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I finished my GCSEs back in June and I am now in year 12, but I would love to help any GCSE students if they have any problems or need any tips for certain exams. The subjects I did with exam boards will be listed below so if you're doing the same subject/s as I did and need some tips, feel free to send me a message or reply to this thread

Maths - Edexcel
English Language - AQA
English Literature - AQA
Biology - OCR Gateway
Chemistry - OCR Gateway
Physics - OCR Gateway
Geography - AQA
Spanish - AQA
French - AQA
RE - Edexcell
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I finished my GCSEs back in June and I am now in year 12, but I would love to help any GCSE students if they have any problems or need any tips for certain exams. The subjects I did with exam boards will be listed below so if you're doing the same subject/s as I did and need some tips, feel free to send me a message or reply to this thread

Maths - Edexcel
English Language - AQA
English Literature - AQA
Biology - OCR Gateway
Chemistry - OCR Gateway
Physics - OCR Gateway
Geography - AQA
Spanish - AQA
French - AQA
RE - Edexcell
How did you revise for maths? I'm having a bit of trouble remembering everything and it doesn't exactly help doing the new gcse.
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How did you revise for maths? I'm having a bit of trouble remembering everything and it doesn't exactly help doing the new gcse.
For maths the key thing is to just practise as much as you can. Print off past papers (I doesn't really matter if it's they're from the old spec, they're all pretty similar anyway http://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/papers.html), complete them, go through the mark scheme and whatever topic you didn't do as well on, revise it. Also don't be afraid to ask your teacher to mark any extra work you've done, they'll be happy to see you're making the effort

I found Youtube videos very helpful too. If you go on and just type in ''GCSE maths'' there's hundreds of videos out there that have been made by teachers where they're going through topics and past paper questions.

Bitesize (http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z38pycw) is also really good.

Good luck!
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For maths the key thing is to just practise as much as you can. Print off past papers (I doesn't really matter if it's they're from the old spec, they're all pretty similar anyway http://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/papers.html), complete them, go through the mark scheme and whatever topic you didn't do as well on, revise it. Also don't be afraid to ask your teacher to mark any extra work you've done, they'll be happy to see you're making the effort

I found Youtube videos very helpful too. If you go on and just type in ''GCSE maths'' there's hundreds of videos out there that have been made by teachers where they're going through topics and past paper questions.

Bitesize (http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z38pycw) is also really good.

Good luck!
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How did you answer Qs 2 and 4 in the English Lang exam? X
Question 2 is the headline and picture question and 4's the comparison question, right? Just making sure in case I give you any wrong information by accident
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How did you study for chemistry and physics?
Im finding them difficult
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How did you study for chemistry and physics?
Im finding them difficult
I mainly used the CGP revision guides that were catered towards OCR. I read through a topic a day, made summarised notes from the book, did as many past paper questions as possible and read through the mark schemes and examiner reports to see what the common mistakes were. If you're on the same exam board that I was, I found these Youtube channels extremely helpful: https://www.youtube.com/user/GCSEChe...cher/playlists and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ2...Gijg/playlists. If you're not on the same board, I'm sure you'll be able to find plenty of videos going through different topics by just typing in GCSE chemistry/physics with your exam board.

My main tip is (and this is applicable to all subjects) don't try and cram a lot of topics at once. Pick one and just read through it slowly, making sure you understand it all completely and do a few practise questions before moving on to the next. My biggest mistake during GCSEs was that if I didn't understand something, I would say to myself ''oh it's fine I'll just learn it a few weeks before the exam'' and by the time exams came around I still had a lot of topics to go over plus a load of other subjects to worry about.

Oh and if your school holds revision sessions I would definitely recommend that you go to as many as you can (unless you prefer studying on your own).

Good luck!
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For English lit I made sure that I knew the books pretty much inside out. I found a few quotes that I could link to different characters and/or themes, memorised them and then made essay plans for every question that I thought could come up and just memorised them too, I think I ended up with about 7 or 8 of them? This website was really good for making the plans: http://www.enotes.com/homework-help If you go on that and just type in book/s you're doing or the characters/themes etc. you can find some really good quotes and characters analyses that you can expand on yourself with your own ideas (make sure you use the search bar on the bottom right, not the top one).

English language was a case of just doing as many practise questions as possible. Reading the mark schemes and examiner reports will really help too as you'll be able to clearly see what you should and shouldn't do and what the common mistakes are.

Good luck!
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For English lit I made sure that I knew the books pretty much inside out. I found a few quotes that I could link to different characters and/or themes, memorised them and then made essay plans for every question that I thought could come up and just memorised them too, I think I ended up with about 7 or 8 of them? This website was really good for making the plans: http://www.enotes.com/homework-help If you go on that and just type in book/s you're doing or the characters/themes etc. you can find some really good quotes and characters analyses that you can expand on yourself with your own ideas (make sure you use the search bar on the bottom right, not the top one).

English language was a case of just doing as many practise questions as possible. Reading the mark schemes and examiner reports will really help too as you'll be able to clearly see what you should and shouldn't do and what the common mistakes are.

Good luck!
The website you gave me seemed to be the focusing on essays and homework though

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Question 2 is the headline and picture question and 4's the comparison question, right? Just making sure in case I give you any wrong information by accident
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