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    Hello,

    I am beginning to slowly die inside. I have not started revision for 7 of my GCSE subjects (3 of which I am not planning on studying for since I am not doing them at A-Level and have bad coursework grades) and have done little revision for the 6 other subjects. I have been watching YouTube revision videos and reading posts on this forum and people are suggesting that if you haven't done practically all your revision and onto past papers by now you will fail?!?!

    So basically, do you think it is possible for get A*s and As in all 6 subjects if I start revising tomorrow? I need good grades for uni... I am screwed...

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    (Original post by StudentLincoln)
    Hello,

    I am beginning to slowly die inside. I have not started revision for 7 of my GCSE subjects (3 of which I am not planning on studying for since I am not doing them at A-Level and have bad coursework grades) and have done little revision for the 6 other subjects. I have been watching YouTube revision videos and reading posts on this forum and people are suggesting that if you haven't done practically all your revision and onto past papers by now you will fail?!?!

    So basically, do you think it is possible for get A*s and As in all 6 subjects if I start revising tomorrow? I need good grades for uni... I am screwed...

    Kind Regards,
    Joe
    Hi Joe,

    Don't panic!

    What subjects are you taking? I don't think you are in as bad a position as people have told you, especially if you start now. I'd take a day to plan out your revision so you know how much time you have left to fit things in. If you find yourself really pushed for time, then do purely past papers and it will show you where your knowledge gaps are. When you have found a few topics you can't answer, make notes on these or watch videos to consolidate your learning and attempt these questions again.

    I really hope this helps and if you need anymore help, just ask!
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    Hi Joe,

    Don't panic!

    What subjects are you taking? I don't think you are in as bad a position as people have told you, especially if you start now. I'd take a day to plan out your revision so you know how much time you have left to fit things in. If you find yourself really pushed for time, then do purely past papers and it will show you where your knowledge gaps are. When you have found a few topics you can't answer, make notes on these or watch videos to consolidate your learning and attempt these questions again.

    I really hope this helps and if you need anymore help, just ask!
    Hi! Thanks so much for your words of encouragement and for taking the time to write this on here. Thanks. I am taking Biology(Triple), Chemistry(triple), Computing, English Language, English Literature, French, German, Geography, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics (all 3 of P1, P2, P3), RS, Psychology.

    Oh my gosh. I'm screwed. Arrrrgh

    Thanks again.
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    (Original post by StudentLincoln)
    Hi! Thanks so much for your words of encouragement and for taking the time to write this on here. Thanks. I am taking Biology(Triple), Chemistry(triple), Computing, English Language, English Literature, French, German, Geography, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics (all 3 of P1, P2, P3), RS, Psychology.

    Oh my gosh. I'm screwed. Arrrrgh

    Thanks again.
    Those are a good range of subjects! You aren't screwed!

    For your languages brush up on the vocabulary and do listening tests. Maths is best revised with past papers from this point and you sciences can be revised with flashcards or past papers.

    You can essentially achieve very highly if you start doing as many past papers from now on.

    If you need any help let me know
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    its not too late! i only started revising this half term and managed to finish most of my notes (all three sciences, 2 history papers ect).
    my advice would be to do as past papers/questions and any you get wrong/dont understand make notes on and repeat until you have a good overall knowledge of everything!
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    (Original post by StudentLincoln)
    Hello,

    I am beginning to slowly die inside. I have not started revision for 7 of my GCSE subjects (3 of which I am not planning on studying for since I am not doing them at A-Level and have bad coursework grades) and have done little revision for the 6 other subjects. I have been watching YouTube revision videos and reading posts on this forum and people are suggesting that if you haven't done practically all your revision and onto past papers by now you will fail?!?!

    So basically, do you think it is possible for get A*s and As in all 6 subjects if I start revising tomorrow? I need good grades for uni... I am screwed...

    Kind Regards,
    GCSE Student
    Don't listen too much to what other people are saying. Different things work for different people :yep: I'd suggest continuing with your preferred revision methods and as long as you are trying your hardest then there is no reason why you shouldn't get the grades you hope for.
    How has revision come along so far?
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    Don't listen too much to what other people are saying. Different things work for different people :yep: I'd suggest continuing with your preferred revision methods and as long as you are trying your hardest then there is no reason why you shouldn't get the grades you hope for.
    How has revision come along so far?
    I have managed to do a few more past papers but nowhere near enough as I had hoped. I am also still on one unit of core science so I feel so stupid...
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    (Original post by StudentLincoln)
    I have managed to do a few more past papers but nowhere near enough as I had hoped. I am also still on one unit of core science so I feel so stupid...
    That's good! I know it's not as good as you had hoped but some progress is much better than none at this stage. Personally, I've found that trying to maintain a positive mindset and belief in myself has helped me to get through my revision and push me to complete further papers. So, I'd suggest trying to feel less stupid and have some more faith in yourself! Then, carry on with what you need to do and I'd say at this stage it may be worth going over key points and practising with past papers to get your examination technique sorted before going into finer details.
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    Don't listen too much to what other people are saying. Different things work for different people :yep: I'd suggest continuing with your preferred revision methods and as long as you are trying your hardest then there is no reason why you shouldn't get the grades you hope for.
    How has revision come along so far?
    Thanks, just got you post in the other thread.

