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title says it all.
below, you can talk about predicted grades, revision methods, ask / offer advice, support, etc.


here are my mock results compared to what i want in the real GCSE's..

(Mock grade(s) | What I want):


OCR Maths: 9 | 9 (๐Ÿ™)

AQA English Language: 7 in November, 9 in February | 9

AQA English Literature: 8 | 8/9 (๐Ÿ™)

AQA Combined Science: 9-9 | 9-9 / 9-8

AQA Geography: 9 | 9

AQA German: 8 in November, 9 in February | 9

Edexcel DIT: L2D | L2D

Edexcel Music: ? | L2P - L2D (physically given up on it)

Eduqas Sociology: 7 in November, 9 in February | 9 (๐Ÿ™)


feel free to chat here or ask me anything, such as revision methods for certain subjects or just in general.

i'd appreciate if people offered advice on how to structure literature responses, especially for comparing poems. ๐Ÿค
Reply 1
please give tips for maths and physics
ur grades are amazinggg
Reply 2
Original post by fffhjtf
please give tips for maths and physics
ur grades are amazinggg


thank you so much ๐Ÿค

Maths: honestly, my dad kinda forced me to go through the ocr maths papers every day for the last few weeks of the summer holidays.. since then, i've kinda been slacking, but i would definitely recommend going through past papers so you can get used to the language as well as the different scenarios the content you learn is put into.

i do CorbettMaths 5 a days (higher and higher plus)
i would also recommend GCSEMathsTutor on YouTube, they have videos on a lot of topics with multiple examples
MathsGenie is also a good website, with topics sorted into the grade they're aimed towards
Mr Tompkins EdTech goes through OCR papers, not sure about other examboards. Worth giving them a go.


Physics: ... i had to watch a LOT of videos on a website my school is paying for (mygcsescience), and honestly, other than that, i went through past papers. i'd say physics is my least favourite of the three sciences and maybe even the most difficult to revise out of them, but flashcards are useful to revise content.

i'd heavily recommend the leitner method for flashcards. it refreshes your memory a lot.

copying down mark schemes for science is good because you get used to the type of answers / language the examiners want to see to a certain degree of accuracy.

hope this helps ๐Ÿค
Reply 3
Original post by maveline
thank you so much ๐Ÿค
Maths: honestly, my dad kinda forced me to go through the ocr maths papers every day for the last few weeks of the summer holidays.. since then, i've kinda been slacking, but i would definitely recommend going through past papers so you can get used to the language as well as the different scenarios the content you learn is put into.
i do CorbettMaths 5 a days (higher and higher plus)
i would also recommend GCSEMathsTutor on YouTube, they have videos on a lot of topics with multiple examples
MathsGenie is also a good website, with topics sorted into the grade they're aimed towards
Mr Tompkins EdTech goes through OCR papers, not sure about other examboards. Worth giving them a go.
Physics: ... i had to watch a LOT of videos on a website my school is paying for (mygcsescience), and honestly, other than that, i went through past papers. i'd say physics is my least favourite of the three sciences and maybe even the most difficult to revise out of them, but flashcards are useful to revise content.
i'd heavily recommend the leitner method for flashcards. it refreshes your memory a lot.
copying down mark schemes for science is good because you get used to the type of answers / language the examiners want to see to a certain degree of accuracy.
hope this helps ๐Ÿค

i have mygcsescience too
but the physics videos are sooo long and i have a short attention span โ˜น๏ธ but i'll have to firm it if u got a 9 with it
thanks so muchhh
Reply 4
Original post by fffhjtf
i have mygcsescience too
but the physics videos are sooo long and i have a short attention span โ˜น๏ธ but i'll have to firm it if u got a 9 with it
thanks so muchhh


i usually just watch all the videos at 2x speed ๐Ÿ˜ญ
how do you deal with feeling overwhelmed and also how long approximately did it take you to get to 9s and 8s from 6s and 7s, do you think i can in the last 3 weeks?
Reply 6
Original post by niqabiforever21
how do you deal with feeling overwhelmed and also how long approximately did it take you to get to 9s and 8s from 6s and 7s, do you think i can in the last 3 weeks?


usually, i block out the negativity and try to reassure myself that my hard work will pay off, and that people have high expectations of me for a reason

...however, half an hour ago i did end up breaking down over something completely unrelated to school work, so bottling it up really isn't the best idea LOL

just let your stress be a source of motivation to get up and work, so then when it comes to the real thing, you've got less to worry about because you've prepared more for it. though, at the same time, if you're feeling overwhelmed, take some time to yourself. always put yourself first, no matter what. grades don't define you, but don't let that motto stop yourself from achieving your best, without overstepping your limits too much.

as for my grades..

Year 10 terminals i got a 7 in maths and 6 in physics i believe. obviously i didn't learn / revise much at that stage, however, it jsut goes to show now how useful revision really was.

i'd say, if you dedicate yourself and choose an effective method of revision that works for you, you can easily boost your grades (to an extent). it may be difficult getting past that grade 7 band and upping it to the 8/9 sector, but it's achievable if you constantly get your brain working as well as taking care of yourself. get a good sleep schedule, eating routine and ensure you go over the content of your subjects.

i've said this to many people, but i am someone who takes full advantage of flashcards. i heavily recommend the leitner method for your flashcards. i would also note what paper / subject they're for so that - after the gcse - you can remove them from the pile and focus exactly on what's relevant for upcoming exams.

i'd heavily recommend past papers too. nothing will prepare you more for exams than preparing yourself with answering the same style of questions. if you get a question wrong, write the question on one side of a flashcard and the answer from the mark scheme on the other. this will get you accustomed to the language used in the exam and what exactly the examiner is looking for to give you those marks.

hope this helps, best of luck ๐Ÿค
Original post by maveline
usually, i block out the negativity and try to reassure myself that my hard work will pay off, and that people have high expectations of me for a reason
...however, half an hour ago i did end up breaking down over something completely unrelated to school work, so bottling it up really isn't the best idea LOL
just let your stress be a source of motivation to get up and work, so then when it comes to the real thing, you've got less to worry about because you've prepared more for it. though, at the same time, if you're feeling overwhelmed, take some time to yourself. always put yourself first, no matter what. grades don't define you, but don't let that motto stop yourself from achieving your best, without overstepping your limits too much.
as for my grades..
Year 10 terminals i got a 7 in maths and 6 in physics i believe. obviously i didn't learn / revise much at that stage, however, it jsut goes to show now how useful revision really was.
i'd say, if you dedicate yourself and choose an effective method of revision that works for you, you can easily boost your grades (to an extent). it may be difficult getting past that grade 7 band and upping it to the 8/9 sector, but it's achievable if you constantly get your brain working as well as taking care of yourself. get a good sleep schedule, eating routine and ensure you go over the content of your subjects.
i've said this to many people, but i am someone who takes full advantage of flashcards. i heavily recommend the leitner method for your flashcards. i would also note what paper / subject they're for so that - after the gcse - you can remove them from the pile and focus exactly on what's relevant for upcoming exams.
i'd heavily recommend past papers too. nothing will prepare you more for exams than preparing yourself with answering the same style of questions. if you get a question wrong, write the question on one side of a flashcard and the answer from the mark scheme on the other. this will get you accustomed to the language used in the exam and what exactly the examiner is looking for to give you those marks.
hope this helps, best of luck ๐Ÿค

thank you so much
Reply 8
Original post by niqabiforever21
thank you so much


of course ๐Ÿค

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