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    Almost the end of Year 10! :moon:

    If you are in Year 10 (1999/2000) please feel free to join our group! (PLEASE post on the thread before you join so I know who you are!) All details are there. Here is the link-
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/group.php?groupid=2726

    Some resources-
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    BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/
    Languages Online: http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/
    My GCSE Science: http://www.my-gcsescience.com/

    If you have any others tell me so that I can add them! Look at our Social Group's list of helpful threads too.
    To break the ice…
    - Introduce yourself!
    - What subjects are you taking?
    - What are you hoping to do after finishing Year 11? (You don’t have to answer at all, nothing is probably concrete anyway as we’re only in Year 10 )
    - What are your hobbies and interests?
    - How do you feel about going into Year 10?
    - (If you’d like) Favourite smiley?

    Thank you
    karmacrunch xx
    PS. Please tell me if I have missed anything or if you want to suggest any ideas just quote me!

    :grouphugs:
    Meet the Year 10s:

    Mr...: I am Mr... , I'm 14 but I turn 15 this January. I don't want to give to much away as there is space for that in the following questions!

    I am taking 13 GCSEs :yikes:
    Mathematics (Edexcel), English Language (AQA), English Literature (AQA), English Language (AQA), Biology (AQA), Chemistry (AQA), Physics (AQA), French (AQA), Religious Studies (…), Statistics (…), Additional Mathematics (…), History (AQA), Geography (Edexcel)
    I hope the work does not pile up :bricks:

    Hopefully, I will end up doing English Literature, French, History/Economics and Classical Civilisation at A-Level then head of to do Law with French Law at university but who knows I might want to be a horse next week

    I enjoy a number of things including: reading, writing, TV (Game of Thrones :drool:, food :eating:, rugby, athletics, social networking, WiFi :couchpotato: and music! Connect with me if we share similar interests :perv:

    My feelings towards going into Y10 are...
    Excited :crazy:, Scared :emo:, Happy :teehee: and Nervous

    My favourite smiley is: :perv:

    DaisyTwilight: Hello everyone! I'm Daisy, I'm 14 years old and I'm going into year 10 in September!

    What subjects am I taking?
    Maths (Edexcel), English Literature (AQA), English Language (AQA,) Core and Additional Science (OCR), French (AQA), RE (Edexcel), History (AQA), Computing (OCR) and Graphics (OCR)

    What am I hoping to do after year 11?
    I honestly don't have a clue but at the moment I'm think of Law or something to do with Maths

    What are my hobbies and interests?
    I really like dance, singing and acting and I go to a part time academy to do lessons in these. My favourite sports are long distance running, badminton, swimming and athletics. I also like reading, writing, the internet, being with my family, my friends, playing with my dog, shopping and blogging. I have a beauty and fashion blog that I post regular updates on.

    How do I feel about going into year 10?
    Quite excited and motivated, but also really nervous.

    My favourite smiley?
    :fleurdelis::grouphugs:


    VanillaCupcake: I'm Vanilla Cupcake (call me what you want) and I'm 14, 15 in December. I'll try to be more active in this thread, but it'll probably be overrun by Mr... and karmacrunch :rolleyes:
    I'm taking English Lit+Lang, Maths, Additional Maths, Triple Science, RS, French, Computing, Economics and History.
    After year 11 (grades permitting), I'll stay on at my current school's sixth form and take Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computing (not sure on this one yet, might choose French instead). I'd like to study Computer Science at university.
    My hobbies include doing absolutely nothing of use. I sleep a lot, write a bit, play video games even less. Currently playing Final Fantasy XIII which I've had for two years, but never gotten around to finishing. I also like watching anime and eating stuff. In September, I plan to start playing volleyball, which should be fun.
    Right now I feel indifferent about going into year ten but when it gets to a few days before, I'll be a nervous wreck Dreading RS sosososo much lol I hate it.
    Favourite smiley? :unimpressed:

    Frodokins: Hello! I'm Frodokins , but you can call me Frodo . At this point I would like to say I'm not a huge LoTR fan ---> my username stems from my childhood nickname! I'm 14, and will be 15 in January.
    - What subjects are you taking?
    I'm taking
    Maths
    Further maths
    English literature
    English language
    Tripe science
    RS
    Geography
    History
    ^ I love humanities!
    German
    Art
    - What are you hoping to do after finishing Year 11? (You don’t have to answer at all, nothing is probably concrete anyway as we’re only in Year 10 )
    Wow I don't think this far ahead! But I do know that I would like to go to a really good sixth form (Grammer school maybe) and study dentistry at KCL
    - What are your hobbies and interests
    Swimming
    Baking <3
    Socialising
    Art
    Reading

    Wow that was a long post! I'm sure some of you have learnt something new from that
    I plan to be more active in year 10!

