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Hey!

I thought I would create this in hopes it find the right people.

I have my first exam (Art) on Thursday and Friday 18th and 19th April 2024. I have my first written exam (Biology) on Friday 10th May.

Subjects I do - I have included the grades I want:
Physics HT AQA (8)
Chemistry HT AQA (8)
Biology HT AQA (7)
Maths HT OCR (8)
English Lang AQA (6)
English Lit AQA (6)
Spanish HT AQA (6/7)
Food preparation and nutrition EDUQAS (6)
Geography AQA (6)
Art AQA (5)

If anyone has any useful tips or advice for what I can do for my exams and revision for this close to exams, any and all would be appreciated.
Original post by Frosty11
Hey!
I thought I would create this in hopes it find the right people.
I have my first exam (Art) on Thursday and Friday 18th and 19th April 2024. I have my first written exam (Biology) on Friday 10th May.
Subjects I do - I have included the grades I want:
Physics HT AQA (8)
Chemistry HT AQA (8)
Biology HT AQA (7)
Maths HT OCR (8)
English Lang AQA (6)
English Lit AQA (6)
Spanish HT AQA (6/7)
Food preparation and nutrition EDUQAS (6)
Geography AQA (6)
Art AQA (5)
If anyone has any useful tips or advice for what I can do for my exams and revision for this close to exams, any and all would be appreciated.

Funny enough, I have a similar set of exam board for most subjects with you!

My revision tips:
Sciences - make summaries of each topic and chapter, do past paper questions and build knowledge
English - practice writing!! Helps increase speed during exams
Maths - can't really revise for this, just make sure every unit is understandable and do past papers!!

Good luck and I wish you all the best :biggrin:
Hi Frosty!

It's hard to say what will work for you, as everyone is different. If you have an idea about what has worked for you in the past - say for Mock exams or similar - try to recreate the environment. Were you alone, with a group, music on, music off, using a computer or physical notes, etc?

I personally loved using past papers and the syllabus to revise. Its the most accurate way to know exactly what will come up on your exams. Some people think its cynical to revise like that because you're only learning to pass an exam, but effectively, that is what the current education system is for GSCEs. Once you get to higher level (e.g. A Level, BTEC, University) that laser focus tends to not help so much. So take advantage of that with past exam material.

I also really liked flashcards. I wrote down a question (exactly as it might be phrased on a past paper, or from class notes) and ran through it by myself. I then started testing friends and even had my parents test me a few times. You can use the app Quizlet to search for cards on your exact exam/syllabus and add some supplement questions if you feel the set needs it. You can get it through your phone and they do a desktop version on the website as well.

I hope this helped. Good luck!! 🙂

Rebecca Pearce

Richmond American University London
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.richmond.ac.uk
Original post by Frosty11
Hey!
I thought I would create this in hopes it find the right people.
I have my first exam (Art) on Thursday and Friday 18th and 19th April 2024. I have my first written exam (Biology) on Friday 10th May.
Subjects I do - I have included the grades I want:
Physics HT AQA (8)
Chemistry HT AQA (8)
Biology HT AQA (7)
Maths HT OCR (8)
English Lang AQA (6)
English Lit AQA (6)
Spanish HT AQA (6/7)
Food preparation and nutrition EDUQAS (6)
Geography AQA (6)
Art AQA (5)
If anyone has any useful tips or advice for what I can do for my exams and revision for this close to exams, any and all would be appreciated.

When I did GCSES I used to read out all my notecards/ revision books and voice record them on my phone so I could listen back to the recording when I was brushing my teeth or walking to school! It really helped tbf !! Good luck!

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