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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
how long did you revise for your gcse's?
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!)
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.
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
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.