I can't get myself to revise for GCSE's?

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Chemist123
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What do i do?
i still haven't done anything

I am worried it is too late , i might just give up.
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What do i do?
i still haven't done anything

I am worried it is too late , i might just give up.
I'm a first-year A-level student taking Maths, Physics, Computer Science and for GCSE I took Core subjects (including RS), Triple Science, Computer Science and Psychology.

I'm about to give you the worst advice you will receive and I want you to avoid this situation.

It is possible to cram GCSE. I did.

It's not possible to cram A-Level though so best start revising now

My grades were absolute sh** in Year 10 and that's why I started aiming higher in general.


My actual tips for you are:
Cram your exams if worst comes to worst, but you have to work hard in class to get at least say 75% in class as an example.
Look after your health
Sleep lots but study by even reading a page out of a revision book on a topic you are less confident.
Eat breakfast every day.
Be happy!
Don't stress too much because that will have an adverse effect and if you need any actual tips, go to someone else xD


Edit: My end grade average was 7.8 although psychology was technically the only exam for me that wasnt 9-1
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You've got many months to revise, don't give up hope this early

(also moved to the gcses forum)
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(Original post by ace.edge)
I'm a first-year A-level student taking Maths, Physics, Computer Science and for GCSE I took Core subjects (including RS), Triple Science, Computer Science and Psychology.

I'm about to give you the worst advice you will receive and I want you to avoid this situation.

It is possible to cram GCSE. I did.

It's not possible to cram A-Level though so best start revising now

My grades were absolute sh** in Year 10 and that's why I started aiming higher in general.


My actual tips for you are:
Cram your exams if worst comes to worst, but you have to work hard in class to get at least say 75% in class as an example.
Look after your health
Sleep lots but study by even reading a page out of a revision book on a topic you are less confident.
Eat breakfast every day.
Be happy!
Don't stress too much because that will have an adverse effect and if you need any actual tips, go to someone else xD


Edit: My end grade average was 7.8 although psychology was technically the only exam for me that wasnt 9-1
How did you revise maths and is it possible from going to foundation to higher in the real thing?
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If you don’t revise you’ll probable fail a few subjects and scape a pass in others. Do you want to see 3,4&5s on your results sheet on the 22nd of August? Or do you want to see 7,8,9s?
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How did you revise maths and is it possible from going to the foundation to higher in the real thing?
To revise maths try a bunch of past paper questions and try finding unfinished exercises in a textbook if you have one. Also, keep all the tests you have done throughout the year and find mistakes in them and focus your studying around them, like instead of focusing on the 1 mark factorizing, focus on the 6 mark circle theorems you have less understanding in. and unfortunately, Unless your teacher has signed you up for the higher tier exam resit/sit I think isn't possible to go up to higher tier (at least that's how it works where I live)
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How did you revise maths and is it possible from going to foundation to higher in the real thing?
- https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...pers-Set-2.pdf for past papers
- https://corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/gcse/ every day (especially during the holidays)
- http://www.woodkirkacademy.co.uk/stu...er-exam-papers more past papers
- https://www.onmaths.com/ SUPER useful during exam season!
- https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html practice question + answers
- https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...rimary_content a checklist with all the topics (if you don't know what to revise)
- https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...ter-colour.pdf formulae to remember
- https://mathsbot.com/practicePaper SOOOOOOOOOO USEFUL! You can create your own past paper and do it
- https://corbettmaths.com/contents/ practice question + useful videos
let me know if you need more!

p.s i also use mathswatch

and yes it is possible! I'm moving to top set maths after xmas it's doable. You need to get a 5 on your mocks then speak to your teacher
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If you can't get yourself to revise, what hope do we have in persuading you?
Either you revise or you don't. You just happen to be making a conscious decision not to study.
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What do i do?
i still haven't done anything

I am worried it is too late , i might just give up.
Are you hoping to go to Oxbridge? Only stress about your GCSEs if you're hoping to get into the top unis/medicine.

Otherwise, just chill and do what you can, GCSEs are incredibly easy relative to A levels (I went from a U in my mock to an A* and the 3rd highest mark in the entire year, in RE, all by revising a few nights before lmfao)
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How did you revise maths and is it possible from going to foundation to higher in the real thing?
To be honest I was always in top set so I was set to do higher, but from observation, it is perfectly acceptable to go from foundation to higher as long as you make sure you show the ability to get at least a 5 or even better a 6 and this is all before the teachers enter you into an exam. That or you can literally talk to your teacher about entering you into the higher paper instead of foundation but you will need to work hard of course
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