Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

How to achieve a grade 8 or 9 in you GCSE's GUIDE Watch

  • View Poll Results: Will you use this guide for your revision?
    Yes
    6
    75.00%
    No
    2
    25.00%

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    1. Use textbooks for revision (good for all subjects)
    You know those thick textbooks which you use in class... Get them! Their elaborate descriptions and answers help you to understand those hard topics and help you structure high-level answers. Although they are full of info, you can take notes (and if you like, you can create flash cards) in order to memorise them. If you can't afford them, go to your school library (they should have textbooks there) and borrow them.

    2. Practice papers (good for all subjects)
    Practice papers are a great way to test your knowledge and the more you do the better. They give you an idea of how your GCSE's might be structured.

    3. Tutorials online (useful for maths and science)
    Khan Academy, Hegarty Maths are all good websites for refreshing your memories or understanding new concepts. Take notes whilst you are watching them for a better understanding.

    4. Timetable
    Make a time table for your free time and studying time. You can't study all day or else you'll miss out on your friends and family. A timetable is a balance for when to relax and when to study.

    Hope you found this helpful and good luck with your GCSE's
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by IntoTheRealWorld)
    1. Use textbooks for revision (good for all subjects)
    You know those thick textbooks which you use in class... Get them! Their elaborate descriptions and answers help you to understand those hard topics and help you structure high-level answers. If you can't afford them, go to your school library (they should have textbooks there) and borrow them.

    2. Practice papers (good for all subjects)
    Practice papers are a great way to test your knowledge and the more you do the better. They give you an idea of how your GCSE's might be structured.

    3. Tutorials online (useful for maths and science)
    Khan Academy, Hegarty Maths are all good websites for refreshing your memories or understanding new concepts. Take notes whilst you watching them for a better understanding.

    4. Timetable
    Make a time table for your free time and studying time. You can't study all day or else you'll miss out on your friends and family. A timetable is like a balance for when to relax and when to study.

    Hope you found this helpful and good luck with your GCSE's
    thanks for advice
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by IntoTheRealWorld)
    1. Use textbooks for revision (good for all subjects)
    You know those thick textbooks which you use in class... Get them! Their elaborate descriptions and answers help you to understand those hard topics and help you structure high-level answers. If you can't afford them, go to your school library (they should have textbooks there) and borrow them.

    2. Practice papers (good for all subjects)
    Practice papers are a great way to test your knowledge and the more you do the better. They give you an idea of how your GCSE's might be structured.

    3. Tutorials online (useful for maths and science)
    Khan Academy, Hegarty Maths are all good websites for refreshing your memories or understanding new concepts. Take notes whilst you watching them for a better understanding.

    4. Timetable
    Make a time table for your free time and studying time. You can't study all day or else you'll miss out on your friends and family. A timetable is like a balance for when to relax and when to study.

    Hope you found this helpful and good luck with your GCSE's
    :bump:

    Excellent advice, I hope more people see this

    The one thing I would add is that 100%, textbooks are useful and writing out the notes can help your memory of them (flash cards are good too for this) because with a lot of knowledge/learning it just takes time to sink in, like if I asked you what you had for lunch 3 weeks ago on Tuesday you might not know but if you recalled that every 2 or 3 days.. you could tell me quickly
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    So bascially the same advice from before the reform?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SeanFM)
    :bump:

    Excellent advice, I hope more people see this

    The one thing I would add is that 100%, textbooks are useful and writing out the notes can help your memory of them (flash cards are good too for this) because with a lot of knowledge/learning it just takes time to sink in, like if I asked you what you had for lunch 3 weeks ago on Tuesday you might not know but if you recalled that every 2 or 3 days.. you could tell me quickly
    Thank you very much! I will make sure to add that info!
    • TSR Support Team
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    I highly recommend this textbook (there is an equivalent for other exam boards).

    Grade 9 questions are hard and there aren't enough papers to practice them / past papers are too easy. This CGP textbook only contains grade 9 exam style questions,
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SeanFM)
    :bump:

    Excellent advice, I hope more people see this

    The one thing I would add is that 100%, textbooks are useful and writing out the notes can help your memory of them (flash cards are good too for this) because with a lot of knowledge/learning it just takes time to sink in, like if I asked you what you had for lunch 3 weeks ago on Tuesday you might not know but if you recalled that every 2 or 3 days.. you could tell me quickly
    By the way, I tagged you as you gave me additional info.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Useful resources

    Study tools

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Thinking about uni already?

    Thinking about uni already?

    See where you can apply with our uni match tool

    Student chat

    Ask a question

    Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

    Creating

    Make study resources

    Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

    Planner

    Create your own Study Plan

    Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

    Resources by subject

    From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

    Papers

    Find past papers

    100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

    Help out other students

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.