ErinMei's GCSE journey Watch

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Hello!
Welcome to my GCSE journey blog. I am currently in year 11 and i am taking 11 GCSEs in total :
- English language (CIE)
- English literature (WJEC)
- Maths ( Edexcel)
- Further Maths (AQA)
- Biology (AQA)
- Chemistry (AQA)
- Physics (AQA)
- History (AQA)
- French (Edexcel)
- RE (Edexcel)
- Media studies (AQA)

I am targeted to get A* in every single subject so i took that goal on and I have been working very hard since the start of year 10. Below I will state my current coursework grades and my previous mock exam grades:
Coursework
- English language writing : A
- English language speaking : A
- English literature controlled assessment : A
- Biology ISA : A*
- Chemistry ISA : A*
- Physics ISA : A*
- History controlled assessment : A
- French controlled assessment : A*
- Media studies : yet to find out

Coursework highlighted in orange indicates that I will at some point improve my grade.
Mock exam results
Year 10 mocks:
Maths : A*
Biology: A*
Chemistry: A*
Physics: A*
History : A*
French: C ( reading) F( listening)
RE : B

I am terrible at french exams, luckily they are worth only 40% of our final grade but I will continue to practice past papers and expand my vocabulary. I didn't revise for this RE exam so it was a reminder that next time i should ( damn Mark's Gospel)
Year 11 mocks (November)
English language : B
Maths : A*

Anyone who does CIE english knows how specific the mark scheme is, this was a reminder that I need to practice my exam technique
Year 11 mocks (January)
English language: A
English literature : B
Maths : A*
Biology : A*
Chemistry: A*
Physics : A*
History : A*
RE : A
French : C
Media studies : B

I revised a lot for these mocks, pretty happy with the outcome as it proved revision does actually work. I found using flash cards very useful. I was able to improve my RE and English grade. I didn't improve my french but i'm not too bothered as my whole class are having to re do their coursework where as i don't !

In the future I will update this blog with my final mock exam grades and coursework grades. I will post pictures of my revision and revision timetable. I will update you on how i'm progressing in lessons and what I'm struggling with (general school stuff). I will also answer questions you have. Good luck to everyone in whatever exams you are doing and wish me luck!!!
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Impressive mock grades :adore: hopefully you find out that you've done well in French.

I like the charmander mascot as well :pika:
Good luck! :rave:
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Some great grades already, keep it up! What are you thinking of doing after GCSEs?
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Impressive mock grades :adore: hopefully you find out that you've done well in French.

I like the charmander mascot as well :pika:
Good luck! :rave:
Thankyou!!

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Some great grades already, keep it up! What are you thinking of doing after GCSEs?
I am wanting to do A levels. I know i definitely want to do maths, physics and chemistry but i can't decide on a 4th option

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I am wanting to do A levels. I know i definitely want to do maths, physics and chemistry but i can't decide on a 4th option

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I've often seen people with that combination take further maths/biology, any of those interest you? I'd definitely recommend doing what you like most though :yep:
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I have made a revision time table and planned that i will start proper revision on the 7th of March. I've made days for each subject and i will try stick to it best i can. I also found out that i got a B in my media exam and a B in my history controlled assessment ( staying back after school for improvements)

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Here is my revision timetable for anyone who needs inspiration. I will be starting my revision soon (pray for me) :

