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can i still get straight nines if i start revising now? (like 50 hours a week i'm thinking 5hrs a day on weekdays and 10hrs on weekends)

Our mock start on the 16th of December to 10 of January , and our GCSEs start on May the 11th.
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Yes, you probably would. How many subjects are you doing, and how far away are you from those grades?
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Yes, you probably would. How many subjects are you doing, and how far away are you from those grades?
i am doing 11 subjects ( i have included english lang and english lit as separate subjects)

in my end of year 10 mocks the lowest i got was a 6 and the highest was an 8 and i didnt revise
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Revise as much as you can without burning yourself out. The more prepared you are, the less anxious you will feel on the day.

I didn't do as much revision as I should have and I pretty much got all Cs (before the grade changes), so take it from me! I wish I had done more!
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You can revise as much as you like, but it depends on whether you overwork yourself causing you to become burnt out.

It's whether you're actually taking in the knowledge. It's better to do little and small bits rather than large chunks and think you're understanding it but it's just going out your head quickly.

Have you tried the Pomodoro technique for when you're revising?

Quality is better than quantity.
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I did most of my revision in school and got straight 9s. Started revising at home about a week before exams and basically just did an hour of whatever subject I had the next day each night. As long as you actually listen and understand everything in the lessons you won’t actually need to revise all that much
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can i still get straight nines if i start revising now? (like 50 hours a week i'm thinking 5hrs a day on weekdays and 10hrs on weekends)

Our mock start on the 16th of December to 10 of January , and our GCSEs start on May the 11th.
Depends on what kind of student you are. I'd say that beginning to revise 5 hours a week in the September of Year 11 is a bit excessive, just learn how to revise properly and pace yourself. I'd suggest watching Ali Abdaal's YouTube videos on studying, he knows what he's talking about and I'm sure you can extract some wisdom from him.

You have loads of time, I revised the night before for everything and did pretty well, so I'm sure that you'll be fine
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can i still get straight nines if i start revising now? (like 50 hours a week i'm thinking 5hrs a day on weekdays and 10hrs on weekends)

Our mock start on the 16th of December to 10 of January , and our GCSEs start on May the 11th.
I revised 1.5 hours a night (on top of homework) from about November time until Feb/March where I upped revision to about 2 hours after school and 4 hours each day on the weekend. In the Easter holidays I revised for 6 hours per day, but after 2 weeks I was quite happy to go back to school and not spend so much time revising at home. I then did about 2.5 hours per night until GCSEs, then kept this up, gradually reducing the time spent revising as I completed each exam. I ended up getting five 9s, three 8s and one 5, which was a drastic improvement on my year 10 mocks, where I got two 7s, two 6s, one 5, three 3s and one 2 (however poor mental health through year 9 and 10 didn't help, as I wasn't focused in class).

Anyway, what I'm saying is don't put yourself under pressure to do that much revision early on. You risk burning out, which you don't want to do as this will stress you out more.

Someone in my year did hours and hours of revision for GCSEs, but he became extremely socially awkward from not socialising due to revising at break and lunch, then doing 6 hours of revision after school per night, so he didn't get to see his friends. He did get fairly good grades but not the best. I would recommend 'smart revision' (watch YouTubers like Unjaded Jade for tips), working hard in class, asking for help if you don't understand something and going to after school study sessions if your school does them. Do what is right for you, if you feel yourself burning out then you are probably doing too much revision. Good luck
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You definitely don't need to be revising that much!! You'll just burn out. It's okay to start revising a bit from the beginning of the year, but for GCSEs 50 hours a week from the start is honestly excessive. I did bits and bobs throughout the year (with consistent hard work in lessons and on homework) but started properly revising about 2 weeks before my exams started (and by "properly" I mean maybe 5-7 hours of quality revision a day when on study leave, less if I was still in school) and I got straight A*s (I was the last year of the old system). They definitely wouldn't have all been 9s if I'd done the new system, but then again if I'd started properly revising 4-6 weeks before exams I reckon they could've been. Please, please look after yourself - burnout is absolutely horrible and it's not worth it as you end up hindering yourself more! You've got plenty of time, and grades aren't worth sacrificing your health for.
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dont do 5 hours a day- it wont last. 1 to 2 on the weekdays and 5 to 6 on the weekends
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(Original post by Study6076)
can i still get straight nines if i start revising now? (like 50 hours a week i'm thinking 5hrs a day on weekdays and 10hrs on weekends)

Our mock start on the 16th of December to 10 of January , and our GCSEs start on May the 11th.
Don’t do it. I got straight 9s and did two hours a night from the beginning of year 11 and 4 hours on weekends then upped it to 3 and 6/7 respectively but you will likely burn out and drive yourself mad
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