GCSE's, stress and revision help.Watch
First day back at school today and I just can't get things out of my head. Year 11 has come by so fast and I just don't know what to do. I got my results today for an ICT exam that I took in the summer and I got a B. It was the first time I received a result for a GCSE and I was really shocked since I wanted an A and was only 6 marks away. This has had me down since the first lesson and I feel that I can't achieve anything right now. I know that this is very stupid of me since I have at the least passed but I really want to study medicine when I'm older and I feel that this B will stop me from getting into medicine. My careers advisor at school was telling me that I need to have an A in every GCSE I take and have AAA at A-levels. But what I also wanted was some revision techniques and some guidance for the next year. What should I be doing at the moment? Revision? Relaxing? And where the best environments are to study? I know that I should find my own way of revising but the best I can do is read a revision book over and over. I have 6 GCSE's left this year and they are:
- Maths (Edexcel)
- English (AQA)
- Core Science (Just changed to AQA from OCR)
- Additional Science
- And Creative Media
I want an A or higher in all of these remaining subjects. I need to a lot of revision on Maths and Spanish. My school has cancelled Extended Science (P5 P6, C5, C6, B5, B6) for some unknown reason, possibly due to people not taking it seriously and so I have lost out on one GCSE that I chose as an option. I just want to know what my priorities should be at the moment. Honestly I feel really stressed and uncomfortable as I feel that my time is ticking fast. I am the oldest of five children and my home is usually quite noisy as my younger brothers are very mischievous.
Please let me know what grades you had achieved at GCSE (if you don't mind) and how you did it? How long did you spend studying? When did you start? How did you split up your time and what should I be doing right now? I just have this uneasy feeling and I want to get ride of it. Oh and if you wanted to know then for every subject my target is an A.
Thank you very much in advance!