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All 9s in 2 weeks?

I have been doing about 1hr a day of revision but I want to know if it is possible to go to all 9s from 7/8s in 2 weeks?
Also if anyone has any tips please give them, and if anyone is autistic and can give tips on how they dealt with stress during the exam period it will be extremely helpful as well!!
Original post by eaglesboo8
I have been doing about 1hr a day of revision but I want to know if it is possible to go to all 9s from 7/8s in 2 weeks?
Also if anyone has any tips please give them, and if anyone is autistic and can give tips on how they dealt with stress during the exam period it will be extremely helpful as well!!

Hey, I got all 9s at GCSE except maths and science in which I got 8, but I can give you a lot of tips. Firstly, could you reply to me by answering this question: Rank your subjects from being the hardest one you find and the easiest one and write the grades u got for that subject in your mocks and also let me know ur exam board after ur write ur subjects down
Original post by eaglesboo8
I have been doing about 1hr a day of revision but I want to know if it is possible to go to all 9s from 7/8s in 2 weeks?
Also if anyone has any tips please give them, and if anyone is autistic and can give tips on how they dealt with stress during the exam period it will be extremely helpful as well!!

Don’t overload yourself. 9s are incredible, but 7s and 8s are incredible too and still a top and almost perfect grade. But yes it is definitely possible, but you have to be working on the areas which you struggle on or aren’t as confident on.
For example, for maths, spending more revision time on vectors (which many find difficult) and less time on a topic you find easier/are more confident on will help you gain those extra marks you’d be missing out on which might put you up a grade.
Revising doesn’t mean tiring yourself and spending hours and hours, it means consolidating things you do know in a shorter space of time and filling in the gaps from things you’re not so confident with that extra time gained.

About the comment about stress, the best I can say is to just prepare as well as you can in the time left, and even if you need to take a moment of not revising, that’s okay. Read a book, play an instrument, watch some TV or youtube or just anything for a bit then say ‘okay I’ll do some revision now’ and you’ll feel a lot less stressed, it will be more productive, and you can put your mind at bay; at least I did when I did this during my GCSEs.
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Original post by revision52
Hey, I got all 9s at GCSE except maths and science in which I got 8, but I can give you a lot of tips. Firstly, could you reply to me by answering this question: Rank your subjects from being the hardest one you find and the easiest one and write the grades u got for that subject in your mocks and also let me know ur exam board after ur write ur subjects down


Hardest to easiest:
- Music - Eduquas
- Latin - Eduquas
- English Literature - AQA
- Chemistry - AQA
- Biology + Physics - AQA
- English Language - AQA
- RS Short Course - AQA
- History - Edexcel
- Further Mathematics - AQA
- Computer Science - OCR
- Mathematics - AQA
Grades from most recent mocks
- Mathematics: 9
- English Literature: 7
- English Language: Just made a 9
- Biology: 8
- Chemistry: 8
- Physics: 8
- History: 7
- Latin: 8
- Computer Science: 8
- Music: 8
- Further Mathematics: 8
- RS Short Course: 7

I only revised slightly the day before or the morning for these mocks and for Music I ended up looking at the exam paper right before we went in as I had the same copy so in my opinion it’s not accurate.
Latin is also a worry as language is my weakest and I have not been revising it at all.
History is more not revising content.
English is not knowing any quotes and timings
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Original post by pure-collar
Don’t overload yourself. 9s are incredible, but 7s and 8s are incredible too and still a top and almost perfect grade. But yes it is definitely possible, but you have to be working on the areas which you struggle on or aren’t as confident on.
For example, for maths, spending more revision time on vectors (which many find difficult) and less time on a topic you find easier/are more confident on will help you gain those extra marks you’d be missing out on which might put you up a grade.
Revising doesn’t mean tiring yourself and spending hours and hours, it means consolidating things you do know in a shorter space of time and filling in the gaps from things you’re not so confident with that extra time gained.
About the comment about stress, the best I can say is to just prepare as well as you can in the time left, and even if you need to take a moment of not revising, that’s okay. Read a book, play an instrument, watch some TV or youtube or just anything for a bit then say ‘okay I’ll do some revision now’ and you’ll feel a lot less stressed, it will be more productive, and you can put your mind at bay; at least I did when I did this during my GCSEs.


Thank you! This really helps as I have been getting physical pain due to stress and it’s quite annoying 😓. Do you have any tips on preventing procrastination as that’s my main concern, it’s a very huge problem 😭
Original post by eaglesboo8
Hardest to easiest:
- Music - Eduquas
- Latin - Eduquas
- English Literature - AQA
- Chemistry - AQA
- Biology + Physics - AQA
- English Language - AQA
- RS Short Course - AQA
- History - Edexcel
- Further Mathematics - AQA
- Computer Science - OCR
- Mathematics - AQA
Grades from most recent mocks
- Mathematics: 9
- English Literature: 7
- English Language: Just made a 9
- Biology: 8
- Chemistry: 8
- Physics: 8
- History: 7
- Latin: 8
- Computer Science: 8
- Music: 8
- Further Mathematics: 8
- RS Short Course: 7
I only revised slightly the day before or the morning for these mocks and for Music I ended up looking at the exam paper right before we went in as I had the same copy so in my opinion it’s not accurate.
Latin is also a worry as language is my weakest and I have not been revising it at all.
History is more not revising content.
English is not knowing any quotes and timings

