Is 6 hours a day for GCSE too much

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I’m year 10 now we’ll basically year 11 in 2 months time and I’m aiming for a minimum of all A* at gcse but trying to get all/ mostly 9s
I plan on doing 6 hours of work on a school day with a structured approach at ticking off everything on the specification that I must know
I also plan on doing atleast 10 hours on a weekend day as it’s stupid to lose so much time
I wanted to know if this is enough for like TOP grades and I mainly wanted to see how much other people are working per day and see where I fit in because if most people are doing 4 then I’ll do 8 if most people do 5 I’ll do 10 that’s my mindset
Also I DONT BURNOUT before I see all the responses saying I will I won’t
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It's good how you're eager to do well and you say that you don't burnout, but if you do 6-10 hours of focused revision everyday... I'm pretty sure you will. Give it a go and see what happens.
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I revised during Easter of year 11 and I was fine. Don’t stress like that about GCSEs
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It's just unnecessary, I never revised 6 hours in a day in my life
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I have been everyday over the summer and lockdown and I enjoy it I enjoy having to push myself to do things others think is just mental
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I get that but I’m aiming for all 9s not just passing or 7s so I can’t just start working 3 months before
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Do as much revising as you want. It'll help you get the grades you want but make sure you make time for friends too. If they've got the same goals as you maybe try revising together. Just try not to stress yourself out. Good luck
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(Original post by Josh-fc)
I’m year 10 now we’ll basically year 11 in 2 months time and I’m aiming for a minimum of all A* at gcse but trying to get all/ mostly 9s
I plan on doing 6 hours of work on a school day with a structured approach at ticking off everything on the specification that I must know
I also plan on doing atleast 10 hours on a weekend day as it’s stupid to lose so much time
I wanted to know if this is enough for like TOP grades and I mainly wanted to see how much other people are working per day and see where I fit in because if most people are doing 4 then I’ll do 8 if most people do 5 I’ll do 10 that’s my mindset
Also I DONT BURNOUT before I see all the responses saying I will I won’t
I was in the exact same position as you. I planned to do that amount of work on school days and weekend and also I believed I wouldn’t burn out. Trust me though you will !!! The problem is by the time mocks and actual GCSEs come around you will be quite tired and you may be unable to study that much when it counts the most . Everyone believes they will be able to study very efficiently for the whole year but trust me mate we are all human and we all burn out. Year 11 is pretty stressful and you may have less time than you think so please remember to have breaks!
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(Original post by Josh-fc)
I’m year 10 now we’ll basically year 11 in 2 months time and I’m aiming for a minimum of all A* at gcse but trying to get all/ mostly 9s
I plan on doing 6 hours of work on a school day with a structured approach at ticking off everything on the specification that I must know
I also plan on doing atleast 10 hours on a weekend day as it’s stupid to lose so much time
I wanted to know if this is enough for like TOP grades and I mainly wanted to see how much other people are working per day and see where I fit in because if most people are doing 4 then I’ll do 8 if most people do 5 I’ll do 10 that’s my mindset
Also I DONT BURNOUT before I see all the responses saying I will I won’t
I did 6 hour days on weekends and holidays for GCSEs. It definitely helped but I was also REALLY behind because of health issues in year 10. If you do 6-10 hours With no breaks you will probably burn out. I tended to do 6 hours for most days in the week and the 4 hours on Sunday or took it off. That might be a b more of a half way horse if you still want to push yourself? I also started that at Xmas but again, I was behind so if your on top of everything ( trust me, if you keep on top of your work throughout the year, make notes after lesson ect the you won’t fall behind) then starting something like that between Feb half term and Easter should be fine. Also, it’s great that you want to do really well, but even if you do t get all A* it’s not that bad- unis rend to look mostly at Alevels, so don’t add extra pressure to yourself when you don’t need to. I’d just aim to work as hard as comfortably possible, do your best and (since you seem like a hard worker) you should still do well, just without some of the unnecessary stress
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2 hours on weekdays.
4 hours on weekends.

It's not how long you spend revising at the end of the day it's how much you can absorb and learn in any set time period.
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you should take regular breaks tho
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i only rlly did 3 hours a day (my brain stops after like 2 hours of revision) when it was around march of yr11, i didn't do anything at alll bcuz i was pretty much lazy in yr 11, until around feb-march and it was fine
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(Original post by Josh-fc)
I’m year 10 now we’ll basically year 11 in 2 months time and I’m aiming for a minimum of all A* at gcse but trying to get all/ mostly 9s
I plan on doing 6 hours of work on a school day with a structured approach at ticking off everything on the specification that I must know
I also plan on doing atleast 10 hours on a weekend day as it’s stupid to lose so much time
I wanted to know if this is enough for like TOP grades and I mainly wanted to see how much other people are working per day and see where I fit in because if most people are doing 4 then I’ll do 8 if most people do 5 I’ll do 10 that’s my mindset
Also I DONT BURNOUT before I see all the responses saying I will I won’t
Trust me, you don't need to work this much in year 11, never mind year 10, to get the grades you want. Be smart - there's no point setting a time target because you haven't set any efficiency targets. Little and often is ALWAYS better than the sort of timetable you're talking about.

And if you're spending that 6 hours a day efficiently, you will burn out. I used to share your opinion, but you're still human and there's only so long you can go at that pace.
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