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    (Original post by Sarao)
    Yes it works for most, not all, some people need to work for specific subjects and what not but that doesn't mean they have to obsessively revise. There's options for extra support offered in schools etc, which means there's no need to be spending loads of time revising and not spending time doing anything else.

    I have been through GCSE's and A-Levels

    I was one of those people who took GCSE's too seriously, but now reflecting on it, I shouldn't have, because honestly, it's not worth it in the bigger picture.

    You'll understand this once you start A-Level's.

    I don't believe in obsessively revising, I believe in spreading it out in chunks. I believe in a balance. I was not disagreeing with what you said but I was disagreeing with doing it a day before or whatever, that was all.
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    (Original post by Sarao)
    Hmmm, my first post seems to have disappeared
    Did you see what I said above?

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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    I don't believe in obsessively revising, I believe in spreading it out in chunks. I believe in a balance. I was not disagreeing with what you said but I was disagreeing with doing it a day before or whatever, that was all.
    Well I had something like 26 exams mainly in one big chunk so I really had no choice but to do that, but because I had actually listened in class throughout the year and done homeworks etc, I still done well

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    Did you see what I said above?

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    Yes I replied to it explaining that I hadn't seen it before I replied to the other one
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    (Original post by Sarao)
    Well I had something like 26 exams mainly in one big chunk so I really had no choice but to do that, but because I had actually listened in class throughout the year and done homeworks etc, I still done well
    Yes, that's what I was getting it - for some people it has to work. For some it just doesn't. I always done homework on time and well and listened in class but still had to revise a lot! Oh well, I guess it's just what we said first off, it depends on the person!
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    To the person who was asking about organisation (I can't find your original post).

    Use folders instead of books. Folders allow you to organise everything into different sections and things dont get muddled up.

    Folders are your friend
    Exercise books are your enemies
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    (Original post by Sarao)
    To the person who was asking about organisation (I can't find your original post).

    Use folders instead of books. Folders allow you to organise everything into different sections and things dont get muddled up.

    Folders are your friend
    Exercise books are your enemies
    Yes! I used these and they're brilliant because you know where everything is.
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    Organise your notes. I found flash cards to be the best thing, you're going over things and learning the information again and then writing it down. It's very good active revision. You're also condensing down the notes to what's relevant. I never found timetable's helpful at all but you might. I must also add that the Get Revising site is very useful for revision guidance and notes and to make a timetable.
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    Oh, well, I was on Edexcel however, we also (clearly) had coursework.

    You would find it harder to get the A without a decent enough coursework grade but it isn't impossible. What did you get?
    I haven't gotten the results yet but I'm pretty sure I failed since I basically winged it as I didn't exactly know what to do during the coursework.


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    (Original post by Firenze26)
    I haven't gotten the results yet but I'm pretty sure I failed since I basically winged it as I didn't exactly know what to do during the coursework.


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    I was talking about the coursework result? That's wrong, you should know exactly what you're doing.
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    I was talking about the coursework result? That's wrong, you should know exactly what you're doing.
    Oh, sorry, I just finished it last week so I haven't gotten my result yet.

    He did try to explain it to us but most of the class didn't get it. I tried to get his opinion by showing him some of my drafts but he keeps saying "You can do it", "This is great work" and other praises without telling me why it's great or how I can improve it.

    Whenever I ask him for help, he keeps saying that I'm gonna ace it. He didn't even tell us how to do the intro or the conclusion, since he says that it doesn't matter but then another teacher said that it counts for maybe 2-3 marks.

    The whole thing was a mess and it will most likely cause my grades to go down and that's gonna disappoint a lot of people since the English department gave me a high target, my tutor gave me a high target and my classmates believe that I'll get great grades. It's just a mess.


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    (Original post by Firenze26)
    Oh, sorry, I just finished it last week so I haven't gotten my result yet.

    He did try to explain it to us but most of the class didn't get it. I tried to get his opinion by showing him some of my drafts but he keeps saying "You can do it", "This is great work" and other praises without telling me why it's great or how I can improve it.

    Whenever I ask him for help, he keeps saying that I'm gonna ace it. He didn't even tell us how to do the intro or the conclusion, since he says that it doesn't matter but then another teacher said that it counts for maybe 2-3 marks.

    The whole thing was a mess and it will most likely cause my grades to go down and that's gonna disappoint a lot of people since the English department gave me a high target, my tutor gave me a high target and my classmates believe that I'll get great grades. It's just a mess.


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    Hm. I really don't know what to say. You should be able to amend it or resit it as it's coursework. When you get it back, use the marks and grade boundaries for OCR English to work out what you'll need to get on your papers for an A and see if it's achievable.
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    Thanks

    But..... we were told that due to some reforms, we can't do resits and I was hoping to do it in A-levels too *sigh*.


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    (Original post by Firenze26)
    Thanks

    But..... we were told that due to some reforms, we can't do resits and I was hoping to do it in A-levels too *sigh*.


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    You can't resit EXAMS due to reforms, that's not the same for coursework.
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    You can't resit EXAMS due to reforms, that's not the same for coursework.
    Really? Thanks, I'm gonna ask my teacher or my tutor as soon as possible about that. Hopefully, they'll allow me to resit since I just messed up a 15% CA


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    (Original post by Firenze26)
    Really? Thanks, I'm gonna ask my teacher or my tutor as soon as possible about that. Hopefully, they'll allow me to resit since I just messed up a 15% CA


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    To be honest, I'm not a hundred percent sure if you SHOULD be doing it but the exam boards would never know if you resat something ONCE
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    How hard is the Maths GCSE? we had the pre-public exams i didn't turn up for the non-calculator loool but for the calc exam i got a B but i found it really hard Revision tips?
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    (Original post by ickra_)
    How hard is the Maths GCSE? we had the pre-public exams i didn't turn up for the non-calculator loool but for the calc exam i got a B but i found it really hard Revision tips?
    I hated Maths and couldn't do it. You will need to work hard throughout the year in Maths if you struggle.

    I always found revision hard for Maths but past papers are probably your best bet alongside watching Tutorials and other Videos on YouTube.

    Good luck!
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    [QUOTE=JayJay-C19;48641944]Religious Education is the easiest think I have ever done. A* in every test, mock and practise paper and almost every exam question I got full marks on, straight - for two years.

    Wow, have you got any advice for RE
    ( I'm in year 9) my end of year exam for RE is Tuesday! I'm still stuck at a C grade




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