Getting from a grade 5 to a grade 7/8

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I used to think my school was a pretty good school but I realised all my other friends from other schools were getting grade 8s while I'm still on a grade 5. One of my friend who was at bottom set moved to a new school and was now getting grade 7s. Is it possible for me to get from a grade 5 to a grade 7/8 from now until GCSEs?
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Yes for sure what subject, maybe you need to tweak your revision technique?
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Yes, find out what the best revision method is for you. You can search online and experiment the different methods
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Yes for sure what subject, maybe you need to tweak your revision technique?
Maths I'm actually struggling with the most because since year 8 I have been doing foundation and I'm now doing higher so maths is my top priority. I get grade 5's in English but my expected grade is a 6 but I've never managed to get a 6. What revision techniques do you recommend?
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Maths I'm actually struggling with the most because since year 8 I have been doing foundation and I'm now doing higher so maths is my top priority. I get grade 5's in English but my expected grade is a 6 but I've never managed to get a 6. What revision techniques do you recommend?
I went from a 6 to a 9 by doing every single practise question in my textbook, every practise question online and every past paper. With maths once you have learnt your formulas off by heart, the best practise is past papers because i found they repeat the same type of questions every year, so if you practise enough of them you will know how to answer the majority when it comes to the exam.
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GCSEs are all about memorisation
Learn all of the science cgp revision guides, using the spec
For maths, do LOADS of past papers which are on fastpastpapers and then learn from your mistakes by marking them and understanding where you went wrong.
I improved a lot from year 10 to 11 through hard work so it’s possible
What subjects are you doing?
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Try the website mathsgenie for maths- excellent tutorials and practice questions, highly recommend.
For English there is a lot of stuff on youtube eg Mr Bruff
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I went from a 6 to a 9 by doing every single practise question in my textbook, every practise question online and every past paper. With maths once you have learnt your formulas off by heart, the best practise is past papers because i found they repeat the same type of questions every year, so if you practise enough of them you will know how to answer the majority when it comes to the exam.
Thank you so much! I've asked a lot of question but is there any websites you recommend for Science and maths?
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Try the website mathsgenie for maths- excellent tutorials and practice questions, highly recommend.
For English there is a lot of stuff on youtube eg Mr Bruff
Thank you so much!
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Which subjects? This is definitely very very achievable btw )
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Math is skill purely. I went from a complete failure (dyscalculia) to the lowest grade possible (1) in the space of six months. You will be fine. Just do practice questions and make use of flashcards. Good luck!
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(Original post by Mikos)
Try the website mathsgenie for maths- excellent tutorials and practice questions, highly recommend.
For English there is a lot of stuff on youtube eg Mr Bruff
Thank you so much!

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GCSEs are all about memorisation
Learn all of the science cgp revision guides, using the spec
For maths, do LOADS of past papers which are on fastpastpapers and then learn from your mistakes by marking them and understanding where you went wrong.
I improved a lot from year 10 to 11 through hard work so it’s possible
What subjects are you doing?
Maths, English language and literature, Just started doing statistics, Health & Social (don't really think you can revise that), Spanish (Not too bothered about) and combined science
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Math is skill purely. I went from a complete failure (dyscalculia) to the lowest grade possible (1) in the space of six months. You will be fine. Just do practice questions and make use of flashcards. Good luck!
I appreciate it, thank you!
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Which subjects? This is definitely very very achievable btw )
English language and literature, Statistics ,Maths, Combined science, Spanish and health and social care
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Maths I'm actually struggling with the most because since year 8 I have been doing foundation and I'm now doing higher so maths is my top priority. I get grade 5's in English but my expected grade is a 6 but I've never managed to get a 6. What revision techniques do you recommend?
These are good: https://www.missbsresources.com/teac...mathspassports
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Thank you so much!
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One of my friends did stats and she said she did loads of past papers because the same questions always came up and constantly watched YouTube videos explaining topics and then doing questions after.
For English lit, it depends on the books but I had a booklet with the plot for each stave or chapter, then relevant quotes and interpretations and I memorised that. We did loads of essays too.
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One of my friends did stats and she said she did loads of past papers because the same questions always came up and constantly watched YouTube videos explaining topics and then doing questions after.
For English lit, it depends on the books but I had a booklet with the plot for each stave or chapter, then relevant quotes and interpretations and I memorised that. We did loads of essays too.
Oh okay, thank you!
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Thank you so much! I've asked a lot of question but is there any websites you recommend for Science and maths?
No problem maths physics tutor, Corbett maths, maths genie those are the ones I used, but there are plenty online
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I forgot to add, you need to be consistent. Revise nearly every single day but not all day. Revise everyday but have a limit for when you stop.
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