    Melissa.J.Parkes: Hi, well first of all I'm Melissa(self explanatory - can probably tell by my account name) and I'm 14 years old but I'm turning 15 in March.

    I am taking 12 GCSE's which I am currently aware of, these are;

    Edexcel GCSE; Maths, Additional Maths, Religious Education, History, Spanish, Business Studies and ICT.
    AQA GCSE;Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
    CIE (University of Cambridge); English Language IGCSE and English Literature IGCSE.

    In terms of Sixth Form education, I hope to apply to numerous private/independent boarding colleges. At A - Level I would like to study; Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Economics and History.

    In terms of career aspects I am pursuing work within the legal world as a Corporate/Banking Lawyer or in the banking world as an Investment Banker. I'm going to be completing work experience at the regional Eversheds Law Firm, Barclays Bank and at Slovak barristers in the upcoming year (June 2015). Consequently, I would love to study Law LLB (at Oxford, Kings College London, University College London, Durham, London School of Economics or Bristol) or Mathematics (at Cambridge, Imperial, Durham, Bath or Warwick).

    I have many hobbies which includes reading, some of my favourite books are;
    The Hunger Games Series
    Harry Potter Series
    The Divergent Series
    Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.

    Personally, I also watch many TV program's relating to Law such as; CSI:Miami, Law and Order, Suits and Criminal Minds.

    adityac3688: I'm Aditya! You can call me Adi , I come from India but I live in HK and I study in a British International School therefore we do the GCSEs and IB :P I'm currently 14 and:

    - What subjects are you taking? Maths, Confused Science, Eng Lit+Lang, French, Economics, Media Studies, History
    After Year 11: IB: HL Maths, HL Physics, HL Economics, SL English, SL Chemistry, SL French This is gonna be very rigorous and hard and i'm still not certain but this is what i'm thinking about taking.

    Hobbies & Interests: I love debating! Since I love arguing with others :P I have a huge interest in making things, which is why I want to do engineering and I really like World affairs and economics. Other things I enjoy doing is surfing the internet, reading books, writing stories, unscrewing things and screwing them back :P, watching Game of thrones/suits and so much more!

    - How do you feel about going into Year 10? Already started it! I'm dreading it :'( So much homework, around 4-5 pieces of homework a day and at start it was easy but its getting more and more stressful already :P
    - (If you’d like) Favourite smiley?

    ChoccyMelody: Hiya, I'm ChoccyMelody (because I love chocolate & music) :heart:

    I'm taking:
    English Language (AQA)
    English Literature (AQA)
    Maths (Edexcel)
    Triple Science (AQA)
    RE (Edexcel)
    IT(OCR Cambridge Nationals)
    Geography (AQA)
    Music (Edexcel)
    Spanish (AQA)

    I like listening to music (I will repeat a song many times until I'm sick of it ), playing the violin and piano, hanging out with friends, picnics, ice skating (although I've only been twice), hula hooping, Zumba, origami, the Sims 3, Harry Potter, Divergent, The Hunger Games, the Infernal Devices, the Mortal instruments, the Unearthly series etc. Basically reading and watching movies! And I adore TEDDY BEARS!

    I started most of my GCSEs in Y9 so I'm not nervous about Y10. I'm happy about seeing friends everyday :jumphug: and dreading the deadlines and work :cry: I'm excited about the new books though! And I just love the general atmosphere of school! :excited:

    Elliwhi: Hi, I'm Ellie. I'm 14 at the moment but 15 in April. I play piano (Grade 7 exam in December) and clarinet (working towards Grade 3/4) and do a lot of athletics (long jump and hurdles). I try to do as much reading in Russian and English depending on how much work I have :P In less than 2 weeks, I'll carry on these subjects at school: Maths, English Lit, English Lang, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Triple Science) IGCSE, French, Music, Latin and History.

    You may think because I'm doing triple science and Latin that I want to be a doctor. No, I'm not being a doctor even if my mother thinks I should because my Biology skills are too "amazing" to be a doctor xD - just kidding. I suck at biology.