    I am studying:
    1. Biology (Edexcel)
    2. Chemistry (Edexcel)
    3. Computing (OCR)
    4. English Language (AQA 9-1)
    5. English Literature (AQA 9-1)
    6. French (AQA)
    7. Further Maths (AQA)
    8. Geography (AQA A)
    9. German (AQA)
    10. Physics (Edexcel)
    11. Mathematics (Edexcel 9-1)
    12. Psychology (OCR)
    13. RE (Edexcel Units 2 and 8)


    So, where am I at?
    Maths - I have done a few maths papers and we did a mock at school in which I got just above 50% (this is the new spec) which apparently equates to an 8.

    Sciences (I need best grades and I am doing the worse in atm) - So I have managed to do some revision of the key points in one of the 9 topics (C1). :-( .

    English Lang - We have been revising in lessons but I have done none at home.
    English Lit - None whatsoever (most screwed but don't need to pass).

    Geography- None done but I kinda get the recently studied material.


    Weakest (Weakest First) approx.:
    English Lit, Physics, Geography, RS, Psychology, Biology, Computing, French + German, Chemistry, Further Maths, Maths

    Longest to Revise:
    English Lit, Sciences, Geography, Psychology,

    Really, I need advice on both revision techniques and advice on when to revise, etc.
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    (Original post by StudentLincoln)
    Thanks, just got you post in the other thread.

    I am studying:
    1. Biology (Edexcel)
    2. Chemistry (Edexcel)
    3. Computing (OCR)
    4. English Language (AQA 9-1)
    5. English Literature (AQA 9-1)
    6. French (AQA)
    7. Further Maths (AQA)
    8. Geography (AQA A)
    9. German (AQA)
    10. Physics (Edexcel)
    11. Mathematics (Edexcel 9-1)
    12. Psychology (OCR)
    13. RE (Edexcel Units 2 and 8)



    So, where am I at?
    Maths - I have done a few maths papers and we did a mock at school in which I got just above 50% (this is the new spec) which apparently equates to an 8.

    Sciences (I need best grades and I am doing the worse in atm) - So I have managed to do some revision of the key points in one of the 9 topics (C1). :-( .

    English Lang - We have been revising in lessons but I have done none at home.
    English Lit - None whatsoever (most screwed but don't need to pass).

    Geography- None done but I kinda get the recently studied material.


    Weakest (Weakest First) approx.:
    English Lit, Physics, Geography, RS, Psychology, Biology, Computing, French + German, Chemistry, Further Maths, Maths

    Longest to Revise:
    English Lit, Sciences, Geography, Psychology,

    Really, I need advice on both revision techniques and advice on when to revise, etc.
    Hmm the thing that's exactly the same for me is Further Maths. I also did Edexcel maths but obviously not the 9-1 spec.

    Maybe you could try making a revision timetable? I'd say make sure to focus on science and Eng lit too the most. Between these you could add in some revision for the other subjects.

    How do you revise for your science or Eng Lit?
    For example, I normally make notes for science so I'd be aiming for a minimum of 1 or 2 topics per day
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    Hmm the thing that's exactly the same for me is Further Maths. I also did Edexcel maths but obviously not the 9-1 spec.

    Maybe you could try making a revision timetable? I'd say make sure to focus on science and Eng lit too the most. Between these you could add in some revision for the other subjects.

    How do you revise for your science or Eng Lit?
    For example, I normally make notes for science so I'd be aiming for a minimum of 1 or 2 topics per day
    At the moment, I am revising for science by past papers. I am just doing them under exam conditions then writing out the mark scheme answer for the questions i got wrong. Would you recommend this way?

    With regard to english lit, I don't need to pass it and with the new spec we have to memorise 3 texts and 15 poems (we don't get any info about any of the books in the exam and just have to recite detailed things about any intricate detail). I just don't see it happening in 3 weeks. It is going to be impossible - I think I might just cram Mr Bruff YouTube the day before...
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    (Original post by StudentLincoln)
    At the moment, I am revising for science by past papers. I am just doing them under exam conditions then writing out the mark scheme answer for the questions i got wrong. Would you recommend this way?

    With regard to english lit, I don't need to pass it and with the new spec we have to memorise 3 texts and 15 poems (we don't get any info about any of the books in the exam and just have to recite detailed things about any intricate detail). I just don't see it happening in 3 weeks. It is going to be impossible - I think I might just cram Mr Bruff YouTube the day before...
    Fair enough with respect to Eng Lit. Just make sure to focus on the ones you really want to get high grades in first. Maybe you coyld make a timetable of when you are free then fill in which subjects you want to do when? You could even make a TSR thread to update your progress and that might motivate you a little so you have things to write about?

    Your science method seems good. If that's working for you then keep at it. Maybe for the ones you get wrong, after writing it out from the mark scheme you could try learnig it and doing those particular questions again?
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    Fair enough with respect to Eng Lit. Just make sure to focus on the ones you really want to get high grades in first. Maybe you coyld make a timetable of when you are free then fill in which subjects you want to do when? You could even make a TSR thread to update your progress and that might motivate you a little so you have things to write about?

    Your science method seems good. If that's working for you then keep at it. Maybe for the ones you get wrong, after writing it out from the mark scheme you could try learnig it and doing those particular questions again?
    That is actually a good idea. So I should do as I have been (in that I am rewriting the answer from the mark scheme but then answer the question again after learning it.

    I think that is a good idea actually, starting a revision progress thread.
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    That is actually a good idea. So I should do as I have been (in that I am rewriting the answer from the mark scheme but then answer the question again after learning it.

    I think that is a good idea actually, starting a revision progress thread.
    Ooh I'm glad you thought so! Do let me know how that goes
 
 
 

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