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    Did you pay for them?
    Because there's only few of them
    No, but I think he might have changed his site so that only a few are free now. They're definitely worth paying for if you know that you're quite a visual learner.
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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    No you're not!!


    Looked through the spec to see what I knew and then revised and completed past paper questions. Just did that continuously tbh. And thank you! What are you hoping to get?
    Well i am predicted and i want to get A* in all my subjects but Geography i want an A/B
    Did you just do past papers?! How long did you revise for during easter
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    @nisha.Sri + anyone else asking...

    Different tactics of revision work for different people, so although discovering potential strategies is useful, you need to find what works specifically for you

    Over the Easter break, practice papers and revise using differing strategies to find out what works best for you

    I toyed around with different methods and got 6A* 5A and a D* so best of luck to you for the upcoming exams!

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    (Original post by ombtom)
    No, but I think he might have changed his site so that only a few are free now. They're definitely worth paying for if you know that you're quite a visual learner.
    Ok because so many people mention him and if you did English Lit/ Language well i am sure you might have but how did you revise for those
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    @nisha.Sri + anyone else asking...

    Different tactics of revision work for different people, so although discovering potential strategies is useful, you need to find what works specifically for you

    Over the Easter break, practice papers and revise using differing strategies to find out what works best for you

    I toyed around with different methods and got 6A* 5A and a D* so best of luck to you for the upcoming exams!

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    D*. Just made my day.


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    (Original post by redwhiteandbrit)
    @nisha.Sri + anyone else asking...

    Different tactics of revision work for different people, so although discovering potential strategies is useful, you need to find what works specifically for you

    Over the Easter break, practice papers and revise using differing strategies to find out what works best for you

    I toyed around with different methods and got 6A* 5A and a D* so best of luck to you for the upcoming exams!

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    Thank you for your advice
    How much did you revise during easter?
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Well i am predicted and i want to get A* in all my subjects but Geography i want an A/B
    Did you just do past papers?! How long did you revise for during easter
    Nice! Yeah, you need a lot of exam technique. I also looked through the spec and revised using textbooks before I began doing past papers and was comfortable with the topic. I revised quite a bit during the Easter, but never forced myself to revise.
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Ok because so many people mention him and if you did English Lit/ Language well i am sure you might have but how did you revise for those
    I found English much harder to revise for. Obviously make sure you know each text thoroughly. Try to get other people's perspectives on each text so that your arguments aren't too narrow and repetitive. Try making mind maps for each character/theme.
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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    Nice! Yeah, you need a lot of exam technique. I also looked through the spec and revised using textbooks before I began doing past papers and was comfortable with the topic. I revised quite a bit during the Easter, but never forced myself to revise.
    Thanks x
    I'm currently during 8 hours - 9 each day hopefully i can get my A*
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    4 Hours a day all through easter
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    (Original post by ombtom)
    I found English much harder to revise for. Obviously make sure you know each text thoroughly. Try to get other people's perspectives on each text so that your arguments aren't too narrow and repetitive. Try making mind maps for each character/theme.
    I've made many mind maps for english. Thanks for your advice and good luck in your a-levels
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Thanks x
    I'm currently during 8 hours - 9 each day hopefully i can get my A*
    You will. Don't force yourself to revise because it would just seem like you're reading a book rather than taking in and understanding the text.
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    How did you revise?
    Any advice?
    Well done
    Thanks

    Most people have their own way of revising.

    Personally, I mainly just used CGP guides and past papers. But I did mine a while ago, so there are good internet sources now as well.
    You've probably realised this by now but GCSE is mainly about fact-learning, so rote learn as much as you can.
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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    D*. Just made my day.
    Gotta love BTECs! Tbh ict has had its uses...
    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Thank you for your advice
    How much did you revise during easter?
    I like lie-ins so I think I started about 11 ish and did a recap of the day-before up to lunch. Then I would work on new material for the next segments I would finish at about 6:30 ish and then potentially do some other work in the evening if I felt behind

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    I found that doing 2-3 hours of solid focused revision in a day was more beneficial than doing 8/9 hours. No need to work for a huge amount of time as my biggest exam was 2.5 hours.
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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    You will. Don't force yourself to revise because it would just seem like you're reading a book rather than taking in and understanding the text.
    That is true
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    10A*, 1A. My main tip would be learn the specification. For a lot of subjects which are knowledge-based (science, math, geography, etc), the questions are only going to be things on the spec. Once you've got the spec down, do past papers, but not the whole paper - skip questions you know how to answer easily so you don't waste time on them, and instead just do things you struggle with. If you're doing a language, download the list of vocab you need to know (exam boards usually have a ~20-page list on their sites) and learn that.
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    (Original post by redwhiteandbrit)
    Gotta love BTECs! Tbh ict has had its uses...


    I like lie-ins so I think I started about 11 ish and did a recap of the day-before up to lunch. Then I would work on new material for the next segments I would finish at about 6:30 ish and then potentially do some other work in the evening if I felt behind

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    I agree with that. Everyone in my class began revising at like 6 in the morning, and there's me waking up at 11 :lol: I did this thing where I revised until dinner and then did some extra work after dinner as I was watching tv. I was very relaxed during gcses, which was surprising haha
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    (Original post by QuantumStuff)
    I found that doing 2-3 hours of solid focused revision in a day was more beneficial than doing 8/9 hours. No need to work for a huge amount of time as my biggest exam was 2.5 hours.
    But i feel like the more you revise the better
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    (Original post by thatllbeme)
    10A*, 1A. My main tip would be learn the specification. For a lot of subjects which are knowledge-based (science, math, geography, etc), the questions are only going to be things on the spec. Once you've got the spec down, do past papers, but not the whole paper - skip questions you know how to answer easily so you don't waste time on them, and instead just do things you struggle with. If you're doing a language, download the list of vocab you need to know (exam boards usually have a ~20-page list on their sites) and learn that.
    WOW WELL DONE How did you revise for Science?
 
 
 
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