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9 weeks and a bit left(2 months and a week). For 10 subjects. That's 1 week per subject(possibly less). 7 days per subject. And you can only do around 10 hours per day. So 70 hours per subject including past papers and revision. Also most of that time will be wasted at school because teachers have to teach everyone else and choose random topics.
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You know there isn't that much to revise for most subjects. You could just cram the week before especially how most exams aren't 9 weeks away. Obviously isn't ideal but you could.
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If you have your mock grades, look at your weakest ones. For example, if you’re aiming to get all grade 6 then note down subjects where you got lower.
This should help you dictate which subjects you are going to revise more on.
Like, say you got an 8 in English (provided this is what you’re generally achieving and isn’t out of luck), you shouldn’t spend 70 hours revising English aswell as revising 70 hours on a subject you did badly on. That’s a waste of time. Contribute more time to subjects you know you need to work on.

For example, I’m not going to revise Spanish as I’m working at an 8 in class and was only a few percent away from a 9. Instead I’m going to do some last minute prep the night before the exam.
But in physics, chemistry, maths, history, computing and biology I got less than a 6 so therefore I’m only going to “properly” revise for them. I try revise a maximum of 5-6 hours a day (although I enjoy revision, weirdly, so it’s not so bad for me) spending an hour on each as I have 6 subjects to focus on. So that’s generally an hour of revision for a subject per day.

Don’t worry, I’m stressing out as much as you - literally losing sleep and my sanity! Although I want at least a 6 in everything, I ideally want mostly 7s and above even though I know this is unrealistic for subjects like computing and maths for me.
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(Original post by hqnnlr)
If you have your mock grades, look at your weakest ones. For example, if you’re aiming to get all grade 6 then note down subjects where you got lower.
This should help you dictate which subjects you are going to revise more on.
Like, say you got an 8 in English (provided this is what you’re generally achieving and isn’t out of luck), you shouldn’t spend 70 hours revising English aswell as revising 70 hours on a subject you did badly on. That’s a waste of time. Contribute more time to subjects you know you need to work on.

For example, I’m not going to revise Spanish as I’m working at an 8 in class and was only a few percent away from a 9. Instead I’m going to do some last minute prep the night before the exam.
But in physics, chemistry, maths, history, computing and biology I got less than a 6 so therefore I’m only going to “properly” revise for them. I try revise a maximum of 5-6 hours a day (although I enjoy revision, weirdly, so it’s not so bad for me) spending an hour on each as I have 6 subjects to focus on. So that’s generally an hour of revision for a subject per day.

Don’t worry, I’m stressing out as much as you - literally losing sleep and my sanity! Although I want at least a 6 in everything, I ideally want mostly 7s and above even though I know this is unrealistic for subjects like computing and maths for me.
As a GCSE veteran, I second this approach ^
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Plus if there's something that's going to be bad regardless - French in my case - there's little point in moving 1 to a 2 with effort that could be better spent on something else.
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You're taking it too literally. Don't think of it in terms of days, hours, minutes, etc -- in order to be as efficient as possible you have to think of it in terms of productivity. Step 1 - get your notes finished, organise everything NOW. Step 2 - memorise it all - maybe give yourself a month for this. Step 2 - Practice - give yourself a month to consolidate / go over past papers + mark schemes. Then I don't see how it can go wrong. I know you're freaking out and I was in your position but you have to keep a clear head and keep moving forward. Best of luck
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