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GCSE's in 30 days

I've absolutely bottled it guys. I've completely fumbled. I got my GCSE's soon and instead of revising early, I spent time worrying about how to revise and getting stressed about it. I know I don't have time for self pity and excuses, like I should have started earlier. But I didn't. So I needed help, advice, tips, literally anything to help. I'm currently on like grade 6/7 for most subjects, but I want at least all 7's.

I'm not too worried about sciences and maths because I have already formulated a plan for those subjects. Now for history, englishes, french, and PE(i don't really care abt PE-who does?), I have no idea what to do and where to start. I'm ok with exam technique for history, I just need a way to memorise the content, FAST. For english lang, I'm relying on doing past papers, and watching videos for exam technique. For english lit, I'm mostly worried about poems, but imma try and do essay plans. For french idk what to do. I'm just trying to prep as many speaking questions as I can, and I'm going through quizlet sets as well, but idk how to memorise everything. For PE, I guess I just need to memorise the stuff. PE isn't that hard for me, I just forget stuff.

As you have probably gathered from my cry for help, I need help memorising stuff in a short amount of time, and I need help getting organised. Ik GCSE's aren't everything, but I'm Y11 so they are my life for the next 2/3 months. Please help a student in need.
(edited 3 months ago)
for history, i would say blurting helps with content (for me at least). i use it for ancient history, so i blurt a specific section of a topic as a mind map and fill in what i missed with another colour. this method has really helped me improve a lot in class assessments and mocks - in the most recent mock i got a 9 in ancient history. i find that the more consistent you are with recalling the content, the easier it is for you to remember. i think it's also very helpful to discuss content with your friends and have something similar to the Feynman technique, just so that you're verbally going through it as well. i hope this can be somewhat useful for you, but i'm sorry if it isn't ☹️ wishing you good luck with exams!
Original post by rolypoly08
I've absolutely bottled it guys. I've completely fumbled. I got my GCSE's soon and instead of revising early, I spent time worrying about how to revise and getting stressed about it. I know I don't have time for self pity and excuses, like I should have started earlier. But I didn't. So I needed help, advice, tips, literally anything to help. I'm currently on like grade 6/7 for most subjects, but I want at least all 7's.
I'm not too worried about sciences and maths because I have already formulated a plan for those subjects. Now for history, englishes, french, and PE(i don't really care abt PE-who does?), I have no idea what to do and where to start. I'm ok with exam technique for history, I just need a way to memorise the content, FAST. For english lang, I'm relying on doing past papers, and watching videos for exam technique. For english lit, I'm mostly worried about poems, but imma try and do essay plans. For french idk what to do. I'm just trying to prep as many speaking questions as I can, and I'm going through quizlet sets as well, but idk how to memorise everything. For PE, I guess I just need to memorise the stuff. PE isn't that hard for me, I just forget stuff.
As you have probably gathered from my cry for help, I need help memorising stuff in a short amount of time, and I need help getting organised. Ik GCSE's aren't everything, but I'm Y11 so they are my life for the next 2/3 months. Please help a student in need.

Don't worry! You'll be just fine. :smile:

Everyone has their own revision methods that help them best, I would say quickly test different methods and figure out which one works best for each subject.
From my experience:

Sciences - summarise and rewrite notes in a way for me to memorise using the textbook and specification. Moreover watching videos from FreeScienceLessons and Primrose Kitten to fill in missing gaps of knowledge.

English - past papers to increase writing Speed and watching movies + reading books to increase range of diction.

Maths - honestly, there's nothing much to do except practice questions and past papers, so I normally do practice questions for each unit because it's impossible to predict what will come up in the exams.

Languages - quizlet! Extend your vocabulary - helps a lot with unexpected unknown words.

I wish you all the best and goodluck! :biggrin:

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