Revision Methods for GCSE Science!!

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Hi there, I'm a student studying in my final year. As a part of my degree I'm working on a project which involves researching the GCSE syllabus and revision techniques.

If you can answer one or both of these questions for me that would be great!

1. What methods of revision did you/are you using to help you with your GCSE science revision? (Please include broad method like bullet points, or specific to one area like you designed a model of the lungs to help you describe breathing in humans)

2. What areas of GCSE Science did you/are you finding most difficult? (A specific area of biology/chemistry/physics)

Please don't write any personal information!

Thank you!!!

P.S. Sorry if you've seen this thread before - I'm trying to get as many replies as possible!
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1. What methods of revision did you/are you using to help you with your GCSE science revision? (Please include broad method like bullet points, or specific to one area like you designed a model of the lungs to help you describe breathing in humans)
A) wrote the answers on my hand

2. What areas of GCSE Science did you/are you finding most difficult? (A specific area of biology/chemistry/physics)
A) chemistry because this girl in my class was peng and i'd just stare at her all day
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I think the best ways to revise for science is:
-BBC BITESIZE-This site is great, they tell you all you need to know the seperate exam boards, and breaks it up into units. I really think this method help me pass GCSE Core science
-TEXT BOOK/CGP REVISION GUIDES-Another great way for revising is reading through the textbooks and revision guides.
-PAST PAPERS-I sat before each of my science exams and did loads of question papers
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Hello! I'm in year 10&And I have a GCSE science exam coming up in June and I would like to know how I can revise for it. So can u give me some advice pls. And physics is what i struggle the most on. So please can you give me some edvice on how I can know physics before my exam
Please! Thank you:-)
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(Original post by umrabashir)
Hello! I'm in year 10&And I have a GCSE science exam coming up in June and I would like to know how I can revise for it. So can u give me some advice pls. And physics is what i struggle the most on. So please can you give me some edvice on how I can know physics before my exam
Please! Thank you:-)
Do past papers! I made the huge mistake of doing none, I just read from the revision guide and got A's in all my subjects rather than the A*'s I wanted. Wow that sounds big headed but it's true.
Past papers, revision guide, make decent notes
Also on the day of the exam have a packet of sweets 30 minutes before the exam


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(Original post by umrabashir)
Hello! I'm in year 10&And I have a GCSE science exam coming up in June and I would like to know how I can revise for it. So can u give me some advice pls. And physics is what i struggle the most on. So please can you give me some edvice on how I can know physics before my exam
Please! Thank you:-)
Hi I'm in year 10 and doing the core exams this may What's your exam board?
I personally think the best way to revise for science is to avoid making lots of notes and do past papers instead. I'm not a big fan of the cgp books because they're so concise they're unclear. So instead, if I want to learn a topic I wasn't taught (the science department in my school are lacking) I watch the myGCSEsscience video that is relevent, make short minimal notes throughout, then try some practice papers.
I hope this helps you Its a really time consuming, varied, way of revising which is why my revision regime starts March. Do a little a day starting on the subjects you find the hardest then revisit them throughout the coming months.
What are you finding hard in physics? I haven't done additional yet, but in core I found drawing ray diagrams and telescopes the most challenging.
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1. I'm taking notes in my homework book.I need the right method.2.all of them but I find physic a bit betterI'm year 11 and I'm worried about my science GCSE and I need to find right method on how I am understand and love science more.
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1) I used a number of useful resources (completed my GCSEs in 2019).
I used:
- Educake (online revision site).
- Quizlet for content que cards - this was REALLY helpful. I would create a quizlet for each section of the specification and go through it until I was 100% certain of my answers. I would also print some off and stick on my walls or places where they are most visible.
- the specification itself - since the GCSE science specifications (at least for AQA anyway) are extremely detailed, I literally took information straight off the specs.
- Past papers, of course.
- CGP revision guides are also extremely useful and I would use these to note down specific parts of the specification as well as to create que cards on quizlet.

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I often struggled with the electricity part of physics with circuit diagrams however I’ve come to realise they aren’t all that hard. In chemistry it was always the bonding topic which I found hard.

Hope this helps!
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(Original post by Plane350)
1) I used a number of useful resources (completed my GCSEs in 2019).
I used:
- Educake (online revision site).
- Quizlet for content que cards - this was REALLY helpful. I would create a quizlet for each section of the specification and go through it until I was 100% certain of my answers. I would also print some off and stick on my walls or places where they are most visible.
- the specification itself - since the GCSE science specifications (at least for AQA anyway) are extremely detailed, I literally took information straight off the specs.
- Past papers, of course.
- CGP revision guides are also extremely useful and I would use these to note down specific parts of the specification as well as to create que cards on quizlet.

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I often struggled with the electricity part of physics with circuit diagrams however I’ve come to realise they aren’t all that hard. In chemistry it was always the bonding topic which I found hard.

Hope this helps!
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(Original post by Ross1237)
I think the best ways to revise for science is:
-BBC BITESIZE-This site is great, they tell you all you need to know the seperate exam boards, and breaks it up into units. I really think this method help me pass GCSE Core science
-TEXT BOOK/CGP REVISION GUIDES-Another great way for revising is reading through the textbooks and revision guides.
-PAST PAPERS-I sat before each of my science exams and did loads of question papers
yeah I think sciences (especially chemistry) are the only subjects which CGP books are useful for tbh. And they are seriously useful for chem revision - I spent 8 hours straight going through the CGP chem book the night before my GCSE exam just doing read, cover, test and it was super helpful.
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