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I've seen numerous questions worrying about revision and I've answered a few of them. However, I thought it'd be easier to just post it as it's own thing. So here was/is my answer:

First of all, please don't feel stressed. You can get whatever grades you want if you try really hard, trust me. I think the only way it works, though, is if you stay consistent. It's easy to burn out on the last few days if your doing a lot of revision within a small amount of time.

Here are some general tips:

- Active recall is the best way to learn. Whether it's flashcards or quizzes, it will help you consolidate your knowledge. However, don't use them passively once every month! For example you could create flashcards for each topic of a subject and go through them. Then, the ones you get right straight away, answer them every week. The ones you get right the second time around, answer them every 3 days. The ones you get right the 3rd time around, answer them everyday. An app that does this sort of spaced repetition for you, is Anki.

Anki: https://apps.ankiweb.net/

You could also do a practice exam at the end of each week and save the questions you got wrong to do at a later date (maybe the following week).

- Use a revision timetable. This wasn't exactly for me but a lot of people find these timetables useful. Block out your days into hours, and schedule what revision you're going to do each week. It's good to know what your doing ahead of time, so you aren't disorganised or planning on what to do, when you're doing it.

I don't use revision timetables personally. I prefer this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBHc7kQ_2TE It divides your subjects into topics and then you write notes for each of them, write flashcards for each of them, etc. (whatever you find is best) and tick them off. Eventually you can use your resources for active recall later down the line.

- Find your exam board and go through past papers, exam specification, examiner reports, etc. Everything the exams are testing you on is there, so why not have a look? Finding out how they want you to answer a question is crucial and they have left information out for the public, so take advantage of it! It could be AQA, OCR, Edexcel, etc. Find out what it is, google it and you'll find a new source of critical information.

I can't provide that much subject specific help unless I've done it, so I've just provided some resources for the main subjects everyone has to do. Besides from the ones below, I've taken: Single Sciences (Higher) Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Psychology, History, Computer Science, French and Further Maths. So if you want subject specific stuff, please ask me!

Here are the main subject resources:

Maths - Formulas & Practice Questions.

Doing exam questions and booklets full of questions will improve your grade for sure. You can look at the mark scheme, see how they get to the answer or even ask your teacher how to do that question. In my class we did exam booklets every week for homework and as much as I didn't like doing it in the moment, it really helped. A lot of questions are more similar than you think.

Youtubers:
Primrose Kitten: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBg...R4QIK2e0EfJwaA
The GCSE Maths Tutor: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSt...5tlwdpDXffobxA
ukmathsteacher: https://www.youtube.com/user/schoolmaths
Hegarty Maths: https://www.youtube.com/user/HEGARTYMATHS

Websites:
Corbett Maths: https://corbettmaths.com/
Revision Maths: https://revisionmaths.com/gcse-maths-revision
Maths Genie: https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html
ON Maths: https://www.onmaths.com/
Maths Bot: https://mathsbot.com/

Science - Flashcards, Flashcards, Flashcards! Exam practice, Exam practice, Exam practice!

Getting key facts and information down is key. Do a lot of practice questions, too. Mark schemes are always the same, so if you use the same phrases you're guaranteed to get marks. BBC Bitesize is good for science, basically has all you need in your specific spec. Just type in your exam board and do the exam papers and mark yourself using the mark schemes.

Websites:
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3
Physics: https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/
Biology: https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/
Chemistry: https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...stry-revision/

YouTubers:
Cognito: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG...rjou9kQx6ezG2w
Primrose Kitten: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBg...R4QIK2e0EfJwaA
The man, the myth, the legend Freesciencelessons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqb...Xw9Il7sBVG3_bw

Literature: Quotes, Themes and Practice Questions.

Have a bank of quotes you can use for each topic. Learning quotes is the main thing you need to do. Do practice questions and get your teacher to mark it and give you feedback. I don't know what books you're learning so here are some good sites/youtubers.

Websites:
Spark Notes: https://www.sparknotes.com/
Cliff Notes: https://www.cliffsnotes.com/
Lit Charts: https://www.litcharts.com/
English Biz: http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/

Youtubers:
Mr Bruff: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff
Mr Tobin Leaving Cert English: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC92...6bpEZe9x62Et3Q

Language: Practice questions and word classes!

Ask for help if needed. Do some questions and give it to your teacher to mark, they'll give you good constructive criticism. Or, do timed exam questions (how much you'd spend time on it, in an exam) and mark it yourself.

Resources:
Studywise Revision Guide: https://studywise.co.uk/wp-content/u...sion_Guide.pdf
Geoff Barton: http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk/student-resources.php
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zr9d7ty
English Biz: http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/
Teachit English: https://www.teachitenglish.co.uk/revision-resources

Youtubers:
The English Teacher: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEp...Dzg8jSe12tGnCg
Mr Bruff: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff
Mrs SPaG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoC...Rry5IbQ6SALl9g

- Listen to what your teachers say and go to those revision evenings and extra lessons they give, if you can (in the lead up to GCSEs). Your teachers will try to help you as much as they can during the lead up to your mocks and your GCSEs, so use the help they're providing. If your struggling on a subject, go ask for help too.

However, the best advice I can give is for you to enjoy high school while you are there. My last few months of Year 11 were swiped away from me, and I wish I had opened up more to my peers and tried new things out, instead of being so hesitant. Don't stress too much and don't push yourselves too hard, because your experience there does not define you. As cheesy as it sounds there is so much ahead of you, so try to remember that.

Good luck, try your best and stay safe!

P.S. Sorry if some of the links don't work. If they don't work please google the name I gave the link.
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this is brilliant I'm bumping this for gcse students
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(Original post by josie71202)
this is brilliant I'm bumping this for gcse students
Ah, it's a shame not many people saw it. My time... :'(
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Hi guys, I'm making GCSE revision videos on my YouTube channel Radhika's Life, go check it out if you need more revision resources and tips
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