GCSE SCIENCE - how much revision notes are needed?? Watch

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I’m having a HUGE dilema - I’ve got my mocks coming in January and I’ve been trying to get ahead of the game by making my ‘revision notes’ now...
but at this stage, I’m worried about the amount of notes I’m making. It takes me a long time anyway, and I’m pretty much doing a page on each page of the text book - is this how much I should be doing????
Part of me feels like I’m only copying the text book- what’s the point of making notes then, if I can just read the text book instead? Is there any point in making notes?
Help! I just don’t know what to do and I need a little advice. (I’m predicted all 9s and I’m quite academic, I just need to know the right way to revise 🥺)
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Copying from a textbook isn’t always the most efficient use of time, it’s better to condense your notes, advice from my teachers (I’m doing A levels now but the same applies) was to write a post it note for each page just summing up the most important bits, this means you have to think about what you’re learning to be able to choose maybe 3 or 4 key parts. I would also say to revise, especially for science, use past paper questions or practice questions, as there are some model answers that come up loads so for that you can just memorise stuff.....

Hope this helps Xx
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Yeah definitely don't just copy out a textbook. If you want to get A*s you should really aim to condense any notes you make as this ensures that you're actually thinking about the material you're writing out. Revision should be an active, not passive process. For learning material, flashcards are a lifesaver and definitely helped me throughout my GCSEs (I got all 9s...) - as stressed0ut said above, past paper questions and practice questions are definitely useful as well.

Remember that these are your mocks not your actual exams - the whole point of them is to see where you are and what you know right now to help you with revision for your exams in June, so while its important to do well, make sure that you don't burn yourself out.

Good luck :-)
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I literally do the same thing with notes but for me it acc makes me get better grades (at least with some subjects). For science, im struggling. Theres so many topics and usually i would make notes but i dont have time so im just gonna read, and do past papers and go online for resources.
What u could do is note down all the topics that ur seriously struggling in or is a topic that is really important and make notes (detailed) on them
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