    However I am looking at going into finance or music. I'm really stuck at what to do as a career as I have so many options and want to do so many things. I've been going down one path and now I'm at cross roads. D:

    I sat my Russian GCSE this June (because I'm actually Russian) and got A* in all the units and am really happy with that! ^_^ :russia:

    After Year 11, I'll hopefully stay at my current school for Sixth Form and definitely do Russian A Level. I will probably end up doing Languages with Music or Finance (or both).

    Year 10? That'll probably be one heck of a roller coaster. I really would like to know who will be teaching me and who will be in my classes.

    Favourite smiley? :russia:, xD and I guess xD

    PaulHugh: Hello I'm Paul and I like Physics and Chemistry. My interests are Condensed Matter Physics and Exponential Decay.

    I think Phonons are really cool

    In my spare time I read Science books and attempt to solve complex maths equations.
    I don't do any sport as that is way too much effort :O

    The subjects I am taking are Level 2 Further Additional Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, Geology, English Language, English Literature, History, Engineering and R.S. I sat GCSE Maths in year 9

    I want to do Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths at A-level
    My favourite smiley is the ' crying with laughter one'

    ConnorRed: Hello, I'm Connor. I am taking English lit & lang, Maths, Additional Science, French, Economics, History, Art and Geography.

    I enjoy film, tv (game of thrones, house of cards, breaking bad), drawing/designing things and geology.

    My ambition is to become an Architect. :cool:

    meganissleeping: hiyaaaaa im megan and I'm going to be in year 10 in September

    right so I actually dont know which GCSE's im taking in terms of boards and stuff bc my school is awful and doesnt tell us anything, but in terms of subjects im taking Maths, English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, French, Religious Education, Drama, History and Graphics!
    My hobbies and interests include filmmaking (you can see my youtube channel here, even though i dont like any of my videos anymore and havent uploaded in three months youtube.com/meganissleeping), interior design and anything creative really

    I'm really worried about year 10 as we've hardly been told anything so any help would be appreciated lol :clap2:

    bonnie_x: Hi I'm Bonnie, and I'm going into year 10 this year!

    Kinda of a late reply to this thread - I've been dragged along to the Sea Life centre by my little sister (although secretly I wanted to go! )

    Anyways I'm taking Maths (OCR), Statistics (...) English Lit and Lang (AQA), Triple Science (OCR 21st Century), French (AQA), German (AQA), Religious Studies (OCR), Drama (OCR) - so 11 all together!

    I'm hoping to go into Medicine (typical I know...), so will do all the usual sciences and maths for A Level

    Does watching TV count as a hobby? (Sherlock, Doctor Who, Teen Wolf, Game of Thrones, etc, etc.) I also like reading, writing, and I occasionally bake something worth eating

    I'm actually really looking forward to start year 10! Is it weird that I'm looking forward to starting GCSE work?

    WeepingAngel14: Hey there, everyone! I'm WeepingAngel, and I'm a girl who will be starting year 10 in September.
    I'll be taking English Lit and Lang, Maths, Science, Textiles, History, Sociology and Spanish.
    After Year 11, I'll be going to my school's sixth form. I like reading, writing, watching movies (especially noticing mistakes in them) and I like filming, as I want to be filmmaker.
    I'm kinda excited about year 10 and I'm looking forward to it, although I'm dreading the amount of work we'll be getting.
    I'm new here so be nice!

    Mmmmmmmmmmm… πi guys I'm Mmmmmmmmmmm… π am 14 atm going to be 15 in December. I will be doing 10GCSE'S.
    Ad Maths
    History(OCR)
    German(...)
    Physics(OCR)
    Chemistry(OCR)
    Biology (OCR)
    CompSci(...)
    English Lit (CIE)
    English Lang (CIE)
    Electronics(...)


    Achieved- A* GCSE Maths in year 9.

    Chemister: Hello my name's Pat but my tsr name is Chemister I'm home schooled as I have mental health issues. I live in London and I am 14

    What subjects am I taking? Maths, Double Science, English, IGCSE Chemistry and Physics, Graphics and Food+Nutrition.

    Which isn't a lot but it's enough to do A-level

    What do I want to do after year 11? A-Level Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. I'm not sure what I want to do at uni yet, perhaps Natural Science or Chemical Engineering.

