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I’m in year 11 and I’m really scared for my exams.Can someone tell me as a year 11 student what I should be doing right now for exams and also what I should have already done for my exams? (Notes,revision flash cards, mind maps ,pastpapers.)? Thankyou
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Honestly, as a postgrad, this is something that is completely independent of where you are in your education.

I find flashcards are great for exam prep but everyone is different on this, find what works for you and try to stay open to new approaches.

Also, learning things by rote is seriously under-estimated. Once you write something out 50 times... that's going to stay with you for a good long while.
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Honestly, as a postgrad, this is something that is completely independent of where you are in your education.

I find flashcards are great for exam prep but everyone is different on this, find what works for you and try to stay open to new approaches.

Also, learning things by rote is seriously under-estimated. Once you write something out 50 times... that's going to stay with you for a good long while.
Do you think making notes is a waste of time?
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Do you think making notes is a waste of time?
This depends on you as a learner. Some people find that helpful but usually, it's a waste of time. It's better to condense your notes to single flashcards.
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Do you think making notes is a waste of time?
Mehhhh... People always have more time than they actually realise. If it helps you then do it, but make sure you allow some time for actual exam-style preparation.

I've made the mistake before of reading the textbook gleefully until the last minute and then realising that I hadn't really prepared much for the exam at all. They should be the same thing but sadly, they're usually not.
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Mehhhh... People always have more time than they actually realise. If it helps you then do it, but make sure you allow some time for actual exam-style preparation.

I've made the mistake before of reading the textbook gleefully until the last minute and then realising that I hadn't really prepared much for the exam at all. They should be the same thing but sadly, they're usually not.
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Heres what my notes look like do you think there not condensed enough?a waste of time?
Wow you really are freaking out, aren't you? :P

Those look like very tidy, useful notes. Just take your time and start thinking more and more about "what can I expect on exam day?" then style your revision towards that.

I suspect you'll be fine.
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Wow you really are freaking out, aren't you? :P

Those look like very tidy, useful notes. Just take your time and start thinking more and more about "what can I expect on exam day?" then style your revision towards that.

I suspect you'll be fine.
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Turn your notes into flash cards as well so you can revise on the go e.g on the bus
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Turn your notes into flash cards as well so you can revise on the go e.g on the bus
Great idea I already have some made but will hopefully progress to make more!
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I wouldn`t say writing notes is a complete waste of time, but it`s definitely less productive than practising questions.
There are actually scientific studies showing that you learn much much much more by answering questions than by reading or making notes.
To make it easier, you can use Seneca Learning and Quizzlet - both have loads of GCSE questions and are free.

Another good strategy is to explain things out loud. Can be to your friends, or to yourself, or to your dog, doesn`t really matter!

And start revising asap. You will forget some of the content, everybody does! So it`s better if you can plan to have time to revise the same content again after a few days.

These blogs are good at explaining the strategies:
https://senecalearning.com/blog/revision-tips/
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...6W-Posters.pdf
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I’m in year 11 and I’m really scared for my exams.Can someone tell me as a year 11 student what I should be doing right now for exams and also what I should have already done for my exams? (Notes,revision flash cards, mind maps ,pastpapers.)? Thankyou

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There’s some great advice on this thread which I hope will be useful for you!

There’s also a number of areas on The Student Room which look at revision tips and study planners which can offer an overview of different types of revision and how to make sure you can plan enough time on each subject to feel confident before your exams; I’ve included the links below:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...rimary_content

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/planner

If you feel like talking to someone impartial, you’re more than welcome to give our National Careers Service advisers a call on 0800 100 900 or talk to us through webchat from our website page (https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home)

Good luck!

Tom – National Careers Service team
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Hi,

There’s some great advice on this thread which I hope will be useful for you!

There’s also a number of areas on The Student Room which look at revision tips and study planners which can offer an overview of different types of revision and how to make sure you can plan enough time on each subject to feel confident before your exams; I’ve included the links below:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...rimary_content

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/planner

If you feel like talking to someone impartial, you’re more than welcome to give our National Careers Service advisers a call on 0800 100 900 or talk to us through webchat from our website page (https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home)

Good luck!

Tom – National Careers Service team
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