Overwork in the christmas holidays?

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So I'm currently in Year 11 and straight on the Christmas holidays, literally starting the day we get back, we have mocks. These mocks inform our predicted grades for colleges so they're pretty important.
I made a revision plan of all my subjects over the Christmas holidays. Problem is, looking at all the work I had to do made me feel physically sick and Christmas is feeling pretty stale. Am I overworking? Is that a literal danger? Should these mocks matter that much? I have hours and hours of work planned for every day except for Sunday, Christmas day and Boxing day...
See I'm torn between- this is the most important thing ever and it's my future and I MUST not fail; and not caring at all (because everyone says GCSEs are easy as heck and A levels are the difficult ones) and then feeling guilty...
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It's quite easy to coast through GCSE's and hours upon hours of revision is not necessary. A-levels are definitely a step up. In reagrds to revising for GSCE mocks, I'd say no more than 5-6 hours a day. Make sure you take breaks and relax, otherwise you will burnout.
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I'm in the exact same boat as you!!! I'm so nervous because I feel like I don't have enough time to revise everything and complete my notes & it's completely stressing me out ((

I have created a revision timetable and my hours of studying are gonna be similar to a school day but obviously I have made some adjustments. Don't work yourself too much because you will do more harm than good so take regular breaks, drink plenty of water and closer to Christmas have those days off because you will totally deserve it from working so hard. I'm planning on treating my holidays very similar to yours and I feel somewhat relieved that I'm not the only going through this.
I hope everything works out for you!!



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(Original post by jas-xo)
I'm in the exact same boat as you!!! I'm so nervous because I feel like I don't have enough time to revise everything and complete my notes & it's completely stressing me out ((

I have created a revision timetable and my hours of studying are gonna be similar to a school day but obviously I have made some adjustments. Don't work yourself too much because you will do more harm than good so take regular breaks, drink plenty of water and closer to Christmas have those days off because you will totally deserve it from working so hard. I'm planning on treating my holidays very similar to yours and I feel somewhat relieved that I'm not the only going through this.
I hope everything works out for you!!



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Thank you, you too!

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I'm in a similar situation to you, we have all our mocks crammed into the week we go back too (except Languages, which we did this term)--I'm going to go all out over Christmas and after the mocks relax a bit before the final exams. Good luck!


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(Original post by DeepInTheMeadow)
So I'm currently in Year 11 and straight on the Christmas holidays, literally starting the day we get back, we have mocks. These mocks inform our predicted grades for colleges so they're pretty important.
I made a revision plan of all my subjects over the Christmas holidays. Problem is, looking at all the work I had to do made me feel physically sick and Christmas is feeling pretty stale. Am I overworking? Is that a literal danger? Should these mocks matter that much? I have hours and hours of work planned for every day except for Sunday, Christmas day and Boxing day...
See I'm torn between- this is the most important thing ever and it's my future and I MUST not fail; and not caring at all (because everyone says GCSEs are easy as heck and A levels are the difficult ones) and then feeling guilty...
whats your timetable like
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(Original post by DeepInTheMeadow)
So I'm currently in Year 11 and straight on the Christmas holidays, literally starting the day we get back, we have mocks. These mocks inform our predicted grades for colleges so they're pretty important.
I made a revision plan of all my subjects over the Christmas holidays. Problem is, looking at all the work I had to do made me feel physically sick and Christmas is feeling pretty stale. Am I overworking? Is that a literal danger? Should these mocks matter that much? I have hours and hours of work planned for every day except for Sunday, Christmas day and Boxing day...
See I'm torn between- this is the most important thing ever and it's my future and I MUST not fail; and not caring at all (because everyone says GCSEs are easy as heck and A levels are the difficult ones) and then feeling guilty...
GCSEs only feel easy after you have completed them, don't listen to those people. If you want majority A-A*s then you need to find what works for you.
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whats your timetable like
If I end up following it, it could be 7 hours or more every day except the 25th, 26th and Sunday.
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If I end up following it, it could be 7 hours or more every day except the 25th, 26th and Sunday.
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