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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    Nor did I It has all of the poems in.
    I just do past papers as advised by my teacher.
    You don't really need to memorise all the features of a poem, just how to pull them out.
    I seem to have a problem in exams though, I keep ASSUMING.
    For example in a Science exam, "How does yeast cause bread to rise?" and I just mention Anaerobic respiration without even talking about CO2 and get 1 mark for it
    You need to treat the examiner like a baby
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    I only started revising today too. Here are the subjects I'm taking exams in, along with what I got in my mocks (basically what I can expect to get with no revision):

    A English Language (will require a fair bit of perfecting exam technique)
    B English Literature (this, I'm going to revise the most)
    A* Russian (I need to learn my presentation, but I'll spend a few hours on it at most / no revision required for Reading and Listening)
    A* French (same as Russian)
    A* History (I only have one exam and I need 66/100 UMS for an A*, so I'll just go over my notes - shouldn't take any longer than a few hours)
    A* Geography (this will actually require a fair bit of revision - probably second behind English Literature)
    A* Chemistry (most of it is self-explanatory; not much revision required other than reading through a revision guide)
    A* Biology (same as Chemistry)
    A* Physics (same as Chemistry)
    A* Maths (lol, I'm going to enjoy those 1h45m exams )

    Overall, English Literature and Geography are the subjects that I'm actually going to revise for properly. I'm going to get a fair bit of sleep over the Easter holidays .
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    May I ask, for those who are doing the short stories in their English Literature Exam - how do you structure you comparison essays. I am really confused in how to do that.

    Thanks in advance

    Good luck everyone
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    (Original post by und)
    I only started revising today too. Here are the subjects I'm taking exams in, along with what I got in my mocks (basically what I can expect to get with no revision):

    A English Language (will require a fair bit of perfecting exam technique)
    B English Literature (this, I'm going to revise the most)
    A* Russian (I need to learn my presentation, but I'll spend a few hours on it at most / no revision required for Reading and Listening)
    A* French (same as Russian)
    A* History (I only have one exam and I need 66/100 UMS for an A*, so I'll just go over my notes - shouldn't take any longer than a few hours)
    A* Geography (this will actually require a fair bit of revision - probably second behind English Literature)
    A* Chemistry (most of it is self-explanatory; not much revision required other than reading through a revision guide)
    A* Biology (same as Chemistry)
    A* Physics (same as Chemistry)
    A* Maths (lol, I'm going to enjoy those 1h45m exams )

    Overall, English Literature and Geography are the subjects that I'm actually going to revise for properly. I'm going to get a fair bit of sleep over the Easter holidays .
    WITHOUT revision?
    Bloody hell.
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    (Original post by dabest2500)
    WITHOUT revision?
    Bloody hell.
    Well, I did do perhaps about 30 minutes for each subject, but not in a particularly organised way. I can't wait until I'm doing my A levels - no more English!
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    (Original post by und)
    Well, I did do perhaps about 30 minutes for each subject, but not in a particularly organised way. I can't wait until I'm doing my A levels - no more English!
    Wow, you're a genius
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    (Original post by dabest2500)
    Wow, you're a genius
    I wouldn't call myself a genius, because I'm fairly poor at subjects such as English - I just find that most of the sciences come naturally to me. I think you really have to excel at everything to be a genius, and an A* at GCSE doesn't even require exceptional talent.
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    (Original post by und)
    I wouldn't call myself a genius, because I'm fairly poor at subjects such as English - I just find that most of the sciences come naturally to me. I think you really have to excel at everything to be a genius, and an A* at GCSE doesn't even require exceptional talent.
    You get effortless A*s, tell me, what's your secret
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    You get effortless A*s, tell me, what's your secret
    Very good teachers, I guess. And it's far from effortless. We put in a fair bit of work in class, and it pays off: we don't need to do tons of revision to cover missing gaps in our knowledge. In other words, I don't have a secret .
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    Very good teachers, I guess. And it's far from effortless. We put in a fair bit of work in class, and it pays off: we don't need to do tons of revision to cover missing gaps in our knowledge. In other words, I don't have a secret .
    Ah, concentrating in class.
    Wish I did that early on.
 
 
 
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