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gcse revision timetable

i just wanted to share what my revision timetable is like bc i wanna make sure i’m not being too ambitious or overworking myself too much with it ,, bc if i get burnt out or smth i’ll probably end up learning and revising less than i otherwise could !! ( background info on me bc timetables also have to fit the persons lifestyle as well ,, but i have a little adhd brain that runs at ab 200mph ,, so often times i struggle w focus and self discipline . also timetables have never really worked for me bc i just ? cant stick to them ?? but anyway ,, )

so my timetable is from monday to friday , and goes from 9am - 8pm ,, during the week i have around 76 hours worth of revision in total and around 8 hours worth of rest in total ( although there will be days where i’ll have other stuff going on so i probably won’t get much, if anything, done on those days ,, also i’ll probably wake up late on a few days so i may not get the 9am/10am hours in ,, )
8 hours worth of rest in total? During the whole week?
That's not sustainable.
Original post by cvffeemoon
i just wanted to share what my revision timetable is like bc i wanna make sure i’m not being too ambitious or overworking myself too much with it ,, bc if i get burnt out or smth i’ll probably end up learning and revising less than i otherwise could !! ( background info on me bc timetables also have to fit the persons lifestyle as well ,, but i have a little adhd brain that runs at ab 200mph ,, so often times i struggle w focus and self discipline . also timetables have never really worked for me bc i just ? cant stick to them ?? but anyway ,, )

so my timetable is from monday to friday , and goes from 9am - 8pm ,, during the week i have around 76 hours worth of revision in total and around 8 hours worth of rest in total ( although there will be days where i’ll have other stuff going on so i probably won’t get much, if anything, done on those days ,, also i’ll probably wake up late on a few days so i may not get the 9am/10am hours in ,, )

I am going to be revising for 4 hours per day during the Easter holidays. Grade boundaries and examiners will be much more lenient this year
8 hours is wayyyyyy too little rest. I’m a third year uni student and the way I’ve got through my studies since GCSE is treating them as a 9-5 job. I work during those hours with an hour for lunch (and 15mins here and there for a stretch of the legs and a cuppa). I have weekends off (unless it’s exam season or coursework is imminently due). Only in the immediate days before an exam do I change this routine whereby I will study 7-10pm in the evening and get up at 6am the morning of my exam to study from 7am alongside breakfast.

You need sleep, you need food, you need rest, you need exercise, you need to socialise and you need to unwind. If you over cram and don’t allow your brain to rest you won’t retain the information you are learning. Your current revision plan is not sustainable and you will very likely burn out.
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thank you guys for your advice :] i have a tendency to overestimate how much i’m actually capable of , and often overwhelm myself with an unrealistic amount of work ,, i’ll def rethink my schedule !!
Here's a tip for trying to stick to your revision timetable: (This worked for me and I used to have the same sort of problems)

Maybe try giving your revision timetable to somebody from your family / your household who could hold you accountable for how you're spending your time, not in a firm or telling off manner but to encourage you. You could let them know that "I'm moving onto my History revision now," "I'm having a 15 minute break now," etc
Original post by anonymus333
I am going to be revising for 4 hours per day during the Easter holidays. Grade boundaries and examiners will be much more lenient this year


excellent

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