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How you revise or want to revise shouldn't really be consistent with every subject due to differences in content and style; it may be helpful to specify particular subjects for individual tips.

English/History/Psychology, etc: It sounds a little obvious but practice writing essays. Post them online or give them to your teachers to review and practice timing conditions and creating plans that you will stick to (they suck but are helpful!). For English Lit, I mainly used youtube videos. Literally type in the poem and find an analysis and it will give you more then enough information you would need for getting an A*.Also I've head that reading outside of your comfort zone, even if it's just a new book or a broadsheet newspaper is useful in developing your language. The minute you've mastered the art of writing with purpose, throw in some more developed or sophisticated language. Oh and make sure your spelling, punctuation and grammar are pretty decent too.

Maths/Science: I cannot stress how important past papers are for these types of subjects. Exam boards are lazy and recycle questions to the death! Invest in a good revision guide as well; those tend to be pretty useful in learning main points and you can replicate diagrams and create mindmaps to stick around (which will help you remember). If you're a video kind of person, examsolutions for maths and crash course or khan academy for science are pretty good - require lots of dedication to sit through each of the videos though.

Geography/Citizenship/Religious studies: These subjects I saw more as remembering facts and then just dropping them into specific questions or essays. Basically just learn to regurgitate information. (I recommend using flash cards when revising these types of subjects)

Languages: A good textbook and good relationship with your teacher will help you out a lot. To become fluent, you need to learn how to inject your vocab into everyday conversations. Talk to the mirror or the wall if you have to!

Drama/Technology/Food tech: These subjects look more at developing and perfecting a skill. Literally practice makes perfect in this case! Just be confident with what you're doing and in your own ability.

ICT: Being friends with a techy person wouldn't hurt. This one is a little hard to give advice for as it depends what you're specification has asked; some just want learning basic skills, others want website creations, etc

Music: Come up with a decent composition, practice for the performance as much as possible and basically memorise the textbook.

Good luck
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What about P.E... :closedeyes:
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What about P.E... :closedeyes:
I didn't really study it. However, I do remember my friends revising for it and they mainly just memorised the information and then had applied it to exam questions.
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What about P.E... :closedeyes:
Get as much ums from practical as possible, then learn all the annoying definitions and accronyms
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tfw there is no music...
I've mainly put tips on subjects that I took. Would be foolish for me to suggest for how you should be revising for a subject I had never took.
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I've mainly put tips on subjects that I took. Would be foolish for me to suggest for how you should be revising for a subject I had never took.
Nah I get it...maybe I could tell you and you could add it to your OP?
Music (Edexcel anyway) Is really, come up with a decent composition, practice for the performance as much as possible and basically memorise the textbook!
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Nah I get it...maybe I could tell you and you could add it to your OP?
Music (Edexcel anyway) Is really, come up with a decent composition, practice for the performance as much as possible and basically memorise the textbook!
I'll add it, thanks bud.
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(Original post by Hasanalm)
How you revise or want to revise shouldn't really be consistent with every subject due to differences in content and style; it may be helpful to specify particular subjects for individual tips.

English/History/Psychology, etc: It sounds a little obvious but practice writing essays. Post them online or give them to your teachers to review and practice timing conditions and creating plans that you will stick to (they suck but are helpful!). Also i've head that reading outside of your comfort zone, even if it's just a new book or a broadsheet newspaper is useful in developing your language. The minute you've mastered the art of writing with purpose, throw in some more developed or sophisticated language. Oh and make sure your spelling, punctuation and grammar are pretty decent too.

Maths/Science: I cannot stress how important past papers are for these types of subjects. Exam boards are lazy and recycle questions to the death! Invest in a good revision guide as well; those tend to be pretty useful in learning main points and you can replicate diagrams and create mindmaps to stick around (which will help you remember). If you're a video kind of person, examsolutions for maths and crash course or khan academy for science are pretty good - require lots of dedication to sit through each of the videos though.

Geography/Citizenship/Religious studies: These subjects I saw more as remembering facts and then just dropping them into specific questions or essays. Basically just learn to regurgitate information. (I recommend using flash cards when revising these types of subjects)

Languages: A good textbook and good relationship with your teacher will help you out a lot. To become fluent, you need to learn how to inject your vocab into everyday conversations. Talk to the mirror or the wall if you have to!

