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My exams start on the 22nd of May and I don't have any study leave before it. Obviously, we have it during the exam period, but I've heard from people in my year and from people in the year above that they only went back after Easter for a few days and then just stayed off revising.

Is this a common thing? Is anyone else planning to do this?

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Do you mean they just didn't turn up for school?
Teacher give out some really good advice towards the end of term, so I wouldn't recommend that... Furthermore, there might be bits you haven't covered yet.

My study leave starts May 5th, so I guess I'm lucky.
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Our teachers aren't going to tell us when our study leave exactly is! I don't know why, maybe they think we're going to slack or something if we have too much information... :rolleyes: My first exam is the 24th (I think), so I think our study leave only starts that week. I'd recommend going into school though because your lesson time constitutes as revision time too, and teachers can give valuable advice on exam technique. Plus if you're like my school you wouldn't have finished the syllabus yet :rolleyes:
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Do you mean they just didn't turn up for school?
Teacher give out some really good advice towards the end of term, so I wouldn't recommend that... Furthermore, there might be bits you haven't covered yet.

My study leave starts May 5th, so I guess I'm lucky.
Yeah, they just didn't turn up. I've finished the course in all of my lessons as we've only just broken up for Easter yesturday. Also, I was thinking that although we'd be doing revision in class, I would be better off focusing on the things that I need to revise.

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Well we dont get any leave, at all. Even during the exams we are in on a reduced timetable. We have one exam on the friday 19th may but the start properly on the monday. We come in for revision sessions depending on the exam. For example we have english lit on the tuesday, on the monday we have a 2 hour revision session then go home.

Its so confusing as everyone has different exams so different revision slots.

BUT it did work really well in the mocks and when you get to a question and you are like, ooo i just did that its likes yay theres a mark.
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Most school in my area are starting to drop the idea of "individual study" and are allowing you to sandwich own revision with school revision a lot. We do have to go back after Easter for about 2 weeks and 2 or 3 days as we still haven't finished some of our English Speaking and other little bits :rolleyes:

This year, we are allowed a study of about 9 days (Starting May 9 or May 10), before our first exam on May 19.
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Our study leave starts 22nd May, which is the day of my first exam.

And we haven't finished the syllabus for a few of our subjects either.
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Our science courses have finished up nicely and way ahead of schedule, our French one finished nicely as well, but English and Business Studies are taking their time, we are still reading our set text!
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My study leave doesn't start until the first exam (22nd may) and i still haven't finished my syllabus in some subjects, (I have the whole of Britain in WW1 to do for history still:eek: , can you believe that!) Our school puts on revision sessions in each lesson right up untill the day of the last exam in thet subject so i could stay at school all day and go to lessons but i honestly do think i will do a lot better revising at home.
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(Original post by lollie)
My study leave doesn't start until the first exam (22nd may) and i still haven't finished my syllabus in some subjects, (I have the whole of Britain in WW1 to do for history still:eek: , can you believe that!) Our school puts on revision sessions in each lesson right up untill the day of the last exam in thet subject so i could stay at school all day and go to lessons but i honestly do think i will do a lot better revising at home.
Yeah, we've still got some of the syllabus to finish for loads of subjects. We've only done 2 weeks worth of work on Germany (and it's meant to be a 'depth' study...) so we'd need to concentrate on that; for English we haven't done much work on media or the non fictions; in Maths we have to do another separate topic and some more coursework (though it's for a FSMQ); for Biology we've only just started the Inheritance topic; for Chemistry we have to finish off Quantitative Chem; for Physics we have to finish Radioactivity; and finally for short course ICT we haven't started the theory. :eek: After writing that down I don't know how I'm going to have time to do all this! Eeek! *panic*
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Mine starts on the 22nd May, my first exams are the on 25th. So a few days revision...
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We don't get told until a week or so before, and even then they stagger when it starts because the staff don't like us having a muck-up day. I think ours will start about 3 days before our first exam, but I don't know if that's counting language listening exams.

We are already just revising in a lot of subjects though, so it won't make much difference, except I'll probably be working less...
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I got 3 weeks after easter.
Yea my life sucks.
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When I was doing GCSEs, my school didn't give us a study leave at all. Mainly because they knew we wouldn't study. So, what I did was that I just left anyways. No one actually said anything.
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(Original post by Excalibur)
Yeah, we've still got some of the syllabus to finish for loads of subjects. We've only done 2 weeks worth of work on Germany (and it's meant to be a 'depth' study...) so we'd need to concentrate on that; for English we haven't done much work on media or the non fictions; in Maths we have to do another separate topic and some more coursework (though it's for a FSMQ); for Biology we've only just started the Inheritance topic; for Chemistry we have to finish off Quantitative Chem; for Physics we have to finish Radioactivity; and finally for short course ICT we haven't started the theory. :eek: After writing that down I don't know how I'm going to have time to do all this! Eeek! *panic*
Whoah, :eek: i feel sorry for you! And i thought i had it bad. Im sure you'll be fine though
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I've got no problems with finishing on time, most courses are completed, but I don't finish until 19th May first exam on 22nd
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We're not getting any study leave. My frst exam is the 9th of May, which is actually in Term Time! How cheeky is that! We break up on the 17th May, and the first exam after that is...wait let me check...

22nd May.
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My school has study leave beginning 15 of May. My first written exam is on the 16th(I have orals the week before). That means we're only back for three weeks after easter..scary.
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We don't get told until maybe the day before or the day we're leaving. I think they don't want us to do any practical jokes
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I go back on wednesday next week and on May 12th we break up for study leave

That means i have about a week until my first exam which is on the
23rd of May

(thats not counting my art exam which is on a week after i come back from easter :bawling:)

Study leave used to be longer but they cut it down in my school becuase they think that we don't actual study but sleep instead
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