Revision tips/advice for my GCSE subjects? Watch
English lit & language
So far, I’m enjoying all my subjects, besides maths& German. I’ve never been good at maths( I do Edexcel higher) and I’ve felt a massive step from KS3 German to gcse level.
I use Seneca learning for PE and business atm which I think is great and I also love using flash cards and my text books. I just lack so much motivation for German and maths as I don’t really enjoy them, I would rather be revising something else.
Also, does anyone have any tips for handling work and revision when going to things outside of school? I have netball training twice a week after school and I also go to the gym most days.
For Maths, it's less of note-taking (though make sure you do have some notes) and more practice. Motivation-wise, perhaps split up your revision a bit and start off light before trying a couple of the more ambitious questions. Once you're confident on a topic, do a short 'test' (this just be a set of questions from a textbook) and you should remember the concepts. If you struggle with maths, try getting a revision guide as well as exam practice questions and just get into a habit of doing a bit every now and then.
As for balancing academics with extra-curricular activities, I would be cautious of doing too many extra curriculars, so make sure you're not overstretched. If you find you have too little time to do everything, focus more on the important things and maybe spend less time doing subjects that don't matter as much (i.e. the ones you definitely won't be taking at A-Level). Be mindful, though, that you should try achieving good grades in GCSE regardless of how useful or useless you feel the subject is!
Also post it notes stick them everywhere ! Then u won’t miss them
Good luck with GCSES