Have your say: Why now is the best time to start revising Watch
Hey there, I’ve started revision this half term, especially because I have mocks in two weeks. I’ve been through all the content for all my subjects and feel like I have a head start, I understand a large quantity of the information so I feel extremely relieved. I’m the type of guy who prepares in advance for nearly everything, I’m that guy who brings 10 packets of crisps, 5 drinks and 2 torches to a two-day camping trip, haha. And so, I’m gonna be revising non stop a month or two before the exams. February onwards, I’m hoping to invest 2 hours of revision every weekday and at least 8 hours on weekends in total. Good luck guys.
I'm complete opposite of u- someone who does everything last minute. Also, I finished my mock and got my results n got my grades- most of them around 5,6 but failed in 2 subjects and of them is RE cuz the teacher is just...she basically doesn't have any idea about this subject but they told her to teach anyway (she didn't even give us the materials needed, on the results day she even lost may paper, then found 1 week later -_-) cuz there weren't anyone else who'd teach plus I have this lesson once a week cuz I'm doing triple science. Speaking of triple science I even failed in that cuz there were some stuff (like half of a chapter) that I didn't learn much about cuz in yr 10 i was in set 2 who was slower than set 1 (triple science set) so they finished stuff before I moved up in yr 11; so had to self-teach my self- which wasn't really good and I did that like some days before my science mock- so didn't put my best effort *sigh*. Mainly, because I didn't know where to start and was always stuck about it. So, do you have any tips on how I could prepare for my GCSEs? Like, where I could start from for revising science? Materials that I have: Edmodo- my teacher put out the lessons in there also answers any question we ask, MyGCSEscience, also all the past papers printed out my teacher and specimen papers online, CGP books--> I know I have a lot of resources but I'm not making use of and still being so use less; but I am REALLY stuck on how to start revising or learn for some of the stuff. PLEASE help me out on how I should start. Thanks. Sorry for the long ramble.
1. You can go through all the material you have learnt throughout the year and see what you need to look over a bit more or what you don’t understand
2. You will have plenty of time to ask teachers to go through anything you are unsure of
3. It will reduce stress, if you start later you’re more likely to feel stressed
I hope everyone is getting on alright with revision and good luck with any exams coming up 😊
If you take subjects like biology, chemistry, psychology or maths (not sure about physics as I don't do it), you can pick of set of summary questions to do each day and at this rate you should be able to cover all of the content before the exams. It's just that extra added security that you've gone over things.
You all should have started in early Jan. so you if you did not you really need to get a move on. PS Calling them the 'summer exams' is wishful thing. Many A levels are now in May - just over two months away.
I'm currently in year 13 and have only just started knuckling down to revision. I'm very stressed about it, but I've planned it out and it's definitely possible.
For any GCSE students stressing out on here: Don't worry! You definitely don't have to start revision in January to be successful in May/June. I started properly revising for mine in around Easter, and I came out with straight A*s. It's definitely a good idea to start as early as possible though - everyone is different, and you'll be less stressed if you start earlier.
A levels are much deeper and harder than GCSEs, at least the real A levels. Start revising AND exam questions practice now, or kiss your dreams goodbye.
I have been using exam questions to revise throughout the year for class tests (and the odd spot of A level revision), and as I've already said I'm acutely aware of the fact that I need to really start properly revising now. I appreciate that you may be trying to help rather than scare, but using dramatic phrases (such as 'kiss your dreams goodbye') is in fact extremely unhelpful and will only add to the anxiety of students on here (including me).
(P.S. This isn't hate, just want to stop the spread of stress!)
Months before revision gets you an A*
Anything between gets you A or lower
Therefore, which sounds most practical?
Depending on the subject and possibly exam board, use the mark schemes that go with each paper. And you could also ask your teachers to pass on the 'report of the examinor' which they can access on their login section of the exam board website