The Current Year 9 Chat Thread (2019-2020) Watch
ive just started the gcse courses for all 3 sciences-and really want to be prepared for yr 11
do you think I should get revsion guides and which ones(doing aqa triple science)
Hello Year 9 (s) - at the moThanment I only see one
I guess I'm a Year 10 now? Well, last year I was a year 9, a hectic, crazy, young... you get the message: I've changed a lot recently.
Anyway, I just wanted to give you some advice for this year. I don't know how useful it is, but we'll see.
1. Enjoy the year. I get it, you've heard this a zillion times: it's the last year of freedom etc etc. It is so important though to make sure you get the right balance of fun, Year 10 and 11 become challenging if you've already burnt yourself out.
2. Concentrate. This is the first year of your new GCSE courses, so instead of jumping on tables and breaking chairs in class, try to pay a little attention. Ensure you get some useful notes down, after all it's going to be difficult in the exam if you cannot remember the equation for kinetic energy.
3. Friendships. This is the time to sort out who you want in your little circle. I'm not telling you to abandon friends , but if you feel as if you get dragged into trouble every 3 seconds, perhaps reconsider your choices. No matter how juicy beef looks, do not get involved because as I so harshly learned, it gets you nowhere.
4. Keep up with homework and work loads. *insert eye-roll*. At the beginning of the year, I was a procrastinator to the max. Never did homework, never revised and to make things worse, I was that annoying child in class who always disrupts and never listens. For my tests, I got grades varying from a 2 to a 5, no higher. I decided to sort myself out and at the end of the year, I was getting grades way above my predictions. Not much revision this year is needed, but before tests and mocks reccap everything you need to give you that little boost.
5. Take every opportunity possible. Make mistakes, it's OK. The one thing I regret is not taking the time to apply to roles that would look great on my CV.
6. Discover what's best for you. It took me months to discover the learning that adapted to me. Experiment with several techniques and see how well each one goes for you.
7. Finally, take this year to get as many revision resources as possible. Make flashcards, these take agesssss to do but if they work for you then start on them now. As a result, come Year 11 you will have a nice pile of revision materials to enjoy. Do practice questions, but do not burn out or revise too much!
Good luck class of 2022! You can do it.
The Current Year 9 Thread Mark l (2019-2020)
Thursday 1st September 2005 to Thursday 31st August 2006 babies woooo! Hi, and welcome to the Year 9 thread. Even though you might think you’re the only Year 9 in The Student Room, there may be some out there lurking too. You can us this thread to discuss with other Year 9 about your GCSEs choices and how you're feeling about GCSEs and many other things.
- Introduce yourself
- What are your hobbies/interests?
-What subjects are you currently studying? (Include the exam board if you know it)
- What subjects are you planning to pick for your GCSEs?
- What your favourite and least favourite subject?
- What are your predicted grades?
- What is your ideal future occupation?
-How are you feeling about starting Year 9?
-One interesting fact about yourself
Everyone from Year 10 to Year 13+ what advice would you give to the year 9s starting this September and What was Year 9 like for you?
You’ll finish school (Year 11) on June 2022, it sounds a long way away but trust me it will go by fast.
GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY YEAR 9!