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I’m doing 9 GCSE’s
And I have 4 months left to my gcse mocks and I have no notes whatsoever and for some subjects I have no idea on some of the topics

I want to realistically achieve a 9 , a couple of 8’s and a 6

Can I do this if I start revising today ?
And For how long ?
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I’m doing 9 GCSE’s
And I have 4 months left to my gcse mocks and I have no notes whatsoever and for some subjects I have no idea on some of the topics

I want to realistically achieve a 9 , a couple of 8’s and a 6

Can I do this if I start revising today ?
And For how long ?
How are your grades looking right now? If you aren't too far off (say, averaging 4s and 5s) I think you have a shot!
Maybe put in a few hours everyday if you can and prioritise learning the content, making notes where needed and doing exam papers to work on technique and timing.
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I’m doing 9 GCSE’s
And I have 4 months left to my gcse mocks and I have no notes whatsoever and for some subjects I have no idea on some of the topics

I want to realistically achieve a 9 , a couple of 8’s and a 6

Can I do this if I start revising today ?
And For how long ?
For science this got me all A*'s (watch each video 3 times over a period of time so you don't forget the content and do all exam papers possible and redo them until you get majority of marks) https://www.freesciencelessons.co.uk/

For learning maths content use mathsgenie and do all past papers and redo questions you got wrong until you can get them right

For english literature read the books so then no matter what question comes up you will be able to answer it no matter how minor the character that comes up. Make sure you understand the major themes of each book and learn some quotes that can be applied to a wide variety of questions and be able to analyse them. For the poems just memorise key points for each poem (make sure you learn what techniques are used in each and the effect of them)

For english language I got a 9 by just knowing a ton of fancy words so I could craft descriptive pieces very easily. Also learn various techniques so when analysing something if you don't know what to talk about just talk about the structure of the text and things like metaphors etc

For history I just did all the possible questions that could come up and some actually came up in my real exam.
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Work on the topics you have no idea on first. Yes you can and how long you revise for is dependant on you as long as you dont burn out. Instead of how long, think about how can I effectively revise in this amount of time today. It's better to do it less time and frequently than very long and burning yourself out than you dont do it often.
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My grades are mostly 4’s and 5’s but do I need to go through the textbook and learn additional stuff that’s not on the spec to get high grades or only stick to the spec ?
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My grades are mostly 4’s and 5’s but do I need to go through the textbook and learn additional stuff that’s not on the spec to get high grades or only stick to the spec ?
Stick to The spec practice application questions.
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I’m doing 9 GCSE’s
And I have 4 months left to my gcse mocks and I have no notes whatsoever and for some subjects I have no idea on some of the topics

I want to realistically achieve a 9 , a couple of 8’s and a 6

Can I do this if I start revising today ?
And For how long ?
Its not impossible, but it can be highly unlikely. If you have 4 months left and are pressed for time, set realistic achievements. You could achieve 6/7's if you start revising now and following others tips for revision. I'm not saying you should set low expectations, but being unrealistic can hinder your progress and stress you out.

Since these are not your final GCSE exams, you shouldn't stress so much about getting lower grades than you expect yourself to get. Mocks are a perfect time to test what revision methods work for you, and how you can handle yourself leading up to the actual final exams where you can set your standards to the heights of 8/9's.

Hopefully this helps with setting goals.
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