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I have made a revision timetable which consists of around 25 hours of revision a week including time for homework. Here are my mock grades and what im aiming for in GCSE. I revised the night before every exam except physics. Some subjects such as Chemistry, English Language, Geography and RE, I was only one mark off an 8. If i stick to the timetable, is it likely ill get these targets?.

MOCK /TARGET
Biology-7 /9
Business- 6 /8
Chemistry-7 /9
English Language-7 /9
English Lit-8 /9
French-5 /7
Geography-7 /9
Maths-7 /9
Physics-8 /9
RE-7 /9
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I have made a revision timetable which consists of around 25 hours of revision a week including time for homework. Here are my mock grades and what im aiming for in GCSE. I revised the night before every exam except physics. Some subjects such as Chemistry, English Language, Geography and RE, I was only one mark off an 8. If i stick to the timetable, is it likely ill get these targets?.

MOCK /TARGET
Biology-7 /9
Business- 6 /8
Chemistry-7 /9
English Language-7 /9
English Lit-8 /9
French-5 /7
Geography-7 /9
Maths-7 /9
Physics-8 /9
RE-7 /9
Chillllll u got high grades so go easy
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(Original post by alwinjm)
I have made a revision timetable which consists of around 25 hours of revision a week including time for homework. Here are my mock grades and what im aiming for in GCSE. I revised the night before every exam except physics. Some subjects such as Chemistry, English Language, Geography and RE, I was only one mark off an 8. If i stick to the timetable, is it likely ill get these targets?.

MOCK /TARGET
Biology-7 /9
Business- 6 /8
Chemistry-7 /9
English Language-7 /9
English Lit-8 /9
French-5 /7
Geography-7 /9
Maths-7 /9
Physics-8 /9
RE-7 /9

I have a timetable which has me doing 29 hours a week (excuding an hour per day for homework) and I still have free time so i feel this is reasonable. Just be careful not to burn out or overwork yourself
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(Original post by alwinjm)
I have made a revision timetable which consists of around 25 hours of revision a week including time for homework. Here are my mock grades and what im aiming for in GCSE. I revised the night before every exam except physics. Some subjects such as Chemistry, English Language, Geography and RE, I was only one mark off an 8. If i stick to the timetable, is it likely ill get these targets?.

MOCK /TARGET
Biology-7 /9
Business- 6 /8
Chemistry-7 /9
English Language-7 /9
English Lit-8 /9
French-5 /7
Geography-7 /9
Maths-7 /9
Physics-8 /9
RE-7 /9
Your grades don’t suggest you are an idiot, but your revision timetable does. 25 hours a week is ridiculous for GCSEs
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Chillllll u got high grades so go easy
Thanks but im trying to go into medicine where every grade counts although a level is more important.
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Your grades don’t suggest you are an idiot, but your revision timetable does. 25 hours a week is ridiculous for GCSEs
I want to have the best possible career so if i work hard now, i wont regret it in the future. Ive also left many hours for free time as well and i will also get rid of my phone
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I have a timetable which has me doing 29 hours a week (excuding an hour per day for homework) and I still have free time so i feel this is reasonable. Just be careful not to burn out or overwork yourself
Are you doing GCSE as well?
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Amateur numbers. Everyone on TSR did 25 hours a day as a bare minimum.
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Im surprised Business is one of the subjects you're not aiming for a 9 in. Most people who take it say it's their easiest GCSE and the one their most likely to get a 9 in.
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Im surprised Business is one of the subjects you're not aiming for a 9 in. Most people who take it say it's their easiest GCSE and the one their most likely to get a 9 in.
This will be the first year its 9-1 and the teacher made grade 9 as 90% and grade 8 as 80% so it was only an estimate
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Amateur numbers. Everyone on TSR did 25 hours a day as a bare minimum.
Did they all get 8s/9s?
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(Original post by alwinjm)
I have made a revision timetable which consists of around 25 hours of revision a week including time for homework. Here are my mock grades and what im aiming for in GCSE. I revised the night before every exam except physics. Some subjects such as Chemistry, English Language, Geography and RE, I was only one mark off an 8. If i stick to the timetable, is it likely ill get these targets?.

MOCK /TARGET
Biology-7 /9
Business- 6 /8
Chemistry-7 /9
English Language-7 /9
English Lit-8 /9
French-5 /7
Geography-7 /9
Maths-7 /9
Physics-8 /9
RE-7 /9
yeh totally - it's not unreasonable, it's impressive :eek: i plan to start revising for GCSEs after my mocks everyday too - need those top grades ygm :ahee:
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(Original post by alwinjm)
I have made a revision timetable which consists of around 25 hours of revision a week including time for homework. Here are my mock grades and what im aiming for in GCSE. I revised the night before every exam except physics. Some subjects such as Chemistry, English Language, Geography and RE, I was only one mark off an 8. If i stick to the timetable, is it likely ill get these targets?.

MOCK /TARGET
Biology-7 /9
Business- 6 /8
Chemistry-7 /9
English Language-7 /9
English Lit-8 /9
French-5 /7
Geography-7 /9
Maths-7 /9
Physics-8 /9
RE-7 /9
Mate it’s GCSE’s no one cares. They are there to facilitate you doing A Levels only.
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I'd suggest you reduce that quite a bit, especially since it's only GCSEs. You really don't wanna burn yourself out. Remember, it's not about how much you revise, but how effectively you do it.
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I want to have the best possible career so if i work hard now, i wont regret it in the future. Ive also left many hours for free time as well and i will also get rid of my phone
what career do you want?
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yeh totally - it's not unreasonable, it's impressive :eek: i plan to start revising for GCSEs after my mocks everyday too - need those top grades ygm :ahee:
What grades you aiming for?
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what career do you want?
I want to study medicine or pharmacy as a backup
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Mate it’s GCSE’s no one cares. They are there to facilitate you doing A Levels only.
places like Oxford look at ur GCSEs as well as ur a levels, so that's not true. gcses are important because it's the fundamental learning of anny subject before u take it for a level. and if u don't take ur first public exams seriously at 16, how do u think you'd do that at 18? it's good practice and they really are important
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Hours don’t mean anything. You can study in 25 hours a week, someone else could work more effectively for 10 hours a week. Here what may be useful is for you to reflect on how to be more effective with hours - Not aim for lots of hours.
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I'd suggest you reduce that quite a bit, especially since it's only GCSEs. You really don't wanna burn yourself out. Remember, it's not about how much you revise, but how effectively you do it.
Im doing parts of each topic alongside the spec. I also wont be procrastinating cause im getting rid of my phone
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