(Original post by Johnalford03)
Recently sat my prelims and I've just became aware that I've failed all of them, I tried studying for about 3 hours each day for a month before them but nothing goes in, I've never been very intelligent but it's dawned on me now that failing in high school could mean that I won't be able to get my dream job, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, the GCSE I need are Maths, English, Physics and PE (PE is not a problem at all.)
First things first, don't panic. You still have plenty of time to get up to speed
. My first step when revising was finding out what kind of learner I was - this was extremely helpful to me as I was in a similar postion to you just over a year ago.
Are you a Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic learner, in other words how do you recall something. Is it a sound, an image or a hands-on activity? Sometimes it may just be the method you're using rather than the time spent. Experiment with different methods. For example:
- Flashcards - good for definitions or key concepts
- Mindmaps - good for a condensing topics into sub-topcs
- Watching Videos/Tutorials (Mr Bruff, Primrose Kitten and even Study Youtubers can help)
- Practice Questions - practice make perfect
Try have a go with different techniques and find the ones that stick. As long as you're doing *effective* revision with regular breaks I have no doubt you'll smash your exams.