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I saw so many people start one in the past few days so I thought I'd benefit if I started one too!!

Subject|| Predicted Grade|| What I want
Maths - 9 - 9
Biology - 9 - 9
Chemistry - 9 - 9
Physics - 9 - 9
Business - 7 - 9
Computer Science - 8 - 9
English literature - 7 - 7
English language 7 - 8
German - 8 - 9

I don't think my aspirations are too unrealistic. I have divided the next 30 days into chunks and worked out that I have 160+ hours of revision. I think I can manage?

WHAT I PLAN TO DO:
Weekdays: since my study leave doesn't start until the day before GCSEs start, I have to go to school every day :frown:(
I will revise 1.5 hours before school and for 3.5h after school, this gives me 5 hours a day during the week
Weekends: 8-9 hour revision every day including lots of past papers

I want to create this blog so that I can post what I do every day, sort of like a diary and see how much progress I'm making. I hope you all will also motivate me because I'm a HUGE procrastinator T-T
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Goodluck
Reply 2
11/04/24
No of hours revised: 6 (I'll try get in 2 more before I sleep)
Subjects revised: english lit, physics and german

question for the audience: how tf do you get a 7 in english lit? like it prolly seems a bit low to aim for a 7 but i don't think i can physically get anything more... I'm so confused as to how to make essay plan, memorise quotes and their analysis, and don't even get me started on the poetry anthology T-T theres js too much for english
for some context, i hate english like absolutely despise it, but i wanna get a 7 because I wanna go into medicine, like yk how competitive that is, and its my weakest subject. so i wanna know how to revise effectively and with minimal effort
Reply 3
12/04/24

A bit embarrassed to say that I didn't do any revision at all... basically I found a really interesting book and it kept me busy the entire day (wait surely that counts as revision for English language, no?)
Reply 4
Original post by crinkled
11/04/24
No of hours revised: 6 (I'll try get in 2 more before I sleep)
Subjects revised: english lit, physics and german
question for the audience: how tf do you get a 7 in english lit? like it prolly seems a bit low to aim for a 7 but i don't think i can physically get anything more... I'm so confused as to how to make essay plan, memorise quotes and their analysis, and don't even get me started on the poetry anthology T-T theres js too much for english
for some context, i hate english like absolutely despise it, but i wanna get a 7 because I wanna go into medicine, like yk how competitive that is, and its my weakest subject. so i wanna know how to revise effectively and with minimal effort

easiet way to jump grades in english lit is by making flashcards on quotes using pmt, lightuphub, litcharts. make the flashcards. u can multiple quotes n analysis on one card if u want to save time/ blurt the quotes n the analysis will follow.

then, my biggest tip, READ GRADE 9 ESSAYS!! if u read grade 9 essays and example answers, you'll start to emulate the words they use in ur own writing. also like memorise a vague intro. like for every text. i did this for animal farm and christmas carol and wasn't far off full marks. make sure ur confident on grade 9 voab. it's soso easy to jump from a 7 to an 8. it just requires tht little bit more.

u might want to practice writing essays asw if ur essay skills are the problem, and as u do more and more, you'll find ur writing style. also read prose. like big words. or a book w like big words. as in high level vocab. overtime, you'll find that ur vocab expands tons.

to summarise, make flashcards w the key quotes n analysis, read grade 9 essays, put it into practice!! again, there r tons of youtube videos out there and websites. utilise your resources. being on a 7 at this point is good, you can even get a 9.
Reply 5
Original post by crinkled
I saw so many people start one in the past few days so I thought I'd benefit if I started one too!!
Subject|| Predicted Grade|| What I want
Maths - 9 - 9
Biology - 9 - 9
Chemistry - 9 - 9
Physics - 9 - 9
Business - 7 - 9
Computer Science - 8 - 9
English literature - 7 - 7
English language 7 - 8
German - 8 - 9
I don't think my aspirations are too unrealistic. I have divided the next 30 days into chunks and worked out that I have 160+ hours of revision. I think I can manage?
WHAT I PLAN TO DO:
Weekdays: since my study leave doesn't start until the day before GCSEs start, I have to go to school every day :frown:(
I will revise 1.5 hours before school and for 3.5h after school, this gives me 5 hours a day during the week
Weekends: 8-9 hour revision every day including lots of past papers
I want to create this blog so that I can post what I do every day, sort of like a diary and see how much progress I'm making. I hope you all will also motivate me because I'm a HUGE procrastinator T-T

for language, learn a set structure and just practice, practice practice. and again, read grade 9 examples. pick out words they consistently use. use it in ur own.

ur grades r already so good, espec considering u want to go into med. just make sure that you're able to secure tht 8 in language and potentially even bring lit up (which i have no doubt abt u doing)
Reply 6
anyway, even if u don't achieve the grades u want, ur gcse grades will be quite competitive so med would not be out the picture at all.
Reply 7
Original post by moonuh
anyway, even if u don't achieve the grades u want, ur gcse grades will be quite competitive so med would not be out the picture at all.