March
7th : Biology unit 1 revision notes
8th : Biology unit 1 flash cards
9th: Biology unit 1 past papers
10th :
11th: Chemistry unit 1 flash cards
12th: Chemistry unit 1 past papers
13th :
14th: Physics unit 1 flash cards
15th: Physics unit 1 past papers
16th:
17th:
18th: Maths non-calculator past papers
19th: Maths non-calculator past papers
20th:
21st: To Kill a Mockingbird revision
22nd: To Kill a Mockingbird revision
23rd: Lord of the Flies revision
24th: Lord of the Flies revision
25th:
26th: Blood Brothers Revision
27th:
28th:
29th:
30th:
31st:
April
1st:
2nd:
3rd:
4th: Religion and life unit 1
5th: Religion and life unit 2
6th: Religion and life unit 3
7th: Religion and life unit 4
8th:
9th:
10th:
11th: Ancient medicine (History)
12th: Medieval medicine (History)
13th: Modern medicine (History)
14th:
15th:
16th: Biology unit 2 flash cards
17th: Biology unit 2 past papers
18th:
19th:
20th: Biology unit 3 notes
21st: Biology unit 3 flash cards
22nd: Biology unit 3 past papers
23rd:
24th:
25th: I get my media studies brief
26th: Media
27th: Media
28th:
29th:
30th: Maths calculator past papers
May
1st: Maths calculator past papers
2nd:
3rd: English language exam
4th: Hitler revision ( History)
5th: Hitler revision (History)
6th: History revision (History)
7th: Chemistry unit 2 flash cards
8th:
9th: Chemistry unit 2 past papers
10th:
11th: Recap religion and life, chemistry unit 1, biology unit 1
12th: recap
13th: recap
14th: recap
15th: recap
16th: Religion and life exam
17th: Biology unit 1 exam & french reading and listening exam
18th:
19th: Chemistry unit 1 exam
20th:
21st:
22nd: recap media, physics unit 1, non-calc maths, English literature
23rd: recap
24th ; Media studies exam
25th: Physics unit 1 exam
26th: Maths non-calculator exam
27th: English literature exam
28th:
29th:
30th: Mark's gospel unit 1
31st: Mark's gospel unit 2
June
1st : Mark's gospel unit 3
2nd: Mark's gospel unit 4
3rd: Chemistry unit 3 notes
4th: Chemistry unit 3 flash cards
5th: Chemistry unit 3 past papers and history recap
6th: History exam
7th: recap maths calculator, biology unit 2 and biology unit 3
8th: recap
9th: Maths calculator
10th: Biology unit 2 and biology unit 3
11th: Physics unit 2 flash cards
12th: Physics unit 2 past papers
13th : recap history, chemistry unit 2 , chemistry unit 3 and marks gospel
14th: History exam
15th: Chemistry unit 2 and chemistry unit 3 & Mark's gospel
16th : Physics unit 3 flash cards and notes
17th: Physics unit 2 and physics unit 3
18th: Further maths revision
19th: Further maths
20th: Further maths non-calculator
21st: Further maths
22nd: Further maths
23rd: Further maths
24th: Further maths calculator

This includes all my revision for all my exams apart from English language and french. I'm not sure i can really revise for English and for french i will be practicing french vocabulary everyday starting march the 7th.
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I just had my parents evening and i think speaking realisticly these are the grades i'm looking at for the end of the year :
English language : A
English literature : A
Maths : A*
Further maths : A*
Biology : A*
Chemistry: A*
Physics: A*
History : A
RE : A
French : A
Media : A
Still very happy with this though

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Sorry i haven't posted for a while , been very busy ! Just thought i'd give a quick update about my thoughts and feelings about the exams i've done so far :
I have done my English Language exam and i felt it went okay , i did everything we have been taught and i feel pretty confident as it was only 40% of my grade and written coursework is 47/50 and my speaking exam is 30/30
My Religion and life exam went really well as i had revised and the questions were very easy so i was very happy about that.
Suprisingly i found my French Reading exam easy so i definitely think i've improved in french! I always found the listening difficult but i think i have improved , my coursework is also at an A* so i should have done pretty well
I also had my AQA biology unit 1 exam today and to be honest i found it quite difficult , the only questions i think i did well on were the ones that actually involved scientific knowledge such as decomposition , nerves , natural selection and biomass. I struggled with the questions about addiction and mosquitos. Although me and my friends have similar answers so i shall see what unit 2 and 3 have to bring
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Hey i was just wondering how do you revise for English in general as that is my worst subject.
I'm aqa and im doing Jane Eyre,Macbeth and lord of the flies for poetry im doing love an relationship.
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sorry i never continued updating this! i got too busy with exams and revision. However i received my GCSE results today and i got :
6 A*s 4 As and an A^ ( grade above A*) in further maths! i couldn't be happier
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