    My interests include Chemistry, other Sciences, Graphics- I use adobe softwares quite a lot, Sports and Fitness.
    My hobbies include Squash, Fitness ( Circuit training in particular) , using softwares and going to the local cinema.

    Sailorcat: Hi im sailorcat! Im also turning 15 in october (11th)

    My compulosry subjects are Math, English/Literature, Science and Additional, RP (religion and philosophy), PE, PSHCE

    My options are Art, Sociology (Which im sososososo excited for that ive started to revise from now for it), ICT, Child development.

    A levels I'm hoping to do: Art, Psychology, Sociology, Math & Astronomy (is that a subject or?)

    Welllll i love japan, its culture and such, i read manga/watch anime and watch japanese dramas as well using chopsticks to eat and eating japanese sweets. I also draw manga, hoping to create my own book with a plotline of a manga ive always wanted to have but never existed. I also write spoken word poems about social justice, human rights, feminism. I love taking pictures i guess??
    Oh cats! I have one and i love her to deathhh. I also wear hijab! Im volunteering at the library right now. I want world peace even though its going to be pretty hard to achieve. Im also interested in space, and the planets and moon and such.

    Im actually pretty excited for year ten
    Im aiming to study a lot? (WANT THOSE A'S!!!) and because we get to do classes we wanna do its pretty awesome! Im just excited for the whole thing in general i just cant wait to go back because this summer is dragging on and is very boring. I go back in 16 days
    My favourite smiley is probably :confused:
    Sailorcat x

    Fatimah21: Hey everyone! I'm Fatimah21 and i'm 14 turning 15 in october!

    Apart from my compulsory subjects, i'm doing:
    Triple science
    Computer science
    Spanish
    And history

    I don't know what to do after year 11, probably sixth form but i'm considering college....

    I often procrastinate and laze around but i'm gonna make sure that changes this year :boring::bebored:

    I'm excited for year 10 (Is that weird? )

    Favourite smilies: :happy2::headfire::groovy:

    tabithacrazy: Hi, my name is Tabitha I'm new to TSR so I've requested to join your group

    I'm going to be studying: English language, English literature, maths, triple science, french, music, re and geography! I will also be doing duke of Edinburgh

    After year 11 I plan on going to college and I want to become a doctor in the future.

    I play the piano and I'm also an explorer scout!

    Bullscheiße: I'm 14, 15 in January and I'm into all sorts of things!
    - What subjects are you taking?
    Apart from the compulsory subjects, history, geography, computing and business.
    - What are you hoping to do after finishing Year 11? (You don’t have to answer at all, nothing is probably concrete anyway as we’re only in Year 10 )
    A levels, probably Maths, chemistry, biology and geography/German. Maybe do a chemistry/pharmacy degree.
    - What are your hobbies and interests?
    Football, the weather, anything you can think of...
    - How do you feel about going into Year 10?
    I really want to start year 10, not nervous at all!
    - (If you’d like) Favourite smiley?
    It has to be :P

    Charleighunicorn: Hi my name is Charleigh and I am a 14 year old unicorn possessing orange hair and golden yellow streaks. I am chatty, friendly and easygoing so don't worry I won't be charging at you with my horn! He he

    Obviously as a unicorn I have many unicorn friends, we respectively created a colloquial british unicorn society based in the Midlands!

    I am taking Maths (AQA) , English (AQA) Triple Science (AQA), Computer Science (AQA), Geography (AQA), Art (AQA), P.E (Edexcel) RS (Edexcel) Travel and Touridm (OCR) and Home Economics (OCR).

    In my spare time I watch and read game of thrones, Sherlock, Watch Horror films and read Adult horror novels. Another pastime of mine is bus spotting, I am a huge bus enthusiast. I also participate in rock-climbing, mountaineering and sometimes attempt to cook.

    As a bus enthusiast I am quite a traveller, I have travelled across England, Scotland and Wales on buses. To top that off I've travelled to France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy and Zurich on buses and some of the fastest trains in the world. the TGV- Tran Grande Vitesse and the German ICE train

    After year 11 I would like to do A-levels. I am undecided about what I want to do at uni, it would be something sciencey or maybe tourism hmmm XD

    Naomi64: Hi, I'm Naomi, I'm 15 next May. I absolutely love baking, and relating it to chemistry.

