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    Hi guys just wondering if you could all offer advice on my upcoming GCSE exams?
    It's January now and I have 12 weeks until the first exam and im about to start revising. My aim is to achieve 6A*s or more and in my mock exams I got A* in pe re computing history. A in biology Spanish . B in physics and Chemistry and for the new curriculum for maths and englsih I got 6 in maths 5 in language and 7 in literature.
    Anyone have any advice for how to revise and how to really push for those top marks?
    Thanks
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    I would suggest to look at the spec for each subject to see if you know everything that is required. Then it is the usual case of practicing exam papers and keeping at it
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    I think the key to success in essay subjects is practicing the technique, as it's pretty much all about writing an essay that ticks all the criteria. For those subjects read examiner reports, mark schemes, and model essays. If you can get your hand on any model essays, go over them with the mark scheme and think about why they got that mark, and maybe even try to compare this to any lower mark essays you can find (I did this with English Literature at A-level and got an A*.)

    For stuff like Maths, it's literally a case of practice makes perfect. Identify the areas you're weak in, and get yourself to do practice questions over and over until you know them with confidence.

    Sciences are the easiest ones to prepare for in my opinion, it's as simple as learning all of the content in depth and knowing how to apply it. Again, reading mark schemes can help to ensure that you don't drop silly marks for the way you write answers.

    Finally, Spanish is a case of knowing the vocabulary (but please don't try to learn every single word!) and paying attention in the exam. They absolutely will try to trick you, so you need to be fully alert to pick up on these. Know the grammatical rules inside and out as well, so you know the subject and time of each sentence, which will likely reduce silly mistakes.
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    (Original post by Hajra Momoniat)
    I would suggest to look at the spec for each subject to see if you know everything that is required. Then it is the usual case of practicing exam papers and keeping at it
    thanks very much
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