Drama/Technology/Food tech: These subjects look more at developing and perfecting a skill. Literally practice makes perfect in this case! Just be confident with what you're doing and in your own ability.

ICT: Being friends with a techy person wouldn't hurt. This one is a little hard to give advice for as it depends what you're specification has asked; some just want learning basic skills, others want website creations, etc

Music: Come up with a decent composition, practice for the performance as much as possible and basically memorise the textbook.

Good luck
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I want to write up notes for English literature poetry but don't know where to start? Any good sites you woul recommened/ and what do I make notes about? Also, if I was to practice an essay question for poetyr, how would I mark it?
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I want to write up notes for English literature poetry but don't know where to start? Any good sites you woul recommened/ and what do I make notes about? Also, if I was to practice an essay question for poetyr, how would I mark it?
For English Lit, I mainly used youtube videos. Literally type in the poem and find a an analysis and it will give you more then enough information you would need for getting an A*. If you were to do a an essay question, I would recommend you giving it to your teachers to mark. It's much more helpful getting someone who is familiar with the mark scheme and a specialist marking it then yourself.
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For English Lit, I mainly used youtube videos. Literally type in the poem and find a an analysis and it will give you more then enough information you would need for getting an A*. If you were to do a an essay question, I would recommend you giving it to your teachers to mark. It's much more helpful getting someone who is familiar with the mark scheme and a specialist marking it then yourself.
Thankyou
but how does it help to watch youtube videos on other poems when the two that we'll be given will be unknown? Should I revise stylistic devices such as the effect of caesura instead? there 2 unseen poems
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but how does it help to watch Youtube videos on other poems when the two that we'll be given will be unknown? Should I revise stylistic devices such as the effect of caesura instead? there 2 unseen poems
Oh, sorry for my incompetence. For the unseen poem, it really is just working on and understanding all the poetic devices. Ask your teachers for a list of the well known poets of whom usually show up in the exam. Look at their poems and just spot poetic devices and explain what they infer.
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For English Lit, I mainly used youtube videos. Literally type in the poem and find a an analysis and it will give you more then enough information you would need for getting an A*. If you were to do a an essay question, I would recommend you giving it to your teachers to mark. It's much more helpful getting someone who is familiar with the mark scheme and a specialist marking it then yourself.
If I didn't have Mr Bruff videos at GCSE I don't know what I would have got...
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For maths (HIGHER ONLY)
http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...her/module.php
EXAM SOLUTIONS IS BAE...
My brother last year used exam solutions and got A* around 1 or 2 marks away from full marks
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For maths (HIGHER ONLY)
http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...her/module.php
EXAM SOLUTIONS IS BAE...
My brother last year used exam solutions and got A* around 1 or 2 marks away from full marks
shieet man your right, cheers!
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For maths (HIGHER ONLY)
http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...her/module.php
EXAM SOLUTIONS IS BAE...
My brother last year used exam solutions and got A* around 1 or 2 marks away from full marks
Thanks, they're really helpful
Are you doing your gcse's this year??
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Thanks, they're really helpful
Are you doing your gcse's this year??
yeah, I am doing it this year.
My Subjects are;

English Language (did lit last year and go A*)
Additional Science (in core i got A/A/B)
Maths, doing it this year (My Mum is a maths teacher in Manchester Grammer but she's busy af with her a-levels students)
RE (its soo boring)
Business studies
Computing
Geography
Graphics
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(Original post by ShahbazKHAN)
yeah, I am doing it this year.
My Subjects are;

English Language (did lit last year and go A*)
Additional Science (in core i got A/A/B)
Maths, doing it this year (My Mum is a maths teacher in Manchester Grammer but she's busy af with her a-levels students)
RE (its soo boring)
Business studies
Computing
Geography
Graphics
Hope they go well and that you get the best grades possible.
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Hope they go well and that you get the best grades possible.
Thanks, and what are you studying?
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Thanks, and what are you studying?
English Language
English literature
Maths
Science core - got a b last year
Science additional
Science triple
History
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Latin level 1 - A* last year
Latin level 2
Btec business
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English Language
English literature
Maths
Science core - got a b last year
Science additional
Science triple
History
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Latin level 1 - A* last year
Latin level 2
Btec business
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