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Hello, does anyone have any tips for me to ace my GCSE's? I'm trying to get in a sixth form which prefers most A's and A*'s
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Sure, can you tell me what subjects you do? That way I can give the best tips.
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Sure, can you tell me what subjects you do? That way I can give the best tips.
Ok, I do English Literature (edexcel)
English Language (CIE)
Maths (AQA, I struggle with this)
Science core (OCR 21st Century)
Science additional (OCR 21st century)
Re (edexcel, don't really need help with this usually get A*)
Business (OCR)
Computing (OCR)
History (edexcel, need help with this)
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Ok, I do English Literature (edexcel)
English Language (CIE)
English Language: (these are my tips for the AQA exam board, possibly similar to CIE AND Edexcel?)
  • Practise your writing skills by writing different types of texts
  • Read books to build your vocabulary
  • Read the newspaper daily and analyse them
  • Watch Mr Bruff's videos on YouTube
English Literature: (same as above, tips for the AQA exam board)
  • Make sure you are confident with the books you are studying
  • Summarise the books you know in bullet points and check if you have covered each important section
  • Analyse every single thing in every poem, each little bit has a meaning
  • Try to compare different poems
Maths (AQA, I struggle with this)
Maths:

All I can say is past paper questions. Only start doing the past paper questions once you are sure you have covered every topic.
  • Work through the ExamSolutions videos if you ever feel you feel like you are stuck on any section
  • Feel free to post in the TSR GCSE Maths Forum if you are unsure about something (make sure provide the question and what you have already done)
  • Do every single past paper
  • Mark your papers and see where you have gone wrong
  • Look to do IGCSE papers once you have done all of the GCSE ones
Here's a thread for some amazing resources.

Science core (OCR 21st Century)
Science additional (OCR 21st century)
Science:
  • Record yourself talking and listen to yourself when you commute
  • Makes notes on every topic
  • Try summarising your content
  • Talk through all content with someone willing to listen
  • Revision cards are good for summarising
  • Make sure you know all the content before attempting any past paper questions
  • Do a good amount of past papers, if you complete them all attempt the IGCSE ones
  • Definitely mark every paper you do, if you are struggling to mark it ask your teacher to do it for you
  • See where you have gone wrong and look to improve on the section for the next paper you do
In exam tips:
  • Take your time to read the question carefully
  • Underline keywords to emphasise to yourself what you are looking to answer
  • If ever in an exam situation you don't have enough time to answer a question then bullet point the key points of the essay you could have written
  • Be sure to use keywords as that's what gets you the marks
Re (edexcel, don't really need help with this usually get A*)
I'll leave that out.

Business (OCR)
Computing (OCR)
No idea for these two, I'm sorry.

I guess past papers are key, so keep at them.

History (edexcel, need help with this)
History:
  • Summarise the content of each module on one sheet of paper and memorise this
  • Condense events into 3 bullet points [Linking with the point above]
  • Make a list of significant events and their dates and highlight each one you manage to remember
  • Do every single past paper question
  • Plan your essays with bullet points within a minute
  • Time yourself when doing essays
  • Practice writing really fast
You can always use the TSR Study Resources for any subject, pretty helpful revision material on there. Also there is a very useful Study Planner on TSR which you may use, if you find that timetables are something you don't stick to then make a list of things to do per day/week and tick it off as you go along.

Check out these awesome revision tips by a fellow TSR user.

Use the Forest application on your phone to focus.

If you need any help TSR is a great platform to ask on.

Hope this helps. Image
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English Language: (these are my tips for the AQA exam board, possibly similar to CIE AND Edexcel?)
  • Practise your writing skills by writing different types of texts
  • Read books to build your vocabulary
  • Read the newspaper daily and analyse them
  • Watch Mr Bruff's videos on YouTube
English Literature: (same as above, tips for the AQA exam board)
  • Make sure you are confident with the books you are studying
  • Summarise the books you know in bullet points and check if you have covered each important section
  • Analyse every single thing in every poem, each little bit has a meaning
  • Try to compare different poems

Maths:

All I can say is past paper questions. Only start doing the past paper questions once you are sure you have covered every topic.
  • Work through the ExamSolutions videos if you ever feel you feel like you are stuck on any section
  • Feel free to post in the TSR GCSE Maths Forum if you are unsure about something (make sure provide the question and what you have already done)
  • Do every single past paper
  • Mark your papers and see where you have gone wrong
  • Look to do IGCSE papers once you have done all of the GCSE ones
Here's a thread for some amazing resources.



Science:
  • Record yourself talking and listen to yourself when you commute
  • Makes notes on every topic
  • Try summarising your content
  • Talk through all content with someone willing to listen
  • Revision cards are good for summarising
  • Make sure you know all the content before attempting any past paper questions
  • Do a good amount of past papers, if you complete them all attempt the IGCSE ones
  • Definitely mark every paper you do, if you are struggling to mark it ask your teacher to do it for you
  • See where you have gone wrong and look to improve on the section for the next paper you do
In exam tips:
  • Take your time to read the question carefully
  • Underline keywords to emphasise to yourself what you are looking to answer
  • If ever in an exam situation you don't have enough time to answer a question then bullet point the key points of the essay you could have written
  • Be sure to use keywords as that's what gets you the marks

I'll leave that out.




No idea for these two, I'm sorry.

I guess past papers are key, so keep at them.



History:
  • Summarise the content of each module on one sheet of paper and memorise this
  • Condense events into 3 bullet points [Linking with the point above]
  • Make a list of significant events and their dates and highlight each one you manage to remember
  • Do every single past paper question
  • Plan your essays with bullet points within a minute
  • Time yourself when doing essays
  • Practice writing really fast
You can always use the TSR Study Resources for any subject, pretty helpful revision material on there. Also there is a very useful Study Planner on TSR which you may use, if you find that timetables are something you don't stick to then make a list of things to do per day/week and tick it off as you go along.

Check out these awesome revision tips by a fellow TSR user.

Use the Forest application on your phone to focus.

If you need any help TSR is a great platform to ask on.

Hope this helps. Image
Ah, thanks so much I know what to do know thanks!!
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