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Is it possible to revise for your GCSE's in 1 month and still get A*'s

i think it is if you have a good memory or one's hust naturally smart . Apparently it's been done before.

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Reply 1
Anything is possible. :smile:
Original post by sarahyi
i think it is if you have a good memory or one's hust naturally smart . Apparently it's been done before.


I got A*A*A*AAAABB and I started revising about a month before my exams, most of that revision was actually in the subjects in which I got B's and A's though as they were naturally weaker and I needed to ensure I passed, the subjects I got A*'s in I did minimal revision for as I was already succeeding in them, it's always better to do revision now rather than waste time worrying about whether it's too late, whatever you have time to do will be a massive help in the exam.
Reply 3
Original post by erxci
Anything is possible. :smile:


that's what I was thinking too
Reply 4
Original post by queenoftheiceni
I got A*A*A*AAAABB and I started revising about a month before my exams, most of that revision was actually in the subjects in which I got B's and A's though as they were naturally weaker and I needed to ensure I passed, the subjects I got A*'s in I did minimal revision for as I was already succeeding in them, it's always better to do revision now rather than waste time worrying about whether it's too late, whatever you have time to do will be a massive help in the exam.

True, thanks. We don't want any regrets now do we
Original post by queenoftheiceni
I got A*A*A*AAAABB and I started revising about a month before my exams, most of that revision was actually in the subjects in which I got B's and A's though as they were naturally weaker and I needed to ensure I passed, the subjects I got A*'s in I did minimal revision for as I was already succeeding in them, it's always better to do revision now rather than waste time worrying about whether it's too late, whatever you have time to do will be a massive help in the exam.


can you please give me some tips? Im very tensed actually i want to revise all my five subjects 100% although i got As in the mocks, i want straight A* s
Original post by sarahyi
i think it is if you have a good memory or one's hust naturally smart . Apparently it's been done before.

I think so if your concepts and base is strong, my friend had got Cs in her mocks but A*s in her finals !
Reply 7
You can do it if you make a plan for your revision and know what areas you need to work on. Since your working at an a grade A, its achievable if you keep practicing past papers etc.
Reply 8
Yes absolutely
Original post by Walnut Prophecy
can you please give me some tips? Im very tensed actually i want to revise all my five subjects 100% although i got As in the mocks, i want straight A* s


Wow, those are great mock results, well done! To revise effectively you need to interact with the material as much as possible, different things work well for different people and you're clearly already a good student so you probably have some idea how you learn best. What works most effectively for me is using notes or a revision guide and condensing the material down on paper until I've got just the most important things to remember in front of me, then I try and cram that information by making up rhymes/using silly doodles. Once you've had a good go at learning the most important info, test yourself or if you can get someone else to test you. Then cross the stuff you can easily recall when tested off and focus on the stuff you're struggling with most and keep repeating that until it all goes in. Good luck with your exams and remember that GCSE's really aren't the be all and end all academically. The results you're already getting are fantastic and would get you into any college or sixth form, once you have A-Levels the only thing your GCSE's will ever be used for is to discriminate between you and other candidates with similar A-Level grades when applying fo uni and even then they'll be considered in conjunction with your personal statement/other achievements.
Best wishes,
Izzy
Original post by queenoftheiceni
Wow, those are great mock results, well done! To revise effectively you need to interact with the material as much as possible, different things work well for different people and you're clearly already a good student so you probably have some idea how you learn best. What works most effectively for me is using notes or a revision guide and condensing the material down on paper until I've got just the most important things to remember in front of me, then I try and cram that information by making up rhymes/using silly doodles. Once you've had a good go at learning the most important info, test yourself or if you can get someone else to test you. Then cross the stuff you can easily recall when tested off and focus on the stuff you're struggling with most and keep repeating that until it all goes in. Good luck with your exams and remember that GCSE's really aren't the be all and end all academically. The results you're already getting are fantastic and would get you into any college or sixth form, once you have A-Levels the only thing your GCSE's will ever be used for is to discriminate between you and other candidates with similar A-Level grades when applying fo uni and even then they'll be considered in conjunction with your personal statement/other achievements.
Best wishes,
Izzy

Thankyou soo much, but do you think i will get A* s? And any tips on better writing in English? Ah actually the college/uni i will be aiming for will take my gcse and alevel and entry test marks to calculate a merit and then we get admission merit wise, so i have to work even harder than most students :/ and ive heard A8 students usually drop to Cs even in Alevels, is it true?
i know this person who get 13 A*s with not much revison so yeah
Completely depends on the person. If you have a good memory and write clearly then I would say yes. I got 10A*s and did 60% of revision the night before each exam- really took the life out of me though and wouldn't recommend it at all.

And certain subjects require a little more than just giving clear and concise answers from memory. Maths requires practice (although is not particularly complex at GCSE level) and certain parts of the English Language creative writing sections require a skill that would be difficult to attain quickly although could maybe be done in a month.
Reply 13
Original post by Walnut Prophecy
I think so if your concepts and base is strong, my friend had got Cs in her mocks but A*s in her finals !


How did she do this??
yeah definitely! easter was the most common time for people to really start revising, just make sure to do efficient revision and prioritise your weaker subjects/topics (still revise your stronger ones though just to consolidate the knowledge, but give less time to them)
Reply 15
Original post by feministy
i know this person who get 13 A*s with not much revison so yeah


In case you lot are wondering, that person is me.
Original post by Katzen
In case you lot are wondering, that person is me.


Natural science at Cambridge then?
Reply 17
Original post by feministy
Natural science at Cambridge then?


Yeah definitely. Like ohhh boy, the electrons and protons and how they react, my teacher said I'm so good, I can cure HIV.

At least that's what he's hoping for.
Yes you can 👍
Reply 19
Original post by jdizzle12345
Completely depends on the person. If you have a good memory and write clearly then I would say yes. I got 10A*s and did 60% of revision the night before each exam- really took the life out of me though and wouldn't recommend it at all.

And certain subjects require a little more than just giving clear and concise answers from memory. Maths requires practice (although is not particularly complex at GCSE level) and certain parts of the English Language creative writing sections require a skill that would be difficult to attain quickly although could maybe be done in a month.

thanks. I've tried revsing the night before for my mocks but my results...they were OK but I'm not gonna risk it for the real thing lol

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