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    Year 10 didn't go aswell as I'd hoped especially in subjects history where I wasn't sure what was happening 99% of the time and English where I didn't understand the sign of four read in class because tbh my teachers were really unhelpful. On top of that I need to catch up on subjects like maths & sciences that I'm in middle set four but need to get into top in order to do the higher papers and take them for a level. I'm on OCR schools history project doing Britain 1815-51 and crime and punishment through time and I borrowed a big book from school and it took my 6 hours to read on electoral reform as I need to teach myself it and study. I feel like I won't finish in time does anyone know any good tips , or has been in a similar situation? Even when I do revision time tables I always run over time so I'm kinda stuck
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    (Original post by Cornflakes1688)
    Year 10 didn't go aswell as I'd hoped especially in subjects history where I wasn't sure what was happening 99% of the time and English where I didn't understand the sign of four read in class because tbh my teachers were really unhelpful. On top of that I need to catch up on subjects like maths & sciences that I'm in middle set four but need to get into top in order to do the higher papers and take them for a level. I'm on OCR schools history project doing Britain 1815-51 and crime and punishment through time and I borrowed a big book from school and it took my 6 hours to read on electoral reform as I need to teach myself it and study. I feel like I won't finish in time does anyone know any good tips , or has been in a similar situation? Even when I do revision time tables I always run over time so I'm kinda stuck
    I was in a similar position as you because of illness, so my attendance was almost nothing. Even through year 11 I went to probably 20 lessons in that whole year. It's still more than possible to get good grades. Keep at the revision and the studying and don't be disheartened. Try revision websites for each subject over the summer while you still have time to catch up before having to learn even more new material. Make a list of the things you need to work on for each subject and take them to the respective teachers. Ask if you can go over them in class or in a study session some time as you're struggling and you don't want to fall far behind. Speak to the other students in your classes as well and see if any of them would be willing to help you out with copies of some of their notes on the things you need to learn. Do plenty of past papers when you're revising because they're really helpful in getting used to going over the material in exam format. The most important thing is to not get disheartened. Yes, it can be tough and it can be time consuming. You can do it though. You just have to push through and carry on. It'll be so worth it in the end.
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    (Original post by Cornflakes1688)
    Year 10 didn't go aswell as I'd hoped especially in subjects history where I wasn't sure what was happening 99% of the time and English where I didn't understand the sign of four read in class because tbh my teachers were really unhelpful. On top of that I need to catch up on subjects like maths & sciences that I'm in middle set four but need to get into top in order to do the higher papers and take them for a level. I'm on OCR schools history project doing Britain 1815-51 and crime and punishment through time and I borrowed a big book from school and it took my 6 hours to read on electoral reform as I need to teach myself it and study. I feel like I won't finish in time does anyone know any good tips , or has been in a similar situation? Even when I do revision time tables I always run over time so I'm kinda stuck
    I'm also in year 10 right now, going into year 11 in September.
    you should buy a revision guide to avoid this so that any information you didn't pick up at class, you could do at home. I used to be on the foundation tier for science at the start of year 10, at the end of year 10 , about 4 weeks before the core science GCSE I emailed the head of our science department and explained why I want to be in the higher tier set, after 2 days he contacted me and put me into the lowest set of the higher tier and said if I get good grade on the core science GCSE I may get moved up I can honestly say that the exams for the higher tier are easier than the foundation. for maths is in a foundation set. Don't do revision timetables, they are a waste of time. if you want to revise for an exam then always revise 1 or 2 weeks before the exam for a subject, revise at least 3 hours a day. take 15-minute breaks after every hour .drink a lot of water when revising. research suggests that people who exercise for 10 minutes when taking a break can remember more information for exams, so exercise, always drink a red bull before an exam, they have a lot of caffeine so they will increase the brain's activity. Also do every past paper you can find to test yourself.
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    I'm also in year 10 right now, going into year 11 in September.
    you should buy a revision guide to avoid this so that any information you didn't pick up at class, you could do at home. I used to be on the foundation tier for science at the start of year 10, at the end of year 10 , about 4 weeks before the core science GCSE I emailed the head of our science department and explained why I want to be in the higher tier set, after 2 days he contacted me and put me into the lowest set of the higher tier and said if I get good grade on the core science GCSE I may get moved up I can honestly say that the exams for the higher tier are easier than the foundation. for maths is in a foundation set. Don't do revision timetables, they are a waste of time. if you want to revise for an exam then always revise 1 or 2 weeks before the exam for a subject, revise at least 3 hours a day. take 15-minute breaks after every hour .drink a lot of water when revising. research suggests that people who exercise for 10 minutes when taking a break can remember more information for exams, so exercise, always drink a red bull before an exam, they have a lot of caffeine so they will increase the brain's activity. Also do every past paper you can find to test yourself.
    That......is not good advice Revising 2 weeks before the actual GCSEs can make you very stressed and you don't know if the person would find higher hard or easy as you don't know him. Everyone's different. Also, a revision timetable is not ''a wast of time''. They help you organise your time and it makes you less stressed.
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    (Original post by PHD2027)
    I'm also in year 10 right now, going into year 11 in September.
    you should buy a revision guide to avoid this so that any information you didn't pick up at class, you could do at home. I used to be on the foundation tier for science at the start of year 10, at the end of year 10 , about 4 weeks before the core science GCSE I emailed the head of our science department and explained why I want to be in the higher tier set, after 2 days he contacted me and put me into the lowest set of the higher tier and said if I get good grade on the core science GCSE I may get moved up I can honestly say that the exams for the higher tier are easier than the foundation. for maths is in a foundation set. Don't do revision timetables, they are a waste of time. if you want to revise for an exam then always revise 1 or 2 weeks before the exam for a subject, revise at least 3 hours a day. take 15-minute breaks after every hour .drink a lot of water when revising. research suggests that people who exercise for 10 minutes when taking a break can remember more information for exams, so exercise, always drink a red bull before an exam, they have a lot of caffeine so they will increase the brain's activity. Also do every past paper you can find to test yourself.
    I agree that exam timetables are restrictive, but I wouldn't really call them a waste of time. They can keep you on track, but I find them far too limiting and I end up forgetting about them quickly. Revising 2 weeks before, might work for say, Science, due to the fact that there's not too much content, but with subjects like History, where there's far more content to pick up, I really wouldn't advise it. I'd say give yourself time, you'd be spreading yourself quite thinly, and the last thing you want to happen is to run out of time to cover a subject.

    To the OP, I'd recommend catching up before you go back into Year 11, it'll save a lot of stress! Grab CGP's revision guides and start flicking through the stuff you're unsure about. For Maths, Edexcel has their own revision guide and workbook that you might want to look into.
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    (Original post by Cornflakes1688)
    Year 10 didn't go aswell as I'd hoped especially in subjects history where I wasn't sure what was happening 99% of the time and English where I didn't understand the sign of four read in class because tbh my teachers were really unhelpful. On top of that I need to catch up on subjects like maths & sciences that I'm in middle set four but need to get into top in order to do the higher papers and take them for a level. I'm on OCR schools history project doing Britain 1815-51 and crime and punishment through time and I borrowed a big book from school and it took my 6 hours to read on electoral reform as I need to teach myself it and study. I feel like I won't finish in time does anyone know any good tips , or has been in a similar situation? Even when I do revision time tables I always run over time so I'm kinda stuck
    Hi, I could help you catch up with some work. Could you please PM me and I'll go from there.
 
 
 
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