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How can i achieve grade 7/8 as a year 10 student

I am currently a year 10, and i’m constantly achieving grade 5 and 6’s in my lessons, such as english, maths, science. and i’ve been wanting to know how i will bump that up to a 7.. it doesn’t take me long to get my head around concepts, however applying it to a test i struggle with . hence why i get 5 and 6’s. can someone help? any tips.
Original post by Phantomision
I am currently a year 10, and i’m constantly achieving grade 5 and 6’s in my lessons, such as english, maths, science. and i’ve been wanting to know how i will bump that up to a 7.. it doesn’t take me long to get my head around concepts, however applying it to a test i struggle with . hence why i get 5 and 6’s. can someone help? any tips.

Hello! I was in the same boat as you, i didn't know how to apply to exam questions. I would highly suggest doing questions by topic on PMT because they help a lot, and LEARN FROM THE MARK SCHEME.
Good luck 🙂
Original post by StudyGirlGrammar
Hello! I was in the same boat as you, i didn't know how to apply to exam questions. I would highly suggest doing questions by topic on PMT because they help a lot, and LEARN FROM THE MARK SCHEME.
Good luck 🙂


So i guess just revise frequently??
Original post by Phantomision
So i guess just revise frequently??

Yes. Start early from year 10 like 30 mins a day at this stage is fine 🙂 good luck
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Original post by Phantomision
I am currently a year 10, and i’m constantly achieving grade 5 and 6’s in my lessons, such as english, maths, science. and i’ve been wanting to know how i will bump that up to a 7.. it doesn’t take me long to get my head around concepts, however applying it to a test i struggle with . hence why i get 5 and 6’s. can someone help? any tips.

flashcards, blurting, concise notes using mme for science, for english lit pmt or lightuphub, litcharts, sparxnotes. invest in a whiteboard for ur blurting.

maths: tgmt on yt, savemyexams (subscription tho), 1stclassmaths, onmaths, theres tons of free maths website

history: bbc bitesize, timelines, flashcards, blurting notes, learn exam structure

business: bbc bitesize, tons of exam questions and papers

science website: cognito, mme, savemyexams, accesstuition, study mind

b4 every science test, blurt and do application qs

ik u didnt ask abt busines and history and idk if u do thoe, but if u do those r the tips i recommend


but hand on heart, if u acc start now, you can even achieve 8s and 9s. i have tons of friends who went from 5s and 6s and came out w 8s and 9s. you're on the right track. besides being at 5s and 6s means tht u just need application for the most part.

feel free to reach out 4 any more detailed help or wtvr but ik for bsure these methods work. but also try n experiment w diff methods of revising. but yaaaa goodluck!!! an't wait 4 u to get those 7s, 8s, and 9s.

also make sure ur doing maths every single day. maths skills r built up gradually. u can even do corbett maths 5 a day if u want.
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also english language: learn a structure and just bang out practice questionsss

also i highly recommend lightuphub for quick analysis
English:
. Mr Salles YouTuber.
.CGP and York Notes Revision Guides and Workbooks.
. Read examiners reports for model answers.
. Make sure to read up on context. This will help you get high grades.

For English language:
. Mr Bruff videos to understand format of paper
. Timed practice!
. Cgp English language practice book
. Practice structure analysis questions! These are often the hardest

For maths:
. The gcse maths tutor YouTube.
. Use maths genie to practice topic based questions.
. Corbett maths 5 a day is ideal for the start of a revision session!
. Maths genie for targeted grade past papers. the YouTuber Mitchell dye offers walkthroughs for this.

Science
. Cognito YouTuber.
. Annotate each question in order to make sure you read it thoroughly and jot down your initial thoughts in the margins before writing your answer for the extended response questions (5-6 marks)
. Primrose kitten resources including question walkthroughs, topic overviews
. Seneca for sciences in order to practice active recall
. Topic based questions on physics maths tutor.
Original post by moonuh
flashcards, blurting, concise notes using mme for science, for english lit pmt or lightuphub, litcharts, sparxnotes. invest in a whiteboard for ur blurting.
maths: tgmt on yt, savemyexams (subscription tho), 1stclassmaths, onmaths, theres tons of free maths website
history: bbc bitesize, timelines, flashcards, blurting notes, learn exam structure
business: bbc bitesize, tons of exam questions and papers
science website: cognito, mme, savemyexams, accesstuition, study mind
b4 every science test, blurt and do application qs
ik u didnt ask abt busines and history and idk if u do thoe, but if u do those r the tips i recommend
but hand on heart, if u acc start now, you can even achieve 8s and 9s. i have tons of friends who went from 5s and 6s and came out w 8s and 9s. you're on the right track. besides being at 5s and 6s means tht u just need application for the most part.
feel free to reach out 4 any more detailed help or wtvr but ik for bsure these methods work. but also try n experiment w diff methods of revising. but yaaaa goodluck!!! an't wait 4 u to get those 7s, 8s, and 9s.
also make sure ur doing maths every single day. maths skills r built up gradually. u can even do corbett maths 5 a day if u want.


