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    Hey guys... I've hesitated to discuss this anywhere and with anyone, but since my GCSE exams will start in approximately 3 months, I think it's time to start getting help. For the past half year or so, I haven't been concentrating on my school work and mock examinations (practice), therefore I managed to get the mark scheme for every single test or mini-exam I did - this resulted in results that weren't suspicious to anyone, but I knew I wasn't capable of doing so well. I'd normally get a secure C in my maths assessment, however, last week I got results from my maths test/assessment and I found out I got 35 marks from both higher papers - that was just a C (34 = U). I'm really worried about it as I don't want to fail my exams, especially in maths. It isn't just maths I found the mark scheme - science, R.E. and geography would also appear with a better score from time to time.

    Does anyone have any good tips on how to get my head down and focus better? I'm willing to start to attend after school clubs and begin practising past papers.
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    I as well will be doing GCSEs this summer and I am worrying about the limited time I have but to advise you, do not stress or cry about not being strong in every subject because it's never too late.
    With regards to maths, I recommend 'Hegarty Maths'. With this you must make an account (which is FREE!) and begin watching the videos. Also buy a CGP book for mathematics -revision guide and workbook. Ideally I wouldn't really go to school clubs but if you think they will absolutely help you then go ahead! No one will stop you.
    What religion/s are you studying in RE?

    If you need any help don't be shy, just ask.


    (Original post by ventirus)
    Hey guys... I've hesitated to discuss this anywhere and with anyone, but since my GCSE exams will start in approximately 3 months, I think it's time to start getting help. For the past half year or so, I haven't been concentrating on my school work and mock examinations (practice), therefore I managed to get the mark scheme for every single test or mini-exam I did - this resulted in results that weren't suspicious to anyone, but I knew I wasn't capable of doing so well. I'd normally get a secure C in my maths assessment, however, last week I got results from my maths test/assessment and I found out I got 35 marks from both higher papers - that was just a C (34 = U). I'm really worried about it as I don't want to fail my exams, especially in maths. It isn't just maths I found the mark scheme - science, R.E. and geography would also appear with a better score from time to time.

    Does anyone have any good tips on how to get my head down and focus better? I'm willing to start to attend after school clubs and begin practising past papers.
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    We are currently learning about Christianity and Islam. At the end of YR11, we'll be writing two RE exams from two units.
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    I'll try out the maths things now and see what it's like. I also have a maths revision guide that I hardly use although I know it's really good... Do you think it's a bad idea telling my teacher I cheated on my assessment in the past few months? Should I just keep it as a secret from everyone and make some massive improvements?
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    (Original post by ventirus)
    We are currently learning about Christianity and Islam. At the end of YR11, we'll be writing two RE exams from two units.
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    I'll try out the maths things now and see what it's like. I also have a maths revision guide that I hardly use although I know it's really good... Do you think it's a bad idea telling my teacher I cheated on my assessment in the past few months? Should I just keep it as a secret from everyone and make some massive improvements?
    Sorry for my really really late reply. If cheating in the assessment has been kept a secret till now I suggest you leave it as a secret because if you do tell the teacher she may not have the time to re explain the lessons that came up in the assessment. This means that you must do your own revision and not rely on any teachers.
    Use that useful revision guide and go through every single topic ensuring that you understand them. You should also answer exam questions that are based on the topics in maths. Click on the link and print out the exam paper and do them once you have learnt a lesson.

    http://www.3minutemaths.co.uk/gcse-practice-papers/

    With regards to RE I just began memorising the notes I made in March to may and a few days before the exam is when I actually started answering exam questions so if you begin answering exam questions now then you will be able to nail an A to A* grade!
 
 
 
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