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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    Ok guys. I've just done another set of ppes and these are my results



    Drama: A star

    Maths: B-

    English Language: A star

    English Literature: A star

    Business: A

    Biology: A

    Physics: A

    French: A star

    History: A star



    Ok. So Im currently wrapping up my Business coursework. Therefore, I have not been revising much lately. However, I've got 2 weeks worth of holidays coming up and I'm going to revise my balls off. I'm aiming for 9 A stars. My main concern is maths because I got the same grade last time. Is there still time for me to get A stars in everything? I want to study PPE at Oxford.

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    Well done on these grades!! There is still definitely time to get in the revision and got those A*s. All I can say for maths is past papers - do every single question you can find and learn where you are going wrong
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Well if you a) like studying or b) manage your time well, then it should be easy but it is different for every single person. If you need any help to try and make it easier let me know and I'll see what I can do
    Hey does past papers help?
    If so how would you do them?
    Do examiners recycle questions?
    When doing past papers which year should i begin from?


    Thank you
    p.s: no one seems to give me the correct answer and every1 seems to say different things - confused ...
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    (Original post by sahra30013)
    Hi,
    I'm current quite nervous about my exams this year and I really want to achieve as many A*s as possible. However, in less than 7 weeks, I have my exams and I feel like I am not doing enough revision.
    What can I do to stop being nervous?
    Also, how do you manage your time?
    Is there enough time to catch up and be able to do well?

    Thanks
    Hi again

    I have exams in less than 7 weeks too (my first one is on May 18th). How much revision do you do at the moment and what techniques are you using? Why is it that you feel you are not doing enough?

    To stop being nervous, I would suggest walks - they work quite well for me and help break up the revision a bit. I haven't tried meditation or anything like that but it may be worth a look. if you find that being nervous disrupts your revision, make sure you have a notebook handy whilst you revise. And when you get a thought or piece of nervous thought, jot it down and it should help you forget about it until after your session. Afterwards, go back to it and see if there are any common themes for what you are thinking about and then you can see if there are any ways to tackle them. I hope this is helpful

    In terms of managiing time - make sure you have a solid plan of everything you want to achieve before each revision session. This way you are totally focused on the revision and don't have to fill in gaps because you are ill-prepared. Make little things you can carry around with you so you can optimise any free minutes you have and also try making the most of other techniques - by this I mean try recording yourself or getting a computer program to change text to speech for you so you could maybe listen to your notes whilst going to school or in bed. make sure you do past papers as often as possible and mark them so you know where your weaknesses are. Then, focus your revision purely on the areas you got wrong so that you don't waste time on the easy stuff you actually already know

    Of course there is enough time to catch up, don't panic! (I know, easier said than done - and I am one of the worst for worrying)
    If you need any help please just let me know and I will see what I can do.


    P.S. Talking to someone isn't a bad idea either and you can always leave me a post if you want to talk
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Hey does past papers help?
    If so how would you do them?
    Do examiners recycle questions?
    When doing past papers which year should i begin from?


    Thank you
    p.s: no one seems to give me the correct answer and every1 seems to say different things - confused ...
    Past papers are a MUST for revision - because it is about applyong the information you have revised. I do them under the same as exam conditions, go throuhg and mark them, and then note down topics I missed or got wrong so I can focus revision during the week on them.

    There have been times when examiners have used the same questions and very similar variations have appeared too, so it is definitely worth it.

    As was mentioned by someone earlier (possibly NiamhM1801) start from the year of your specification (most are around 2012) and do them from then onwards. It doesn't necessarily matter if you go in order from 2012 to now just as long as you get yourselg familiar with the layout and exam technique
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    UPDATE 18/03/16
    So today I have:
    • Typed up German writing ready to learn and divided it up into sections to revise each day
    • Typed up notes on: Electrolysis, Plant Oils, and Fats and Oils
    • Marked Physics past paper (full marks)
    • Marked Maths paper and made corrections (98%)
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Past papers are a MUST for revision - because it is about applyong the information you have revised. I do them under the same as exam conditions, go throuhg and mark them, and then note down topics I missed or got wrong so I can focus revision during the week on them.

    There have been times when examiners have used the same questions and very similar variations have appeared too, so it is definitely worth it.

    As was mentioned by someone earlier (possibly NiamhM1801) start from the year of your specification (most are around 2012) and do them from then onwards. It doesn't necessarily matter if you go in order from 2012 to now just as long as you get yourselg familiar with the layout and exam technique
    Oh thank you for the advice I will try and do some past papers because i haven't started on them Have you?
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Oh thank you for the advice I will try and do some past papers because i haven't started on them Have you?
    You're welcome

    I have done some, yes, but I haven't fully committed to them yet, as I want to get a few more notes done so I can truly see where my weaknesses lie
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    You're welcome

    I have done some, yes, but I haven't fully committed to them yet, as I want to get a few more notes done so I can truly see where my weaknesses lie
    That is true , i want to do them all in the easter holidays ...
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    That is true , i want to do them all in the easter holidays ...
    If you are planning to do all your subjects and all their past papers - there are tons of them You'll certainly get through a good chunk of them, provided you stick to your plans and don't lack motivation - but I'm sure you won't


