Failed my mocks (yr10) need help for yr 11

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So I failed all my mocks and got like 12/80 on every paper, even though I revised extremely hard on every topic in every subject, I used all my time just like I would in a real GCSE. This is scaring me for year11. Any tips please?
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First of all assuming the paper you got 12 on, is out of 80, was it maths
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Did you revise?
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So I failed all my mocks and got like 12/80 on every paper, even though I revised extremely hard on every topic in every subject, I used all my time just like I would in a real GCSE. This is scaring me for year11. Any tips please?
Find a more effective way to revise that works for you. At the end of the day, if you don't revise the right way it won't matter how many hours you put in.
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So I failed all my mocks and got like 12/80 on every paper, even though I revised extremely hard on every topic in every subject, I used all my time just like I would in a real GCSE. This is scaring me for year11. Any tips please?
Oh my goodness, we have all been there and done that! Honestly do not worry, there was people in my year group who give a s*** whether they failed their GCSEs a couple of weeks before! It is nice to know you care but remember your mocks WILL be harder than the actual thing, I failed my mocks too - horrifically in fact, the only subject I had passed was maths and I got a 6. Look at what didn’t go well, was it cause I didn’t know stuff or was it cause I don’t know how to score marks, remember GCSEs are always that 50:50. I would recommend working through the specification if you want to do well, I remember I did that days before my History GCSE and it turned out Edexcel wanted to be assy and pick the last page of the specification AND the revision guide for a 12 marker in paper 2. SUMMARY: learn specification, and do lots of exam practice as well as understand the mark scheme. ALL THE BEST ❤️💕
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Omg, I am in year 10 as well and this is literally me!! Where your mocks specimen papers? Just remember that we won't have covered all the content yet, I am really freaking out though!!! At least we are not the only ones!!
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Did you revise?
yes, i revised extremely harrd, like a real gcse exam. And, still failed?!!
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Omg, I am in year 10 as well and this is literally me!! Where your mocks specimen papers? Just remember that we won't have covered all the content yet, I am really freaking out though!!! At least we are not the only ones!!
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First of all assuming the paper you got 12 on, is out of 80, was it maths
Yes, maths and science
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Oh my goodness, we have all been there and done that! Honestly do not worry, there was people in my year group who give a s*** whether they failed their GCSEs a couple of weeks before! It is nice to know you care but remember your mocks WILL be harder than the actual thing, I failed my mocks too - horrifically in fact, the only subject I had passed was maths and I got a 6. Look at what didn’t go well, was it cause I didn’t know stuff or was it cause I don’t know how to score marks, remember GCSEs are always that 50:50. I would recommend working through the specification if you want to do well, I remember I did that days before my History GCSE and it turned out Edexcel wanted to be assy and pick the last page of the specification AND the revision guide for a 12 marker in paper 2. SUMMARY: learn specification, and do lots of exam practice as well as understand the mark scheme. ALL THE BEST ❤️💕
Thankyou, at least im not the only one!
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Omg, I am in year 10 as well and this is literally me!! Where your mocks specimen papers? Just remember that we won't have covered all the content yet, I am really freaking out though!!! At least we are not the only ones!!
To be honest, im not sure if they were specimen papers. And yes, i thought i was the only one who did bad in my mocks. Every one i know did amazingly well
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All i can recommend is get a headstart. I can tell you care a lot about the grades and it's a good sign your wanting to improve. Remember: there are so many different revision techniques. How did you revise for these mocks?
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All i can recommend is get a headstart. I can tell you care a lot about the grades and it's a good sign your wanting to improve. Remember: there are so many different revision techniques. How did you revise for these mocks?
I looked at CGP revison books and noted them down. I revised all the topics for example biology. I then learned each topic by heart! and spent at least 6 hours a day for 2 weeks. I just dont know where i went wrong?!
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I can suggest that you try different methods, like flashcards, take quizzes, practice papers. just experiment with methods becuase maybe noting down won't work for your brain to intake all the facts x
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did you do any PPQs this may be where you went wrong,try this next time
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Don't worry about it!

It may sound and seem stupid but revision takes practise to ensure that you are doing it in the correct and most beneficial way for you.

Have you tried taking some tests/quizzes online to see how you learn as they say there are many different types. Some people learn from writing things down, other from hearing or speaking it.

May I ask how you revised this time?
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So I failed all my mocks and got like 12/80 on every paper, even though I revised extremely hard on every topic in every subject, I used all my time just like I would in a real GCSE. This is scaring me for year11. Any tips please?
You just need to find the best way to revise for you. I failed my biology mock and got quite low on geography and physics yet got good grades on history, English and chemistry, showing me that some revision techniques work better than others.

In our maths mock, some of the topics we hadn't covered yet and the grade boundaries used were quite harsh, but at least it showed the class what we needed to improve on.
Just remember that this is a mock and there is still time to improve.
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I'd recommend trying out a few different revision techniques early next year, and also spend a bit of the summer practising the areas you struggled with. I found revision guides really ineffective, and instead tried out a number of different online platforms as these helped me understand more and recall the info better. Best for me was https://senecalearning.com/ and i also used https://quizlet.com/en-gb quite a bit (more for humanities than maths / science) and https://www.onmaths.com/. I also used a lot of youtubers, especially for maths and science, as they explain tricky concepts better and made it actually understandable for me. Hegartymaths, Primrosekitten, freesciencelessons etc .

Also, next year try to go through a bit of the year 10 work from each subject each week, on top of your year 11 work. Even if just 1 hour each weekend is spent doing 3 x 20min blocks of year 10 work, it will make it so much easier when you start revising as you won't have to learn it all again. Will just be refreshing
And I think the best way to improve marks is to do as much testing as possible, in lots of different formats. The more used to answering questions your brain gets and testing yourself, the better you become at it! Good luck!
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So I failed all my mocks and got like 12/80 on every paper, even though I revised extremely hard on every topic in every subject, I used all my time just like I would in a real GCSE. This is scaring me for year11. Any tips please?
i got the same type of levels as you too. didnt revise for sh** tho.
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i got the same type of levels as you too. didnt revise for sh** tho.
why wouldnt you revise for your year 10 mocks? it will all catch up to you and then you will regret not studying harder.
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why wouldnt you revise for your year 10 mocks? it will all catch up to you and then you will regret not studying harder.
i dont know tbh. im failing and i cant seem to find the right attitude. im even researching what happens if i fail GCSE and what opportunities are there if i do. I cant find the correct way to revise, especially maths
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