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Revising GCSE Physics in one day. Advice?

Yea^ someone in sixth form revised for it the night before and got an 8 but I'm wondering what to do?

I don't think that I have time to do past papers?

There's no point scolding me as that doesn't change anything. Also I know it's still possible to achieve an 8 in these circumstances but it all depends on how smart I tackle this.

What should I do please?

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Bump! I need to know.
ps.your NOT the only one as its the last exam and everyone kinda neglected it too!
Good luck
I have no clue but the only advice I can give is to ensure you know ALL the content, do some active recall - just try and memorise everything
do the past paper or specimen
find ur weak question, work on those
you have at least 6 hrs from now till its a good time to stop so try 1 paper
Reply 4
Original post by Dayo03
I have no clue but the only advice I can give is to ensure you know ALL the content, do some active recall - just try and memorise everything


What active recall methods should I do please? Please don't recommend me to watch Ali Abdaal because his video is really long.
Shaun Donnelly is the man to follow when times are dark. He is the light we must follow in the night.
Also don’t worry, I haven’t started yet and I’m getting a 9, it’s chill.
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Original post by Maximus 190
Also don’t worry, I haven’t started yet and I’m getting a 9, it’s chill.

What are you planning to do?
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Original post by Maximus 190
Shaun Donnelly is the man to follow when times are dark. He is the light we must follow in the night.

I'm literally watching his playlist for each topic rn
Original post by Hiro2468
What are you planning to do?


Go through the playlist like you. For chemistry paper 2 I revised really well so I’m doing the same thing. It took like 4-5 hours, I had a list of the topics and I went through everything I wasn’t certain on with Shaun. Didn’t do any practice questions, just watched the videos and went to sleep. I wrote some flash cards for the stuff that wasn’t obvious, including key terms etc.
For physics it’s less focussed on key terms so just make sure you understand the ideas behind each topic; so you can explain processes and then you’re good to go.

Also if you’re not sure on something look in the revision guide first then watch his video. You get a broad idea with the revision guide then the better details with Shaun. This helps you remember since you learn it twice almost, but the second time there are more details so you notice the details and remember them.
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If you have a CGP guide just literally read over that like twice and try to make sure you remember the harder topics. If you don't just go online and watch science with hazel she literally covers the whole course in roughly 3 hours. I did that for my mock all the day before and got an A*. Hope this helps x
Original post by Hiro2468
Yea^ someone in sixth form revised for it the night before and got an 8 but I'm wondering what to do?

I don't think that I have time to do past papers?

There's no point scolding me as that doesn't change anything. Also I know it's still possible to achieve an 8 in these circumstances but it all depends on how smart I tackle this.

What should I do please?
Original post by Hiro2468
What are you planning to do?


Oh and I have to do some further maths, physics just make sure you know the equations if you don’t since that’s a huge chunk of the marks.
Original post by sara1209
If you have a CGP guide just literally read over that like twice and try to make sure you remember the harder topics. If you don't just go online and watch science with hazel she literally covers the whole course in roughly 3 hours. I did that for my mock all the day before and got an A*. Hope this helps x


Instead of reading thorough it twice I would recommend reading through it in the revision guide once, then watch free science lessons (my guy Shaun), he’s super concise and has all the details for a grade 9 easy.
Always remember the equations . Calculations make up like 40% of the whole test.
Original post by SchmuckOff
Always remember the equations . Calculations make up like 40% of the whole test.


Is it at least 40% of each test or an average of both? Since I swear paper 1 had like over 50% calculations?
Original post by SchmuckOff
Always remember the equations . Calculations make up like 40% of the whole test.


In the revision guide it says at least 30% of the marks in physics are for calculations
For us (edexcel) It's at least 30% but last year it was 40% and can go to 50% in some papers.
Original post by Maximus 190
Is it at least 40% of each test or an average of both? Since I swear paper 1 had like over 50% calculations?
Reply 17
Don’t bother doing whole past papers- learn the content and READ THE MARK SCHEMES of the past papers
Original post by Maximus 190
Go through the playlist like you. For chemistry paper 2 I revised really well so I’m doing the same thing. It took like 4-5 hours, I had a list of the topics and I went through everything I wasn’t certain on with Shaun. Didn’t do any practice questions, just watched the videos and went to sleep. I wrote some flash cards for the stuff that wasn’t obvious, including key terms etc.
For physics it’s less focussed on key terms so just make sure you understand the ideas behind each topic; so you can explain processes and then you’re good to go.

Also if you’re not sure on something look in the revision guide first then watch his video. You get a broad idea with the revision guide then the better details with Shaun. This helps you remember since you learn it twice almost, but the second time there are more details so you notice the details and remember them.

ooh i'm gonna try this
Reply 19
Thank you everyone! (>~< ) I feel like I have a chance now! Do you guys think I should pull an all nighter or not?

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