    Good luck with everything - let me know if you need any help
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    If you are planning to do all your subjects and all their past papers - there are tons of them You'll certainly get through a good chunk of them, provided you stick to your plans and don't lack motivation - but I'm sure you won't


    Good luck with everything - let me know if you need any help
    Hahaha I am going t organise myself during the half term so one day i would do English Lit, other day Physics 2 etc.. This way i can prepare more and get a lot done Hahah dont worry i wont lack motivation especially when exams are just round the corner I can't be silly and be on my phone or etc... and get distracted... To motivate myself i do something crazy and weird ( watch youtube videos on gcse results) really does motivate me though

    Thank you and good luck to you too
    How much revision are you doing during the half term?
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    To motivate myself i do something crazy and weird ( watch youtube videos on gcse results) really does motivate me though
    I thought I was the only one that did this! I totally agree that it's really motivating and I do it whenever I need to crack on with revising but can't drag myself to my desk haha. Glad I'm not alone!
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    (Original post by NiamhM1801)
    I thought I was the only one that did this! I totally agree that it's really motivating and I do it whenever I need to crack on with revising but can't drag myself to my desk haha. Glad I'm not alone!
    Hahahaha me too , i thought that i was the only weirdo doing freaky things LoL x
    I do this a lot especially when people get really bad results and they are crying their eyes out i am like OMG THAT IS NOT ME and those who get 10 A* and 1 A i am like THAT IS SOOOO ME ... lol
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Hahaha I am going t organise myself during the half term so one day i would do English Lit, other day Physics 2 etc.. This way i can prepare more and get a lot done Hahah dont worry i wont lack motivation especially when exams are just round the corner I can't be silly and be on my phone or etc... and get distracted... To motivate myself i do something crazy and weird ( watch youtube videos on gcse results) really does motivate me though

    Thank you and good luck to you too
    How much revision are you doing during the half term?
    Ah sounds like you have it all planned and I'm sure your motivation technique will keep you going ]
    During the half term I plan to do as much as possible and study at every opportunity, so maybe 7 hours ish? The thing is, my school is putting on classes but I feel I can get more done at home, so it is a case of trying to convince hem not to drag me in to them.
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    UPDATE

    Today I have the last one of my 11 week morning club. But afterwards I want to make a CV incase I get an interview, and tye up/write up more notes and do some past papers but I haven't dwelled on the specifics.
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Well done on these grades!! There is still definitely time to get in the revision and got those A*s. All I can say for maths is past papers - do every single question you can find and learn where you are going wrong
    Thanks. I'll be sure to do as many past papers as I possibly can.


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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Ah sounds like you have it all planned and I'm sure your motivation technique will keep you going ]
    During the half term I plan to do as much as possible and study at every opportunity, so maybe 7 hours ish? The thing is, my school is putting on classes but I feel I can get more done at home, so it is a case of trying to convince hem not to drag me in to them.
    Hahaha ai want high grades so i need to organise myself
    Wow your gonna do loads Well done
    And yep so does my school but i dont want to go i feel like i will get a more done at home because too much distraction at school
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    7 hours. I plan on doing way more and that to for 2 weeks. I do agree with you. I can't focus in school much. No one can at the moment. Too many idiots doing funny things because they know that they're going to flop their exams.


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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    7 hours. I plan on doing way more and that to for 2 weeks. I do agree with you. I can't focus in school much. No one can at the moment. Too many idiots doing funny things because they know that they're going to flop their exams.


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    Hahaha I know those people who are crazy and being fools need to sort out , well it is their lives it is literally up to them How many hours are you planning to do? What do you want to get in your gcse's?
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Yay! A fellow physics lover! I will upload links below to the cards - however, We appear to be on completely opposite exam boards as I am on:

    Edexcel:
    Maths (luckily the same )

    WJEC:
    English Lit
    English Language

    OCR:
    History
    Physics
    Chemistry
    Biology
    ICT

    AQA:
    Geography

    I will send you the links anyway and you can have a look to see if we cover any of the same material:

    Physics: https://www.brainscape.com/packs/687...ferrer=1904487
    History: https://www.brainscape.com/packs/687...ferrer=1904487

    Please be aware that you may have to sign up - it's completely free and just needs an email. Also, the history ones are still a work in progress but after my mocks on the 22nd-27th I will be definitely expanding these. If you would like the links to the other science subjects let me know - but just remember we are on different exam boards
    Are you doing aqa a geog. If so what topics
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    Hey guys,

    Is there any youtubers for revision or stuff like revision ?
    If so please could you tell me.
    Gracias Amigos ( Thank you friends) - Probably like the only two spanish words i know , so i use them

    1- Eve Bennett ( Is bae at revision) but she is the only one i know anyone else ....

    I personally feel that youtubers help me motivate and just aid me for my exams

    Thank you
 
 
 
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