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    I have just entered year 10 and i am set on getting all 9's and 8's (The A*s) in all subjects. I aim to go to Oxbridge unis. With the pressure of harder new GCSE's coming into action, i have set up a revision schedule which includes 5 hours of revision a day. I have worked with this schedule in the past and i have bneen fine, but i haven't used this for a long term result. Is this healthy for me and am i exaggerating the struggles that could come? Mainly concerned about health.
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    5 hours a day is a lot, you'll probably get burned out by exam time. I recommend maybe 2 hours a day on top of homework and make sure you understand everything you learn in class. Also, GCSE's are not as difficult as they may seem so don't get stressed out.
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    (Original post by happiness12)
    5 hours a day is a lot, you'll probably get burned out by exam time. I recommend maybe 2 hours a day on top of homework and make sure you understand everything you learn in class. Also, GCSE's are not as difficult as they may seem so don't get stressed out.
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    (Original post by RajanKh)
    I have just entered year 10 and i am set on getting all 9's and 8's (The A*s) in all subjects. I aim to go to Oxbridge unis. With the pressure of harder new GCSE's coming into action, i have set up a revision schedule which includes 5 hours of revision a day. I have worked with this schedule in the past and i have bneen fine, but i haven't used this for a long term result. Is this healthy for me and am i exaggerating the struggles that could come? Mainly concerned about health.
    Thanks for your time,
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    5 hours will burn you out. You're be mentally drained and have very little energy for school, let alone revision. Don't worry to much about the new GCSEs, I'm in the Year above you and we're the transitional year (Maths and English are 9-1, others are A*-G) Tbh, Maths is a bit harder (And I do fairly well at Maths) because there are topics that are being covered now that used to be only done at A Level. English has more texts to study for but other than that, it isn't too different. For Maths, I would look at the specification from the exam board your school has chosen and start to familiarise yourself with every topic on there. Don't worry about mastering them, that's why you have Maths lessons. You are in Year 10: 60 minutes of revision 3-4 times a week is plenty. Trust me, if you are doing so badly in Year 10, your school will make it up in Year 11. Rather than revise all the time, get some extra-curricular things in. Sports, arts, charities, anything. I personally do a lot of academic subjects (French, History, Geography, Triple Science) so I like to do less serious extra-curriculars. I attend my local youth club, where I play table tennis, watch the football and do trampolining. It give me something fun to do and stops me from feeling overwhelmed by school.
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    (Original post by Mahree_Ah)
    5 hours will burn you out. You're be mentally drained and have very little energy for school, let alone revision. Don't worry to much about the new GCSEs, I'm in the Year above you and we're the transitional year (Maths and English are 9-1, others are A*-G) Tbh, Maths is a bit harder (And I do fairly well at Maths) because there are topics that are being covered now that used to be only done at A Level. English has more texts to study for but other than that, it isn't too different. For Maths, I would look at the specification from the exam board your school has chosen and start to familiarise yourself with every topic on there. Don't worry about mastering them, that's why you have Maths lessons. You are in Year 10: 60 minutes of revision 3-4 times a week is plenty. Trust me, if you are doing so badly in Year 10, your school will make it up in Year 11. Rather than revise all the time, get some extra-curricular things in. Sports, arts, charities, anything. I personally do a lot of academic subjects (French, History, Geography, Triple Science) so I like to do less serious extra-curriculars. I attend my local youth club, where I play table tennis, watch the football and do trampolining. It give me something fun to do and stops me from feeling overwhelmed by school.
    Thanks mate, this has made me re-think my schedule. I'll make lots of time for extra curricular
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    TBH mate, I wouldn't even know what you would do with 5 hours a day, it's really unnecessary.
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    (Original post by RajanKh)
    I have just entered year 10 and i am set on getting all 9's and 8's (The A*s) in all subjects. I aim to go to Oxbridge unis. With the pressure of harder new GCSE's coming into action, i have set up a revision schedule which includes 5 hours of revision a day. I have worked with this schedule in the past and i have bneen fine, but i haven't used this for a long term result. Is this healthy for me and am i exaggerating the struggles that could come? Mainly concerned about health.
    Thanks for your time,
    Rajan
    Hey GCSE's are nowhere near as hard as they seem! I did my exams this year (last year of the old spec) and even though you are doing the new spec, they can only make them so hard. 5 hours from the beginning of yr 10 is way too much, you will burn out and when exam time rolls around you will be extremely stressed, which could adversely affect your performance.
 
 
 
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