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    Omgg my mock results were the same I'm not even joking but you have to start working really hard until to May write notes and print the spec and practice past papers
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    (Original post by PinkSmurf7)
    Okay, I'm going to start revising now. So shall I just take down notes? Use my flashcards or what I don't know lol
    Make notes for your poster to be pasted on your wall. (Use textbook + Youtube)
    Then make flashcards when your traveling to school or sm.
    Then finally past papers.

    After all that, you can link some important questions asked in past papers into your flashcards once you've done everything.

    Think of this as Levels, going from level 1 to level 2. Don't listen to some people who says do all at the same time since it doesn't work.
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    It's never too late I know people who revised the day before the actual GCSE exams and A*'s. I am starting revision from tomorrow myself for May and June exams so definitely not too late.
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    (Original post by PinkSmurf7)
    Hi, I've taken History, Business and Sociology for my option choices. I'm still taking the standard English Language, English Literature, Maths and Triple Science.

    I've done my Business coursework which I got a B on (25% of final grade)

    I've almost completed my science coursework which I'll get at least a C in my teacher has said (25% of final grade)

    I've completed my History coursework but haven't been told what I've got yet (25% of final grade).

    Now, here's my concern. I took my mock exams around November / December and did not revise at all for even one exam. I fell asleep through most exams with around half an hour to an hour remaining.

    These are my mock results:

    English Language - 2 (E)
    English Litreature - 4 (C)
    Maths - 4 - (C)
    Science (Combined) - F
    Business - C
    Sociology - D (2 marks of a c)
    History - E.

    Now, these for me are shocking I need to get atleast all C's. I got around 115 days left for my final exams and need to know, if I revise every day for about two hours a day will I be able to get C's for all my subjects? Or is it too late from seeing my grades here?

    Thanks.
    Maybe you should actually start instead of posting on a forum...???
    In all seriousness 115 days is a lot of time if you use it efficiently. Just make a plan and stick to it, do all the past papers etc etc. If you put effort in starting now you'll probably be fine!
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    115 days is a great amount of time to revise. But don't take it for granted! Talk to your teachers if you're unsure about planning your time but make sure you go to as many classes as you can and really try to take something from every lesson, if there's anything (not matter how small) that you don't understand, ask a teacher or look it up if you feel like a bit of a plum for asking! :P
    Make sure you devote a good amount of time to each subject, split stuff into topics, look at specifications and past papers and think 'Could I do this if asked in an exam?' and revise from there! :]
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    (Original post by vali7654321)
    Its never too late to revise!!!!!!

    I started my revision from January aswell after getting mostly D's and E's in the mocks but then I revised 2 hours a day during the week and 3 hours on the weekend and i got 9A's and 1B in the actual exam.
    My school said I was working towards all Cs after my mocks. They seem to mark them really harshly because I ended up getting As and Bs.
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    (Original post by PinkSmurf7)
    Hi, I've taken History, Business and Sociology for my option choices. I'm still taking the standard English Language, English Literature, Maths and Triple Science.

    I've done my Business coursework which I got a B on (25% of final grade)

    I've almost completed my science coursework which I'll get at least a C in my teacher has said (25% of final grade)

    I've completed my History coursework but haven't been told what I've got yet (25% of final grade).

    Now, here's my concern. I took my mock exams around November / December and did not revise at all for even one exam. I fell asleep through most exams with around half an hour to an hour remaining.

    These are my mock results:

    English Language - 2 (E)
    English Litreature - 4 (C)
    Maths - 4 - (C)
    Science (Combined) - F
    Business - C
    Sociology - D (2 marks of a c)
    History - E.

    Now, these for me are shocking I need to get atleast all C's. I got around 115 days left for my final exams and need to know, if I revise every day for about two hours a day will I be able to get C's for all my subjects? Or is it too late from seeing my grades here?

    Thanks.
    Not at all. I'd advise you to focus on the most important subjects and the ones that you find most difficult e.g Maths, Science English Lang and History. 2 hours on a school night is enough but I'd recommend doing 6 hours on weekends/half terms, since you do have quite a bit to get through. Good luck!
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    Too late? I only revised for maths in my mocks, ended up passing everything actually except English lit got an A* in Maths so...

    but that's just me.

    IT'S JANUARY LIKE WTH MAN. I started revising for my GCSEs in Easter and that was light revision - 3 hours a day, 3 subjects, each with a 30 minute break in between. I kind of slacked off when I returned to school but still revised after school everyday for about 2 hours.

    I haven't even started A level revision yet! Although I will (hopefully) soon in about early February.

