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    My GCSE mocks are in a few days and I'm so terrified because I haven't revised at all. I'm predicted all A* but there's no way I'm going to do well in the mocks and I'm really freaking out about it. It's all my fault and I should've studied during the holidays but I honestly haven't even opened a book once. Maths and English I'm especially nervous for. Should I pull all nighters every night?? I have no idea what to do and how to study now. Please give any advice thanks
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    Hi, I was in your position 2 years ago in year 11. I know exactly how you feel

    I was basically a student who was struggling with school a bit, I was a decent student but not the best. I would be lucky to get a B, but normally C, D and E grades.

    Anyway, in year 11 I did REALLY bad in my mocks. It was from September 2014 I told myself I'm gonna start soon, but eventually when it came to the real exams in Summer, I still hadn't revised. Only about an hour for each subject.

    All nighters are a no no. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of water and have a bar of chocolate before the exam because apparently the sugars stimulate the brain.

    DO NOT think you're a failure. I repeat, DO NOT. You must go into the exam hall with a positive attitude. If you believe you can pass, you're already halfway there.

    I was working at an E grade in English for my controlled assessments and my teacher didn't think I'd get a grade C, but I did what I mentioned above and I smashed it and got the grade C, was actually close to a B tbh!

    ALSO Make sure timing is important. Bring a watch with you incase the exam hall clock runs out of battery. Don't spend too long on a question, you'll need the vital time for other questions, or you may not. You never know






    So that's what I was like in year 11, you'll be fine I honestly didn't think I could pass any exam, to a point where I was looking at colleges with no entry requirements (can't believe it, but that's the exam stress for ya!) I could've done better if I revised. In the entire year 11 period I only did about a week's worth of revision IIRC.

    Good luck! You CAN do it!
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    Wow thanks so much. I usually never panic like this but I don't know it just all hit me that I've done literally nothing and all my friends are talking about how stressed they are but they've studied tons.
    (Original post by Parwaz786)
    Hi, I was in your position 2 years ago in year 11. I know exactly how you feel

    I was basically a student who was struggling with school a bit, I was a decent student but not the best. I would be lucky to get a B, but normally C, D and E grades.

    Anyway, in year 11 I did REALLY bad in my mocks. It was from September 2014 I told myself I'm gonna start soon, but eventually when it came to the real exams in Summer, I still hadn't revised. Only about an hour for each subject.

    All nighters are a no no. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of water and have a bar of chocolate before the exam because apparently the sugars stimulate the brain.

    DO NOT think you're a failure. I repeat, DO NOT. You must go into the exam hall with a positive attitude. If you believe you can pass, you're already halfway there.

    I was working at an E grade in English for my controlled assessments and my teacher didn't think I'd get a grade C, but I did what I mentioned above and I smashed it and got the grade C, was actually close to a B tbh!

    ALSO Make sure timing is important. Bring a watch with you incase the exam hall clock runs out of battery. Don't spend too long on a question, you'll need the vital time for other questions, or you may not. You never know






    So that's what I was like in year 11, you'll be fine I honestly didn't think I could pass any exam, to a point where I was looking at colleges with no entry requirements (can't believe it, but that's the exam stress for ya!) I could've done better if I revised. In the entire year 11 period I only did about a week's worth of revision IIRC.

    Good luck! You CAN do it!
    (Original post by Parwaz786)
    Hi, I was in your position 2 years ago in year 11. I know exactly how you feel

    I was basically a student who was struggling with school a bit, I was a decent student but not the best. I would be lucky to get a B, but normally C, D and E grades.

    Anyway, in year 11 I did REALLY bad in my mocks. It was from September 2014 I told myself I'm gonna start soon, but eventually when it came to the real exams in Summer, I still hadn't revised. Only about an hour for each subject.

    All nighters are a no no. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of water and have a bar of chocolate before the exam because apparently the sugars stimulate the brain.

    DO NOT think you're a failure. I repeat, DO NOT. You must go into the exam hall with a positive attitude. If you believe you can pass, you're already halfway there.

    I was working at an E grade in English for my controlled assessments and my teacher didn't think I'd get a grade C, but I did what I mentioned above and I smashed it and got the grade C, was actually close to a B tbh!

    ALSO Make sure timing is important. Bring a watch with you incase the exam hall clock runs out of battery. Don't spend too long on a question, you'll need the vital time for other questions, or you may not. You never know






    So that's what I was like in year 11, you'll be fine I honestly didn't think I could pass any exam, to a point where I was looking at colleges with no entry requirements (can't believe it, but that's the exam stress for ya!) I could've done better if I revised. In the entire year 11 period I only did about a week's worth of revision IIRC.

    Good luck! You CAN do it!
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    No problem. Also some people need more revision than others, my friends did hardcore revision whereas I sat back at home chilling and as a result we got similar results

    It just depends on the person really, though I recommend you take my advice I mentioned in my previous comment

    I can totally relate to you and it's very common

    Al this worry shows that you care
 
 
 
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