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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    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
    lol x
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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.
    Did you take History? Because you know the content is enormous when even the spec is vague...
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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    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
    Is it normal not to be stressed out about your GCSEs ?I'm predicted all A stars except Drama. I had a nervous breakdown during my first set of ppes and had to receive counselling. My Grandfather's death didn't help much either. I had gotten good grades without revising - 5A* 2A 2B.

    I was 2 marks off an A star for the As.


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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    How did you revise?
    I didn't :lol:
    The knowledge was fairly basic so I retained most of it without looking back over it.
    A couple days before each exam revising stuff like quotes for English or certain processes for Biology was enough for me.
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    (Original post by Alexion)
    I didn't :lol:
    The knowledge was fairly basic so I retained most of it without looking back over it.
    A couple days before each exam revising stuff like quotes for English or certain processes for Biology was enough for me.
    Wow well done x
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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    Is it normal not to be stressed out about your GCSEs ?I'm predicted all A stars except Drama. I had a nervous breakdown during my first set of ppes and had to receive counselling. My Grandfather's death didn't help much either. I had gotten good grades without revising - 5A* 2A 2B.

    I was 2 marks off an A star for the As.


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    Yeh, of course it is. I wasn't able to revise as much for them, but got better grades than expected. Are you retaking GCSEs? If so, why? You got amazing grades anyway. I was off an A star by 2-3 ums in two subjects, and 1 ums off one :/
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    You don't have to do much revision. I know you all think they're really hard. I did when I was in year 11, but GCSEs are just a test of technique; heck, I didn't understand much chemistry, it's just that the same stuff comes up year on year and so revising from past papers is the best way, not wishing to boast, but with their technique, I would be finished well ahead of time in all exams, and in Chemistry I got an A* with a UMS of 199, so not bad overall...

    I was recently reading something that said GCSEs should be revised for 3-4 hours a day, A Levels 4-6 THE ONLY EXAMS THAT REQUIRE 8-9 HOURS OF ADDITIONAL STUDY ARE YOUR UNIVERSITY FINALS.
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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    Aare bhai, there was no need to be disappointed! You did amazingly well!!!
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    See, children, this here is bait.
    LMAO :rofl:
    I genuinely was disappointed because I had high expectations - like 6A*s or something.
    But I also became complacent near the exams

    Conversely, I had no expectations at all for A-Levels and got AAAB (back when A was the highest grade) and A in AS-Level Chemistry.
    My lesson for life - continuously do everything to the best of your ability, but don't have any expectations. It has served me well since :laugh:

    (Original post by dalegeorge1)
    What you studying now lol
    Graduated in Maths and Economics
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    Worked really hard from the Easter holidays and managed 7A*s and 4A's.... I wish I could get those grades in A2!
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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    Yeh, of course it is. I wasn't able to revise as much for them, but got better grades than expected. Are you retaking GCSEs? If so, why? You got amazing grades anyway. I was off an A star by 2-3 ums in two subjects, and 1 ums off one :/
    Lmao. These were my mock grades.


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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    Lmao. These were my mock grades.


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    Ohhh lol, I got confused there :lol: I flopped my mocks, I got Cs in everything except Maths, FM, Geography and Spanish
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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    Ohhh lol, I got confused there :lol: I flopped my mocks, I got Cs in everything except Maths, FM, Geography and Spanish
    Have you done your GCSEs ?


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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    Ohhh lol, I got confused there :lol: I flopped my mocks, I got Cs in everything except Maths, FM, Geography and Spanish
    Do you think I have enough time to bump up the Bs ?


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    (Original post by MR.ANONYMOUS 786)
    Have you done your GCSEs ?


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    Do you think I have enough time to bump up the Bs ?


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    Yeah, I did them last year. I got Cs in all my sciences for mocks and ended up with all As and got Cs in all my English mocks, and ended up with all As, with 1 ums off in English lit. You can do it, dw.
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    2 A* 8 As

    Distinction in BTEC business if its worth anything
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    3 A*s, 1 A, 3 Bs, 1 C and 4 Distinction* in Extended Diploma Business Studies and IT Studies. Picking BTECs was the worst mistake. My results are not spectacular, but they are not ****.
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    in science I got
    Physics - b
    chemistry - b
    biology - c
    Was quite upset with that to be honest :/
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    9 A*s and 1 A
    haha wow snap! Well done! How far off an A* was the A?

    Mine was 1 mark and I'm not even joking lmfao
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    (Original post by Amellia123)
    Worked really hard from the Easter holidays and managed 7A*s and 4A's.... I wish I could get those grades in A2!
    How much did you revise during easter in terms of hours and well done
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    (Original post by shilshark)
    Did you take History? Because you know the content is enormous when even the spec is vague...
    Nope, I didn't take History. I think History, English, etc are the subjects which you can't revise from the spec for - instead, you need to just drill stuff from lessons (in History, dates, events, etc; in English, characters, motives...) and do past paper essays.
 
 
 
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