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You have plenty of time to cover the content
Main thing is to understand the topics and make notes from the official textbooks. Once you’ve understood the content memorising becomes much easier. So around April just smash through as many papers lol
For maths do as many text book questions
Biology - understanding content and loads of papers
Chem- understand the content, personally I don’t think you need to do as many past papers as you do for bio but understanding is key
Physics - highly recommend FreeScience lessons for the circuits stuff
Eng - memorise quote and really focus and try hard in lessons tbh you can make essay plans if you need to however if you have the quotes and read the book you’ll be fineeee

We didn’t have media studies at school
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hello i'm going to be in year 11 in around a months time and I'm unhappy with my end of year 10 exams ( since i was revising for 2 other subjects that i've taken this year) and i know it is my fault and that i could do better but what would help me to get the following grades for the following subjects?
Maths - 8
Physics- 8
Biology- 9
Chemistry- 8
English lit and lang- 6
media studies - 8/7
i would really appreciate it if you could suggest ways to get these grades.
I’m going into Year 11 and got the following in mocks:
Maths-8
Physics-8
Biology-8
Chemistry-7
English Lit-8
English lang-9

For English, I watched Mr Bruff on structuring high level responses and the best tip I found was instead of using PEE paragraphs, use PEE sentences. So instead of writing a paragraph, you could use a sentence like,”The writer solidifies the portrayal of Mr John as a frightening character at the end of the extract with the gripping metaphor of him as a ‘fierce lion’ which is derived further through the use of...”

For maths, I used a two step system, understand and then practice. Once I knew the content and worked my way through the syllabus, I practiced with topic tests and past papers from maths genie. Before I got a 5 in January but in July was able to get an 8.

For Biology and Chemistry, I revised similarly. I created flash cards from the CGP revision guide and made sure I knew required practicals off by heart and had a memorised response to a 6 mark question which would guarantee me the marks.

For physics and C3(Quantitaive Chemistry) I wrote formula triangles on revisions cards and learned these. But mostly I practiced. You can find worksheets online, but you can also use physicsandmathstutor, exampro, educake(if ur school has it). Also making sure you understand the content is EXTREMELY important, given most of the questions in science are application to scenarios

Hope this helped
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You have plenty of time to cover the content
Main thing is to understand the topics and make notes from the official textbooks. Once you’ve understood the content memorising becomes much easier. So around April just smash through as many papers lol
For maths do as many text book questions
Biology - understanding content and loads of papers
Chem- understand the content, personally I don’t think you need to do as many past papers as you do for bio but understanding is key
Physics - highly recommend FreeScience lessons for the circuits stuff
Eng - memorise quote and really focus and try hard in lessons tbh you can make essay plans if you need to however if you have the quotes and read the book you’ll be fineeee

We didn’t have media studies at school
aww thanks for taking your time to reply because i really appreciate it and rn i've been taking notes for sciences everyday using freescience lessons ( well i had to skip 2 days because it was some humid weather and wasn't allowed to go into my room ) for maths i use mathswatch and mathsgenie to practiise grade 3-9 questions ( currently doing grade 4 questions) and i wonder if it's really possible of me getting 9s and 8s because i have some really self belief and i'm def going to follow your instructions once again thnank you for that lovely advice xx
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I’m going into Year 11 and got the following in mocks:
Maths-8
Physics-8
Biology-8
Chemistry-7
English Lit-8
English lang-9

For English, I watched Mr Bruff on structuring high level responses and the best tip I found was instead of using PEE paragraphs, use PEE sentences. So instead of writing a paragraph, you could use a sentence like,”The writer solidifies the portrayal of Mr John as a frightening character at the end of the extract with the gripping metaphor of him as a ‘fierce lion’ which is derived further through the use of...”

For maths, I used a two step system, understand and then practice. Once I knew the content and worked my way through the syllabus, I practiced with topic tests and past papers from maths genie. Before I got a 5 in January but in July was able to get an 8.

For Biology and Chemistry, I revised similarly. I created flash cards from the CGP revision guide and made sure I knew required practicals off by heart and had a memorised response to a 6 mark question which would guarantee me the marks.

For physics and C3(Quantitaive Chemistry) I wrote formula triangles on revisions cards and learned these. But mostly I practiced. You can find worksheets online, but you can also use physicsandmathstutor, exampro, educake(if ur school has it). Also making sure you understand the content is EXTREMELY important, given most of the questions in science are application to scenarios

Hope this helped
wow congrats for your mock results they're on FIRE !! Thanks for taking your typing reading and typing out your reply i wholeheartly appreciate it and i love making flashcards and science so those two work out well and thanks for those websites and advice i will definetly take them into account once again thank you so much for your lovely advice i really appreicate it! Good luck with your gcses i hope you get your 9s
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aww thanks for taking your time to reply because i really appreciate it and rn i've been taking notes for sciences everyday using freescience lessons ( well i had to skip 2 days because it was some humid weather and wasn't allowed to go into my room ) for maths i use mathswatch and mathsgenie to practiise grade 3-9 questions ( currently doing grade 4 questions) and i wonder if it's really possible of me getting 9s and 8s because i have some really self belief and i'm def going to follow your instructions once again thnank you for that lovely advice xx
no problem I was getting 5’s too but that was because I never studied :lol:
Best to just highlight and note down key points from the official textbook because freescience lessons doesn’t cover everything
For maths so long as you’ve covered the content then it would be better to do the papers cause if yo don’t get as high it can knock your confidence that’s why understanding it first is good

Anything is possible !!! Just keep your goal in mind stick up notes in your room, stick to your regions plan and you’ll get there

Best of luck x
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