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Hello, I started revising for maths 3 months ago, computer science a month ago and also sciences(I’ve been revising every few days for both), for computer science I was getting grade 4s but for paper one I’ve managed to get a grade 8+ after revision and past papers. I have not yet started revising paper 2, I take art and photography and I’m doing that in between but now I’ve decided to completely leave sciences paper 1 for maybe 2 weeks before gcse, I was getting 9s in bio but 4s in chem and physics but after revision for good week and 2 I’ve managed to scrape grade 8s should I leave it for 2 weeks before and focus on paper 2 computer science and maths? And I have decided to revise paper 2 for sciences the may half term before the 2nd part of gcse (I recently went over some of the content) is that an alright plan? I forgot to mention I don’t really care that much about English Litt and religious studies but I’m now trying to revise for it so I can get over grade 5.

My recent reports were mostly 4s but 6 in science(grade 9 bio, 5 chem and 4physics) and 5 in art that tests was about 4 months ago

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I am doing gcse's aswell, I havent done much revision because i am a HUGE procrastinator plus i dont really know where to start when it comes to revision and it stresses me out
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Original post by delna.shibi
I am doing gcse's aswell, I havent done much revision because i am a HUGE procrastinator plus i dont really know where to start when it comes to revision and it stresses me out

Sameee right now I’m supposed to be revising chem and computer science but I’m busy on TikTok , but first you need to make a revision timetable, and you can reply to me if you need help with any subjects
Original post by Bluelilies
Hello, I started revising for maths 3 months ago, computer science a month ago and also sciences(I’ve been revising every few days for both), for computer science I was getting grade 4s but for paper one I’ve managed to get a grade 8+ after revision and past papers. I have not yet started revising paper 2, I take art and photography and I’m doing that in between but now I’ve decided to completely leave sciences paper 1 for maybe 2 weeks before gcse, I was getting 9s in bio but 4s in chem and physics but after revision for good week and 2 I’ve managed to scrape grade 8s should I leave it for 2 weeks before and focus on paper 2 computer science and maths? And I have decided to revise paper 2 for sciences the may half term before the 2nd part of gcse (I recently went over some of the content) is that an alright plan? I forgot to mention I don’t really care that much about English Litt and religious studies but I’m now trying to revise for it so I can get over grade 5.
My recent reports were mostly 4s but 6 in science(grade 9 bio, 5 chem and 4physics) and 5 in art that tests was about 4 months ago

Hi, I’m a Year 12 student, let me share some tips for how to prioritise and decide what to revise:
. You need to start paper 2 content as that is likely what is bringing down your grade. Try a past paper first to see what you are good at and struggle with. Then red, amber, green mark topics and focus on the red ones.
. Make sure you are doing spaced repetition. You can’t just focus on paper 2, you need to ‘interleave’ with paper 1. Use apps like Adapt which will help you build a timetable suited to your weak points and will make sure you are mixing in paper 1 revision too.
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Alright, thank you I’ll download the app, but the other thing Is I tend to forgot what I have revised after a short/long distance of time even if I go over it, that’s why I decided to leave revision for the other papers which are in June a few weeks to it.
Do you have any other tips to maybe help what I have revised stay longer in my head?
Original post by Bluelilies
Alright, thank you I’ll download the app, but the other thing Is I tend to forgot what I have revised after a short/long distance of time even if I go over it, that’s why I decided to leave revision for the other papers which are in June a few weeks to it.
Do you have any other tips to maybe help what I have revised stay longer in my head?

Hi, everyone struggles with this problem, I do too at a level, so don’t worry too much about it! As you have exams coming up soon, what I would recommend is using a flash card/quick test based scheme to test yourself on topics weekly or daily. You can find flashcards on websites like Quizlet or Gimzo Ai. Gizmo Ai is particularly good as it’s interactive and gives you a ‘health’ and ‘memory level’ score on each question to predict when it should next test you on a concept. Flashcards are built in for each subject on there, or you can upload your own.

I would also do past papers regularly especially in the lead up to your exams. Also do topic based questions. The more questions you do the more the topics will stick.


I would also not leave revision till too late in the day. My brain personally shuts down after 10pm. Find the best times that suit you and design your timetable in that sense.