Omg thank you sm, ur literally god sent I’m in year 10 and I have my mocks in a few weeks and I’m at 5s and 6s rn some 4S and even 3s but I really wanna get 8s and 9s and I’m if I’m being honest straight 9s. Do you have any tips for computer science or RE?
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Original post by farhiya09
Omg thank you sm, ur literally god sent I’m in year 10 and I have my mocks in a few weeks and I’m at 5s and 6s rn some 4S and even 3s but I really wanna get 8s and 9s and I’m if I’m being honest straight 9s. Do you have any tips for computer science or RE?

i'm so sorryyy i don't take computer science or re. but ik my friend is on straight 8s and 9s and i'll ask her more abt what she does later n get back to u in more depth (hopefully) but im pretty sure she makes mindmaps and flashcards. ik lots of ppl make flashcards on key quotes. tiktok has some good rs adivce. USE bibim7 on tiktok for study advice, she is an actual lifesaver. also my friend takes computer science i'll ask her sometime today or tomorrow

ALSo biggest tip, don't be disheartened if u still achieve 5s and 6s in this mock bc u did start a little bit late, but it's totally fine bc at least you're more prepared for ur next set of mocks in year 11. and as long as u consistently revise, put in the effort, and have the mindset that you're going to achieve, there's no reason that u won't.

if it makes u feel a little bit better, i revised a week before my mocks and didn't start exam prep until like 3 days before, and achieved 7/8 and 9s. it is not impossible. be strategic w ur time

ANYWAY, even if u finish a huge chunck of ur resources within these next 3 weeks and still acheive 5s and 6s, it's fine bc it just means next mock u can look through them and acc put them to use. don't worry too much. these mocks don't define u and they're just a little setting point to sort of see where ur at. use it to ur advantage tho, try n take the mocks home so u can see where to improve, or get the teachers to photocopy them if tht's not possible. make sure u know what papers u have like for science we only did paper 1 mocks and then paper 2 in january of year 11. so make sure ur not revising the wrong content. if ur able to take ur mocks home, focus on ur weaknesses!!

and ignore anyone who says ur only gonna be able to progress to 7s and 8s. u can absolutely get a clean sweep of 9s. u have llike 400 or so days til gcses. that is MORE than enough time. i managed to turn some 6s round into 8s and 9s for my feb mocks with little revision. obviously, make sure u revise.

sorry i went of on a tangenttttt lmk if u need anything else and GOODLUCK!!
Original post by Phantomision
I am currently a year 10, and i’m constantly achieving grade 5 and 6’s in my lessons, such as english, maths, science. and i’ve been wanting to know how i will bump that up to a 7.. it doesn’t take me long to get my head around concepts, however applying it to a test i struggle with . hence why i get 5 and 6’s. can someone help? any tips.
do exam questions as exams recycle the content and some exams have same questions. use Seneca, get a tutor if u can, do active recall and watch YouTube videos. for English if u want grade 9 watch mr bruff, mr salles, first rate tutors etc and there are tons of quizlets for English lit analysis on macbeth on acts and they got me grade 9
For science, plss watch freesciencelessons on YT. He has helped many ppl with 5-6 in science, and made their grades an 8-9. Just go to one of his most watched videos, scroll through the comments and you'll be amazed 🤩 bc the truth is, a 1 hour science lesson is taught by him in around 4 mins.
For comp sci, I think just go to BBC Bitesize and see what they have, go to Replit bc you can code python there, and go on Seneca, they have a lot of GCSE courses.
For RS, go to Seneca and BBC Bitesize.

Hope this helps 🙂

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