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How much did you revise for your GCSEs?


Honest answers, unless you really did 'only start revising the day before and got 10 A*s'.
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One of my biggest regrets is that at school I was so lazy and did not revise at all for my GCSE's! Had I put the effort in I could have done so much better. My results were a mix of As and Bs.
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I started lots of revising around Easter.
I didn't get 10 A*s though, I wasn't predicted 10 A*s and wasn't fussed about getting 10 A*s.
To be honest, sure revising will improve a grade dramatically, but the effort you put in throughout the year is much more important in my opinion.
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I did very little revision, I'd say I only revised through past paper questions that teachers gave, and expected to be complete, and I passed them all, but didn't get the results I wanted.

I tried the same for my AS', but that really didn't work :p:
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For some subjects (French for example) I literally didn't revise. Just went to the exam.

For my weaker subjects I was doing like 9 hour cramming sessions a week before hand
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I revised hard a few days before each one, and I did really rather well. I excelled in the subjects that I liked, did pretty well in the ones I needed to do pretty well in, and didn't do so well and the ones I didn't care much about anyway. That's all that was necessary, and I wouldn't have changed anything.
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i was ultimately lazy but gcse's aint hard
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I genuinely can't remember doing any revision whatsoever except a few hours in the school courtyard before the exams.
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Quick look through my textbook the morning of the exam. I did pretty good too to say I didn't try
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I didn't revise at all. Looked over a few of the CGP books but it wasn't revision.

I got away with a couple of As, majority Bs, a few Cs and a D (in ICT, because I didn't finish the coursework. Got an A in the exam).
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I didn't really :| I might've gone over some things with friends outside the exam hall ...

Well, apart from the enforced revision in classes in the weeks leading up to the exam that is. No Extra-curricular revision.
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Err, some subjects about a week or two beforehand, some, like the day before.
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i didn't revise at all for english literature/language, IT, french and RS. i did some for history, biology and chemistry, and a lotttt for maths and physics because they were my weakest subjects.
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I am going to blame the weather for my poor gcse results :yep:, May/June 2006 was really warm hence when I went outside to revise I usually fell asleep and sunbathed.

Thus I ended up sunburnt rather than smart . To be honest revising is not my forte as I have a lack of concentration so honestly did little or no revision for any of my subjects (I honestly did 15minutes at the most for maths and came out with a B but now I like maths).

I really need to start learning how to revise. :o:
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not a lot as i was under the impression that GCSEs only matter to get into college but i was quite happy with my results considering i didnt do much revision.
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not enough, learn't my lesson though
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I've never really been a hard worker.

I revised:

The day before for 4 hours, English Literature and History
The day before for 2 hours, both exams: R.E.
About an hour or two for Single Science as I'd got a D in the mock
Only oral revision for French and German which was 2 months before
Nothing for English Language, Maths, Art (walked into the exam with no idea! ahahahhaah) and Stats

About 3 weeks hardcore revision as I was convinced I'd fail: Latin. [I was 3 marks off an A in the end.. everyone was astounded. I was actually APPALLING]
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I basically got all my notes down to a page of A4 for each exam and then memorize the whole page and blurt it out....it workd surprisingly well for AS;s (when i first tried the technique) and didnt get anything lower then an A for the modules i did it for.
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GCSE revision lol.
For history and RS (Christianity), I started revising a couple of weeks beforehand, but not every single day obvsly.
For textiles, no revision at all - same for the whole class.
For English language + literature, sciences, and RS (Islam) the night before.
For Maths, only had a weeks notice, so a couple of days before.

I regret not revising more, but oh well.
GodDamnYouEnglishLanguage.
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I think I just had a look at my textbooks/revision books a few days before the exams and then crammed everything the night and morning before. Not good at all! I got away with it though. However, it was a lesson learnt. I could've done better. It's definitely not my outlook to AS now!
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