I didn't do as well in my mocks as i wanted to (2A's and mostly B's). So should i start making a revision timetable for my exams now?
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When should i start revising for my GCSE watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-01-2017 11:52
- 19-01-2017 12:46
Start revising now, a little bit here and there. Do a bit more each week. Exams will come a lot quicker than you think. If you do some now, it saves a lot of stress closer to the exams!
- 19-01-2017 12:56
^^ January Mocks provide (as you've heard countless times before) a realistic opportunity to prepare and revise.
Make a structured timetable, but don't force too much information all at once. Go over stuff bit by bit like said above, and eventually you'll have covered everything. Long-term memory from short revision is much better than cramming for shirt-term memory that'll be forgotten.
Flash cards. Quizzes. Test others. Get siblings to test you. Don't just look at the book - especially with sciences and maths, practising questions are the only thing that'll bag those marks - they can't ask you something much different and can only change the numbers they use.
PAPERS. PAPERS. PAPERS. The key to success is literally doing the exact same thing you'll be doing in that exam hall, repeatedly until it becomes second nature. You'll discover what the mark schemes want from you, do it with regular time to spare and how sometimes you only need 2 words to get full marks in some qs.
- 19-01-2017 19:40
RIGHT NOW I suggest no more than an hour per night and 2 hours a day on weekends. You'll just get bored of it because GCSEs are mostly boring as it's just regurgitating facts, concepts, ideas without any supporting background, reasoning or practical demonstrations suited with them.
Before Easter, construct a timetable for each and every individual day during Easter, I suggest 4-5 hours each day with breaks obviously. And when I say plan a timetable, I mean play every subject, every topic hour to hour, day to day. e.g.
"Maths - cosine rule 09:30 - 11:00 on the 18th April"or whatever
After easter then after school I suggest 2 hours with breaks of your choice, just make sure you have breaks. Weekends around 3-4 hours revision and plan another timetable. When your exams come start to eliminate subjects of course and fill them up with subjects/topics you haven't covered much or you know need work on.
GOOD LUCK - IT'S VERY REWARDING WORKING HARD AND GETTING HIGH GRADES AT THE END, TRUST ME