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I need some advice and help on how I can get high grade GCSEs and various other stuff

Hi,

I’ll be honest and straight up to the point on this post,

Im 19, I’ve skipped school from 15 (basically I haven’t been to school for 3 to 4 years) I don’t have any GCSE’s, I don’t have a stable job, my parents have kicked me out of their house and I’m living in a room where I have a 120x60cm desk to read and study.

I’ll be honest, I don’t know what grade I’m at with English,Maths,Biology,Physics and Chemistry, I’ve lost a lot of knowledge over all 5 of these subjects during the 3 - 4 years I’ve left school, I’m waking up at 2am everyday reading the Bible and praying to God,Yeshua and the Holy Spirit for guidance and help, I’m trying to study all 5 of these subjects on my desk with cgp books, but I don’t understand or can even remember half of the stuff I read when I get into more difficult topics (for example geometry is a hard maths topic for me). I don’t think I have a good studying method and I don’t think I know how to use my time to study effectively.

Also another thing, I’ve always struggled with doing things myself with my own mind, I’ve always asked people for help,If I was to try and build a door by myself whilst watching a YouTube video on how to build a door or get told by someone how to do it once or twice and they leave me to it, I’d struggle severely.

I want to get into the habit of figuring and solving problems myself most of the time, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help of course but the reality is is that a lot of people in society don’t have the time to tutor you unless you pay them a lot of money, everyone cares for themselves and their fake materialistic needs.

I just want solutions and advice, I want to be diligent and sort my life out, I want to get a good carpenter/joinery or artistic designer job in the next 2 to 3 years and be well knowledged in advanced Maths,English,Physics,Biology and Chemistry.

If any of you got good advice and solutions, please message me or reply to me on this post.

Thank you.
Reply 1
Original post by angel1245
Hi,

I’ll be honest and straight up to the point on this post,

Im 19, I’ve skipped school from 15 (basically I haven’t been to school for 3 to 4 years) I don’t have any GCSE’s, I don’t have a stable job, my parents have kicked me out of their house and I’m living in a room where I have a 120x60cm desk to read and study.

I’ll be honest, I don’t know what grade I’m at with English,Maths,Biology,Physics and Chemistry, I’ve lost a lot of knowledge over all 5 of these subjects during the 3 - 4 years I’ve left school, I’m waking up at 2am everyday reading the Bible and praying to God,Yeshua and the Holy Spirit for guidance and help, I’m trying to study all 5 of these subjects on my desk with cgp books, but I don’t understand or can even remember half of the stuff I read when I get into more difficult topics (for example geometry is a hard maths topic for me). I don’t think I have a good studying method and I don’t think I know how to use my time to study effectively.

Also another thing, I’ve always struggled with doing things myself with my own mind, I’ve always asked people for help,If I was to try and build a door by myself whilst watching a YouTube video on how to build a door or get told by someone how to do it once or twice and they leave me to it, I’d struggle severely.

I want to get into the habit of figuring and solving problems myself most of the time, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help of course but the reality is is that a lot of people in society don’t have the time to tutor you unless you pay them a lot of money, everyone cares for themselves and their fake materialistic needs.

I just want solutions and advice, I want to be diligent and sort my life out, I want to get a good carpenter/joinery or artistic designer job in the next 2 to 3 years and be well knowledged in advanced Maths,English,Physics,Biology and Chemistry.

If any of you got good advice and solutions, please message me or reply to me on this post.

Thank you.

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Reply 2
Original post by angel1245
Hi,
I’ll be honest and straight up to the point on this post,
Im 19, I’ve skipped school from 15 (basically I haven’t been to school for 3 to 4 years) I don’t have any GCSE’s, I don’t have a stable job, my parents have kicked me out of their house and I’m living in a room where I have a 120x60cm desk to read and study.
I’ll be honest, I don’t know what grade I’m at with English,Maths,Biology,Physics and Chemistry, I’ve lost a lot of knowledge over all 5 of these subjects during the 3 - 4 years I’ve left school, I’m waking up at 2am everyday reading the Bible and praying to God,Yeshua and the Holy Spirit for guidance and help, I’m trying to study all 5 of these subjects on my desk with cgp books, but I don’t understand or can even remember half of the stuff I read when I get into more difficult topics (for example geometry is a hard maths topic for me). I don’t think I have a good studying method and I don’t think I know how to use my time to study effectively.
Also another thing, I’ve always struggled with doing things myself with my own mind, I’ve always asked people for help,If I was to try and build a door by myself whilst watching a YouTube video on how to build a door or get told by someone how to do it once or twice and they leave me to it, I’d struggle severely.
I want to get into the habit of figuring and solving problems myself most of the time, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help of course but the reality is is that a lot of people in society don’t have the time to tutor you unless you pay them a lot of money, everyone cares for themselves and their fake materialistic needs.
I just want solutions and advice, I want to be diligent and sort my life out, I want to get a good carpenter/joinery or artistic designer job in the next 2 to 3 years and be well knowledged in advanced Maths,English,Physics,Biology and Chemistry.
If any of you got good advice and solutions, please message me or reply to me on this post.
Thank you.

