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I have my science mocks in 7 days, and I haven't revised at all.
I want to revise but I don't think I can do all three subjects (bio/chem/physics) and all of those topics.
I need to do well, as I have a new teacher and I want to show him that I can do well, but I have never done science(not in yr7/8/9/10, in yr 7 I didn't speak English so I had English lessons, and in yr 8 I had sports leadership and in yr9, unfortunately, our teacher left us so we had all supplies and in yr 10 our teacher gave all her support to yr 10)Now that I'm in yr11 I'm in a bad position but I can make it, I want 7s on my sciences(AQA GCSE).
How can I revise(also learn) most of these topics so then I at least pass my mocks?
How do I organise my time and what resources(methods) would be good for me to use?
If you can help me, I would appreciate it.
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CGP revision guides
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqb...G3_bw/featured
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnW8...2Zmdd7XuMCnSGP
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...sion/gcse-aqa/
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...sion/gcse-aqa/
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...sion/gcse-aqa/
https://revisechemistry.uk/GCSE/AQA/index.html
https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...61-SP-2016.PDF
https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...62-SP-2016.PDF
https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...63-SP-2016.PDF
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zpgcbk7
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8xtmnb
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zsc9rdm
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Thank you!
But mostly I needed advice on how to revise/learn fast and pass my mocks in a week
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As you have such a short time left before your mocks, I would suggest watching 'freesciencelessons' on YouTube. His videos really helped me in my GCSEs as he explains the content really well. If you feel you don't have time to watch all the videos, watch them at 2x speed (go to settings option on the video, click playback speed and choose 2) as this way you can still watch all of them but in half the time. Make sure you actively pay attention to what he's saying in the videos and after each video try to quickly summarise (in your head) what he said. Good luck for your mocks, I hope you do well!
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(Original post by samela786)
Thank you!
But mostly I needed advice on how to revise/learn fast and pass my mocks in a week
Do a past paper for each science
Revise all of the topics you did the worst in with the resources above

OR go through the spec
Watch videos or whatever using the resources above for the things on the spec you aren't sure on (i.e not EVERYTHING, just the bits you are the least confident with)
Do a past paper / find exam q's online

I personally like to make an A4 sheet with very brief notes for everything in a unit or whatever, which I can look at before the exam to jog my memory
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7 days = 2 days per science with 1 day tor recap at the end.
Few hours going over content, making notes etc
Few hours doing practice questions then marking them and taking note of mistakes, etc.

Other revision tips that genuinely help:
- Get what you can done in the mornings so that by the afternoon it doesn't seem so overwhelming and so that you can have the whole evening off.
- Have a nap for 10-40 minutes after lunch... sleep helps your brain to take in and process information, meaning that it should stick better. Even if you don't sleep, lying with your eyes shut for 10 mins will also help.
- Have breakfast.
- Evening before each exam: flick through your notes, esp the things you got wrong before. Go to bed early, listen to an audiobook or something before you sleep so that you're not thinking so much about the exam.
- Morning of exams: Spend 15 mins going over anything that just wouldn't stick, but generally avoid studying. Eat breakfast, listen to music, be calm.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3K6ZdtFZlg
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(Original post by willow239)
As you have such a short time left before your mocks, I would suggest watching 'freesciencelessons' on YouTube. His videos really helped me in my GCSEs as he explains the content really well. If you feel you don't have time to watch all the videos, watch them at 2x speed (go to settings option on the video, click playback speed and choose 2) as this way you can still watch all of them but in half the time. Make sure you actively pay attention to what he's saying in the videos and after each video try to quickly summarise (in your head) what he said. Good luck for your mocks, I hope you do well!
The issue is that, although watching them at x2 speed is helpful, it won't stick in your head if you just watch video after video. Taking notes and using the knowledge is pretty necessary for long-term retention.
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(Original post by redmeercat)
The issue is that, although watching them at x2 speed is helpful, it won't stick in your head if you just watch video after video. Taking notes and using the knowledge is pretty necessary for long-term retention.
Yes, however they only have 1 week to revise the content so it would be impossible to note down the whole 2 year course of 3 GCSEs in that amount of time. This would be good to do for the real GCSE exams as there are not for almost 7 months, but for mocks this is the fastest way to at least know the basics. As long as they pass their mocks, they can do all the methods of long-term retention when they have enough time.
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take a selfie.

they're good for luck babes
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