I'm in year 9, what should I do in preparation of GCSE's?

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I know I'm in year 9, so please don't post stuff like 'You're only in year 9, relax, have fun' but honestly I don't care. I have absolutely no social life, I have all the time. And I also like being on top of people.

Plus is it weird that we've started our science GCSE already?
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Lots of schools I know start science, if not other gcses, in year 9. It depends on whether they want extra time to teach the content/have time for revision at the end.

I know you said not to post this, but "You're only in year 9, relax, have fun." Honestly, there really isn't much point doing anything early. You will get taught everything in school, and the content is much harder than what you're doing now. Get a social life (but seriously, why not? it is good for you), take some time to do hobbies or learn something out of school curriculum, do some volunteering (great for your CV, although that's not why you should be doing it).

But, if you really have to start early, see if you can find some textbooks in subjects you think you might struggle in and start learning in advance. There are tons of videos on Youtube for anything you might be stuck on. If you know your English texts already, read them. If not, read things that could be it to get you in the mindset. For languages, learn as much vocab as possible (websites like Memrise and Quizlet already have lists of GCSE vocab for you) and practise using it by watching French Youtubers, listening to French music or reading dual language books.

Honestly, though, you're better of picking what you want to learn, whether its technically "GCSE" content, "A-levels" or not on the curriculum, if you want to learn something. You don't need to prepare for GCSEs that much this early, and what you do in school is preparing you.
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(Original post by streetdude28)
I know I'm in year 9, so please don't post stuff like 'You're only in year 9, relax, have fun' but honestly I don't care. I have absolutely no social life, I have all the time. And I also like being on top of people.

Plus is it weird that we've started our science GCSE already?
I started GCSE science in yr 9!
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I know I'm in year 9, so please don't post stuff like 'You're only in year 9, relax, have fun' but honestly I don't care. I have absolutely no social life, I have all the time. And I also like being on top of people.

Plus is it weird that we've started our science GCSE already?
I think you DEFINITELY need to get a social life! Yes, you can start revising now, nobody's stopping you- but TRUST ME you need a balance! Get a social life, do sport or volunteering...
Otherwise when you're in yr 11 you'll be VERY stressed out and it will demotivate you- you won't be able to revise properly if you don't have a varied lifestyle!
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My brother is in year 9, he can't even say GCSE the lazy ****er
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Lots of schools I know start science, if not other gcses, in year 9. It depends on whether they want extra time to teach the content/have time for revision at the end.

I know you said not to post this, but "You're only in year 9, relax, have fun." Honestly, there really isn't much point doing anything early. You will get taught everything in school, and the content is much harder than what you're doing now. Get a social life (but seriously, why not? it is good for you), take some time to do hobbies or learn something out of school curriculum, do some volunteering (great for your CV, although that's not why you should be doing it).

But, if you really have to start early, see if you can find some textbooks in subjects you think you might struggle in and start learning in advance. There are tons of videos on Youtube for anything you might be stuck on. If you know your English texts already, read them. If not, read things that could be it to get you in the mindset. For languages, learn as much vocab as possible (websites like Memrise and Quizlet already have lists of GCSE vocab for you) and practise using it by watching French Youtubers, listening to French music or reading dual language books.

Honestly, though, you're better of picking what you want to learn, whether its technically "GCSE" content, "A-levels" or not on the curriculum, if you want to learn something. You don't need to prepare for GCSEs that much this early, and what you do in school is preparing you.
This is very true. OP when I was in yr 9 I thought it was hard- but by the time you're in yr 11 you'll be doing much more advanced stuff! Also, in yr 9 most people don't know how to revise properly but as you grow older and become more mature- you will learn how to revise properly and EFFICIENTLY! Such as how important it is to practice exam technique through past papers, read examiner reports and read the mark schemes. You also learn HOW to best revise for each subject- there are quite a few subjects at GCSE and most of them you will revise in slightly different ways! You will learn this through the years- just don't panic and best of luck!x
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run away while you have chance
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Just enjoy year 9, maybe pay special attention to sciences if you're doing triple


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Just enjoy year 9, maybe pay special attention to sciences if you're doing triple, which it sounds you do...

