GCSE's are easy!! Motivation thread

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The title of this thread may not be agreed by everyone, but in reality it is. Or at least we can make it happen. After starting Year 12, I finally realise that we can make GCSE's easy if we really work for it.

These are my grades for GCSE:
Maths: 8
English Language: 7
English Literature: 6
Biology: A
Chemistry: A*
Physics: A
R.S: A
Computing: A
Mandarin: A*
French: B
History: B

My grades aren't clearly amazing, but considering I fractured my hand 3 weeks before my first exam (therefore unable to write my exams), my grades are not too bad.

I believe that anyone can do better than what I got, because GCSE's are really easy if you plan your way to success. My success was jeopardised by my broken hand, but I still managed to get respective grades.

This thread is mainly to motivate and advise GCSE students out there and help them believe in themselves, because self motivation and good revision/preparation are the two main factors to success in GCSE.

Revising for GCSE's do require sacrafices, but if you think long term, then you will come out with amazing grades. You will have the whole summer to return back to your usual activities.

Start making notes as early as possible so that they can be used as revision material. As you make notes, make improvements on them each time you use it to revise as this can maximise your grade.

Make sure you don't just say GCSE's are easy without doing hard work. Make sure you put in the effort and then confidently say that GCSE's are easy. However do not sound cocky or boast about your grades. Remember that these are YOUR GCSE's and whatever grade you get does not need to be compared to anyone elses. These grades determine your future, not your friend's future.

Hopefully this thread was motivating and not stressful. If anyone needs any subject advice (make sure the subject has been done by me) then just ask and I will make sure I give the best advice I can.

1 final advice: Don't break your hand 3 weeks before your GCSE's!
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Well GCSEs are certainly easier than AS and A levels, I will give you that.
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Well GCSEs are certainly easier than AS and A levels, I will give you that.
Definetly! The sooner students realise the jump from GCSE's to AS and A Levels, the better!
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I wouldn't say GCSE's are easy because they are not. It's challenging because you have so many subjects to study and yeah that's part of the challenge, having to revise all of them. School's give a lot of preparation for GCSE's... a lot more than for AS/A Levels, so really if people can't cope with GCSE's, they're going to have a tough ride as they go up!
But yeah, you could say the same for AS and A2... if you revise a lot you will do well
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I wouldn't say GCSE's are easy because they are not. It's challenging because you have so many subjects to study and yeah that's part of the challenge, having to revise all of them. School's give a lot of preparation for GCSE's... a lot more than for AS/A Levels, so really if people can't cope with GCSE's, they're going to have a tough ride as they go up!
But yeah, you could say the same for AS and A2... if you revise a lot you will do well
I understand that studying for 11 subjects is a challenge. But working hard and splitting up time evenly, it is possible to make that challenge easier, hence making GCSE's easier to revise for.
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Yes, they are considerably easy compared to A-levels, just as A-levels may be considered significantly easier than an undergraduate degree etc. It doesn't make them seem easy at the time, however.
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Yes, they are considerably easy compared to A-levels, just as A-levels may be considered significantly easier than an undergraduate degree etc. It doesn't make them seem easy at the time, however.
Very true. This thread was just to motivate students and make sure they realise the importance of GCSE's and how they can make their exams seem more easier (less challenging) having worked hard.
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Just remember - at GCSE you're up against the whole country. If you go over the spec, do past papers and draw spider diagrams then you've already done more than 60% of the other entrants. AS and A-Level will be MUCH harder because you're up against the people who got A and A* (and maybe a few B's and C's) though it's worth noting that the vast majority who do A level will have got an A in their chosen subject so if you got an A* at GCSE then if you stay on top of things you have a really good chance of getting an A/A* at A-Level.
Hi, current y11 here.

If I get A*s in Business, Computing and maths do I have a chance at A-A*s at A level in those subjects?
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Hi, current y11 here.

