless and a waste of time. Do you think it'll be more productive for me to join a program or revise and learn by myself? I hate meeting new people in person, it'll be too distracting to actually learn.---- it sounds like a great opportunity but I don't want to waste what little time I have? What would you do? oh and also have you/ or are you going to do volunteering?
    I want to do volunteering but I haven't really looked into it, I think you should try them weekly tutor programs, I would if I were you but find out how they are for bc they might be for like people who aren't that smart or need help and you need something were they are teaching high level stuff, so I would go if it's a good learning thing. Revising by yourself is good to an extent and you have the oppurtunity to gain extra help so I would take it, just drop it if you find it useless to you.

    Also by joining you will be more motivated to study than doing it yourself
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    (Original post by mayu123)
    Ohh cool do you know what book i should buy im doing aqa
    I had a look round for you, I wouldn't reccomed CGP as they are too vauge and don't give too much info mut they do summarise well.

    Try get the ones at your school if they are good ones, I got the same science ones as my school cos they prefectly match the course. However in business for example i got different book than the ones at school because the one(s) I got had better presented information, more clear and more in depth.

    I posted here two sets for the AQA trip science, check they are the right course, the second set look good don't mix and match sets, buy chemistry biology and physics from the same company because it completes the information.

    Also really important only buy books that say 'AQA Approved' on the front, like a little sticker thing,(if doing AQA course) because it means that the book is loads more suited to your course as it has been approved by the examboard because of how the content matches the course, All books below have that sticker.

    The first set
    Biology
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...49MVY76PDGV410
    Chemistry
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Chemis...R90QF32RQ4DVX8
    Physics
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Physic...8M547KXH3PAP0W


    Second set

    Physics
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...ZY96VB6GA3R0RM

    Biology:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-GCSE-Bi...7NVQ7HA6HT5QHB

    Chemistry
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-GCSE-Ch...CW700MJXWPQ9WP
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    (Original post by mayu123)
    We get maths homework every week on the friday and due on Monday at intervention what about you ?
    In IB, or IGCSE? In IGCSE we finished the maths curriculum in one year, so the second year was basically us doing past papers and going over the harder stuff. We didn't have homework, but weekly past paper practices really showed who was understanding the work.

    Now in IB the workload is 10x the workload in IGCSE but it's totally manageable since I get to do the subjects I really like without being forced to take the ones I hate (history, bleh!).
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    I had a look round for you, I wouldn't reccomed CGP as they are too vauge and don't give too much info mut they do summarise well.

    Try get the ones at your school if they are good ones, I got the same science ones as my school cos they prefectly match the course. However in business for example i got different book than the ones at school because the one(s) I got had better presented information, more clear and more in depth.

    I posted here two sets for the AQA trip science, check they are the right course, the second set look good don't mix and match sets, buy chemistry biology and physics from the same company because it completes the information.

    Also really important only buy books that say 'AQA Approved' on the front, like a little sticker thing,(if doing AQA course) because it means that the book is loads more suited to your course as it has been approved by the examboard because of how the content matches the course, All books below have that sticker.

    The first set
    Biology
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...49MVY76PDGV410
    Chemistry
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Chemis...R90QF32RQ4DVX8
    Physics
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Physic...8M547KXH3PAP0W


    Second set

    Physics
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...ZY96VB6GA3R0RM

    Biology:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-GCSE-Bi...7NVQ7HA6HT5QHB

    Chemistry
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-GCSE-Ch...CW700MJXWPQ9WP
    The CGP Science books are also an option due to their concise explanations, fact recall and application practice questions and they're also AQA approved they're my personal preference for Science, at least.

    What in particular did you see as an issue with CGP with regard to their vague explanations
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    (Original post by peeked)
    xD,well i think you will be a lot more motivated if you did a bit less or split it into smaller chunks. I can keep motivated,I guess but it's hard sometimes getting good grades is a motivation
    True that IS!!!
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    (Original post by Mac117)
    In IB, or IGCSE? In IGCSE we finished the maths curriculum in one year, so the second year was basically us doing past papers and going over the harder stuff. We didn't have homework, but weekly past paper practices really showed who was understanding the work.

    Now in IB the workload is 10x the workload in IGCSE but it's totally manageable since I get to do the subjects I really like without being forced to take the ones I hate (history, bleh!).
    U chose History ?
    WHTS ib ?
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    (Original post by Kwendo)
    The CGP Science books are also an option due to their concise explanations, fact recall and application practice questions and they're also AQA approved they're my personal preference for Science, at least.

    What in particular did you see as an issue with CGP with regard to their vague explanations
    I think CGP doesn't show all information in detail xDxxXxx
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    (Original post by peeked)
    I had a look round for you, I wouldn't reccomed CGP as they are too vauge and don't give too much info mut they do summarise well.

    Try get the ones at your school if they are good ones, I got the same science ones as my school cos they prefectly match the course. However in business for example i got different book than the ones at school because the one(s) I got had better presented information, more clear and more in depth.

    I posted here two sets for the AQA trip science, check they are the right course, the second set look good don't mix and match sets, buy chemistry biology and physics from the same company because it completes the information.

    Also really important only buy books that say 'AQA Approved' on the front, like a little sticker thing,(if doing AQA course) because it means that the book is loads more suited to your course as it has been approved by the examboard because of how the content matches the course, All books below have that sticker.

    The first set
    Biology
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...49MVY76PDGV410
    Chemistry
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Chemis...R90QF32RQ4DVX8
    Physics
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Physic...8M547KXH3PAP0W


    Second set

    Physics
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...ZY96VB6GA3R0RM

    Biology:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-GCSE-Bi...7NVQ7HA6HT5QHB

    Chemistry
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-GCSE-Ch...CW700MJXWPQ9WP
    Is that the first and second edition i was planning of buying the third edition because people say its more accurate xD Do you think that ?

    Have you had exams recently in school for any subject ? or are you going to have it soon ?
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    (Original post by mayu123)
    I think CGP doesn't show all information in detail xDxxXxx
    Smh it's GCSE there isn't exactly must detail to show tbh
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