If you're going to do history maybe start that too- lots of stuff to remember


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Hey! I’m in Year 9 and I think the exact same thing, what I’m doing is just looking over my specification, and also trying to see if there was anything in ks3 that would help me in GCSEs, so like get a good understanding of everything from ks3 that will help you in GCSE. Also I mean while you’re at it, join extra curriculars make friends you know adjust to your new classes, and enjoy.I’m not telling you to not work as you might want to which is totally up to you, but I guess once you reach the stage when you’re in Year 10-13 you’ll feel more bad about not having the social life,But you do you some people prefer working if that’s you go for it you go girl Xoxo
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i'm in year 9 and I am choosing one of my choices of GCSE as dance. I am not absolutely amazing at it (all the technique stuff) but I am ready to start learning all those techniques and get better before year 10. My mum says i should research my english, dance and drama as i enjoy those most and as everyone says there is no rush to start revising as it will become more advanced when i get into year 10/11. I just want to be on top of the class! and know what I am doing, I even have a tutor who does maths with me every Saturday. I can't wait for year 10! But I am going to relax as much as possible whilst also practicing daily in year 9. Any ideas for those dancers/ actors who have done or are doing GCSE's?? Thanks p.s I'm just wanting to get better at them
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revise what you learn via flashcards and mindmaps. in y9 i revised a specific topic in psychology quite a bit, or at least in the spring holiday, and that topic and the stuff in my mind is like stuckkkk in my brain and i only ever need to quickly go over it nowadays. also, it's nice getting really good grades :3 honestly, doing that for every subject would've done me so good so i suggest you do that God bless you x
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try different revision materials and techniques and find out which one suits you best from a young age. Start making revision materials for science, so when it gets closer to time, you can do actual revision instead of spending time making material. Gain extracurricular skills outside, and do sports. When applying sixth form and university, loads of peoplehave good grades, what makes you different???
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I don’t know how this has revived after three years but... how did the GCSEs go lol?
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I don’t know how this has revived after three years but... how did the GCSEs go lol?
why did i not realise its been three years?!!!
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try different revision materials and techniques and find out which one suits you best from a young age. Start making revision materials for science, so when it gets closer to time, you can do actual revision instead of spending time making material. Gain extracurricular skills outside, and do sports. When applying sixth form and university, loads of peoplehave good grades, what makes you different???
thank you, I will start making revision notes for science as we have started the GCSE course- our teacher is helping us with that too... because of COVID-19 I can't do much clubs but I am doing zoom calls for my dance! which is going great thanks so much.
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revise what you learn via flashcards and mindmaps. in y9 i revised a specific topic in psychology quite a bit, or at least in the spring holiday, and that topic and the stuff in my mind is like stuckkkk in my brain and i only ever need to quickly go over it nowadays. also, it's nice getting really good grades :3 honestly, doing that for every subject would've done me so good so i suggest you do that God bless you x
yes I will definitely start to revise with my subjects as I get closer to year 10 and thank you!!
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thank you, I will start making revision notes for science as we have started the GCSE course- our teacher is helping us with that too... because of COVID-19 I can't do much clubs but I am doing zoom calls for my dance! which is going great thanks so much.
Also if you have done GCSE's how was it? Thanks
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I don’t know how this has revived after three years but... how did the GCSEs go lol?
I got mostly 9s and two 8s so it went very well 😅 glad I made this thread 4 years ago, it made me get into good study habits for when year 10 and year 11 came a long so that I didn't really need motivation to do my work I just did it, you doing your GCSES?
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I got mostly 9s and two 8s so it went very well 😅 glad I made this thread 4 years ago, it made me get into good study habits for when year 10 and year 11 came a long so that I didn't really need motivation to do my work I just did it, you doing your GCSES?
Hi I am currently in year 9 right now and I have to choose my optional GCSE's I wanna do in about 10 days! I'm nervous but also excited. In September I am of course moving into year 10! What do you do now? Any tips for revising? And what was A levels like? Thanks!
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