How many hours a day should I be studying for my GCSEs at Year 9?Watch this thread
How many hours a day should I study for the following?:
Chemistry (currently not good at, very important)
Biology (okay at, very important)
Maths (okay at, very important)
History (good at, important)
Citizenship (good at, important)
Media Studies (okay, important)
Maybe it would be easier to also say how many hours per week and please also tell me the best ways to study for these subjects. My teachers are very bad but I want to become a doctor. I still want to do well in the other subjects.
Please tell me the names of websites that help a lot with biology and chemistry.
1) You won’t remember the information you revised by the time you get to year 11 unless you constantly revise
2) if you do the point above, you’ll overwork yourself and burn out.
If you are doing a GCSE one or two years early, then by all means revise - if your teacher advises it. But, if you’re planning to do all exams in Year 11, you don’t need to start “little”revision till year 10, and hardcore revision till january/feb/march year 11.
For now, just make sure you understand everything you’re being taught in class, in KS3.
For biology and chemistry, it’s worth asking your teacher what exam board you’ll be studying for GCSE. I’m doing edexcel, so some good resources I know are:
Tassomai (not free)
my-gcsescience (not fully free)
Primrose Kitten (youtube+website)
if you do AQA, you’re in luck, as this is said to be the easier exam board for science and there’s countless resources for it. To name a few:
(pretty much any youtube science channel does AQA.)
WHSmiths has a wealth of books on AQA science too.
There’s a lot more, but I can’t remember off the top of my head, as I do edexcel.
Good luck! I like your enthusiasm and determination to study so early; any questions, let me know.
You’ll be fine, you can revise a bit in the Easter holidays
I never revised ANYTHING in year 9, just made sure i understood everything in lessons.
If you really want to study I suggest make notes on every topic or lesson you did at school so in year 10 you don't need to waste your time making notes.
I really wish i had the same motivation as you , because now my mock exams are coming up and I am making notes on topics I did in year 9 instead of revising the year 10 contents.
Disclaimer : Make sure you don't overwork and burn yourself out or you will end up hate studying. I suggest maximum 2 hours a day on making notes if you really want to study.
Hope what i wrote was of some use
Good luck studying!
BUT, if you really just want help in these subjects, Seneca learning has been really helping me at the moment and can help you get more comfortable grades in loads of your subjects but it's fantastic for Science.
Just remember to chill out and do eat get yourself eaten up by exams; that will only hinder you than help you. Good luck x