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    I do my GCSEs this year and I take English, Maths, Science, History, French, Art and ICT. When do you think is a good time to start revising when I want a social life and without getting too stressed???? (I'm not motivated by the way so it takes a while for me to get started)
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    Most people begin revising around February time by doing a few hours a day on a revision timetable . But don’t start full blown revision (ie. no social time) until a month before you exams so that u dont wear urself out I’m taking them with u so wish u look.
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    (Original post by libbyfirmstone)
    Most people begin revising around February time by doing a few hours a day on a revision timetable . But don’t start full blown revision (ie. no social time) until a month before you exams so that u dont wear urself out I’m taking them with u so wish u look.
    yeah I don't wanna wear myself out. I've got a mate who started revising in August and I think that'd just depress me!! I've got half term next week so I might start after my week off. I go to revision classes after school for the lessons/ teachers that I like so I'm doing a bit. Just a build up for me. Thank you!!!
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    Honestly i felt guilty for only starting properly come March/April. But in all honesty short term memory can be just as good as long-term. Maths I struggled a lot with so left a lot until last minute and somehow got from 4 to a 7.
    I revised for months for Biology and got a B because of multi-choice questions getting me down, and Physics I revised the night before, absolutely hated, and somehow got an A. Test papers can make or break you.
    It makes no sense. But looking back on GCSEs, there is no point stressing. A Level content is a lot harder.
    My advice would be start when you feel comfortable but do not allow yourself to stress - that is key. Obviously do not leave anything until last minute - having done the last exam schemes my exams were a lot easier than the new science exams starting this year - but for subjects you are comfortable with, make sure to prioritise lower-attaining subjects first.
    Hope this helps
    What helped me most were youtube videos. Watch Mr Bruff for English! He's amazing!
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    Mate, don't stress at all! The teachers chat ****. GCSE's are so crazy easy. As long as you leave 2 weeks for revision before exams you will be calm. Don't be stressed out now my friend because later life is far more stressful. Relaxing and enjoy being young!👌🏻
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    (Original post by brendarob)
    I do my GCSEs this year and I take English, Maths, Science, History, French, Art and ICT. When do you think is a good time to start revising when I want a social life and without getting too stressed???? (I'm not motivated by the way so it takes a while for me to get started)
    Right now. I've been revising since the start of the year, if uve not started start now. To motivate urself get rid of all distractions (PS4, notifications on social media etc.) and get ur work done
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    im only doing about 15 mins a day rn
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    (Original post by bluebells1)
    Honestly i felt guilty for only starting properly come March/April. But in all honesty short term memory can be just as good as long-term. Maths I struggled a lot with so left a lot until last minute and somehow got from 4 to a 7.
    I revised for months for Biology and got a B because of multi-choice questions getting me down, and Physics I revised the night before, absolutely hated, and somehow got an A. Test papers can make or break you.
    It makes no sense. But looking back on GCSEs, there is no point stressing. A Level content is a lot harder.
    My advice would be start when you feel comfortable but do not allow yourself to stress - that is key. Obviously do not leave anything until last minute - having done the last exam schemes my exams were a lot easier than the new science exams starting this year - but for subjects you are comfortable with, make sure to prioritise lower-attaining subjects first.
    Hope this helps
    What helped me most were youtube videos. Watch Mr Bruff for English! He's amazing!
    Mr Bruff has been recommended to me before, I've heard he's a legend! Watching/ listening helps me more than reading so I'm going to look for more YouTube channels that help with other subjects and maybe watch a video a night to get myself into it and start a bit a routine. My French teacher has a YouTube channel so I watch him on that when I need to. Thanks again!! And I'll get started on revising this month I think
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    (Original post by DeclanGCSEs)
    im only doing about 15 mins a day rn
    Better than nothing (like me!) XD I'm lazy ugghh
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    I started this Monday
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    Yesterday
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    (Original post by rob15)
    Right now. I've been revising since the start of the year, if uve not started start now. To motivate urself get rid of all distractions (PS4, notifications on social media etc.) and get ur work done
    Funny how I've turned to social media to get tips when I shouldn't be on my phone haha. You're probably right. Do you mean you've been revising since the start of the school year or the start of 2018?? I wouldn't want to get fed up so I wouldn't start as early as you have, but good on ye for being dedicated!!
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    Yesterday
    Tomorrow's better
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    (Original post by DeclanGCSEs)
    I started this Monday
    I'm thinking about starting around this time. I've got half term next week and I'll start after that I think with a short amount of time each day
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    (Original post by brendarob)
    Mr Bruff has been recommended to me before, I've heard he's a legend! Watching/ listening helps me more than reading so I'm going to look for more YouTube channels that help with other subjects and maybe watch a video a night to get myself into it and start a bit a routine. My French teacher has a YouTube channel so I watch him on that when I need to. Thanks again!! And I'll get started on revising this month I think
    What is your French teacher's Youtube Channel called?
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    (Original post by silverstar101)
    What is your French teacher's Youtube Channel called?
    Type in Robbos Revision. There's only 3 videos but they're helpful
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    (Original post by brendarob)
    Type in Robbos Revision and the channel is called Andrew Roberts. There's only 3 videos but they're helpful
    Thank You. How do you revise in general? Read over things, make notes and learn them or what?
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    (Original post by silverstar101)
    Thank You. How do you revise in general? Read over things, make notes and learn them or what?
    OMD! He sounds so French but also so English! You need to tell him to make more videos. He explains really well!
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    (Original post by silverstar101)
    Thank You. How do you revise in general? Read over things, make notes and learn them or what?
    I haven't started really...😬 I need to figure out a method soon!!
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    (Original post by silverstar101)
    OMD! He sounds so French but also so English! You need to tell him to make more videos. He explains really well!
    He's talented haha
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