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need revision advice on science, english lit and lang and history!
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For science it's exam papers galore
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For science it's exam papers galore
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what would be the best way of doing past papers?( as in without book and timing?) and how long did revise for gcse/igcse science

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what would be the best way of doing past papers?( as in without book and timing?) and how long did revise for gcse/igcse science

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Timing - normal exam timing

how long - I stared revising from day 1
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For science GCSEs I made notes from CGP revision guide and learnt them, followed by attempting a few past papers. But it's an exam so learning the content is the most important thing, write it out till you're able to recall it from memory, read it again etc
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For science GCSEs I made notes from CGP revision guide and learnt them, followed by attempting a few past papers. But it's an exam so learning the content is the most important thing, write it out till you're able to recall it from memory, read it again etc
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how long did you revise for your gcse's?
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Hey!
I didn't start revising until a month before the science exams. But read the book, make mindmaps, all that stuff, about an hour a day. Then about a week before do a past paper in proper time conditions. See what you didn't know and then spend the last bit revising the stuff you didn't know.
This seemed to work for me and I got an A* (even though my teachers predicted me a B lol!)
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I'm currently doing my GCSEs but I think I can help with science and english lit

For science, I find that making flashcards or revision notes help, make them from the revision guide, make sure you've learnt everything the spec tells you, so print a copy of that too. Then try past papers, to test what you know, give you a feel of the exam, the style of questions, timing etc

For Eng Lit, make sure you know the text you're studying well, if not then learn it, get a revision guide also SparkNotes may help After you've done that, find key quotes for each theme, character etc and analyse them. This will save time when you come to look for quotes as evidence to back up your points in the exam.
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need revision advice on science, english lit and lang and history!
thank you ever so much!
Hiya, have a look here and maybe ask any questions you wanted answered on here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1375172
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how long did you revise for your gcse's?
About 2 weeks
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Anybody that can offer help with history crime and punishment and Nazi Germany? I don't know how to structure the the questions, help please!
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For science, I write everything out from a book (I use two texbooks, adding detail and whatnot) as I write it, I say it in my head. Always work. Exam papers are also good.
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Science- Read through entire CGP guide + do the questions and most importantly understand it. Then do every past paper under the sun.

English lit/lang- Practice, practice and practice some more. Write essays for your teacher to mark and make sure you know all the key ideas of your books/poems and having something "out of the box" to write about.

History- Didn't do it history at GCSE
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notes + mind maps + past papers + start early ( for science)
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need revision advice on science, english lit and lang and history!
thank you ever so much!
English - Read through the revision guides provided, I personally hate GCP, but I've learned so much from them. I NEVER used to think revising for English was possible, I get As/A* without trying but by looking at 'Of Mice and Men' for ten minutes, I've learned so much.
History - Simple, read through the entire course, and write it out in a way that makes sense to YOU.
Science - Again, go through it all, reword it and understand/apply.
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