Do I need revision notes for everything?

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G_Edwards
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Hiya! I've just started year 11 and have started thinking about proper GCSE revision. I had planned to make revision notes for every topic in every subject but I am now realising that it takes a very long time (probably won't get it done in time) and doesn't always help me. Do you think it'll be okay just using revision guides, youtube, my school books etc.? Also I am aiming for top grades so advice from last years higher tier students would be greatly appreciated 😊📚
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(Original post by G_Edwards)
Hiya! I've just started year 11 and have started thinking about proper GCSE revision. I had planned to make revision notes for every topic in every subject but I am now realising that it takes a very long time (probably won't get it done in time) and doesn't always help me. Do you think it'll be okay just using revision guides, youtube, my school books etc.? Also I am aiming for top grades so advice from last years higher tier students would be greatly appreciated 😊📚
Everyone revises differently and just because something works for one person doesn't mean it will necessarily work for the other. If you feel you are better served sticking with guides and youtube I say go for it!

If you want to ask what others in your situation are doing you could always ask in our Year 11 chat thread here -> Year 11 chat
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Flashcards + past papers
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I made different revision sources for each subject depending on how it suited me. See what works for you.
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Don't bother with revision notes if it doesn't help you... personally, (I'm doing A levels) I know that for English and French my class notes are enough, but for history it really helps my understanding to make notes. However, I'll typically make these notes in the form of flashcards and only do up to a chapter in a session and then test myself on it. For GCSE, past papers, exemplar questions and revision workbooks were most efficient for me! Also, don'twaste any time trying to make aesthetic notes... there's not point, however fin to make and satisfying they may be.
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Thank you everyone for your replies. It has really made me feel a lot more settled for my mocks and revision knowing that not everyone makes revision notes but still performs well. Thank you and @EvilHomer I will check out that chat!
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(Original post by G_Edwards)
Thank you everyone for your replies. It has really made me feel a lot more settled for my mocks and revision knowing that not everyone makes revision notes but still performs well. Thank you and @EvilHomer I will check out that chat!
You're more than welcome
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