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    Am I the only one who hasn't made a ton of notes already? It seems like so many people on here have notes for all their subjects already and I'm feeling quite behind even though such preparation isn't really common other than on TSR
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    (Original post by e2014)
    Am I the only one who hasn't made a ton of notes already? It seems like so many people on here have notes for all their subjects already and I'm feeling quite behind even though such preparation isn't really common other than on TSR
    No, you're not the only one. I haven't started making notes yet and my mocks are in December. I'm relieved to know I'm not the only one who's feeling behind.

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    Am I the only one who hasn't made a ton of notes already? It seems like so many people on here have notes for all their subjects already and I'm feeling quite behind even though such preparation isn't really common other than on TSR
    The only subject I have notes for is history. And that's because we get regular homework to write revision notes which answer this set of questions. I find if given a set of questions which I have to answer in note form that's fine but thinking write some (say) chemistry revision notes doesn't work for me. I wish it did because once I have the notes I find them really useful but it doesn't.
    Really don't worry about it at all. I might write some at some point before the exams, I might not. But that's ok. Notes aren't the only way of learning by any stretch so prepare and revise in a way which helps you rather than trying to conform to what others are doing.
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    (Original post by e2014)
    Am I the only one who hasn't made a ton of notes already? It seems like so many people on here have notes for all their subjects already and I'm feeling quite behind even though such preparation isn't really common other than on TSR
    Nah I only have notes on Jekyll and Hyde, and medicine through time for history, this isn't including notes that I had to for homework, just notes I've done this holiday


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    (Original post by e2014)
    Am I the only one who hasn't made a ton of notes already? It seems like so many people on here have notes for all their subjects already and I'm feeling quite behind even though such preparation isn't really common other than on TSR
    No, we're in the minority in having done any notes/work this summer, so don't worry about it. Most people haven't even started! (and I see you have started a bit of preparation ):P
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    When you guys do your mocks, how much are you going to revise? I've been hearing not to revise or barely revise because it will "burn you out" for when you go to revise for your GCSEs, I still want to revise for them though.


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    (Original post by Simonexoxo)
    When you guys do your mocks, how much are you going to revise? I've been hearing not to revise or barely revise because it will "burn you out" for when you go to revise for your GCSEs, I still want to revise for them though.


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    Hi Simone,
    I'll be revising as much as I would be for my actual GCSE examinations. Yet, for mocks, I will not use any past papers because I want to save them for my actual revision. I will complete all my notes (up until what I have learnt) for each subject before I sit my mocks. Mocks, I believe, are important to identify areas of weakness in each subject so you should take advantage of this opportunity to ensure that you are truly reflecting your ability.
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    (Original post by Simonexoxo)
    When you guys do your mocks, how much are you going to revise? I've been hearing not to revise or barely revise because it will "burn you out" for when you go to revise for your GCSEs, I still want to revise for them though.


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    I am going to revise, and I would definitely not advise completely forgoing revision. Mocks are pretty useless for assessing current progress, because many people go in with the attitude that they "don't matter" (maybe getting one or two grades lower than their potential/what they will get in the end) but they are useful for identifying weaknesses and gaps in knowledge. Therefore, to make the most of the opportunity, I would advise revising, but avoiding excessive revision, ie. hours and hours every night, and wasting past papers, as I agree that it can burn you out, but that's definitely not a reason just to throw them. Also, your predictions may be based off your mocks, typically, which may effect what you wish to do after GCSEs. Having a list of topics that you are weak at will be absolutely invaluable for your revision.

    I would reccommend having most notes done by the time mocks come around, though.
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    Thanks guys, so I'll revise for the mocks and I'll save the past papers for when I revise for my actual GCSEs, so for now just use my own notes???????



