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I am determined to get 8's and 9's at GCSE. I revise four hours a day.

Is this achieveable?

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Original post by propergoodman
Is this achieveable?

what sort of grades are you getting at the moment and how are you revising?
Original post by flowersinmyhair
what sort of grades are you getting at the moment and how are you revising?


Maths - 7
English Language - 6
English Literature - 6
Combined Science - 8,8
History - 7
Geography - 8
Business Studies - 7
Computer Science - 5
Sport Science - D2
Original post by propergoodman
Maths - 7
English Language - 6
English Literature - 6
Combined Science - 8,8
History - 7
Geography - 8
Business Studies - 7
Computer Science - 5
Sport Science - D2

you are getting quite good grades at the moment, so I think with right revision techniques you could get all 8s and 9s. I guess it depends whether why you aren't getting those top grades are down to not knowing the content properly or not having the best exam technique. how are you revising at the moment?
Original post by propergoodman
Maths - 7
English Language - 6
English Literature - 6
Combined Science - 8,8
History - 7
Geography - 8
Business Studies - 7
Computer Science - 5
Sport Science - D2

i would say those are very good grades so far and very acheiveable by gcses. as long as you are taking breaks inbetween the hours and revising properly (eg past papers, flash cards) you'll get there 100%.
Original post by flowersinmyhair
you are getting quite good grades at the moment, so I think with right revision techniques you could get all 8s and 9s. I guess it depends whether why you aren't getting those top grades are down to not knowing the content properly or not having the best exam technique. how are you revising at the moment?

Maths - Past papers
English lang - past papers
English lit - flash cards, mind maps and past papers
Combined science - cornell notes, past papers
Business - cornell notes and past papers
Geog - past papers, mind maps and cornell notes
History - mind maps, past papers
Computer science - cornell notes past exam papers
Sport science - mind maps, past exam questions
Original post by studentr07
i would say those are very good grades so far and very acheiveable by gcses. as long as you are taking breaks inbetween the hours and revising properly (eg past papers, flash cards) you'll get there 100%.


but my exams are in may/june
Original post by propergoodman
Is this achieveable?


everything is possible provided that you work hard and remain determined in your studies. utilise the littletime you have to revise
Original post by fredrick_musyoki
everything is possible provided that you work hard and remain determined in your studies. utilise the littletime you have to revise

do you have any study tips to improve effectiveness and productivity?
Original post by propergoodman
but my exams are in may/june


ah so are mine. you can still get there. don't underestimate how long months last
Original post by studentr07
ah so are mine. you can still get there. don't underestimate how long months last


please don't tell me if u dont want to but what are ur grades :smile:
Sounds good bro. I hope u get good grade and have good life
Original post by Thisismyunitsr
Sounds good bro. I hope u get good grade and have good life


thx :smile:
Original post by propergoodman
do you have any study tips to improve effectiveness and productivity?


You are doing more than 98% of GCSE students, most likely
Original post by propergoodman
please don't tell me if u dont want to but what are ur grades :smile:


english lang- 7
english lit- 7
geography- 9
maths- 7
spanish- 6
food tech- 9
science- 8,8
Original post by studentr07
english lang- 7
english lit- 7
geography- 9
maths- 7
spanish- 6
food tech- 9
science- 8,8

Hi , how do you revise for science ?
Physics and chemistry , also how do you retain information , if I revise the night before I can get a decent grade , or when I look at a textbook before an exam (Short term memory ) , but I don’t trust my long term memory to retain the information ?
Original post by propergoodman
Maths - Past papers
English lang - past papers
English lit - flash cards, mind maps and past papers
Combined science - cornell notes, past papers
Business - cornell notes and past papers
Geog - past papers, mind maps and cornell notes
History - mind maps, past papers
Computer science - cornell notes past exam papers
Sport science - mind maps, past exam questions

woahh,, rly curious how do u revise effectively for history by using mindmaps??
hey, for science i do past papers and quiz myself on the questions along with flash cards. i write down the specification of my science on the exam board (life saver).
short term memory is also really helpful but long term memory is more reliable. definitely looking at notes or going over something before the exam helps but don’t over do it as you can psych yourself out.
try and strengthen your long term memory by revising over and over within short periods of time.
Original post by propergoodman
Maths - Past papers
English lang - past papers
English lit - flash cards, mind maps and past papers
Combined science - cornell notes, past papers
Business - cornell notes and past papers
Geog - past papers, mind maps and cornell notes
History - mind maps, past papers
Computer science - cornell notes past exam papers
Sport science - mind maps, past exam questions

I think you can absolutely get the grades you want, you are putting the work in
today's sunday i have already revised for 3 hours is this ridiculous?

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