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    (Original post by Ecialetak)
    Heya i wanna get an A for french as well been revising like that too look out for the traps in the reading and listening in languages Don't know if you've noticed by they tend to confuse by mentioning everything in the question. Except the A* question where you need to be really picky lol
    Any results yet?I have done the OCR and Edexcel papers (June 10and 11) they are the only ones they offer, OCR have 2012 but without mark schemes which is useless and I have got 3Bs and 1A in Listening and 3A*s and 1A in Reading and I don't know why I'm not doing as well with the Listening.I'm going to be looking out for WJEC and CCEA and then onto AQA, which is the board I'm doing the exam with luckily AQA do the exam in January and June so there are more past papers available.I really need an A* in French for an A* Baccalaureate and I'm also worried about an A* in Geography and I only got a minimal A for my first Speaking and an A/B for my first Writing so I really need to do much better in the second Speaking and Writing and the Listening and Reading exams to get an A*.
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    Do any you do economics?

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    (Original post by Undisclosed 15)
    Do any you do economics?

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    I do gcse economics . Whats your exam board ?

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    (Original post by Jackwtaylor)
    Afraid I'm on AQA for Science and OCR for Business so can't help you there
    How are you revising for your business and science exams?

    Many thanks
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    Do any you do economics?

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    I do GCSE AQA economics.


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    I will either have 12 exams if I fail to get A* for Maths or 10 if I get my A* for Maths
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    (Original post by Giroud12)
    I know this isn't fully relevant, but does anyone knows how special consideration at gcse works? My grandma recently passed away and I have applied for it. Do I get extra marks for EVERY exam I sit in summer? Also do universities see if youve had this special consideration?
    The maximum extra marks you can get is 5% of the paper. Though getting this 5% is very rare, something catastrophic must happen like something happening to you, physically which would warrant the 5%!
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    (Original post by pinkgorilla)
    I do gcse economics . Whats your exam board ?

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    I dont do it. I am just wondering how many people do and if shools/colleges offer it as many poeple did not mention it in there offered subjects.

    Do you know?

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    I have:
    2 English lit
    2 English lang
    3 bio
    3 chem
    3 physics
    3 German (I already did the oral )
    3 history
    3 geography
    2 maths
    that's 24 total starting to freak out!
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    I have:
    English Lit (Poetry)
    Statistics
    Media
    Business
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    and 2 RE

    Not too bad compared to other people in my year who have like 16! I'm lucky that I've had the majority of my exams already!

    The only thing I'm stuck with is how to revise for media - anyone else doing the AQA Media exam?

    Good luck to everyone!! :-)
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    (Original post by MollyMcFly1)
    I have:
    English Lit (Poetry)
    Statistics
    Media
    Business
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    and 2 RE

    Not too bad compared to other people in my year who have like 16! I'm lucky that I've had the majority of my exams already!

    The only thing I'm stuck with is how to revise for media - anyone else doing the AQA Media exam?

    Good luck to everyone!! :-)
    For Business studies are you AQA
    For RE are you edexcel
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    Past papers are always the most effective I find, or a topic mind-map of sort. But do some past papers, record the scores you get, do some other ones, and then start again and compare how you've scored the second time around to see where you need to work on
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    I've got 18 exams (all IGCSE)

    3 exams for CIE maths (papers 2,4 and 6), 1 for English literature, 1 for English language, 2 each for physics, chemistry and biology (triple science), 4 for French (reading, writing, listening, speaking), 1 for geography, 1 for food tech and 1 for economics.

    I haven't even started revising but I've been predicted almost all A*s. I'm really worried now since I never used to revise for anything and I'm really bad at it, I need tips other than 'make concise and clear notes' because that doesn't work for me at all.
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    (Original post by Jackwtaylor)
    I have these issues too usually so I've tried my best to deal with it with how I've organised revision this year. It works differently for everyone, but I'll tell you what I've done and I'm happy to help you further with a revision timetable or something if that will help.

    I've taken every day from now to the end of exams and put it in to a table with three columns: date, subjects to revise and a tick box to tick when done. At the moment I've scheduled about 2 hours a day but that increases at study leave. My table literally says the name of an exam to revise, for example English Literature Poetry, and thats done all the way through from now until it all finishes. I've then produced a second document with a list of each subject followed by the dates I put down revision for. I prioritised subjects - for example I'll spend more time on History which I'm interested in than Science, which I'm not. This second document is essentially a breakdown of each subject and exactly what I should do. That's not complete yet but it'll be past papers, or BBC bitesize, and much more detail. Each day i need to look what to revise, look on the second document to see exactly what to do and do it, then tick that box on the list. If I don't tick a box it carries over to the next day, so I've always got reason to get my revision done so it doesn't carry over. I'm quite hopeful that this organisation and the way I've organised all my books in to a box split in to sections for each subject means I can maximise free time and spend revision time actually revising, not making endless excuses to sort other things for it etc. The other thing I'd say is schedule yourself breaks- I turn my phone off when I revise to avoid that distracting me and currently do no more than an hour at a time before having a break. During study leave this will probably change but it works for now. I also have days, at least 2 a week, where now, with it so early in my revision, I do no revision at all and just completely forget about it, usually spend time with friends or relax. I've found all of this helps so far as it not only organises me during revision but means I'm not so stressed at other times as I know exactly what I've got to do and when, and can't make excuses as I force myself to do any work that is carried over so if I can't be bothered one day I know that I'll only have to do it the next day if I don't do it now!