Hope this helps!
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Original post by kitty15
Hi, everyone struggles with this problem, I do too at a level, so don’t worry too much about it! As you have exams coming up soon, what I would recommend is using a flash card/quick test based scheme to test yourself on topics weekly or daily. You can find flashcards on websites like Quizlet or Gimzo Ai. Gizmo Ai is particularly good as it’s interactive and gives you a ‘health’ and ‘memory level’ score on each question to predict when it should next test you on a concept. Flashcards are built in for each subject on there, or you can upload your own.
I would also do past papers regularly especially in the lead up to your exams. Also do topic based questions. The more questions you do the more the topics will stick.
I would also not leave revision till too late in the day. My brain personally shuts down after 10pm. Find the best times that suit you and design your timetable in that sense.
Hope this helps!

Alright thank you, you really have helped me
Original post by delna.shibi
I am doing gcse's aswell, I havent done much revision because i am a HUGE procrastinator plus i dont really know where to start when it comes to revision and it stresses me out

same i procrastinate as hell, but i still manage to get decent results
Hello I’m really really stressing about my GCSEs because idk if 1 month is enough to revise for English maths and science and do you guys think I will pass them if I revise 3 hours a day from now
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Original post by Hamza101010
Hello I’m really really stressing about my GCSEs because idk if 1 month is enough to revise for English maths and science and do you guys think I will pass them if I revise 3 hours a day from now

For science you can definitely pass, I do higher and it took me 3 days to learn the whole content for each science, for English I’m not sure but for maths, you definitely can you just need to revise everyday and I can guarantee u u can get over a 4.
3 hours is a bit less with the time you have I would normally revise from 4 till 10 as I thought I had less time but maybe 4 hours or revise for a long amount of time but don’t reach a point of burning out. otherwise you won’t be able to retain information well. You have a limited amount of time, you just need to make the rest of the days count
Original post by Bluelilies
For science you can definitely pass, I do higher and it took me 3 days to learn the whole content for each science, for English I’m not sure but for maths, you definitely can you just need to revise everyday and I can guarantee u u can get over a 4.
3 hours is a bit less with the time you have I would normally revise from 4 till 10 as I thought I had less time but maybe 4 hours or revise for a long amount of time but don’t reach a point of burning out. otherwise you won’t be able to retain information well. You have a limited amount of time, you just need to make the rest of the days count


Thank you btw I’m on foundation for science and maths
Original post by Hamza101010
Thank you btw I’m on foundation for science and maths

Alright, do you know how to revise the subjects?
Original post by Bluelilies
Alright, do you know how to revise the subjects?


Sort off I do past papers on maths genie for 10 mins then I just stop 😂
Original post by Hamza101010
Sort off I do past papers on maths genie for 10 mins then I just stop 😂

Hmm, I would say start with grade 1 - 5 but you need to do maths questions for at least 2 hours everyday (you could maybe revise maths in the morning when you wake up and after school to start your revision for other subjects) and you need to have a revision timetable and for science use cognito’s website it’s really helpful if you’re kinda like a visual learner, do his topic questions and also do Seneca as he sometimes over simplifies stuff and do past papers. For English I am looking at predicted questions and stuff and themes and focusing my revision on those areas (I don’t really care about English that much so if the predicted stuff don’t come up well ima firm it ig) I watch mr everything English to know how to answer the questions on English papers and for literature I go on physics and maths tutor for notes as he has them all annotated on like the themes for like Macbeth and overview and he also has for the poetry done the same, it has annotations, meanings and comparison to other poems.
Original post by Bluelilies
Hmm, I would say start with grade 1 - 5 but you need to do maths questions for at least 2 hours everyday (you could maybe revise maths in the morning when you wake up and after school to start your revision for other subjects) and you need to have a revision timetable and for science use cognito’s website it’s really helpful if you’re kinda like a visual learner, do his topic questions and also do Seneca as he sometimes over simplifies stuff and do past papers. For English I am looking at predicted questions and stuff and themes and focusing my revision on those areas (I don’t really care about English that much so if the predicted stuff don’t come up well ima firm it ig) I watch mr everything English to know how to answer the questions on English papers and for literature I go on physics and maths tutor for notes as he has them all annotated on like the themes for like Macbeth and overview and he also has for the poetry done the same, it has annotations, meanings and comparison to other poems.


