Students who got all grade 9s at GCSE

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Hi, my aim is to get all Grade 9s at GCSE and I think I'm on the right track at the moment. However, I wanted to get some input/tips from people who got grade 9s in all their subjects. How did you study, how much did you study, your predicted grades etc. I'd also appreciate any specific subject tips ( how you got a grade 9 in math or English)
Even if you didn't get all grade 9s (maybe you only got one or two) I'd still appreciate any on how you got that grade 9. Even if you didn't get any grade 9s I'd love to have some input on what you wish you did or how you think I could go about it.
Subjects I study:
Maths
English language
English literature
RE
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
History
French
Computing
Psychology
Thank you for your time!
UPDATE: This thread has a lot of good advice: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...rimary_content
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watching this thread because I'd love some advice too!
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watching this thread because I'd love some advice too!
Thank you.
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DGeorge13 I saw on another thread (introduction into year 12) that this chap attained ten grade 9s this year. I think he can give you good advice.

Sorry for the random tag DGeorge.
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i got 14 9s
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what i did fool around unti 7 months before exam then i woke up at 2am to study -drastic change fellas
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DGeorge13 I saw on another thread (introduction into year 12) that this chap attained ten grade 9s this year. I think he can give you good advice.

Sorry for the random tag DGeorge.
(Original post by Tolgarda)
DGeorge13 I saw on another thread (introduction into year 12) that this chap attained ten grade 9s this year. I think he can give you good advice.

Sorry for the random tag DGeorge.
Hi, do you mind sharing the link with me?
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what i did fool around unti 7 months before exam then i woke up at 2am to study -drastic change fellas
How were you able to cope with waking up at 2 am every day?
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Hi, my aim is to get all Grade 9s at GCSE and I think I'm on the right track at the moment. However, I wanted to get some input/tips from people who got grade 9s in all their subjects. How did you study, how much did you study, your predicted grades etc. I'd also appreciate any specific subject tips ( how you got a grade 9 in math or English)
Even if you didn't get all grade 9s (maybe you only got one or two) I'd still appreciate any on how you got that grade 9. Even if you didn't get any grade 9s I'd love to have some input on what you wish you did or how you think I could go about it.
Subjects I study:
Maths
English language
English literature
RE
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
History
French
Computing
Psychology
Thank you for your time!
UPDATE: This thread has a lot of good advice: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...rimary_content
UPDATE: So does this thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4979350
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Hi, do you mind sharing the link with me?
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...5541336&page=3

He mentioned it on this thread.

There was also another straight 9 student I talked to recently, you can ask them for help on their GYG thread:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...632&highlight=
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I got 5 9s 5 8s and an A*
My biggest advice is to not stress your self out about getting all 9s and to actually enjoy yourself and take care of your mental health.
For me, stressing out probably had quite a negative affect on my grades. On the nights before a couple of my exams I couldn't sleep because I was stressed out about them which probably caused me to get lower marks than I should have. I have friends who flunked their exams due to them panicking too much during the exam and not being able to concentrate. Telling you all this might stress you out even more but my point is this : you need to be stressed out the right amount. You need to be stressed enough so that you actually revised but not so stressed to the point where it negatively affects your performance.
Imo, targeting yourself to get all 9s is going to put you under too much pressure in the long run. There is no practical reason to get all 9s at all. Yes you should do as well as possible but there is no reason to get all 9s. There are people who got into Oxbridge who didn't even pass all their gcses and there are people who got all A*s and were rejected. It really isn't that relevant and once you start your a levels you will realise how irrelevant they really are.
Okay so now I will tell you how to avoid stress:
1) Start revision early - This will help you to be less stressed. The later you start revising. the more you are essentially cramming the knowledge and the more stressful it will be. I didn't revise for RE until the day before the exam and let me tell you it was stressful lol. Don't be me.
2) Revise in an enjoyable way - My method of revision was to just read the revision guide again and again which as you can imagine was very boring. This resulted in me being very depressed and doing less revision than I should have done. I would advise you find a way that you actually enjoy. Making posters is technically less efficient but if you enjoy it then you will end up doing more revision in the long run.
3) Still have fun - so many people become anti social and shut themselves up in their rooms around exam season. This is definitely not what you should do. You should still take part in hobbies and get regular exercise during exams. Reward your hard work with something you enjoy whether that be going for a walk or watching an episode of a series on Netflix lol this will help you enormously. Still go and see friends and try not to talk about exams with them. Remember that there is a whole world out there outside of exams.

I hope this helps. I'm not trying to be critical when I say you shouldn't aim for all 9s. There's nothing wrong with being ambitious but I just think that having such high targets will do more harm than good. Although it's your call but just make sure you take care of your mental health and realise that GCSEs aren't everything.
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It really isn't that relevant and once you start your a levels you will realise how irrelevant they really are.
I second this. It took me a while to realise, but sixth form was a big slap in the face that I got with regards to the relevance of GCSEs.
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I second this. It took me a while to realise, but sixth form was the big slap in the face that I got with regards to the relevance of GCSEs.
Ikr. GCSEs aren't THAT important at all. Getting good grades at GCSE does not at all guarantee that you'll get good grades at A level and most universities really don't give a **** anyway.
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Ikr. GCSEs aren't THAT important at all. Getting good grades at GCSE does not at all guarantee that you'll get good grades at A level and most universities really don't give a **** anyway.
Yep.
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i passed only like 4/5 subjects but got 3 in geography, spanish and combined science (foundation) do i need to retake them again?
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what i did fool around unti 7 months before exam then i woke up at 2am to study -drastic change fellas
OMG REALLY? how on earth did u manage that.
for me personally if i manage to wake up at 5 or 6 to study i can only do it for a few days and then i cant anymore. and did u find urself productive by waking up so early?
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what i did fool around unti 7 months before exam then i woke up at 2am to study -drastic change fellas
oh shoot never mind i just realised this thread is from 2 years ago
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i'm predicted to have a few 9s and i wish i started revising earlier but in smaller chunks - i knew all of the content i just wasn't fully confident with it so i had a bit of trouble applying it to some of the actual questions. don't leave revision to a month before your big exams!!
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