    6AM is an odd time to be awake during revision in my eyes, I'm not sure whether you're a generally successful student but I personally wouldn't start before 8 and would always finish relatively early at night, you need to maximise sleep or I find you just don't take anything in! I wouldn't give up swimming, it's good to have something to take your mins off revision, but I'd limit the hours. It's hard to help you without knowing your commitments, when they are etc. but I'd say do no more than 6 hours revision a day when it gets to study leave. The best sort of schedule which I'm hoping to do, on a day with no exams, in study leave is revise 9-11am, half hour break. 11:30 to 1:30 then hour for lunch, then 2:30 to 4 which is 5 hours 30. At that point for me it would depend on if I had an exam the next day. If I did I'd do 1 more hour in the evening, if I didn't I'd do the extra half hour straight away at 4. Obviously this isn't always gonna work when you have exams on the day etc. but for me it's good to keep most of the evenings free and any other commitments can be done then. Like I said, that would be more than enough revision for me but it might be too much/ too little for you, although doing any more than that would be over revising in my eyes which can be just as bad as under revising!

    On the notes, I personally find that writing notes helps me, but I also think reading them aloud means you can't just be writing them and not taking them in as you have to think about what you're writing. Another very useful method I use is to take say 2 sides of notes, get them down to one side, then half a side, then a quarter of a side, then a cue card size. This way, because you're summarising the info so much, you have to really understand what you're saying and read through it a lot! If you need any help with individual subjects, let me know what they are, as if it's something I'm studying on the same exam board it'd be good revision for me to help you!

    Sorry for the horrendously long post but hope that helped you and anyone else in a similar position, just ask anything else if anyone has questions, I'm no expert but I can try to give advice


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    Cheers for that mate, is this the way you organize?

    So, on that calender of yours you have what subject you'll revise, then on the second document you'll have a specific thing to do. Is this right ?

    Say, Physics (on the calender) then on the second sheet what you'll cover ? Is this right, because I understand half of it
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    (Original post by Midnight1811)
    Cheers for that mate, is this the way you organize?

    So, on that calender of yours you have what subject you'll revise, then on the second document you'll have a specific thing to do. Is this right ?

    Say, Physics (on the calender) then on the second sheet what you'll cover ? Is this right, because I understand half of it
    Yep, so today mine says Physical Geography, when I revise I'll go to Physical Geography on the breakdown, see today's date and what I've written. That way I'll be doing something constructive and useful during all revision time. Although I've not finished the breakdown, I'm adding to that as I go along.


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    I guess i'm luckier than the people on this thread! I've done half of my gcses....so I've got five left this summer... in Year 11: 2x English literature, 2xFrench (and one more speaking), 2x Geography, 2x History, English Language resit (teacher made everyone do this. I've already got approximately an A overall according to estimates following the January exam), might be doing English IGCSE, but that's it! so about 9/10 exams :cool: Edit: Oh yeah for revision tips I seriously advise PAST PAPERS. I can never emphasise it enough...I wouldn't be getting my A*/As without them. Do as many as you can!
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    (Original post by JustaDreamer)
    Oh yeah for revision tips I seriously advise PAST PAPERS. I can never emphasise it enough...I wouldn't be getting my A*/As without them. Do as many as you can!
    whats so good about these ?isn't it best to actually know the content then go over the past papers?
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    I've got 11:

    1 Biology (Unit 3) - AQA
    2 Chemistry (Unit 2 and 3) - AQA
    2 Physics (Unit 2 and 3) - AQA
    1 Business Studies (Unit 2) - AQA
    1 English Literature - OCR
    2 Geography (Unit 1 and 2) - Edexcel A
    2 Mathematics (Paper 1 and 2 Linear) - Edexcel A
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    (Original post by tohaaaa)
    I've got 11:

    1 Biology (Unit 3) - AQA
    2 Chemistry (Unit 2 and 3) - AQA
    2 Physics (Unit 2 and 3) - AQA
    1 Business Studies (Unit 2) - AQA
    1 English Literature - OCR
    2 Geography (Unit 1 and 2) - Edexcel A
    2 Mathematics (Paper 1 and 2 Linear) - Edexcel A
    For your Business Studies unit 2 i am AQA as well.How are you revising for it?

    Many thanks
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    What is the best way to revise RE,ict and maths

    Many thanks
 
 
 
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