If I get A*s in Business, Computing and maths do I have a chance at A-A*s at A level in those subjects?
There is a very high chance, but you must work harder at A-levels than GCSE's. The amount of work and effort you put on should rise as you go up a year, providing that you are determined to suceed.
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There is a very high chance, but you must work harder at A-levels than GCSE's. The amount of work and effort you put on should rise as you go up a year, providing that you are determined to suceed.
I hope so because my math teacher told me that in Maths A-level unless you get above 85% on the GCSE (A* was like 70 something %?) you will probably get a D or less at A-level. That scared the **** out of me and almost put me off doing A level maths.
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How did you have the motivation to get down after school and revise? Honestly most days I just cba, but I need to work; otherwise it's another day wasted and another day closer to my GCSE's.
At the moment I am achieving 5,5,6,6,7,7,7,8,8 but at the end I want 10 7/8's.

How did you revise for the sciences? Yeah, those are the 6,6. Atm for science I am just working my way through the relevant textbooks. (Double sci.)

Maths? I can't even. Got a 5, need at the least a 6, want a 7. I've got a tutor and that is helping but how else can I get the 7?

In the future I want to study History or Law at a Russel Group uni, and am probably taking Law, History and English at A- Level.

I am in Year 10, starting year 11 in September. It's getting closer!
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How did you revise for your exams in particular history and sciences
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I'm 18 now but took mine when I was 16, I got Us and no passes at C/4 or above. They're not easy when you have severe mental health issues.
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(Original post by Ukvoltaire)
The title of this thread may not be agreed by everyone, but in reality it is. Or at least we can make it happen. After starting Year 12, I finally realise that we can make GCSE's easy if we really work for it.

These are my grades for GCSE:
Maths: 8
English Language: 7
English Literature: 6
Biology: A
Chemistry: A*
Physics: A
R.S: A
Computing: A
Mandarin: A*
French: B
History: B

My grades aren't clearly amazing, but considering I fractured my hand 3 weeks before my first exam (therefore unable to write my exams), my grades are not too bad.

I believe that anyone can do better than what I got, because GCSE's are really easy if you plan your way to success. My success was jeopardised by my broken hand, but I still managed to get respective grades.

This thread is mainly to motivate and advise GCSE students out there and help them believe in themselves, because self motivation and good revision/preparation are the two main factors to success in GCSE.

Revising for GCSE's do require sacrafices, but if you think long term, then you will come out with amazing grades. You will have the whole summer to return back to your usual activities.

Start making notes as early as possible so that they can be used as revision material. As you make notes, make improvements on them each time you use it to revise as this can maximise your grade.

Make sure you don't just say GCSE's are easy without doing hard work. Make sure you put in the effort and then confidently say that GCSE's are easy. However do not sound cocky or boast about your grades. Remember that these are YOUR GCSE's and whatever grade you get does not need to be compared to anyone elses. These grades determine your future, not your friend's future.

Hopefully this thread was motivating and not stressful. If anyone needs any subject advice (make sure the subject has been done by me) then just ask and I will make sure I give the best advice I can.

1 final advice: Don't break your hand 3 weeks before your GCSE's!
Hi I was just wondering what are the best ways of making revision notes and when did you start revising for your GCSE’s? Thank you
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(Original post by Ukvoltaire)
The title of this thread may not be agreed by everyone, but in reality it is. Or at least we can make it happen. After starting Year 12, I finally realise that we can make GCSE's easy if we really work for it.

These are my grades for GCSE:
Maths: 8
English Language: 7
English Literature: 6
Biology: A
Chemistry: A*
Physics: A
R.S: A
Computing: A
Mandarin: A*
French: B
History: B

My grades aren't clearly amazing, but considering I fractured my hand 3 weeks before my first exam (therefore unable to write my exams), my grades are not too bad.

I believe that anyone can do better than what I got, because GCSE's are really easy if you plan your way to success. My success was jeopardised by my broken hand, but I still managed to get respective grades.

This thread is mainly to motivate and advise GCSE students out there and help them believe in themselves, because self motivation and good revision/preparation are the two main factors to success in GCSE.

