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    Hey guys, desperately struggling with revision motivation!! Any advice??!!
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    My advice would be to keep calm and take it easy i know it's silly and don't work for some people but I was one I've even got my igcse maths on Tuesday but I've only used Scribd to revise I think it's a very usefull app try it out.
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    Don't start to early or you'll tire of it and be reluctant when you really need to commit lots of time to it around easter.

    Start at around half an hour each day and increase this by an half an hour every month until your exam. Perhaps 3 hours on weekends to begin.

    I got 9A*s and an A at GCSE and come from a low-average performing state school. The feeling on results day is amazing when you know you got what you've worked so hard for. The grades stay with you forever so make them good but remember you need to have a life too
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    Thanks so much for the advice
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    (Original post by Ayaaazzz)
    Hey guys, desperately struggling with revision motivation!! Any advice??!!
    I would just try to stay as calm and less worked up as possible,that way you won't resent the fact you have to work. When I did my gcse's it made it easier just knowing that it wasn't me in the situation of revising continuously aha. Make sure you have breaks as I felt (and I do now) that if you lose concentration your not going to get it back unless you do something. If you need any specific tips on gcse's I did these: ))
    Maths
    Science
    Additional science
    Further additional science
    Do food
    Child development
    Italian
    English lit
    English Lang
    Physical education
    History
    Geography
    Humanities
    Citizenship
    Ethics
    Philosophy
    ))


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    Don't start to early or you'll tire of it and be reluctant when you really need to commit lots of time to it around easter.

    Start at around half an hour each day and increase this by an half an hour every month until your exam. Perhaps 3 hours on weekends to begin.

    I got 9A*s and an A at GCSE and come from a low-average performing state school. The feeling on results day is amazing when you know you got what you've worked so hard for. The grades stay with you forever so make them good but remember you need to have a life too

    what did you get for your mock exams?
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    (Original post by sumi99)
    what did you get for your mock exams?
    6A*s and 4As in one set, 7A*s and 3As in another
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    (Original post by Beth_p)
    I would just try to stay as calm and less worked up as possible,that way you won't resent the fact you have to work. When I did my gcse's it made it easier just knowing that it wasn't me in the situation of revising continuously aha. Make sure you have breaks as I felt (and I do now) that if you lose concentration your not going to get it back unless you do something. If you need any specific tips on gcse's I did these: ))
    Maths
    Science
    Additional science
    Further additional science
    Do food
    Child development
    Italian
    English lit
    English Lang
    Physical education
    History
    Geography
    Humanities
    Citizenship
    Ethics
    Philosophy
    ))


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    Tips for double science additional science would be great i am self teaching some parts as my school didnt offer double science, im stuck on where to start i made notes as i went through text book, I feel I know nothing


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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    Tips for double science additional science would be great i am self teaching some parts as my school didnt offer double science, im stuck on where to start i made notes as i went through text book, I feel I know nothing


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    i would go through each topic and make an a3/4 poster page with all the relative information on it, on plain paper so its all there so its easily set out and easy to read. Maybe make yourself flashcards to test yourself, theres a good website called quizlet where you can make your ow revision cards online and there's loads of ways on there to revise it, plus you may find ones already done from other people who have done the course
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    (Original post by Beth_p)
    i would go through each topic and make an a3/4 poster page with all the relative information on it, on plain paper so its all there so its easily set out and easy to read. Maybe make yourself flashcards to test yourself, theres a good website called quizlet where you can make your ow revision cards online and there's loads of ways on there to revise it, plus you may find ones already done from other people who have done the course
    Thank you great help will utilise that website and your tips


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    (Original post by baldwel)
    6A*s and 4As in one set, 7A*s and 3As in another
    Hi, what were your methods of revision?
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    (Original post by Ayaaazzz)
    Hey guys, desperately struggling with revision motivation!! Any advice??!!
    Sit down and just do it

    or

    Have a goal and put an image or it in your study space :yes:
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    (Original post by Mr...)
    Sit down and just do it

    or

    Have a goal and put an image or it in your study space :yes:
    My friend and I are planning to take IGCSE biology possibly next year,as we have yet to prepared for it.

    Any good books/ online notes for alternative practical?

    We are just planning to take only IGCSE biology possibly in 2016,haha

    P.S. Both of us are from Singapore and we have already completed the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A levels exams already. Just looking to test our knowledge further and challenge ourselves,as Singapore apparently does not allow a Science student to take triple science and we took physics/chem but yet to take biology.
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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1408...AC_SX110_SY165

    Check with the exam bored as they can often give you a reading list


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    (Original post by gohjedrek)
    My friend and I are planning to take IGCSE biology possibly next year,as we have yet to prepared for it.

    Any good books/ online notes for alternative practical?

    We are just planning to take only IGCSE biology possibly in 2016,haha

    P.S. Both of us are from Singapore and we have already completed the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A levels exams already. Just looking to test our knowledge further and challenge ourselves,as Singapore apparently does not allow a Science student to take triple science and we took physics/chem but yet to take biology.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1408...AC_SX110_SY165

    Check with the exam bored as they can often give you a reading list


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    (Original post by gohjedrek)
    My friend and I are planning to take IGCSE biology possibly next year,as we have yet to prepared for it.

    Any good books/ online notes for alternative practical?

    We are just planning to take only IGCSE biology possibly in 2016,haha

    P.S. Both of us are from Singapore and we have already completed the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A levels exams already. Just looking to test our knowledge further and challenge ourselves,as Singapore apparently does not allow a Science student to take triple science and we took physics/chem but yet to take biology.
    Sorry, in not familiar with iGCSE biology :no:
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    (Original post by Mr...)
    Sorry, in not familiar with iGCSE biology :no:
    No problem~

    Right now,just a little concerned with getting iGCSE alternative to practical guide.

    Just found on a website some books:1.Biology for Cambridge IGCSE by Gareth Williams(Nelson Thomas)
    2.IGCSE Study Guide for Biology by Dave Hayward (Hodder Murray)
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    (Original post by baldwel)
    Don't start to early or you'll tire of it and be reluctant when you really need to commit lots of time to it around easter.

    Start at around half an hour each day and increase this by an half an hour every month until your exam. Perhaps 3 hours on weekends to begin.

    I got 9A*s and an A at GCSE and come from a low-average performing state school. The feeling on results day is amazing when you know you got what you've worked so hard for. The grades stay with you forever so make them good but remember you need to have a life too
    what month did you start revising
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    (Original post by jjjhhh)
    what month did you start revising
    Erm I preferred to start revising early (i.e now!) and build up my time. So say half an hour each day in February, an hour in march, two hours in april and then just crazy in may
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    (Original post by gohjedrek)
    No problem~

    Right now,just a little concerned with getting iGCSE alternative to practical guide.

    Just found on a website some books:1.Biology for Cambridge IGCSE by Gareth Williams(Nelson Thomas)
    2.IGCSE Study Guide for Biology by Dave Hayward (Hodder Murray)
    Aqa recommend this too me: isbn: 978-1-4085-1710-9
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1408...=9781408517109



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