I’m worried about my GCSEsWatch
For now, I simply suggest planning out what you are going to do next year, and refreshing what you already know. Then, get started with some serious revision for next several weeks.
For planning, I suggest this (set aside time tomorrow to do this):
1. Find resources for all your subjects. For languages, find a pre-made vocabulary course on memrise, and also get ahold of a textbook that is full of practice questions. For maths, find a revision guide and workbook (I recommend CGP), and try websites and YouTube videos like HegartyMaths or Corbett maths. For science, get the CGP revision guides, and also look for practice questions (you'll need those for science trust me) and past papers. You can also find pre-made flashcards on Quizlet for entire papers. For English, look at youtubers like Mr Bruff, Mr Salles and Stacey Reay for analysis and advice. For other subjects, just get a CGP revision guide and workbook, since they usually won't fail you (could you tell me what subjects you are doing so I can offer some clearer advice?).
2. Get the specifications for all your subjects, and split them into topics and sub topics. For each topic, figure out how long it will take you to learn it (I'll tell you how to do that more quickly and efficiently later on). Aim to cover all of your subjects before December (because that is usually when mocks are), and spread the topics across the next 15 weeks.
3. Figure out what time of the day you work best at, and how long you are capable of revising for and then revise set up a revision schedule (e.g. On a Monday morning from 6:00 - 8:00 you could revise for biology, English language, maths and physics in 30 minute segments). You can ask for some more advice on that if you want.
As for refreshing your knowledge, I suggest this (do this until September):
- Go through your notes so far, and then close them, and try to summarise the information that has been said without looking at them
- for subjects like English literature or media studies where you have set texts, quickly reread the texts, and try to briefly annotate them (keep asking yourselves questions about what meaning could be conveyed, and draw on your own knowledge).
- go through flashcards on Quizlet
- type condensed notes for your more content heavy subjects (only on what you have already done)
- keep this part chill as you really need to relax in the summer holidays
If you would like some subject specific study advice, then can you reply to this with your subjects?