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    In my mocks, I got a C on literally every exam, are there any tips on how to get these up to A's? It's English which I really struggle with, I've never gotten over a 5 in both lit and language
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    English is a hard one to study. What I can say is look at the specification for all the subjects as it gives you all the content that you should know. Then keep practicing exam papers.
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    (Original post by iLikeFood280201)
    In my mocks, I got a C on literally every exam, are there any tips on how to get these up to A's? It's English which I really struggle with, I've never gotten over a 5 in both lit and language
    Definitely for English what I did was practice, practice and practice exam papers. But since you guys are doing the new GCSE ask your teachers to give you practice questions annotate them and get them to mark it. For my Maths I would watch videos and do practice exam papers. Hope that helps😁




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    I'm in year 11 and did my mocks recently too!
    English was my weakest subject too (Language 7 and Literature A) so not so much help with English - just really familiarise yourselves with the texts and do lots of practice essays/ papers
    Maths - practice papers
    Sciences - read textbook/ revision guide (make notes/ flash cards if you want - turning the facts into questions) and do practice papers
    Languages - familiarise yourself with specified vocab + grammar structures, find interesting expressions to throw into essays & conversation, write a few sentences on each topic you've learnt for your essay portion
    For the rest, I'm not really sure what you do, but if you want to say your other choices and I could say how I'm revising for them if I do it too (btw I got all A*s in my mocks except for English )
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    (Original post by koala789)
    I'm in year 11 and did my mocks recently too!
    English was my weakest subject too (Language 7 and Literature A) so not so much help with English - just really familiarise yourselves with the texts and do lots of practice essays/ papers
    Maths - practice papers
    Sciences - read textbook/ revision guide (make notes/ flash cards if you want - turning the facts into questions) and do practice papers
    Languages - familiarise yourself with specified vocab + grammar structures, find interesting expressions to throw into essays & conversation, write a few sentences on each topic you've learnt for your essay portion
    For the rest, I'm not really sure what you do, but if you want to say your other choices and I could say how I'm revising for them if I do it too (btw I got all A*s in my mocks except for English )
    Doo you have a link to all the practice papers you did for maths? Cheers!
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    Don't bother, universities only look at your top 8 GCSEs anyway. Pick your top 8 and revise this **** out of them, and you could get As and A*, and revise the others a good amount, but don't waste time on them. I'm going for 9A* then a B and a B/C
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    (Original post by That'sGreat)
    Don't bother, universities only look at your top 8 GCSEs anyway. Pick your top 8 and revise this **** out of them, and you could get As and A*, and revise the others a good amount, but don't waste time on them. I'm going for 9A* then a B and a B/C
    why 9 A* when u just said unis only pick top 8
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    It's possible to get decent grades by just doing loads of past papers.
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    why 9 A* when u just said unis only pick top 8
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    Hi, I took 11 GCSE's last summer and ended up with straight A*'s. However, in my mock exams I got a C in chemistry, multiple B's, a few A's and just 2 A*'s. I didn't revise for my mock exams whatsoever, as they followed the Christmas holidays and I was abroad. Even so I was very surprised on results day when I got the grades I did. So yes, it is definitely possible to move up letter grades from mocks! For GCSE's the knowledge you need isn't nearly as in depth as A-Level - you simply need to know your spec inside out and it's a bit of a memory test to be honest. I learned my science (my worse subjects) specs inside out the night before exams and read the CGP guides (get them all, they got me the A*'S). Unless you really feel you need to, don't go about reading the huge textbooks school give you - the information is far too in depth next to the exams. The CGP guides, at GCSE, have it all. Do past papers in subjects, especially maths and science. You'll be able to expect what will come up and know what the examiners are looking for in science (use the mark scheme every time you do a science one) and you'll be able to knock out all the marks easily this way. Good luck - sure you will be fine!
 
 
 
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