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Previously I am in year 10, I’m 14, and its worrying me, i have so much anxiety about doing my GCSE’s, it sounds silly but I don’t know how to revise! I just don’t remember ANYTHING, I keep thinking I’m going to fail and I have got older so fast. Am I really close to my exams? Am I not a child anymore? Plz help!
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Previously I am in year 10, I’m 14, and its worrying me, i have so much anxiety about doing my GCSE’s, it sounds silly but I don’t know how to revise! I just don’t remember ANYTHING, I keep thinking I’m going to fail and I have got older so fast. Am I really close to my exams? Am I not a child anymore? Plz help!
Nothing to be afraid of. Revision is just a method to get what you have studied into your head and out onto exam papers. You can learn and practice this. The more you prepare then the better you will do.

Might be good if you get so anxious to learn some techniques to relax and control it though , so it doesnt get worse.
http://www.justincraig.ac.uk/a-level...revision-tips/
https://www.goconqr.com/en/gcse/revision-tips/
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Nothing to be afraid of. Revision is just a method to get what you have studied into your head and out onto exam papers. You can learn and practice this. The more you prepare then the better you will do.

Might be good if you get so anxious to learn some techniques to relax and control it though , so it doesnt get worse.
http://www.justincraig.ac.uk/a-level...revision-tips/
https://www.goconqr.com/en/gcse/revision-tips/
The first part of your advice is great! But sorry these blogs are outdated. Learning styles are not real and Science has shown that revising according to learning styles makes no difference at all. It's a myth. https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...earning-styles

These are some of the things that DO work:
- practising questions
- having a calendar and planning your revision in advance
- doing a bit every day instead of a lot at the end
- shifting between different subjects instead of doing all bio and then all English, for example
- mixing words with drawings, like mind maps and diagrams
This is a nice podcast that explains the best ways to revise: http://www.learningscientists.org/le...ieval-practice
And this is a blog that summarises: https://senecalearning.com/blog/revision-tips/

Hope that helps!
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The first part of your advice is great! But sorry these blogs are outdated. Learning styles are not real and Science has shown that revising according to learning styles makes no difference at all. It's a myth. https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...earning-styles

These are some of the things that DO work:
- practising questions
- having a calendar and planning your revision in advance
- doing a bit every day instead of a lot at the end
- shifting between different subjects instead of doing all bio and then all English, for example
- mixing words with drawings, like mind maps and diagrams
This is a nice podcast that explains the best ways to revise: http://www.learningscientists.org/le...ieval-practice
And this is a blog that summarises: https://senecalearning.com/blog/revision-tips/

Hope that helps!
Im quite comfy with the value of:
1. Planning and using a timetable.
2. Finding the best method of revision that is most effective for them.
3. Making best use of available resources.

1. Having a revision timetable.
2. the value of doing past papers.
3. Working with others if you find that helpful.
4. The value of breaks and exercise to relieve stress rather than driving yourself into the ground.
5. Understanding what revision methods work best for you.
6. Using variety of study methods to keep revision fresher.
7. Using mind maps.
8. having something to eat and getting to the exam room on time.

I think they all contribute to effective revision and are benchmarks I would and have used myself.
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Welcome to the Year Ten 'OhMyGodTheGCSE club'.

Try to do information recall- read something, and answer questions on it. This makes your brain think of it as information to be recalled- which is something that you'll do in an exam.

While the GCSE's are close, this is the perfect time to revise. Which I should be doing, incidentally, instead of giving advice I'm not following on TSR :P.
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