    I am taking:
    Maths, possibly additional maths and FSMQ as well.
    English Lang & Lit
    Triple Science
    RS
    French
    Geography
    Psychology
    Not sure ELBS or Music - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2825893

    I am hoping to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and possibly French at AS level. Then I would love to study NatSci at Cambridge/another like Durham/Bristol.

    I like baking a lot ^^. I play the flute and violin, and dabble a little on the piano.

    I feel quite nervous, my school is mixing it's 2 sides together so they'll be loads of people I don't know and some subjects I might not know anyone in.

    Favourite smiley? Don't really have one but the one I use a lot - .

    dinglebells: I'm 14, 15 in January. Go to a grammar school. Am nerdy, got highest cumulative exam results in my year I like video games. PC master race ;p also play badminton and cricket and do public speaking

    - What subjects are you taking?
    German
    Computer science
    Economics
    Geography

    - What are you hoping to do after finishing Year 11?
    A-levels: Maths, Further maths, Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Economics

    University:
    Computer science, engineering, economics, or medicine. Hopefully Oxbridge or imperial or LSE.

    - What are your hobbies and interests?
    Video games, internet, badminton, cricket, public speaking, programming

    - How do you feel about going into Year 10?
    Excited-ish

    oliviiaaa: Hey I'm Olivia, i'm 14 and from Norfolk
    I'm taking Maths, english lit and lang, biology, chemistry, physics, spanish, history, geography, drama, religious studies and business studies. I'm also either doing additional maths or maths AS level, we haven't been told yet.

    I would like to do something to do with business and I love John Green books, The Vampire Diaries and Demi Lovato. I really hope year 10 isn't too much hard work because I get stressed very easily!

    Lucrative: Would it be too late to introduce myself? Hiya; I'm Lucrative Fourteen, obviously, turning fifteen next July. OH ALSO; I'm a female.
    I'm taking English, English Lit., Maths (inc. Statistics), Science, Religious Studies, Economics, History, French aaaand I think that's it actually..(?) After finishing Year 11, I'm hoping to continue onto my school's Sixth Form to do my A-Levels, subjects to be decided, and then hopefully to do Law at university *cough* Oxbridge *cough*
    I love sports, specifically basketball and football - but I despise athletics :cool: - watching Suits, eating food and sleeping. :rolleyes: My mindset towards school has only changed within the last few months. I used to be all about basketball and I was highly passionate about it, but then I looked into Law and was inspired, so I dropped my dream of being a professional basketball player and decided I'd like to be a Lawyer instead. Soooooo ... please bare with me, as I'm definitely at a higher level of ignorance than you guys because I'm new to the whole 'caring about school' thing - I don't even know what boards my subjects are. But maybe someday I'll fit into this little clique.




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    Here is some advice from CactiQueen and Arithmeticae (both are now in Year 12).

    Advice from CactiQueen ^_^:
    (Original post by CactiQueen)
    Hello I am Becca and I am in Year 11
    For Gcses I took IT,Art,Geography,History,Media 1, Media 2, English Lit,English Language,Corse Science, Additional Science
    I have some tips for the Year 10s for starting gcses,revision etc

    My tips for starting GCSE :-) xx

    you'll be learining everything that could come up in your exam. You may do end of topic tests, mocks and closer to your exams do practice papers. For the rest of your other subjects basically the same- learning what you need to know in the exam but also familiarising yourself with the subject and how to answer exam questions etc. For subjects like English you will have coursework and you do a lot of your coursework in Year 10.

    -Do your best in your coursework (it can higher your grade quite considerably)
    -Try get the coursework out of the way so you're not stressing with deadlines and when you have a 100000 other commitments
    -Pay attention in class so when nearer to the time of exams, all you're learning is stuff you already know (this will also make you feel abit more stress free for exam time)
    -If you're given a rubbish target grade, don't listen to it, you can do sooo much better!
    -Don't worry about being exam ready, there is plenty of time to pratice,perfect. (It is quite funny in Year 11 reading your first ever coursework essay that you wrote at the start of Year 10 because you improve so much!)
    -Enjoy yourself, enjoy your subjects.
    -You don't need to start stressing yet, you have plenty of time to learn all you need to know in time for the exams.
    -Do the best you can in your science exams (A lot of people in my year didn't really take it seriously and didn't listen in class so they had to retake the exams in Year 11 which made them have even more exams along with the massive work load :/ )

    Some good resource sites for Science Edexcel board (not sure what board you're doing)
    -Pearson Active Learn

    Other good sites for GCSE
    -SAMlearning
    -BBC Bitesize

    For revision-

    -Start revising as early as possible,this will make when you go through things in lessons more clearer. Go through things more than three times.

