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    Or are the 9-1 GCSEs so hard you can't just memorise it, and you have to do other things to ace them?

    By the way, I'm in Y10 and take them in 2019.
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    (Original post by Anthos)
    Or are the 9-1 GCSEs so hard you can't just memorise it, and you have to do other things to ace them?

    By the way, I'm in Y10 and take them in 2019.
    Pretty much. It would be a good idea to print of the spec for your subjects and go through it when you're revising to make sure you're covering everything.

    However for some subjects (History, RE, English Lit, any essay subject really) you do have to have decent essay writing skills to reach the top grades.

    Make sure to practice with as many past papers as possible and go through mark schemes and examiner reports too
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    (Original post by lxlxlee)
    Pretty much. It would be a good idea to print of the spec for your subjects and go through it when you're revising to make sure you're covering everything.

    However for some subjects (History, RE, English Lit, any essay subject really) you do have to have decent essay writing skills to reach the top grades.

    Make sure to practice with as many past papers as possible and go through mark schemes and examiner reports too
    Thanks!
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    I think their putting more emphasis on applying knowledge, especially in the sciences, but if you know all the information well it should be fine.
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    Abso-frickin-lutely

    Take it from me, the brunt of my cramming was the night before and on the day of, my English Literature exam.

    I got a 9 overall.

    Don't try it at A Level though.
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    currently in year 11- when i do my gcses next year i'll let you know lmao. but yeah there's a crap ton you need to memorise, but i think applying knowledge is a more substantial area of gcses, so practice papers are important and so are exam questions.
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    (Original post by entertainmyfaith)
    currently in year 11- when i do my gcses next year i'll let you know lmao. but yeah there's a crap ton you need to memorise, but i think applying knowledge is a more substantial area of gcses, so practice papers are important and so are exam questions.
    Indeed! I have to remember so much for History (The Norman Conquest, Nazi Germany, Crime and Punishment, Making of America, and a case study!).
    And the sciences too.

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    Abso-frickin-lutely

    Take it from me, the brunt of my cramming was the night before and on the day of, my English Literature exam.

    I got a 9 overall.

    Don't try it at A Level though.
    In Lit, you have to remember so many quotes because you don't know what they'll ask about! What info did you cram that led you to doing so well? Did you remember the plot, how the characters are portrayed, quotes, etc?

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    I think their putting more emphasis on applying knowledge, especially in the sciences, but if you know all the information well it should be fine.
    I agree!
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    Mainly the sciences. For history and english, you really need to have an aptitude in writing to achieve. If you rely solely on memory, then I'm afraid you won't get very far. Maths in particular, you will struggle with only memorization, you will actually need practice and aptitude in the subject.
 
 
 
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