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I am in year 11 obviously about to start GCSE...

During my mocks, I revised science in an incredibly long winded way which whilst i got a 9 (i dont know how?) i just dont think I can revise that way again.. I just dont have enough time (plus I have other subjects to revise as well as a social life)

Does anyone have any specific way they revised science which really helped them and doesnt take HOURS to revise one tiny bit?
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Well for the required practicals I used Seneca, which really helped me out for Biology in particular. Other than that, I did a whole load of past paper questions and just drilled what the mark scheme wanted from me into my brain.
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Well for the required practicals I used Seneca, which really helped me out for Biology in particular. Other than that, I did a whole load of past paper questions and just drilled what the mark scheme wanted from me into my brain.
you didnt revise any syllabus?? damn I wish my memory was that good haha
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Forget notes, forget re-reading and forget highlighting. Let something like a CGP guide be your notes. Flashcards, past papers and general active recall plus spaced repetition is the way to go. Apply the techniques outlined in these videos and you will realize that this is the most effective way to smash exams:

PART1: https://youtu.be/ukLnPbIffxE
PART2: https://youtu.be/Z-zNHHpXoMM
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Oops this might be too late of a reply, but I also read through the specification. It's like a mini-checklist on all the information you need to know about the subject and the only content you can be tested on in your exam. Read all of the specification, go on your exam board website and it should be fairly self explanatory. I used it to see all the gaps in my knowledge and to revise the syllabus.

Good luck and have fun revising and you'll smash it, just work hard.
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you didnt revise any syllabus?? damn I wish my memory was that good haha
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Youtube videos were super helpful - the channel freesciencelessons was really good. As it got closer to exams I watched his videos on 1.5x or 2x speed which worked well for me
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I cannot recommend CGP revisions guides enough for GCSE. Get them for every subject and highlight (if that works for you), and get a family member or friend to test you from the book. Their exam practice workbooks are pretty good as well, considering there aren’t many past papers available for the new spec. Best of luck
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Make sure you understand all the theory, and then memorise the equations. Also memorise Required Pracs and key practical terms like systematic and random errors
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past paper questions, do quizzes online. for physics memorise every equation, and how to re-arrange them.
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Have you tried primrose kitten for revision videos? They have pretty good summaries that only last around an hour.

Apologises if this reply is too late!
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before you deice to start anything READ THE SPECIFICATION!
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I used educake a lot, the repetition on the quick fire questions really helped to make sure I remembered it for the exam
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