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So I’m in year 11 doing my GCSE’s but I’m not confident I’ll pass anything whatsoever, I’m not good at anything and I have the worst memory. I also have anxiety which doesn’t help. So if anyone has any tips or tricks or anything that could help please tell me. Even if you talk about your experience and how you got through year 11. Would also help if anyone has any tips on memorising things. Thanks
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Memes. Don’t underestimate the sheer power of laughter. My form tutor showed me something once that said if you laugh you’re more likely to remember, and I found joking about everything has helped me remember everything, especially for English Literature.

Comfortable studying. Don’t push yourself too far. Do about- 30 minutes a night on something. Be comfy, happy and in a good stress-free mindset when you get down to work.

Make notes. But make them effective notes. The point of note taking is to get a lot of information in as few words as possible. Something like...

Norman Conquest
* 1066
- edward confessor dies
- succession crisis
- harold godwinson
* hastings
- norman win
+ hill retreat strategy
+ harold - arrow in eye
- king william the conqueror

... is how I like to format. Use colours, but code them properly. Notes are meant to condense/summarise information, jog your memory and be quickly digestible. This way, you can re-read them constantly.

Practice. For essay subjects, it’s good to practice the questions just to know the format, timings and your personal areas to improve. For things like maths and science, it’ll help you prepare and improve your question approaches, and you’ll be prepared for every sort of question just by doing past papers.
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Here is a link to playlists I have created with Year 11 advice and subject specific revision tips
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCtQPr3Fn6NQOF_P8laJFX-A
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Thank you both, I really appreciate it. I will try these and see how it goes
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CGP revision books are helpful
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