Keep praying and trusting God. It will be worth it. Rely on faith.
I think you should define what you want your goal to be. As in do you want to go back to school and get gcse or drop school and become an entreprenuer? I have heard of people who have dropped out of school and become millionaires. Having an education is good too. Maybe start getting tutoring to help ease yourself back into it. For maths, sparx, corbettmaths seneca, the gcse maths tutor, math genie and past paper
science: seneca,freesciencelessonguy, miss wetton, khan academy, cognito
English: sparx notes, read more books , cgp
seneca has every subject
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Reply 3
Original post by angel1245
Hi,
I’ll be honest and straight up to the point on this post,
Im 19, I’ve skipped school from 15 (basically I haven’t been to school for 3 to 4 years) I don’t have any GCSE’s, I don’t have a stable job, my parents have kicked me out of their house and I’m living in a room where I have a 120x60cm desk to read and study.
I’ll be honest, I don’t know what grade I’m at with English,Maths,Biology,Physics and Chemistry, I’ve lost a lot of knowledge over all 5 of these subjects during the 3 - 4 years I’ve left school, I’m waking up at 2am everyday reading the Bible and praying to God,Yeshua and the Holy Spirit for guidance and help, I’m trying to study all 5 of these subjects on my desk with cgp books, but I don’t understand or can even remember half of the stuff I read when I get into more difficult topics (for example geometry is a hard maths topic for me). I don’t think I have a good studying method and I don’t think I know how to use my time to study effectively.
Also another thing, I’ve always struggled with doing things myself with my own mind, I’ve always asked people for help,If I was to try and build a door by myself whilst watching a YouTube video on how to build a door or get told by someone how to do it once or twice and they leave me to it, I’d struggle severely.
I want to get into the habit of figuring and solving problems myself most of the time, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help of course but the reality is is that a lot of people in society don’t have the time to tutor you unless you pay them a lot of money, everyone cares for themselves and their fake materialistic needs.
I just want solutions and advice, I want to be diligent and sort my life out, I want to get a good carpenter/joinery or artistic designer job in the next 2 to 3 years and be well knowledged in advanced Maths,English,Physics,Biology and Chemistry.
If any of you got good advice and solutions, please message me or reply to me on this post.
Thank you.


If you prefer other people's help, and for them to vocalise aloud for you, maybe try going through a revision video or walkthrough video of a topic.

Then the best way is practice questions. So 'prime' by reading the textbook pages first. Then watch the walkthrough. Then do topic questions. Mark. Then you can find more specific videos on weak areas and maybe make some flashcards. You can take this topic by topic so it doesn't become overwhelming and you don't get bored. Try making it fun! Make a song, make a rap, make some dumb analogies, stories. Whatever helps to get it to stick.

This is unfortunately an a level example because I don't remember much from GCSEs but when doing DNA replication in biology I named my enzymes. So first harold the DNA helicase, then Paul the DNA polymerase, then Larry the DNA ligase. And of course - harry the big bad splicisome.

I personally liked GCSE maths tutor and corbett maths for maths.

Mr everything English and Mr salles for English. Mr bruff had a Macbeth quotes rap that I loved too.

Freesciencelessons and cognito for science. But there's this science teacher on tiktok or Instagram who does short raps too (I can't remember his name sorry)

These videos all really helped me with topics I didn't understand because I completely understand needing someone to explain it to you. They kept it short and concise (English was a bit longer though).

Websites I liked were pmt for questions and summaries, save my exams for detailed notes, cognito for quick fire questions.

Really hope this helps - let me know if you have any questions!

Good luck! Starting is the hardest part 😊
Reply 4
I also forgot to mention but if you find you really need a tutor try finding a uni student or maybe a yr12/13. They tend to be much cheaper but still know the course.

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