How can I revise effectively for Science GCSE exams?Watch
Literally, get them and read them when you can, then read them whole the day before and bring them on the day of your exam to look over the topics you find most difficult. It works wonders.
And like someone has said, past papers! That's pretty much the best way for Maths because you can get an idea on the sort of questions that come up, and then the mark schemes show you workings on any you get stuck on.
Get yourself a CGP revision guide specifically for your exam board. Make notes. Then read through them a few times. Then re-write and condense the notes. Keep doing this until your can explain a topic or process from a few bullet points.
Then start those past papers. When you mark them, make sure you understand where you went wrong from the mark scheme before you move on. If the mark scheme doesn't make sense, ask your teacher.
Good luck with your exams
The Nelson Thornes books however have a ton of questions built into each sub topic so there's no way you can answer those questions until you understand the topic fully. I probably have a low concentration span and so I need those questions whereas others can absorb all the content.
So try either one of those books above ^
1) First ensure that you have revised everything from the Exam Board's textbook
2) Then read a revision book like CGP
3) Finally, leave plenty of time for past papers and ensure that when you mark them you revise the topics where you lost marks in.
Good luck! and remember to be both realistic and optimistic!
Also, for maths, past papers are very important so just do as many as you can and be sure to ask teachers for topics you're unsure about and you should do well.
For maths pastpapers are important as well as topic based papers - http://www.bland.in/GCSE%20Maths/.
Make a note on all the topics in your syllabus and as you fully understand them start to cross them off, once everything is crossed if you are ready!
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