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    Personally I have found that it is very hard to get enough sleep and stay on top of all my work as there seems like there's just always something that needs doing. last year in my GCSE mocks I got significantly more sleep than i did in my recent sets of mocks. However in my recent mocks, through many late nights, i only managed to improve in 4 subjects and the rest of my marks dropped. Any thoughts?
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    Yes if the subject is RE. I cannot revise for RE and still get an A*
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    (Original post by ameehannah)
    Personally I have found that it is very hard to get enough sleep and stay on top of all my work as there seems like there's just always something that needs doing. last year in my GCSE mocks I got significantly more sleep than i did in my recent sets of mocks. However in my recent mocks, through many late nights, i only managed to improve in 4 subjects and the rest of my marks dropped. Any thoughts?
    Yes, very possible.

    Source: Myself

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    read this

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/carolynkylst...first-nap-time

    and whats the point on revising if you can't remember it...
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    (Original post by flibber)
    Was your board Edexcel? My RE teacher was talking about how the department chose OCR since he claimed that Edexcel's RE exams/specification are so straightfoward that they can be covered in 3 lessons.
    'U WAS RIGHT'
    Ya it was Edexcel Religion and Life its too easy.
    I just watched videos when revising and still got an A* and that was about 2 days before the exams. We also did an exam where the teacher didn't even tell us we had an exam and still got an A*.
    It's just one of those subjects that you find its a waste of your time because its too easy. Lel
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    (Original post by flibber)
    What are the questions like?
    What is meant by cohabitation?
    2 marks

    Explain how marrige is important in the Roman Catholic Church.
    Easy stuff like that ;P
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    It is not reasonable at all to expect yourself to work so hard. I personally don't think there's any point in doing work in the evenings Monday to Friday. If you are going to do work/revision do it in the weekend.
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    (Original post by ameehannah)
    Personally I have found that it is very hard to get enough sleep and stay on top of all my work as there seems like there's just always something that needs doing. last year in my GCSE mocks I got significantly more sleep than i did in my recent sets of mocks. However in my recent mocks, through many late nights, i only managed to improve in 4 subjects and the rest of my marks dropped. Any thoughts?
    Just do all your homework then do loads of cramming at the end. It's about working smarter, not harder. Take a step back, take some time to organise everything. As bad as it sounds, at this level you really don't have to worry about learning the subjects, just learn the exams. Past papers are (for non-essay subjects at least) not as useful as mark schemes for improving your mark. Once you've read a few mark schemes (after doing practice exams), you'll know exactly how they want you to answer each questions. Think about the most efficient way to spend your time rather than just putting more time into it. Your brain quite simply won't remember stuff you revise too far away from the exams too, so if you must insist on doing extra work more than 2 or so months before the exams, make sure it's technique practice or something else which will you won't forget. There's not much work required for GCSEs to be honest, unless you want there to be
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    (Original post by flibber)
    So you didn't need to learn about the stuff required in OCR like theodicies, ideas advocated by different philosophers, moral systems, ethical scenarios (e.g. abortion, euthanasia, animal rights, war) etc?
    We did do Abortion and euthanasia but the exam questions on them are the same explain why most Christians disagree with blah blah blah.
    We don't do any philosophy stuff. My class is mixed ability and even the lower ability pupils managed to get an A or A*.
    I got 95% of the paper correct...I wonder how much more difficult OCR is lol.
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    (Original post by Zeetingman)
    We did do Abortion and euthanasia but the exam questions on them are the same explain why most Christians disagree with blah blah blah.
    We don't do any philosophy stuff. My class is mixed ability and even the lower ability pupils managed to get an A or A*.
    I got 95% of the paper correct...I wonder how much more difficult OCR is lol.
    The OCR specification is as vague as you can possibly get but have a look:

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/77316-u...e-specimen.pdf
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    especially at GCSE level it is
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    (Original post by flibber)
    The OCR specification is as vague as you can possibly get but have a look:

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/77316-u...e-specimen.pdf
    Kind of seems easy. Apart from the e questions which require more revision. I think what Edexcel do is throw out easy questions then give you a short amount of time to complete it. You get an 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then theres loads of the questions. But I can still get an A even if I completed half the paper. My teacher even says that I need to be less specific when i'm doing easy questions because I tend to brag lol.
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    Well... firstly, some people find time management easier than others. Some people also have more of a natural ability to learn things that school teaches so can learn it in less time.

    Also, depends on the subjects and what level you are studying and how well the teachers have taught you. Also how much homework you get haha.

    Basically, it all depends. I found it quite easy to get to bed at 9:30 during GCSE years and still get pretty good grades. But I know if my circumstances were different I could have been someone who studies until 11:00 at night and still gets Cs and Bs.
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    Loool, if you're losing sleep for GCSE's then you're doing it wrong tbh. You can literally revise the night before (or morning of exam) for a GCSE exam and still get an A*. You're going to find A-levels and university hell! :rolleyes:
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    I managed 9-10 hours a night during my GCSE's just fine and came out with 10 A*/A grades. In fact, if I hadn't taken GCSE art I think I would have done even better because that took up a lot of time. AS levels have proved a different story, however...if it's not because of the massive work load it's because I watch far too much Netflix to unwind
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    (Original post by Zeetingman)
    Kind of seems easy. Apart from the e questions which require more revision. I think what Edexcel do is throw out easy questions then give you a short amount of time to complete it. You get an 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then theres loads of the questions. But I can still get an A even if I completed half the paper. My teacher even says that I need to be less specific when i'm doing easy questions because I tend to brag lol.
    Here's what I had to write in my mocks to give you how painfully for your hand it is to write answers for OCR RS papers in 1 hour:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...841&highlight=
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    Heres my exam

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    (Original post by ameehannah)
    Personally I have found that it is very hard to get enough sleep and stay on top of all my work as there seems like there's just always something that needs doing. last year in my GCSE mocks I got significantly more sleep than i did in my recent sets of mocks. However in my recent mocks, through many late nights, i only managed to improve in 4 subjects and the rest of my marks dropped. Any thoughts?
    Try to plan out revision so that you don't end up cramming at night, so you could start earlier in the day/start revision earlier? It is possible for that :yep:
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    Yes, it wasn't until developing my current Internet addiction during late AS Levels I developed sleep problems. Keep focused and motivated, stay positive and everything will work out fine
 
 
 
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