    -Have regular breaks. When your concentration span has gone, nothing will go in! So work for 20-30 minutes and then have a 15 minute break.

    -Plan what hours you work best at. I find I work best in the evening, so I plan an early tea and get everything I need to get done in the day.

    -plan treats for yourself for working so you have something to look forward to. Go see friends,relax,cinema. Plenty of sleep to let you absorb the info.

    -Sites such as Pearson active learn,GCSE Sam, BBC bitesize are super helpful for GCSE year 10 Core Science. You can watch videos, play games, do quizzes.

    - try out different techniques of learning= writing, mind mapping,drawing,listening, watching

    -colourful posters around the house, might jog your memory in the exam!

    -what colours do you pick up best? For example I don't pick out yellows too well so I don't use yellow when mind mapping.

    -healthy diet= yummy home made food, fruit snacks

    -exercise= go for walks, a morning run, fresh air

    -limit your internet use=take away your phone, facebook,twitter to avoid distractions and then have it back once you have done the amount of work as a reward

    -set reasonable goals for yourself (is working non stop for 6 hours reasonable? You need breaks!

    -make some sacrifices...remember once the exams are over you have 6 weeks of free time doing nothing yaaaay summer holidays!

    -don't stay up revising till super late at night, you need time to process the info and beauty sleep!!

    -time table your hours= say you do 20 minutes of biology in the morning, and some physics in the afternoon

    -colour coding might help

    -make rhymes, songs whatever helps to remember things!

    -don't panic yourself, you will do fine, work hard, look after yourself, reward yourself, have plenty of breaks

    Hope I helped you guys

    Year 10 was my favourite year in Secondary school, you have a lot to look forward to
    I wish you all the best for GCSE. I loved GCSE, tough at times near the end but as long as you work hard, it will pay off

    I am collecting my Year 11 results in less than a week! It is good to start revising early, that's what I did :-) x x

    All the best x x


    Advice from Arithmeticae ^_^:
    (Original post by Arithmeticae)
    hi there, i did my gcses last year so hopefully this will help

    general revision tips

    · find out what works for you, and don't just do something because your friends are doing it - it doesn't matter if all your friends have made pretty flash cards in 50 different colours, if it doesn't help you then don't bother

    · if you're doing a subject like history, geography or biology that requires lots of memorising of facts, you might want to check out some memory techniques (my favourite is the method of loci/memory palace )

    · short chunks of revision are much better than long drawn out sessions, unless you're some kind of machine your attention span is probably 30 mins max so take regular breaks to avoid burnout (see this for further info)

    · make a revision timetable when it comes to proper revision time and stick to it (if you're super prepared, you might want to start planning now ) - i believe tsr has a program that does this for you

    · get a copy of your specification asap and use it properly - look through the topics in there as a checklist and cross reference with other revision resources (DO NOT USE THE SPEC ON ITS OWN AS IT IS SERIOUSLY LACKING IN DETAIL)

    · factor in some chill out time to go out, don't try and spend all your free time revising as all it does is make you really bored

    · you might want to check out online flash card programs like anki or Mnemosyne which automatically adjust themselves so that the stuff you forget comes up more

    · ignore what people on tsr say about not revising for gcse's, most of them are bs-ing anyway lol. on the other hand, you really don't need to start that early and imo starting proper revision at Easter time should be plenty

    · try and print everything out you need - maybe this is just me but i can't work properly on a computer without being distracted every 5 mins and having physical copies prevents that

    · before exams, make sure to read past mark schemes and examiners reports to see what they're looking for - some exams are very specific with terminology and if you don't use the right words, you won't get the marks regardless of how well you understand a topic.