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    (Original post by _gcx)
    I am going to revise, and I would definitely not advise completely forgoing revision. Mocks are pretty useless for assessing current progress, because many people go in with the attitude that they "don't matter" (maybe getting one or two grades lower than their potential/what they will get in the end) but they are useful for identifying weaknesses and gaps in knowledge. Therefore, to make the most of the opportunity, I would advise revising, but avoiding excessive revision, ie. hours and hours every night, and wasting past papers, as I agree that it can burn you out, but that's definitely not a reason just to throw them. Also, your predictions may be based off your mocks, typically, which may effect what you wish to do after GCSEs. Having a list of topics that you are weak at will be absolutely invaluable for your revision.

    I would reccommend having most notes done by the time mocks come around, though.
    Mocks aren't useless as they use them to determine your predicted grades for when you are applying to six forms, so getting high results in mocks means higher predicted grades, make it more easy for you to get in.

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    (Original post by Simonexoxo)
    When you guys do your mocks, how much are you going to revise? I've been hearing not to revise or barely revise because it will "burn you out" for when you go to revise for your GCSEs, I still want to revise for them though.


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    Hi Simonexoxo. Personally, I'm a bit of a workaholic but I think revision should be broken down into manageable bits and by doing so this avoids burning yourself out. I also use the Pomodoro Technqiue as well. In terms of notes etc, I have started a few but will start making more soon. If you have any inquires don't hesitate to PM me.
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    (Original post by haseeb798)
    Mocks aren't useless as they use them to determine your predicted grades for when you are applying to six forms, so getting high results in mocks means higher predicted grades, make it more easy for you to get in.

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    I said they were useless for assessing progress. You're right in the fact that they are used for predictions, and are important in that regard.
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    Hey everyone, I'm just dropping by to wish you all luck for Year 11. As long as you put in the effort, you will smash this upcoming year and achieve the grades you deserve! You can do this; you *will* do this! You will smash your GCSEs and celebrate by getting into your desired sixth form or college, whatever you wish to do. Good luck to you all, you can do this!

    Hope that motivates you all! Good luck for Year 11 everyone.

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    HELLPPPPP!
    I'm in year 11 and I'm doing a one-year intensive course this year because of external factors that I had no control over and have to go to a sixth-form college to finish year 11. I want to do Medicine in the future but I was just wondering if the fact that I might end up doing (depending on which school I choose) 6 gcses; Math, Chem, Bio, Physics (does triple science count as three gcses???) History, Eng Lang (I was told uni's don't really care about eng lit) will be a problem.
    I just really need to know if the amount of time and how many i'm doing will affect me in my application.
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    (Original post by panda_bae)
    HELLPPPPP!
    I'm in year 10 and I'm doing a one-year intensive course this year because of external factors that I had no control over and have to go to a sixth-form college to finish year 11. I want to do Medicine in the future but I was just wondering if the fact that I might end up doing (depending on which school I choose) 6 gcses; Math, Chem, Bio, Physics (does triple science count as three gcses???) History, Eng Lang (I was told uni's don't really care about eng lit) will be a problem.
    I just really need to know if the amount of time and how many i'm doing will affect me in my application.
    Join us in the year 10 thread, http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4275172.

    I'm in a similar situation with GCSEs, I'm sitting 4 of them in year 10. Pm me if you want
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    I dont get what you mean by making notes. Isn't that what your subject book is for. Why dont you make good revisable notes in lesson, saving you tons of time
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    (Original post by BobBobson)
    I dont get what you mean by making notes. Isn't that what your subject book is for. Why dont you make good revisable notes in lesson, saving you tons of time
    Literally same. Surely you make all your notes in lesson's whilst you are learning them? Or by 'notes' are people just referring to revision resources like flash cards and spider diagrams etc?
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    Anyone else like me and really doesn't want to go back to school?
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    (Original post by bimball)
    Literally same. Surely you make all your notes in lesson's whilst you are learning them? Or by 'notes' are people just referring to revision resources like flash cards and spider diagrams etc?
    Well I meant revision resources. The class notes condensed and ready to learn - I don't know what other people meant
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    I have my tap and freestyle exams, but I wasn't sure how sixth forms and colleges feel about them, they are I.D.T.A exams, so I wasn't to sure if during exam seasons I should not do dance exams. I'm not sure if it will give me any edge and make me stand out or of they just don't care.


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