Would u say the pomodoro technique is good to use
Original post by Hamza101010
Would u say the pomodoro technique is good to use

I honestly did not know about it until I searched it up right now but I believe so if only you have a hard time concentrating over a long period of time . I don’t think the pomodoro technique would work for me as I find it hard to concentrate after I come back from a break or something. So because of that I do 2 hours revision of one topic or subject and get a 30 minutes break. I found out that It helps me get soo immersed in the subjects, and revising over a long period of time makes it easier for me to understand, memorise and retain information . I feel like with the pomodoro technique for me I would get distracted over a course of time which means I would loose valuable revision time which is quite bad since we are soo close to the start of GCSE. Buttttt in my opinion the pomodoro technique would be quite valuable when revising subjects that make the brain hurt (computer science 😔) . So if you’re like me I don’t think that technique would be quite useful for most of the subjects you’re revising now.
i feel like you should take a few days to try out what helps you and is better for you. If that technique works well for you then stick with it and make the most out of it
Original post by Bluelilies
For science you can definitely pass, I do higher and it took me 3 days to learn the whole content for each science, for English I’m not sure but for maths, you definitely can you just need to revise everyday and I can guarantee u u can get over a 4.
3 hours is a bit less with the time you have I would normally revise from 4 till 10 as I thought I had less time but maybe 4 hours or revise for a long amount of time but don’t reach a point of burning out. otherwise you won’t be able to retain information well. You have a limited amount of time, you just need to make the rest of the days count

How did you manage to do Science in 3 days, I'm struggling with science and need to learn 80% of the content again, I'm in year 10 and my end of year exams start in a month. How did you learn the science content?
Original post by Fatima Haq
How did you manage to do Science in 3 days, I'm struggling with science and need to learn 80% of the content again, I'm in year 10 and my end of year exams start in a month. How did you learn the science content?

I revised 1 science for like 4 hours every day for 3 days, that’s like a total of 12 hours so that’s like half a day for each science.
How I revised was I watched cognito but instead on YouTube, I used his website (I think it’s cognitoedu.org) his website you just need to sign up and put in the exam boards you’re doing for science and maths and what tier. Then the topics you’re supposed to do will all be sorted out and he has all the vids and has questions for you to do after words ( kinda like Seneca but less boring) and after doing that I go to YouTube watch free science lessons videos on what I’m revising(you don’t need to do that if you feel like you really understand and that you’re confident), and after I go to Seneca read about what I just learnt and do the questions after I blurt about what I learnt to make the info stay in my head thennn afterwards, I go back to cognito but go to the part where he has exam questions sorted out in topics example radioactivity and I do the questions on radioactivity (it’s only those questions on that subject that are gonna be on the pdf) then after everything I try and recall what I have learnt at the end of my revision
Original post by Bluelilies
I revised 1 science for like 4 hours every day for 3 days, that’s like a total of 12 hours so that’s like half a day for each science.
How I revised was I watched cognito but instead on YouTube, I used his website (I think it’s cognitoedu.org) his website you just need to sign up and put in the exam boards you’re doing for science and maths and what tier. Then the topics you’re supposed to do will all be sorted out and he has all the vids and has questions for you to do after words ( kinda like Seneca but less boring) and after doing that I go to YouTube watch free science lessons videos on what I’m revising(you don’t need to do that if you feel like you really understand and that you’re confident), and after I go to Seneca read about what I just learnt and do the questions after I blurt about what I learnt to make the info stay in my head thennn afterwards, I go back to cognito but go to the part where he has exam questions sorted out in topics example radioactivity and I do the questions on radioactivity (it’s only those questions on that subject that are gonna be on the pdf) then after everything I try and recall what I have learnt at the end of my revision

Oh okay, thank you, I'll do that. I started using the Cognito website I did the whole of B1 in one day but I found it really tiring and draining, did you feel like that aswell?
Original post by Fatima Haq
Oh okay, thank you, I'll do that. I started using the Cognito website I did the whole of B1 in one day but I found it really tiring and draining, did you feel like that aswell?

Kinda for bio but take breaks aswell and don’t just revise the whole thing in a day, split it cause doing all that’s revision in a day can cause you to burnout and that would make you forget. So you feel tired and drained might be a sign that you’re burned out

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