    · imo the best thing you can do to prepare for an exam is probably go repeat past papers until you can comfortably get full marks or close, it won't help you understand something but it does get you familiar with what examiners want which tbh is the most important thing


    english

    • lots and lots of practice papers, get your teacher to mark them cos english is pretty subjective
    • learn to write well, practice essays and develop your writing style
    • keep quotes short and to the point, embedded quotes are the best to use imo
    • plan your structure out in advance, have an idea of how you will lay your paragraphs out (if you forget to use paragraphs make sure you add the // sign or you could be limited to a C)
    • never ever make vague comments like 'the title is bold to draw the reader's attention', target everything specifically towards the articles you have, the more focused the better
    • if you're really out of ideas, just make up some bs about the articles you're reading (remember to make it targeted though!) - it doesn't matter if you can't actually see it because opinions are subjective
    • learn your command words - what to do for an explain question, how an argue question is different etc..



    sciences

    • learn the core content off by heart, you should be able to roll off definitions without much thought cos these will normally be about 10 easy marks
    • lots of past papers - as i stressed before this is the best way to get used to what teh examiners want
    • make sure you can do calculations - especially for physics and chemistry these are easy marks if you're good with maths
    • understand instead of regurgitate - blindly memorising stuff is all good until you get a question that actually tests your understanding, then you're ****ed
    • a lot of the topics are repetitive, use this to your advantage - some triple content may be covered in core or other sciences (carbon cycle in core chem and add bio)







    hope this helps and don't hesitate to quote/pm me if you have any more questions
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    First :cool:
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    You guys aren't for real. :rofl::rofl:
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    Hi guys(not in year 10 but sup)

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    You guys aren't for real. :rofl::rofl:
    First post in new thread and 10,000th of old thread, 'twas a good day
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    First post in new thread and 10,000th of old thread, 'twas a good day
    :congrats::rolleyes:Don't get gassed...
    (Original post by karmacrunch)
    You guys aren't for real. :rofl::rofl:
    I am for real Crunchie

    Aph beat you :mmm:
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    (Original post by BBeyond)
    First post in new thread and 10,000th of old thread, 'twas a good day
    Definitely for you! Good game. :hat2:


    We will see what happens next time...
    (Original post by Mr...)
    I am for real Crunchie

    Aph beat you :mmm:
    Whatever. :rolleyes:

    I know... I have a feeling that you beat me on the Year 9 one as well. Let me check.
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    Whatever. :rolleyes:

    I know... I have a feeling that you beat me on the Year 9 one as well. Let me check.


    I did, by miles
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    7th or 8th post yay

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    My dad is White British, mums Black (half liberian and half antigan) So I consider myself a 'Whack' or Eurafrocarribean



    You call yourself a whack person omg sorry but I can't breathe

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    dude wut! my people are the fastest growing race in the UK? lol but seriously, what kind of mixed race do you mean?
    are you talking blasians? whacks? arasians? eurasians? me ish confuzed or dya mean all mixed race ppl cos we are not the of the same racial admixture!


    Yeah sorry, I meant all British mixed race people but yes you're not all the same.




    I'm a whack person, what's funny about that? lol
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    My dad is White British, mums Black (half liberian and half antigan) So I consider myself a 'Whack' or Eurafrocarribean



    You call yourself a whack person omg sorry but I can't breathe

    (Original post by SmiggleWiggle)
    dude wut! my people are the fastest growing race in the UK? lol but seriously, what kind of mixed race do you mean?
    are you talking blasians? whacks? arasians? eurasians? me ish confuzed or dya mean all mixed race ppl cos we are not the of the same racial admixture!


    Yeah sorry, I meant all British mixed race people but yes you're not all the same.




    I'm a whack person, what's funny about that? lol
    It's just funny, i've never heard that term before and whack is an insult in my town

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    What's up homies xD

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    I did, by miles
    123 posts more is not... Miles. :rolleyes:

    Still annoying. :unimpressed:
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    I feel like getting down with the kids
    What's up homies xD

    Jk can I undergo initiation please?
    Maybe. :cool:

    Will you wear pink with us on Wednesdays? :mmm:
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    (Original post by shola14)
    Hi I'm Shola.
    I am taking Maths (edexcel), Biology (AQA), Music(?), English (?), RE (?), Chemistry (AQA), Geography (OCR), French (AQA), Physics (OCR).
    I don't know what I'll be doing after year 11 probably further maths and science.
    I enjoy Singing and Reading.
    I feel excited about going to year 10. I like all my subjects except French and English.
    I've just quoted you our new thread!

    Hi Shola, i'm karmacrunch and welcome to :tsr:!

    We have a variety of subjects being taken on this thread so just ask if you need help with anything! Or if you want to help!

    Why don't you like French or English? ^_^ We have some passionate members on here who like them but don't worry. :mmm:

    Welcome again!
 
 
 
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