thank you so much for your kind words!! they encouraged me a lot ๐Ÿ˜Š

i will definitely follow the tips you gave and tell you how it goes for me :smile:
Reply 8
14/04/24
finally made notes on the last chapter of computer science (icl why is ethics so boring)
going to revise C6 (last chapter) of chemistry, i have a test tomorrow. to revise i will: go through the flashcards I made and then do PMT Qs and maybe end of chapter Qs.
Reply 9
Original post by crinkled
thank you so much for your kind words!! they encouraged me a lot ๐Ÿ˜Š
i will definitely follow the tips you gave and tell you how it goes for me :smile:

ofc goodluck!!! i lowk want to do med and my grades r nowhere near as competitive as yours do don't even stress LOLL im on a mixture of 7s 8s and 9s so dw, you're fine, even if u get 77
Reply 10
Original post by moonuh
ofc goodluck!!! i lowk want to do med and my grades r nowhere near as competitive as yours do don't even stress LOLL im on a mixture of 7s 8s and 9s so dw, you're fine, even if u get 77
i mean 7-9 grades in general are considered good, and on the oxford or ucl or icl (cant remember which one, read about it a long time ago under one of the freedom of speech queries) i read that they treat 8s and 9s equally, so you'll be fine!
Reply 11
Original post by crinkled
i mean 7-9 grades in general are considered good, and on the oxford or ucl or icl (cant remember which one, read about it a long time ago under one of the freedom of speech queries) i read that they treat 8s and 9s equally, so you'll be fine!

okok tysm!
Reply 12
15/16/17 April (Combined entry for all days)

So I've been able to revise around 5 hours a day outside of schools and I think I'm making good progress currently. however I feel like time is flying by too quickly and I am starting to get really scared...
Reply 13
Original post by crinkled
15/16/17 April (Combined entry for all days)
So I've been able to revise around 5 hours a day outside of schools and I think I'm making good progress currently. however I feel like time is flying by too quickly and I am starting to get really scared...

don't stress, 5 hours is so much more than loads of ppl r doing at my schoo. just think, no matter how prepared u r, ur never gonna think ur doing enough. just have the mindset that ur gonna achieve top grades, make sure ur work is efficient and put in the effort and there's no reason why u won't get top grades
How do i go from a 6 to 7 in english lit, i just cant seem to make any progress
Reply 15
Original post by jittery-veneer
How do i go from a 6 to 7 in english lit, i just cant seem to make any progress

loll ik u didnt ask me but scroll up and i replied abt this
Original post by moonuh
loll ik u didnt ask me but scroll up and i replied abt this

thanks alottt!๐Ÿ˜„
Original post by crinkled
I saw so many people start one in the past few days so I thought I'd benefit if I started one too!!
Subject|| Predicted Grade|| What I want
Maths - 9 - 9
Biology - 9 - 9
Chemistry - 9 - 9
Physics - 9 - 9
Business - 7 - 9
Computer Science - 8 - 9
English literature - 7 - 7
English language 7 - 8
German - 8 - 9
I don't think my aspirations are too unrealistic. I have divided the next 30 days into chunks and worked out that I have 160+ hours of revision. I think I can manage?
WHAT I PLAN TO DO:
Weekdays: since my study leave doesn't start until the day before GCSEs start, I have to go to school every day :frown:(
I will revise 1.5 hours before school and for 3.5h after school, this gives me 5 hours a day during the week
Weekends: 8-9 hour revision every day including lots of past papers
I want to create this blog so that I can post what I do every day, sort of like a diary and see how much progress I'm making. I hope you all will also motivate me because I'm a HUGE procrastinator T-T

welcome to gyg!!
your grades are amazing, best of luck - you've got this :biggrin:

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Original post by crinkled
I saw so many people start one in the past few days so I thought I'd benefit if I started one too!!
Subject|| Predicted Grade|| What I want
Maths - 9 - 9
Biology - 9 - 9
Chemistry - 9 - 9
Physics - 9 - 9
Business - 7 - 9
Computer Science - 8 - 9
English literature - 7 - 7
English language 7 - 8
German - 8 - 9
I don't think my aspirations are too unrealistic. I have divided the next 30 days into chunks and worked out that I have 160+ hours of revision. I think I can manage?
WHAT I PLAN TO DO:
Weekdays: since my study leave doesn't start until the day before GCSEs start, I have to go to school every day :frown:(
I will revise 1.5 hours before school and for 3.5h after school, this gives me 5 hours a day during the week
Weekends: 8-9 hour revision every day including lots of past papers
I want to create this blog so that I can post what I do every day, sort of like a diary and see how much progress I'm making. I hope you all will also motivate me because I'm a HUGE procrastinator T-T

welcome @crinkled you got this!!

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