i dont know how to revise. Physics is my worst science. I DONT UNDERSTAND SCIENCE. My gcse exams are may 2015 when should i start hard core revising?
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- 09-12-2014 19:02
- 09-12-2014 19:18
I'm in the same position as you! I'm honestly awful at Maths and Science. English is were my talent lies!
The thing I find that helps most is to purchase record cards in WHSmiths and LOADS of fineliner coloured pens and highlighters. This will take you ages and im planning on starting after Christmas! If you plan to revise in your room make sure it is clean, tidy and decluttered, tidy it up during the Christmas holidays and keep it that way! If you have a desk, remove all your make up, hair straightners and stuff and put it away. Make sure it is clean!!!!
Revision cards, Elastic bands (to tie cards together), Revision guides and pens galore.
Then get one of the cards and make up a question to do with the topic
For example, a question from AQA B1 could be 'How does a vaccination work?' On the other side answer this question using the revision guide. Then, you can get someone to test you on the question cards and keep doing it till you know all of them!
It will take a long time to write them all out but it helps you remember it! I do it for every subject apart from Maths and Drama. You can then find your weaknesses and evaluate them. Keep using the cards for ages and the information will be in your head! You will struggle to find a place to store them all hence the tip of using elastic bands but honestly, its the only thing that works for me!
Another tip is to motivate yourself! For example, put a picture of the University you want to go too by the place where you are working so you can remind yourself what this work is all for!
Practice papers work great too as you can see what the mark scheme is looking for.
May I also recommend ConquerMaths.com and Method Maths! These are brilliant for revising maths!!!
May your results be ever in your favour
- 09-12-2014 19:25
I started revising for GCSEs around Easter.
Have you got proper revision guides? I found them really helpful. There's also youtube videos - I think the ones most people like are 'myGCSEscience'. If you're struggling, why don't you ask the teacher to go over the work with you at lunch?
Doing past papers will really help too, you'll see what sort of answers you're supposed to put down and phrases that will pick up marks. You've got to really refine your exam technique to get the marks.
- 09-12-2014 22:26
I would say start revising now and don't stop if you're that bad. Then again, you could be underestimating yourself, but either way just force it into your brain by repeating what you need to know over and over again if that helps you out.