Revising for GCSE's do require sacrafices, but if you think long term, then you will come out with amazing grades. You will have the whole summer to return back to your usual activities.

Start making notes as early as possible so that they can be used as revision material. As you make notes, make improvements on them each time you use it to revise as this can maximise your grade.

Make sure you don't just say GCSE's are easy without doing hard work. Make sure you put in the effort and then confidently say that GCSE's are easy. However do not sound cocky or boast about your grades. Remember that these are YOUR GCSE's and whatever grade you get does not need to be compared to anyone elses. These grades determine your future, not your friend's future.

Hopefully this thread was motivating and not stressful. If anyone needs any subject advice (make sure the subject has been done by me) then just ask and I will make sure I give the best advice I can.

1 final advice: Don't break your hand 3 weeks before your GCSE's!
Gcses are not easy, if they were everyone would be getting straight 9’s. They WERE easy, hence why the government made them harder, and trust me they are so much harder. I am sitting my GCSEs which are all new specs, and despite revising atleast 4 hours everyday, I feel as though I am not getting anywhere with revision and the exams are extremely hard. To conclude, gcses are therefore, not easy.
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Gcses are not easy, if they were everyone would be getting straight 9’s. They WERE easy, hence why the government made them harder, and trust me they are so much harder. I am sitting my GCSEs which are all new specs, and despite revising atleast 4 hours everyday, I feel as though I am not getting anywhere with revision and the exams are extremely hard. To conclude, gcses are therefore, not easy.
They've never been easy dummy.
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(Original post by Ukvoltaire)
The title of this thread may not be agreed by everyone, but in reality it is. Or at least we can make it happen. After starting Year 12, I finally realise that we can make GCSE's easy if we really work for it.

These are my grades for GCSE:
Maths: 8
English Language: 7
English Literature: 6
Biology: A
Chemistry: A*
Physics: A
R.S: A
Computing: A
Mandarin: A*
French: B
History: B

My grades aren't clearly amazing, but considering I fractured my hand 3 weeks before my first exam (therefore unable to write my exams), my grades are not too bad.

I believe that anyone can do better than what I got, because GCSE's are really easy if you plan your way to success. My success was jeopardised by my broken hand, but I still managed to get respective grades.

This thread is mainly to motivate and advise GCSE students out there and help them believe in themselves, because self motivation and good revision/preparation are the two main factors to success in GCSE.

Revising for GCSE's do require sacrafices, but if you think long term, then you will come out with amazing grades. You will have the whole summer to return back to your usual activities.

Start making notes as early as possible so that they can be used as revision material. As you make notes, make improvements on them each time you use it to revise as this can maximise your grade.

Make sure you don't just say GCSE's are easy without doing hard work. Make sure you put in the effort and then confidently say that GCSE's are easy. However do not sound cocky or boast about your grades. Remember that these are YOUR GCSE's and whatever grade you get does not need to be compared to anyone elses. These grades determine your future, not your friend's future.

Hopefully this thread was motivating and not stressful. If anyone needs any subject advice (make sure the subject has been done by me) then just ask and I will make sure I give the best advice I can.

1 final advice: Don't break your hand 3 weeks before your GCSE's!
When did you start revising for your GCSEs?
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I want to share my tips on how I got all 9s in my GCSEs.

Starting revision early
- most people start during the easter holidays, I started late February. A few more weeks of revision will build your confidence and mean that when exam season comes around, you will not need to spend late nights revising. Rather you will be able to fully recharge and be in the right state of mind early.

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Honestly you sound ungrateful for your grades looking at it from my point of view there people who would cry for those grade just know that’s not all people enjoy studying and have potential like you
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Honestly you sound ungrateful for your grades looking at it from my point of view there people who would cry for those grade just know that’s not all people enjoy studying and have potential like you
Who said I enjoyed studying. I just knew that revising for 2 months, can really help in the future.
I may sound ungrateful to you, but you have no idea how grateful I was on results day. I'm trying to help everyone by publicising my notes. I want others to have the best possible chance of getting high grades as well,
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