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    Hey guys! I am in year 10 and I am very scared about GCSEs. Does the GCSE specification have everything you need to know? As in can you just follow the specification, or would there be extra stuff in the exam?

    For example:
    In the specification, it says like 'explain blah blah including: blah' like do we need to just know the including part or is there anything extra which is not said in the specification.


    Are you talking about a certain subject? Most specifications tell you everything you revision guides need to know however revision guides will help you to compare woth the specification. If in a specification it says 'including' you need to know the rest of that topic aswell its just specifying something in particular which comes up regularly.
    Hope this helps

    Technically, yes, however, there are sometimes random little things that you won't know about e.g. in my C2 exam we weren't allowed to say that alkali metals are stored "in oil", it had to say "under oil" (I think that's pretty dumb ngl). Your teacher will tell you about this. Also, this is pretty obvious, but you will often have to apply knowledge e.g. my Biology spec only mentions understanding the heart, blood and circulation etc but there was an exam question asking what would happen if there was a hole in the heart and there is nothing on this mentioned in the spec.
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