I do History, and you need to get ur structure right, and don't spend too much time on something like a 4 mark question and memorise consequences, causes, effect/impact of key events in ur time period. English - memorise at least 5 quotes per character and theme, it will be useful if u have a quote which covers several themes/characters. With timing in the literature papers spend 50 mins on shakespeare, 50 mins on 19th century novel, 50 mins on modern text, 50 mins on poetry anthology, 50 mins on answering both unseen poetry questions. For language paper 1, read thoroughly for 10 mins that's fine. Q1 - 5 mins, Q2 and Q3 - 10 mins, Q4 - 20-25 mins, Q5 - half the exam 50 mins.Paper 2 Language is 10 mins reading - Q1 - 5 mins, Q2 - 10 mins, Q3 is 15 mins, Q4 is 20 mins, Q5 is 50 mins.
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Original post by revision52
I do History, and you need to get ur structure right, and don't spend too much time on something like a 4 mark question and memorise consequences, causes, effect/impact of key events in ur time period. English - memorise at least 5 quotes per character and theme, it will be useful if u have a quote which covers several themes/characters. With timing in the literature papers spend 50 mins on shakespeare, 50 mins on 19th century novel, 50 mins on modern text, 50 mins on poetry anthology, 50 mins on answering both unseen poetry questions. For language paper 1, read thoroughly for 10 mins that's fine. Q1 - 5 mins, Q2 and Q3 - 10 mins, Q4 - 20-25 mins, Q5 - half the exam 50 mins.Paper 2 Language is 10 mins reading - Q1 - 5 mins, Q2 - 10 mins, Q3 is 15 mins, Q4 is 20 mins, Q5 is 50 mins.


Thank you, what texts did you do for English lit?
Original post by eaglesboo8
Thank you! This really helps as I have been getting physical pain due to stress and it’s quite annoying 😓. Do you have any tips on preventing procrastination as that’s my main concern, it’s a very huge problem 😭

I’m a huge procrastinator too, I’d get stressed about my exams and then spend the whole week watching prison break and seeing how many games of fifa I can play without smashing my controller then everyday I’d be at school and say ‘I’ll actually revise today’ and all I did was do the same thing over and over again.

What worked for me was by spending a day making a list of things for each subject I need to work on, whether it’s the essay structure for history or what happened during the ‘golden age’ of Weimar. Then you’ll see this huge scary list of so many things and you’ll be like ‘Oh no! That’s so much work’ but then you’ll get down that list so quickly.
For example, to know the essay structure you could just ask your teacher (or google it) and they’ll say ‘introduction 2 paragraphs and conclusion’ (to confirm I just put this randomly I have no idea if that’s the structure) or whatever it may be and there you go, it’s taken a minute to find it out and you’ve crossed one thing off your list.
Basically what I’m trying to say is that you’ll see this huge list and you’ll feel like you have to get it all done in time for your exam because there’s so many gaps, so you might procrastinate a lot less. But in reality each one will literally take a minute to understand better, so it’s not as time consuming as you originally thought it might be and less procrastinating.

Everyone is different though, but this worked for me before and it’s working for me now in my a levels. It’s stopped me procrastinating so much and highlighted key areas for me to work on, and was not that time consuming, so big win all around.
Original post by eaglesboo8
Thank you, what texts did you do for English lit?

Macbeth, Jekyll & Hyde, inspector calls, power + conflict poetry
Original post by eaglesboo8
I have been doing about 1hr a day of revision but I want to know if it is possible to go to all 9s from 7/8s in 2 weeks?
Also if anyone has any tips please give them, and if anyone is autistic and can give tips on how they dealt with stress during the exam period it will be extremely helpful as well!!

ik there are many youtubers and stuff like that saying you can get all 9s in really short periods of time, but thatś really unlikely - that isnt to say you can still get a lot of 9s if you work hard the next two weeks, but if u get all 9s when you currently have 7 and 8s for all subjects would be a great achievement
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Original post by revision52
Macbeth, Jekyll & Hyde, inspector calls, power + conflict poetry


i do the same ones as well!! do you have any specific tips for each text?
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Original post by studyfor9s
ik there are many youtubers and stuff like that saying you can get all 9s in really short periods of time, but thatś really unlikely - that isnt to say you can still get a lot of 9s if you work hard the next two weeks, but if u get all 9s when you currently have 7 and 8s for all subjects would be a great achievement


Yeah I know 🥲 but I know I can do it as I haven’t put in the work at all for the 7/8s, it will be hard though 😭
Thank you! I will keep that in mind
Reply 12
Original post by pure-collar
I’m a huge procrastinator too, I’d get stressed about my exams and then spend the whole week watching prison break and seeing how many games of fifa I can play without smashing my controller then everyday I’d be at school and say ‘I’ll actually revise today’ and all I did was do the same thing over and over again.
What worked for me was by spending a day making a list of things for each subject I need to work on, whether it’s the essay structure for history or what happened during the ‘golden age’ of Weimar. Then you’ll see this huge scary list of so many things and you’ll be like ‘Oh no! That’s so much work’ but then you’ll get down that list so quickly.
For example, to know the essay structure you could just ask your teacher (or google it) and they’ll say ‘introduction 2 paragraphs and conclusion’ (to confirm I just put this randomly I have no idea if that’s the structure) or whatever it may be and there you go, it’s taken a minute to find it out and you’ve crossed one thing off your list.
Basically what I’m trying to say is that you’ll see this huge list and you’ll feel like you have to get it all done in time for your exam because there’s so many gaps, so you might procrastinate a lot less. But in reality each one will literally take a minute to understand better, so it’s not as time consuming as you originally thought it might be and less procrastinating.
Everyone is different though, but this worked for me before and it’s working for me now in my a levels. It’s stopped me procrastinating so much and highlighted key areas for me to work on, and was not that time consuming, so big win all around.


I had made a giant list for Easter but what happened was I just ignored it 😭
I will try this method again though and see if I can stick to it, thank you!!
Original post by eaglesboo8
i do the same ones as well!! do you have any specific tips for each text?
Revise quotes and analysis
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Original post by revision52
Revise quotes and analysis


Thanks

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