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I'm doing 10 GCSE's and am wondering how much revision to do nearer the real exams?
What is the usual amount of revision per night and when should i start? Is after christmas too early?
Am aiming for A's at minimum and am very strong at maths and sciency subjects. However the subjects that need more structured writing (english, RE, geography) i am terrible at (C level with no revision)!
Should i prioritise these subjects and revise more for them?

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don't bother starting after Christmas, you'll be sick of exams by the time the real ones come...burn out big time.

I started around middle of Feb.

Don't get too complacent with maths/sciences, although obviously do less revision. With English it is difficult to revise (except for the poetry) and RE you can jus blag! I did and got an A*!
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donvito, are you a fan of Don Vito?
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Definatly blag RS

NO work in class for 5 years, NO revision = A* 95/100 !
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My advice is yeh, don't start until Easter, its likely you'll forget everything you revise now in June anyway. I did 13 GCSEs and managed to do well revising after Easter. Also, I know what you mean about the essay subject thing - in year 10 exams i gota low C but if you read over your text and notes close to the exam and go online for some notes you'll be fine!
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you'll know when you've done enough revision- don't stress over it. It is best to spread your revision thinly over a long amount of time. However, cramming also works.
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Don't burn yourself out, you need to have a good break at Christmas so you can be fresh later on in the year. When I revised during Christmas (I had mocks in January), I did around three hours per day (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Years Day) and a couple of others when I was busy, I worked for two out of my three weeks holiday in total. I worked out how many one hour slots I had in my revision programme, and then allocated my subjects so that I gave the most time to Maths and Physics (my weakest subjects) and the least to History (my strongest).
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dont start properly revising till at least march - its hard to revise before then because you may not have been taught all the stuff
but there are things you can do to help yourself out before then - make sure that you keep any handouts and things in order. every few weeks go over and refresh your memory expecially with stuff like key points or quotes and formulas and stuff, if you do this they go into your long term memory so your more likely to remember them in the exam ( down side can be you still remember them for ages afterwards - I have loads of bible quotes about peace in my head)
and if you struggle with a topic in class look it up as you go along
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yeh, totally relax about it, focus on learning the stuff you're doing in class as you go along - it'll make it much easier at the end - and just revise for all the mini tests and end of unit exams etc, use those as focused revision blocks, and you'll have a really good basis for when you start your final revision, you will know one hell of a lot more than you think you do,
i started on study leave... and a didnt do alot even then...
but they're right, cramming does work wonders!!!

good luck!!!

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oooh! and then make up songs and stuff! my friend and i still know our ones for RE about euthenasia and pope john paul the 6th!! :eek:
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There's no point revising straight after Christmas because you won't have finished the syllabus yet and you'll be totally sick of revision by the time you really need to do it! I started in the Easter holidays, which I thought was about right, but obviously you need to pay attention in lessons, do all your homework and make sure you ask about anything you don't completely understand. You should do some revision for all your subjects, but it's a good idea to do more for your weaker ones.
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DON'T START AT CHRISTMAS!
thats crazy.
start about end of March start of April.
my advice is to begin with the subjects you like the most/are best at because you can get them out of the way quickly and then you'll have a solid amount of time to work on the subjects you find hardest.
but really its whatever works for you!or has worked for you in the past!
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