Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Is 8 hours a day of revision for GCSE too much? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    ^^^says it all.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    once you get to uni you will get burnout!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Pawsies)
    once you get to uni you will get burnout!
    Or maybe actually used to the amount of studying you need to do at uni for some courses- so will be used to it.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Yes, once you get to a certain point, it stops going in and your revision becomes inefficient. Quality > Quantity.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    do 2 hours maximum
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    The amount of content involved in a GSCE exam should not require 8 hours of revision a day, assuming you actually went to school.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    i think its a tad too much
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Yeah, I think it's too much. To be honest, for GCSEs I think you can get away with doing 2 hours a day and still ending up with straight As
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    If you're doing so much revision at GCSE, you'll be screwed at AS.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    it's unnecessary and a waste of time as by the end of the 8 hours you are tired and not concentrating/taking it in properly. 4-5 hours is more than enough and you could even get away with as little as 2
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Far too much. You'll burn out brah.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LeonVII)
    Yeah, I think it's too much. To be honest, for GCSEs I think you can get away with doing 2 hours a day and still ending up with straight As
    it's possible to do that at ASLevel too...
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by madfish)
    it's possible to do that at ASLevel too...
    I know!
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    If you have the will power to do 8 hours a day at GCSE level, I salute you.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    It's good that you're prepared but give time for your social life too! But if you're committed you'll be just fine for a-levels
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    It's definitely not too much assuming you go to school for most of that 8 hours. That would give you about 2 hours of home revision (I find 3 is better). I usually do around that much for my GCSE revision anyways. However, if this 8 hours is after school or on weekends, then yeah, definitely too much.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Less is more...
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Yes! You don't need that much time to revise for them, it will be too much and you won't be processing and remembering it!

    and imo you don't need to revise THAT much for GCSE's. (obviously you do need to do a lot, but 8h's a day is a bit excessive)
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    Well, it's better than none at all. Although if you need to do this much revision to get decent grades then you should really think about if doing a-levels is a good idea or if you're capable.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    2 hours a day is enough.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Are unpaid trial work shifts fair?
    Useful revision links

    Articles

    Writing revision notes

    Our top revision articles

    Tips and advice on making the most of your study time.

    Boomarked book

    Superpowered study

    Take the hard work out of revising with our masterplan.

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Can you help? Study Help unanswered threadsStudy Help rules and posting guidelines

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.