I know lot of people receive bad mock grades and ace their GCSE and I was wondering how I could do the same for SOME of my subjects. I have tested out few revision methods and so far I've tried:
> making notes ( it was pointless for me and didn't help, all I ended up with was a sore hand)
> mind maps ( I found them to brief and when I try to add detail but it seems as if I've ignored the concept of a mind map by having each branch a paragraph long)
> flash cards( these are great for learning basics or short key facts but not that useful when I needed to write essays for an exam)
> practise questions (tbh this method saved me and became my best friend for the past few years but my grades for some suggest something else it seems)
So can anyone help me find a solution that will help?
My grades were:
Religious Studies- 7-
English language- 9-
English literature- 5
History- ...(so far only one paper has been marked and I got a L3 so hopefully the others aren't as bad)
I just want some help improving the subjects I got below L6 .
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Last edited by SpringDay; 22-02-2018 at 15:15.
- 22-02-2018 15:13
- 22-02-2018 16:37
They look good grades except for the last few. Fundamentally learning is about finding your own individual style that works for you. However, you do need to know what type of learner you are (visual, audio etc), so do that first and and go from there.
- 22-02-2018 16:38
These grades are so good.
- 22-02-2018 16:41
During my GCSE mocks, I got all C's and D's, I dont know what the equivalent is now, but that was terrible.
1) I did as many past papers that the spec had created and went through them (X2 repeat these past papers all the time, or look back at your model answers to ensure the answers are stuck in your head)
2) revised textbooks word for word on most things till they were sound in my head
3) use youtube videos - there are thousands of useful videos and sometimes someone explaining it to you, is a lot easier!
4) Get a tutor in maths and English, they help a lot.
5) Try to do 3-4 hours of revision a day, you have summer to recoup lost time with friends
Hope it helps,
In the end I ended up with 4A* 4A and 3Bs