Im going into Year 11 so im wondering is there any advice would you give regarding revision exams etc
Advice for anyone doing GCSE's? watch
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- 10-08-2016 16:19
- 10-08-2016 16:22
I wouldn't start revising straight away, as weird as it sounds start AFTER your mocks unless they really count for something as when you get your results back you'll feel disappointment (well I did) which really helped me to revise and do well.
- 10-08-2016 16:29
I sat my exams last year. Regarding revision i would recommend that you start making flashcards, mindmaps or whatever as soon as possible. Don't leave it till the last minute. Now is the time to ask any questions you have about any work. Get past exam papers and do them.
About the exams just stay calm and try not to worry about them yet.
Best of luck!
- 10-08-2016 16:39
It's been a long time since I sat my GCSEs but have lost count of the number of exams I've done since! :P
The thing with GCSE is you obviously have lots of subjects at the same time so I would recommend you make a start as soon as possible!
Break each subject down into smaller topics and make a revision timetable that is realistic and that you can stick to! For example, if you know you struggle to concentrate for more than one hour, book in one hour slots with a short break to refresh yourself. If you have a sports club one night, maybe don't try and study afterwards when you're tired etc. Allow yourself free time too! TSR actually have a timetable maker somewhere!
In terms of methods, I find visual aids really helpful like colourful mind maps, posters and flashcards. There are loads of websites and apps where you can make resources.
Once I've made a good start covering the topics, I then like to start doing practise questions which identify the areas I'm still shaky on.
- 10-08-2016 16:44
Also keep on top of it, do it as and whe you have time, and as you finish a topic etc. otherwise you forget key points.