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I’m going into year 11 next year and tbh, I’m dreading it.

I’m a ‘straight A’ student who’s predicted a mixture of 7s 8s and 9s, but I’m aiming to get nothing below an 8.
The more i think about my GCSEs the more anxious i get, i’m scared of getting terrible grades by leaving revision to the last minute, or for another stupid reason. I really want good grades to get into a top uni, and to satisfy myself and my family

Am i being irrational, or what? How can i calm my nerves and assure myself that it won’t be that bad?
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You’re capable of getting good grades based on what you’re predicted. There’s nothing to be worried about as long as you keep revising throughout Year 11. I wish you best of luck for your studies!
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try not to stress out too much. keep your revision consistent and don't leave gaps. ignore the teachers that frustrate you and/or attempt to put you off. when may approaches, ignore the people that try to get you involved drama. until then you have time it's year 11 have fun. it is after all GCSEs. do all your homework and skip ahead to the textbook if you feel like you need to be challenged. keep revisiting old topics - i can't stress that enough. give yourself free time and take it easy. i mean it don't wear yourself out with revision split it up into chunks - keep attempting practice questions.

when it comes to exams (i.e when you're revising for mocks) in that moment of time don't think too hard about the future. focus on the present. when school starts you should be thinking "right is there anything i was struggling with in year 10?" and go back through those pages of notes you've made. if there's anything you don't have notes on then make them. if your revision methods are productive and you are repetitively going through the topics you don't understand then you don't need to be so worried about the future.

still if you are working hard and still feel anxious do talk about it. even throughout exams make time for your friends and family. you don't need to be confined to your room unless you've only started revising the day before the exam.
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Year 11 is easy for anyone who is naturally intelligent, hard working or interested in the subjects (or more than one of those). The only people who find Year 11 hard are either not as smart in the things they have to study or do not hold interest in study or are lazy . Don’t set expectations or targets for yourself grade wise and just do as much as you can for the best grades you could possibly get.
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In full honesty, it's easy. As long as you're not lazy and you pay attention, you should be absolutely fine.
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Year 11 isn’t nearly as stressful as a lot of teachers will have you believe. Just make sure to stay organised so you don’t leave revision until the last minute and take extra help if teachers offer it, and it’ll be fine. You’re predicted food grades, you’ll probably get to exams and breeze through!
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There is really nothing stressful about year 11.It is stressful if you make it stressful,so revise for your mocks and give yourself plenty of time to revise for the real thing,make sure your taking care of yourself mentally at the same time.
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How bad is it? It is the extreme opposite of bad, I loved it. Albeit didn't come out with 10A* but I did well (relative to the rest of the country :P )
Just work through the year and you'll be fine. Make sure you understand everything and get plenty of paper practice.
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The best way to counteract anxiety is to do proper preparation. Work out your priority subjects (include English language and maths in those), then a revision schedule etc. Year 11 is pretty busy, so try and get everything sorted out before you start - things like your calendar, diary of count down to exam days can be done pretty early on.

Tick over with the revision before Christmas, with maths you need to really do something every day for past papers etc, then in January step it up and again a few months before the exams.

Most importantly get your psychology ready - just think you'll get the highest possible grade and the work will follow - be self driven in your motivation. Associate with other students who think the same. Do what is best for you, so if you and your mates do a study group, but end up chatting the whole time then don't meet them for your revision/study time.

Remember it's only 1 academic year, so you need to make your studies your priority, especially from January to the just after the exams. Why after - because it's best to focus just beyond the point you need to reach. For instance if you want to run 5 miles you concentrate on doing 6.

Work out how best you revise and use it, don't listen to those who say they can learn everything the night before, nor those who think you don't have to put in effort.

Attend every class, take notes, write the notes up, make cheat sheets, and index cards as you go along, then revise it well. Find You Tube channels and videos that you find easy to understand about each subject, also revision guides can vary so work with the one that helps and not hinders you. One thing you can do now is watch videos on way to revise/learn - things like mind mapping, roman room method, journey method, loci method, index cards, visual/audio/kinesthetic learners etc.

Also remember to eat well, sleep well and socialise in a balanced way. Year 11 can be fun, and it's the beginning of a great education/career journey. Just see it as a challenge that you can easily surpass and you'll be fine.
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(Original post by HarrisonAF)
I’m going into year 11 next year and tbh, I’m dreading it.

I’m a ‘straight A’ student who’s predicted a mixture of 7s 8s and 9s, but I’m aiming to get nothing below an 8.
The more i think about my GCSEs the more anxious i get, i’m scared of getting terrible grades by leaving revision to the last minute, or for another stupid reason. I really want good grades to get into a top uni, and to satisfy myself and my family

Am i being irrational, or what? How can i calm my nerves and assure myself that it won’t be that bad?
Hey, Im going into year 13 now - that means I've done my gcse now. I got 10A*&A. Thats basically what you are aiming for too.
If you are actually revising throughout the entire year and trying to have all your revision notes up to date thruout the year then you will not fall behind. WHen you dont fall behind, then you feel youre on top of your things, thus you will score better at unit tests and also be more confident in your ability.

in year 10, I did not do revision notes as I didnt know how important they'd be. I had 5A*, 3A and 2B at my end of years in year 10. Not bad but not too good considering I was the 'prodigy' of my year. Hell, I Wasnt even in the top 5 with those end of years! I wasnot happy.
However, in the summer of year 10 I went through all my 10 subjects and made revision notes from everything I did in year 10.
Imo, that'sthe key.
Now the question is, did YOU do revision notesfor everything in year 10? If yes, then you are great there. If not, then I suggest you do that.

If you did do all revision notes in year 10, then I'd suggest moving forward with certain subjectsand learning and making revision by yourself -> do a topic in physics, two topics from biology and a sub topic from maths, for example. You will find that the stuff you learn over the summer you wont have to spend time doing in the school year. THerefore, you'll have more time to study other things in the year/do past papers.

Everything you do now will benefit you towards the end.

Also dont forget to do a lot of past papers before every unit test and also before the real thing.
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Year 11 is difficult to juggle all of your subjects, but if you’re predicted those grades I’d assume your teachers are confident for you. Remember grades don’t define you, if you get slightly lower then you’ve still passed and that’s okay! Work your hardest for you, not for anyone else. It’s a bit early to be thinking about University, as A levels are very different from GCSEs and you may find them easier or harder. Just get through this year, enjoy your long summer and go from there. Remember you’ve still ample time to prepare adequately and revise to high degree, along with all the support you’ll have up until next May. Once you get into the swing of exams you eventually start to calm, it seems a lot worse than it is before you start. Good luck!
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its great year 11 , you have nothing to worry about
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Thanks for all the replies guys, I guess i just have to keep on top of revision and I’ll be all right. How when should i start revising for my mocks?
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