Advice for GCSE Revision Plan... reassurance please

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mrpopsicle
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Hi,

I am about to start Year 11 (tomorrow!!) and have come up with an 18-week revision plan between September and January, mainly to complete all my resources (notes, flashcards, etc). For context the courses I am taking are

AQA English Literature
AQA English Language
AQA Maths
AQA Combined Science
AQA Computer Science

I have planned out revision for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, English Literature and Maths. Basically I have taken the spec and divided it across 18 weeks and put it all in a Google spreadsheet to know exactly what topics I'll cover and make notes, mind maps and flashcards on each week

HOWEVER, I don't want to overwork myself, and have decided I want to keep ALL my school work to weekdays only, but (knowing how fast I work from last year), I will need to spend 2 hours on each of the subjects I plan to revise (Bio, Chem, Phys, CompSci, Lit and Maths). I think I am going to drop Chemistry revision for these 18 weeks, as it has the least topics to cover and I will just work extra hard on it after Jan. But I want to know - will I struggle to catch with revision after Christmas??

On the plus side, it will mean I only spend 2 hours a weekday revising and I will also stop myself from burning out.
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your revision plan sounds great and arranged in frequent and I'm spontaneous ways. But, the problem many have with this is that they cannot keep track to it. Here you have a concern about over working yourself and that's particularly fine. But, it's more quality then quantity. If you feel like you can do all of it and be able to strive for success then go for it, tlbut the last thing anyone needs is you to be overworked and stressed out. But the revision plan sounds good though. Good luck.
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your revision plan sounds great and arranged in frequent and I'm spontaneous ways. But, the problem many have with this is that they cannot keep track to it. Here you have a concern about over working yourself and that's particularly fine. But, it's more quality then quantity. If you feel like you can do all of it and be able to strive for success then go for it, tlbut the last thing anyone needs is you to be overworked and stressed out. But the revision plan sounds good though. Good luck.
Thanks for the advice, I think I worry a little too much sometimes tbh
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Thanks for the advice, I think I worry a little too much sometimes tbh
Anytime.
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Hi,

I am about to start Year 11 (tomorrow!!) and have come up with an 18-week revision plan between September and January, mainly to complete all my resources (notes, flashcards, etc). For context the courses I am taking are

AQA English Literature
AQA English Language
AQA Maths
AQA Combined Science
AQA Computer Science

I have planned out revision for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, English Literature and Maths. Basically I have taken the spec and divided it across 18 weeks and put it all in a Google spreadsheet to know exactly what topics I'll cover and make notes, mind maps and flashcards on each week

HOWEVER, I don't want to overwork myself, and have decided I want to keep ALL my school work to weekdays only, but (knowing how fast I work from last year), I will need to spend 2 hours on each of the subjects I plan to revise (Bio, Chem, Phys, CompSci, Lit and Maths). I think I am going to drop Chemistry revision for these 18 weeks, as it has the least topics to cover and I will just work extra hard on it after Jan. But I want to know - will I struggle to catch with revision after Christmas??

On the plus side, it will mean I only spend 2 hours a weekday revising and I will also stop myself from burning out.
Sounds like a good plan! But please be kind to yourself if you don’t always complete the tasks you set out to do, remember to plan breaks and to see your friends. Work hard but play hard, as they say, and reward yourself for your hard work.

You sound like you’ve got a great work ethic and I wish you all the best!

As someone who has just finished her A levels, and quite bluntly, I underperformed considering my capabilities, due to burnout and lack of organisation, I wish I was as organised as you are and planned my revision earlier.

I’m quite a big worrier myself and I stress over the smallest thing, I wish I had some plan to refer back to reassure myself.

I did the same exam board as you for science, so I could offer my assistance if you needed help with any homework!
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(Original post by mrpopsicle)
Hi,

I am about to start Year 11 (tomorrow!!) and have come up with an 18-week revision plan between September and January, mainly to complete all my resources (notes, flashcards, etc). For context the courses I am taking are

AQA English Literature
AQA English Language
AQA Maths
AQA Combined Science
AQA Computer Science

I have planned out revision for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, English Literature and Maths. Basically I have taken the spec and divided it across 18 weeks and put it all in a Google spreadsheet to know exactly what topics I'll cover and make notes, mind maps and flashcards on each week

HOWEVER, I don't want to overwork myself, and have decided I want to keep ALL my school work to weekdays only, but (knowing how fast I work from last year), I will need to spend 2 hours on each of the subjects I plan to revise (Bio, Chem, Phys, CompSci, Lit and Maths). I think I am going to drop Chemistry revision for these 18 weeks, as it has the least topics to cover and I will just work extra hard on it after Jan. But I want to know - will I struggle to catch with revision after Christmas??

On the plus side, it will mean I only spend 2 hours a weekday revising and I will also stop myself from burning out.
Don't exhaust yourself before you even get to sit the actual exams . I did 4 hours on weekends and 1 hour on weekdays from January onward and ended up getting 5 9's and 4 8's. Don't overwork at all.
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