    What I suggest is you make a timetable, You don't want to bore yourself though with too much revision because GCSEs are boring as f*ck, it's just regurgitating things which are in fact false sometimes. Weekends I did around 4 hours after Easter so that was pretty intensive but probably wasn't the most effective revision...

    I ended up getting

    A*A*AAAAAABBC

    I was a bit disappointed with the Bs and the C but they were English lang/lit and resistant materials like wtf man. Why the f*ck did I take resistant materials? I hated it and everyone in there was rough (not stereotyping or anything). And lets not talk about English.

    Funnily enough the subject I revised for least (Maths) I got an A* because I revised very hard for it in my mocks and kind of just turbo ploughed through everything and understood every concept. I got an A* in Geography but literally gorged my eyeballs on CGP books for hours to get that.

    So yeah man, dunno what the f*ck you're stressing out about. You have a couple months of freedom then you will work hard and get rewarded in August.

    I SHOULD BE THE ONE WORRYING ACTUALLY ATM!!!!
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    its never to late. make notes of your course work and then redo it on your new notes. condenses your study to key points once learnt build on it. just dont panic.
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    Are you crazy? You got 4 months, everyone starts revising in January. I do two to three hours a day and 5 on Sunday and maybe 4 on Saturday. The benefit of starting so early is that you can relax while you do it, I've figured out I'll finish all three sciences in 8 weeks, maths in roughly 7, history in 8, RS in 4 and so on
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    Start now. The more time you question yourself about it, the more time you're wasting.
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    (Original post by That'sGreat)
    Are you crazy? You got 4 months, everyone starts revising in January. I do two to three hours a day and 5 on Sunday and maybe 4 on Saturday. The benefit of starting so early is that you can relax while you do it, I've figured out I'll finish all three sciences in 8 weeks, maths in roughly 7, history in 8, RS in 4 and so on
    No they really don't. :facepalm:
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    Just revise now. You're actually comparatively early.

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    literally just do every past paper you can find and you'll be sweet. GCSEs are essentially just learning mark schemes
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    For my GCSE's I revised the night before and got 12 A*-A grades, but everyone learns differently.

    I found that for English it is best to condense all of your notes and make big posters with quotes, explanation etc. in different colours. I also watched some short youtube videos which give you a 'crash course' on main story lines, themes and ideas.

    Hope this helps x
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      Its not too late not even for A level but get off TSR and work NOW. A handful of A/A* grades is what you should WANT.

      Learn all the content and start papers now. If you're stuck ASK your teachers or your peers and move away from anyone who is distracting you.
      Please do this now otherwise its your own fault if you see C/D/E/U grades on that results sheet.
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      I didn't bother reading the rest of the responses because chances are most of them are some sort of feel good advice.
      Here's my advice, take it or leave it. Take a long and hard look in the mirror and decide what you think of the person starring back at you. If you really want to improve that much you would feel disgust at the fact that this person fall asleep in the middle of his exams and can't take his exams seriously. Kill that person off and re-create yourself from scratch. Make yourself a person that you could be proud off. Best of luck to you because you'll need it. From past experience the GCSE year was the most depressing phase I went through.
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      (Original post by PinkSmurf7)
      Hi, I've taken History, Business and Sociology for my option choices. I'm still taking the standard English Language, English Literature, Maths and Triple Science.

      I've done my Business coursework which I got a B on (25% of final grade)

      I've almost completed my science coursework which I'll get at least a C in my teacher has said (25% of final grade)

      I've completed my History coursework but haven't been told what I've got yet (25% of final grade).

      Now, here's my concern. I took my mock exams around November / December and did not revise at all for even one exam. I fell asleep through most exams with around half an hour to an hour remaining.

      These are my mock results:

      English Language - 2 (E)
      English Litreature - 4 (C)
      Maths - 4 - (C)
      Science (Combined) - F
      Business - C
      Sociology - D (2 marks of a c)
      History - E.

      Now, these for me are shocking I need to get atleast all C's. I got around 115 days left for my final exams and need to know, if I revise every day for about two hours a day will I be able to get C's for all my subjects? Or is it too late from seeing my grades here?

      Thanks.
      hey you can still do it. Its actually never too late. It might be a bit hard but you can get could grades if you really want to!
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      (Original post by Samendra)
      revised the night before my exams for gcses and got A*/A, honestly gcses are easy wait till you get to A2 it is ridiculous.
      Ha ha same i revised the night before and got mostly A*/As! Yeah i am doing AS now and you really do have to put the work in! A2 must be so hard!
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      (Original post by db100499)
      literally just do every past paper you can find and you'll be sweet. GCSEs are essentially just learning mark schemes
      This is very true...
     
     
     
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