I'll start light revision in August (about an hour each day excluding weekends)
Year 11s - When did you start revising for GCSEs? Watch
- 27-07-2016 18:08
- 27-07-2016 18:11
Currently a Year 12 student moving into Year 13 this September.
I started to write my notes for the more memory based subjects back in January (e.g. Religious Studies, Latin and Biology) but I didn't finish them for most subjects until April as I drew out my revision note making. Past papers I started doing from February/March, heavy revision from late March onwards.
I could never bother to do any past papers for English Literature and I only got the grade that I did by 'hitting the jackpot' (i.e. the characters/theme/poem that I made good/proper notes for all turned up in the actual exam).
(Original post by luciie)
- 27-07-2016 18:26
Since there's been quite a few year 10s on here asking when they should start, I thought it would just be easier to make a thread like this so they would get a general idea of when others started.
I started making resources in January but properly started revising in April.
anyways for your coursework and ISA's i advice you to try very hard in them as they are about a solid 25%-40% of your GCSE, i got 100% in most of my ISA's and they are just so important because they are so easy! this is the part you dont want to mess up!! Oh and another piece of advice, unless you are getting like c's and d's in your sciences DO NOT TAKE DOUBLE AWARD SCIENCE, its not worth it, the highest grade in double award science is an AA which is equal to a B in triple award science, i think thats enough evidence that its not a good idea
im sorry for posting such a long message but i do hope that this is helpful!
- 27-07-2016 19:23
Best time would be Nov/Dec/new year otherwise March/April...hard core.