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    (Original post by halii_94)
    well I started with a timetable of three hours per day last week..didn't work at all,got distracted and bored easily but this week I cut it down to 2 and it has worked and is productive considering I'm away from all distractions
    2 hours per day? :eek: That's intense!

    OP: I will fail English spectacularly. Not worried about anything else anywhere near as much. :cool:
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    (Original post by Lozza_00)
    All A/A* which I should be able to get as long as I revise properly apart from English which I'm A/B borderline so will probably just come down to luck. How about you?
    Same here predicted all A/A* and just achieved an A for GCSE enlgish language (speaking and listening saved me) so I don't really know how I'll do for literature as I got a B in the exam part for language. But apparently it's easier lol so I hope for an A/A*. Yeah we only have a short period of time for revision :/ do you have edexcel for enlgish as an exam board?
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    I'm doing 3 hours a day or so and slightly longer at the weekend, but that's mainly because I decided to take Classical Civilisation even though we only get 2 lessons a fortnight at school

    The only things I really have to revise for is extension science and classics, french and german can't really revise, same with maths, ICT and economics I can do like a week before the exams and Geography shouldn't be too bad either
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    (Original post by Lozza_00)
    And has everyone done all their coursework?
    No: I still have four pieces to do (Chemistry, Physics, I.T. and Citizenship). I have started my revision though as I have a lot of exams.
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    Bloody hell. People have started revising already... I'm worried :p:
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    haven't started properly revising yet... suppose i'l make a plan or summing in easter... but we're doing a lot in school..

    my weak point is english also
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    I have a three day revision rotation:

    Day 1: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

    Day 2: Maths, History, Geography and R.E.

    Day 3: English Language, Music and Resistant Materials.

    Day 4: Repeat.

    I'm spending > or equal to an hour per subject per night on weekdays, starting at about 6:30 - 7:00, and three to five hours at weekends. I'm making revision summaries, reading through my textbooks/ exercise books and answering/ working through problems on the subjects I have revised. I'll increase it to five hours per night after Easter.

    I did two of my G.C.S.E.s last year, which helps!
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    I've started, generally 1 hour afterschool, sometimes 2 hours if it's a large/difficult topic. I don't really have any weak spots, I got straight A*/A in my mocks :/ But the only subjects where I think I will miss out on A* is:

    english language
    RE, since I need 96% to average an A* (got a low A last year)
    and english literature since I'm A*/A border line

    I aim to get atleast 7A*s and 2A's with an A in the FSMQ
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    (Original post by AtomicMan)
    I've started, generally 1 hour afterschool, sometimes 2 hours if it's a large/difficult topic. I don't really have any weak spots, I got straight A*/A in my mocks :/ But the only subjects where I think I will miss out on A* is:

    english language
    RE, since I need 96% to average an A* (got a low A last year)
    and english literature since I'm A*/A border line

    I aim to get atleast 7A*s and 2A's with an A in the FSMQ
    Which literature text are you studying?
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    I haven't started revising yet

    I was thinking of starting middle april time, as my exams don't start until the 16th May
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    (Original post by IQ Test)
    Which literature text are you studying?
    I am doing of mice and men
    for poetry, heaney and clarke + pre 1914
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    (Original post by AtomicMan)
    I've started, generally 1 hour afterschool, sometimes 2 hours if it's a large/difficult topic. I don't really have any weak spots, I got straight A*/A in my mocks :/ But the only subjects where I think I will miss out on A* is:

    english language
    RE, since I need 96% to average an A* (got a low A last year)
    and english literature since I'm A*/A border line

    I aim to get atleast 7A*s and 2A's with an A in the FSMQ
    Which exam boad do you do for RE if you don't mind me asking?

    As for the subjects that you think you're likely to miss out on an A*, i'm with you on the english literature. If I watch my grammar,spelling and sentence structure for the lang I should be okay but who knows? It could be an epic fail!

    I haven't started yet, i'm currently ploughing through the coursework...
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    (Original post by AtomicMan)
    I am doing of mice and men
    for poetry, heaney and clarke + pre 1914
    I did Heaney and Clarke for early entry literature last year and got an A. If you think you would find it helpful to discuss the poems, feel free : )
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    (Original post by bigbosomsevie)
    it had been said twice already. do you not realize how annoying that is?

    and i started revision in easter too, and did okay. good luck OP
    *realise

    Sorry. I'm mainly doing that to be annoying.

    As for revision, I suppose I'll start now. Most of my exams are in May, all I have after Half-Term is Maths, which is good, but not so good because May is going to be crap D: However, MORE SUMMER HOLIDAYS FOR MEEE!!!!
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    Well, I revise for a few subjects in school sporadically but I don't revise much at home. I really do need to start though but I'm so lazy that when I try I just fall asleep.
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    (Original post by theblackphoenixcon)
    *realise

    Sorry. I'm mainly doing that to be annoying.

    As for revision, I suppose I'll start now. Most of my exams are in May, all I have after Half-Term is Maths, which is good, but not so good because May is going to be crap D: However, MORE SUMMER HOLIDAYS FOR MEEE!!!!
    my dyslexia software changes it automatically, but it works with US english. Fortunately I take an anomalist approach towards language, so I really don't give a ****.
    why even bother quoting me? I've obviously done my exams.
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    (Original post by IQ Test)
    I have a three day revision rotation:

    Day 1: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

    Day 2: Maths, History, Geography and R.E.

    Day 3: English Language, Music and Resistant Materials.

    Day 4: Repeat.

    I'm spending > or equal to an hour per subject per night on weekdays, starting at about 6:30 - 7:00, and three to five hours at weekends. I'm making revision summaries, reading through my textbooks/ exercise books and answering/ working through problems on the subjects I have revised. I'll increase it to five hours per night after Easter.

    I did two of my G.C.S.E.s last year, which helps!
    That's actually quite a great timetable, I might have to use one similar lol, best of luck for the exams btw
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    (Original post by Aminaubah)
    That's actually quite a great timetable, I might have to use one similar lol, best of luck for the exams btw
    Thanks very much!

    It works for me because I don't feel I have to do it any any particular time. As long as I do at least an hour on each subject in a day (at any point) I will feel like I've made progress. I also set small targets (eg. finish these questions this session).

    Good luck with your exams, too : )
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    (Original post by Ears)
    I've started. Just an hour a day really but more for the subjects I need to learn (ie statistics because I'm entering myself). I'll get more intense in the holidays I think.

    Still need to get stats coursework done :/
    Intense!? GCSE!? Wait til after easter, you don't need to burn yourself out

    and that goes for all of you crazy kids No need for 3 hours a day just yet
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    (Original post by Jordenfruitbat)
    Intense!? GCSE!? Wait til after easter, you don't need to burn yourself out

    and that goes for all of you kids No need for 3 hours a day just yet
    You're probably right.
    As long as I go into the exam and I'm 100% confident, then I'll know I've done enough revision.
 
 
 
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