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GCSES tips and advice

So, soon i will start my gcse courses and i chose triple science,textiles and business studies and we have to do maths and english language and literature so can I have any gcse advice whatsoever to help me get good grades I
I won't bother going into subject-specific advice (unless you want me to of course), but here's some general advice:

- Pay attention in lesson, pretty straightforward.
- Do your homework in a timely manner, again, pretty easy.
- Make revision resources along the way, you do NOT want to end having to make revision resources a month before the real thing.
- Dive deeper into subjects you really enjoy, go beyond the syllabus.
- Take care of yourself. Eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get at the very least 8 hours of sleep - if you can get more, do! Take time to fit in at least an hour's worth of sweat-inducing exercise everyday. Trust me, these healthy habits will help ALOT.
- Do not pull all-nighters. They are not worth it and getting in the habit of them will destroy your body, leaving future you to suffer the consequences.
- When it comes to exams, use spaced out revision. Cramming has its place as a useful technique, but cramming entire topics the day before is a sure-fire way to kiss your good grades goodbye.
- Actively revise. Make a mindmap if you have no homework. Make a quizlet. These are much better than just reading and memorising.
- Don't freak out over a bad grade, it isn't the end of the world, but an opportunity to improve. A 5 now may feel disheartening, but better now than on your real GCSE.
- Keep socialising, don't bury yourself in school work. Go out with that friend, try a new club. After all, what's there to lose?
- Lastly, breathe. GCSEs can get tough sometimes, but you just need to breathe and power on through.

I hope this has helped, and I wish you well on your GCSE journey!
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Original post by PrincessPrefect
So, soon i will start my gcse courses and i chose triple science,textiles and business studies and we have to do maths and english language and literature so can I have any gcse advice whatsoever to help me get good grades I

For revision and even note taking go to savemyexams it has very easy to understand explanations for science subjects. I took double award science but the triple award notes were still useful for me so even more so for you. It’s a great tool with diagrams. Totally saved me during my IGCSEs
Thanks so much:h:
Original post by LightHades
I won't bother going into subject-specific advice (unless you want me to of course), but here's some general advice:

- Pay attention in lesson, pretty straightforward.
- Do your homework in a timely manner, again, pretty easy.
- Make revision resources along the way, you do NOT want to end having to make revision resources a month before the real thing.
- Dive deeper into subjects you really enjoy, go beyond the syllabus.
- Take care of yourself. Eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get at the very least 8 hours of sleep - if you can get more, do! Take time to fit in at least an hour's worth of sweat-inducing exercise everyday. Trust me, these healthy habits will help ALOT.
- Do not pull all-nighters. They are not worth it and getting in the habit of them will destroy your body, leaving future you to suffer the consequences.
- When it comes to exams, use spaced out revision. Cramming has its place as a useful technique, but cramming entire topics the day before is a sure-fire way to kiss your good grades goodbye.
- Actively revise. Make a mindmap if you have no homework. Make a quizlet. These are much better than just reading and memorising.
- Don't freak out over a bad grade, it isn't the end of the world, but an opportunity to improve. A 5 now may feel disheartening, but better now than on your real GCSE.
- Keep socialising, don't bury yourself in school work. Go out with that friend, try a new club. After all, what's there to lose?
- Lastly, breathe. GCSEs can get tough sometimes, but you just need to breathe and power on through.

I hope this has helped, and I wish you well on your GCSE journey!

Thanks well appreciated!

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