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    Hey guys, I'm in year 10. I usually in tests get between 82-88% (most tests, english and classics maybe 76+ lol) I'm doing IGCSE mainly. If I keep this up (and improve english and classics) do you reckon I could mostly A* in GCSE/ IGCSE's? I'm taking 11 right now.
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    (Original post by guywithabigdream)
    Hey guys, I'm in year 10. I usually in tests get between 82-88% (most tests, english and classics maybe 76+ lol) I'm doing IGCSE mainly. If I keep this up (and improve english and classics) do you reckon I could mostly A* in GCSE/ IGCSE's? I'm taking 11 right now.

    Totally... the trick is to frequently revisit what you are studying - especially if you have terminal exams in Year 11. Making revision resources now is useful but a sustained approach over the next 18m (especially when you start new topics) is essential.
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    (Original post by mazzletazzle)
    Totally... the trick is to frequently revisit what you are studying - especially if you have terminal exams in Year 11. Making revision resources now is useful but a sustained approach over the next 18m (especially when you start new topics) is essential.
    I've demo been trying to make notes, i've just been caught up in revision lately so they had to be put on a halt. But with the test results im getting now, do you reckon i could get A* in a lot of subjects? I know you don't know lol, but any help is appreciated.
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    (Original post by guywithabigdream)
    Hey guys, I'm in year 10. I usually in tests get between 82-88% (most tests, english and classics maybe 76+ lol) I'm doing IGCSE mainly. If I keep this up (and improve english and classics) do you reckon I could mostly A* in GCSE/ IGCSE's? I'm taking 11 right now.
    Keep your revision consistent. Make sure you keep revisiting your notes to keep your mind fresh. Complete as many practise questions as you can and see if your teacher/tutor can mark them for you and advise you on how to improve.

    It's difficult to say if you will get mostly A*'s by just reading what you've provided us. However, by the looks of it you're achieving pretty good grades so far and hopefully this will continue!
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    Yes, though the grade boundaries matter http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/over/sta...-JUNE-2014.PDF or https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...ade_boundaries

    worth looking up (or find your exam board)
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/student...s-8576161.html

    Good revision stuff

    For simply remembering stuff
    1. Note making (e.g. read text, make 10 key points, try to rewrite text then compare)
    2. Q+A with a friend (after note making)

    For essay writing
    3. Reverse engineering (get 'perfect' answer, deconstruct by making noted, rewrite and compare, make revision card with key concepts / 'point' of each paragraph for essay'
    4. Timed exam questions (be brutal with yourself in terms of timings and ask a teacher or friend to mark)
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    (Original post by guywithabigdream)
    Hey guys, I'm in year 10. I usually in tests get between 82-88% (most tests, english and classics maybe 76+ lol) I'm doing IGCSE mainly. If I keep this up (and improve english and classics) do you reckon I could mostly A* in GCSE/ IGCSE's? I'm taking 11 right now.
    You seem to be doing well
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    (Original post by TheStudent18)
    Keep your revision consistent. Make sure you keep revisiting your notes to keep your mind fresh. Complete as many practise questions as you can and see if your teacher/tutor can mark them for you and advise you on how to improve.

    It's difficult to say if you will get mostly A*'s by just reading what you've provided us. However, by the looks of it you're achieving pretty good grades so far and hopefully this will continue!
    Thanks man! Yeah, I've checked the boundaries and stuff, by the looks of it im set haha (for A*) I dunno, I just want some reassurance more detail would be:

    Edexcel IGCSE = English Lang+Lit, Triple science, Maths, ICT (I think)
    AQA GCSE = Classical Civ, Spanish
    OCR (Not sure if IGCSE or GCSE) = RS (mandatory)
    AQA IGCSE = History
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    (Original post by mazzletazzle)
    http://www.independent.co.uk/student...s-8576161.html

    Good revision stuff

    For simply remembering stuff
    1. Note making (e.g. read text, make 10 key points, try to rewrite text then compare)
    2. Q+A with a friend (after note making)

    For essay writing
    3. Reverse engineering (get 'perfect' answer, deconstruct by making noted, rewrite and compare, make revision card with key concepts / 'point' of each paragraph for essay'
    4. Timed exam questions (be brutal with yourself in terms of timings and ask a teacher or friend to mark)
    Thanks man! I'll definitely be looking into those
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    You seem to be doing well
    Thank you A* worthy, do you reckon?
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    (Original post by guywithabigdream)
    Thank you A* worthy, do you reckon?
    Absolutely no way of knowing at this point. Do your best and you'll get what you deserve.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Absolutely no way of knowing at this point. Do your best and you'll get what you deserve.
    I understand, thank you though!
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    (Original post by guywithabigdream)
    Thanks man! Yeah, I've checked the boundaries and stuff, by the looks of it im set haha (for A*) I dunno, I just want some reassurance more detail would be:

    Edexcel IGCSE = English Lang+Lit, Triple science, Maths, ICT (I think)
    AQA GCSE = Classical Civ, Spanish
    OCR (Not sure if IGCSE or GCSE) = RS (mandatory)
    AQA IGCSE = History
    You're welcome.

    One bit of advice I'd give you is not to be overconfident. Fair enough you've done really well in your practise tests, but this doesn't mean that you can relax. Being complacent will hinder your grades greatly. Make sure you keep up with your revision and continue to do well in tests. Ask yourself, "how can I get the extra 10-20% in tests so I can walk away with 100%?". Keep going and strive to get the best results you can - it's literally all down to your motivation and attitude towards your studies.

    Keep up the good work.
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    (Original post by TheStudent18)
    You're welcome.

    One bit of advice I'd give you is not to be overconfident. Fair enough you've done really well in your practise tests, but this doesn't mean that you can relax. Being complacent will hinder your grades greatly. Make sure you keep up with your revision and continue to do well in tests. Ask yourself, "how can I get the extra 10-20% in tests so I can walk away with 100%?". Keep going and strive to get the best results you can - it's literally all down to your motivation and attitude towards your studies.

    Keep up the good work.
    I completely understand, last thing i want are bad grades! I sure do appreciate your help I'll be sure never to be overconfident. My life is just messed up and studying is all I have
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    (Original post by mazzletazzle)
    Totally... the trick is to frequently revisit what you are studying - especially if you have terminal exams in Year 11. Making revision resources now is useful but a sustained approach over the next 18m (especially when you start new topics) is essential.
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    (Original post by naxiv)
    N°1 advice
    I'll be sure to keep that in mind
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    (Original post by guywithabigdream)
    I completely understand, last thing i want are bad grades! I sure do appreciate your help I'll be sure never to be overconfident. My life is just messed up and studying is all I have
    I'm sure you'll do fine. From the little information you've given, it seems you're pretty motivated so you've already overcome the hard part. The easier part is learning the content.
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    (Original post by TheStudent18)
    I'm sure you'll do fine. From the little information you've given, it seems you're pretty motivated so you've already overcome the hard part. The easier part is learning the content.
    That makes it sound so easy xD I'm going to throw all I have at these next 18m. Thank you.
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    What students fail at is revisiting topics, so when May arrives, everything will make chronological sense.
    (Original post by guywithabigdream)
    I'll be sure to keep that in mind
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    (Original post by guywithabigdream)
    That makes it sound so easy xD I'm going to throw all I have at these next 18m. Thank you.
    Don't be fooled learning the content is not easy, just easier than getting all the motivation to dedicate time to studying .

    Make sure you're consistent and take regular breaks. Don't go on overdrive and end up tiring yourself out.

    If you need any more help, just ask.
 
 
 
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