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I don't know, it's worrying me slightly.
I mean, I feel completely ready. I feel that, after a bit more History, Geography and English Lit revision, I would be ready to do my GCSEs and get pretty good grades. But then I'm talking to my friends, and they all started in early February and are doing 8 hours every day! I started in late March and am currently doing about 5. Should I step up my revision? Am I doing too little? Am I deceiving myself into believing that I'm fine when I'm not?
We've got exactly a month until exams start, and since I've pretty much finished science and maths revision, I thought that would be enough time? I can get the majority of history, geography, English and languages done in the next week. But am I not doing enough?!
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In my experience it always feels like your friends are doing more than you.

Just do however much you can. It has to be what works for you.
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tbh brah a lot of people either A) worry too much B) Don't have good memories so need to revise a lot C) Not good at exams. Theres a certain way you approach exams where it isn't really about intelligence and you can just guess the majority of the answers by process of elimination and get top marks.

Most people in my classes were pissed off that I hardly showed up and didn't do any work and still got good grades lol. Just good memory and good at guessing + common sense.
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Wait they're revising 8 hours a day for like 5 months in advance... For gcses?!

That kind of revision is over the top even for A levels....
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In my experience it always feels like your friends are doing more than you.

Just do however much you can. It has to be what works for you.
Yeah, you're right xD I just feel like a lazy person next to them xD
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Wait they're revising 8 hours a day for like 5 months in advance... For gcses?!

That kind of revision is over the top even for A levels....
Really? I'd just assumed A-Level students spend their whole day revising non-stop
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Really? I'd just assumed A-Level students spend their whole day revising non-stop
Not the whole day lol.
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Not the whole day lol.
Oh. Well, it looks like my whole life has been a life
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People either say they're revising a lot more than they actually are or they lie and say they're not doing any at all.

If you feel comfortable, then that's the main thing. When you read through the stuff you have already revised, consider whether your confident on it, and if the answer is yes then you're fine.

I have found that the people who revise the most (8-9 hours from way before Easter) either do OK but not great or flop, b/c they're prioritising quantity over quality.

NB. One piece of advice for revision is past papers, lap these up. I know it's hard to motivate yourself doing it for essay subjects but it does help
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People either say they're revising a lot more than they actually are or they lie and say they're not doing any at all.

If you feel comfortable, then that's the main thing. When you read through the stuff you have already revised, consider whether your confident on it, and if the answer is yes then you're fine.

I have found that the people who revise the most (8-9 hours from way before Easter) either do OK but not great or flop, b/c they're prioritising quantity over quality.

NB. One piece of advice for revision is past papers, lap these up. I know it's hard to motivate yourself doing it for essay subjects but it does help
Thanks for this
And yes, I've got a whole stack of past papers on my desk, ready for the next four weeks xD
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Dudeeee it's just cos of the school and people who go there, chill

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(Original post by WanderingWorrier)
Really? I'd just assumed A-Level students spend their whole day revising non-stop
I only started revising this week, for about 3 hours a day :lol:
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Dudeeee it's just cos of the school and people who go there, chill

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It's SHIVANI and ABBIE. Shivani has spent EIGHT HOURS everyday over the last week revising. She's now finished. Abbie had finished BEFORE easter. What is this? D:
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Trust me , there is always going to be that person who works 5x harder than you but gets a **** grade lol ,.

It all comes down to how effective and efficient you are with your studies.
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I only started revising this week, for about 3 hours a day :lol:
Huh I guess I've been lied to by my mother -_-
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Oh. Well, it looks like my whole life has been a life
Yes, your whole life has been a life.

But this is the case for me too, my friends always seem to be doing more revision than me. They boast about doing five or six hours a day, but then they go and tweet their progress, so I do wonder how much they are actually doing... For a lot of those people, 'revising' means 'making revision timetables.'
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(Original post by WanderingWorrier)
It's SHIVANI and ABBIE. Shivani has spent EIGHT HOURS everyday over the last week revising. She's now finished. Abbie had finished BEFORE easter. What is this? D:
2 out of 96. It's fine and you shouldn't be surprised, it's Shivani and you know how crazy she is. Look at me if it makes you feel any better :lol: think about what Isha's doing. It's cool, you'll be fine, you're one of the smartest in the year, seriously.

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Remember it's all about quality rather than quantity
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what, that's fine!!
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