How to get great grades at GCSE?Watch
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After school, I'll just look over what I did in class that day, do the homework I get set on that day. If I don't understand I'll look in my revision guide and make some flash cards.
On the weekends, I'll spend about 2 hours just making some revision cards on what I did in the week. This is for when I revise later, I can just do it, instead of having to prepare revision cards.
For the mocks in December/January, I'm going to revise as if they are my normal GCSEs and try my hardest in them, just to see what I can achieve.
I'm planning to relax in the Christmas break and just perfect my coursework.
Up to March, I'll be going over some Year 10 and Year 11 work I've done, but not revising hardcore (don't want to get burnt out). I will be flexible with this. Planning do to around 5 hours per week. I'll focus on more difficult subjects.
After that, I will do more revision. Around an hour per day after school for a subject up until study leave.
When I get to study leave, I'll do a past paper every day. I'll make sure I'm familiar with the mark schemes and revise anything I didn't know. I'll do around 4 hours of revision a day, making sure I don't get too burnt out and I'll make sure I'll have constant breaks.
The afternoon before exams, I'll just brush up on the subjects to refresh my memory.
Today, I'm going into Town to buy revision cards, pens and all that stuff so I'm prepared. Might make some occasional flash cards but not planning on doing too much. I'm just going to relax in this Summer and try not to worry.
Good Luck for next year.
EDIT: For you, I'd focus on the subjects that you want to get higher in so I'm guessing the listening exams and Science unit 4? Maybe go over those subjects this Summer quickly just to refresh. Go into Year 11 knowing how to improve in those subjects and where you went wrong.
Maybe my revision time table is not suitable for you? Just try different things for upcoming tests and mocks. See what works for you and do that later for your real GCSEs. As long as you're good with your time and you can stick to a timetable, you should be absolutely fine for these pesky GCSEs.
Firstly, I bought all revision books for my subjects that i may need and that I thought would help me,and then I worked out what study technique I wanted to use for each exam, for example flashcards for geography and mind maps for music. I tried to make all my revision resources by October of year 11, and then I started revising for my mocks. I started my revision the week before October half term, and I did a topic from a subject each evening. Over the half term I did 3 hours everyday, 21 hours altogether, and at the start of each week of revision I worked out what I wanted to achieve, and ticked things off over the week. after my mocks, which I got 1 A*, 9 As and a B I left my revision for two months to focus purely on my school work, but any small tests in class I would use my pre made flashcards to help me prepare. I started revision for each subject exactly 3 months before each exam, and used my resources until 1 month before where I mainly focused on exam questions.