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GCSE geography tips! (also works for other subjects)

Heyyy! These are some tips that really helped me, for those starting a geography GCSE next year, or for anyone who wants some extra help before exams. Some are also helpful for other subjects!

1. I 100% recommend the GCSE geography CGP book! It covers every subject in depth, and I found it really great to keep by my bed and read every night, and also just whenever possible.

2. This is a good revision tip, sit at your desk and get together all your lesson notes, flashcards and revision tools for one particular subject. Then start to pretend to teach that subject to a class, this really helps (just for some extra fun, you can give your students names and call on them).

3. THIS IS NOT JUST A RUMOUR!!! Find a geography podcast and play it while you sleep, make sure it's loud enough so that you can hear it. The one I used is on spotify, although I don't recommend it unless you have premium, otherwise the advertisements will wake you up! This one really worked for me, I listened to a podcast all night, and then I listened to it the next morning, and I could remember it all! Also it's a great idea to listen to it whenever else you can, in the car, on a walk, working out, etc.

4. Give yourself a mock, your teacher might have already done this for you, but if they haven't (you might be homeschooled like me) then do one yourself! You can find some good ones online. This helps you to understand which subjects you need to cover more.

5. For map skills, try a bit of orienteering! (Do this on a weekend). Find an area near you that you can try orienteering, it helps sharpen your map skills! You could do it with friends who are studying geography with you, and maybe have a little competition.

6. STUDY THE SYLLABUS/SPECIFICATION! This is very important! Print it out and annotate it, it will save your life, trust me.

7. If you are even thinking of trying to go without a case study, you may as well just quit. This is so important, as some of the big marked questions need you to use a case study, and you will lose lot of marks if you ignore it.

8. Take your revision outside. If it's a nice day, go find somewhere to do your revision. You could even go find somewhere that is relevant to what you are revising. For example, if you are studying the coastline, take your work to a nearby beach and work there! I've done this and it really helps to see it in person.

9. Past papers are good to practise before the exam, make sure you study the mark scheme though, so you know how to answer properly.

10. Drink lots, exercise and get good sleep! This is so undervalued, it keeps your brain working properly, therefore making you sharper and ready to learn/revise.

Hope you all do well, and find these helpful! x
Original post by indiaae
Heyyy! These are some tips that really helped me, for those starting a geography GCSE next year, or for anyone who wants some extra help before exams. Some are also helpful for other subjects!
1. I 100% recommend the GCSE geography CGP book! It covers every subject in depth, and I found it really great to keep by my bed and read every night, and also just whenever possible.
2. This is a good revision tip, sit at your desk and get together all your lesson notes, flashcards and revision tools for one particular subject. Then start to pretend to teach that subject to a class, this really helps (just for some extra fun, you can give your students names and call on them).
3. THIS IS NOT JUST A RUMOUR!!! Find a geography podcast and play it while you sleep, make sure it's loud enough so that you can hear it. The one I used is on spotify, although I don't recommend it unless you have premium, otherwise the advertisements will wake you up! This one really worked for me, I listened to a podcast all night, and then I listened to it the next morning, and I could remember it all! Also it's a great idea to listen to it whenever else you can, in the car, on a walk, working out, etc.
4. Give yourself a mock, your teacher might have already done this for you, but if they haven't (you might be homeschooled like me) then do one yourself! You can find some good ones online. This helps you to understand which subjects you need to cover more.
5. For map skills, try a bit of orienteering! (Do this on a weekend). Find an area near you that you can try orienteering, it helps sharpen your map skills! You could do it with friends who are studying geography with you, and maybe have a little competition.
6. STUDY THE SYLLABUS/SPECIFICATION! This is very important! Print it out and annotate it, it will save your life, trust me.
7. If you are even thinking of trying to go without a case study, you may as well just quit. This is so important, as some of the big marked questions need you to use a case study, and you will lose lot of marks if you ignore it.
8. Take your revision outside. If it's a nice day, go find somewhere to do your revision. You could even go find somewhere that is relevant to what you are revising. For example, if you are studying the coastline, take your work to a nearby beach and work there! I've done this and it really helps to see it in person.
9. Past papers are good to practise before the exam, make sure you study the mark scheme though, so you know how to answer properly.
10. Drink lots, exercise and get good sleep! This is so undervalued, it keeps your brain working properly, therefore making you sharper and ready to learn/revise.
Hope you all do well, and find these helpful! x

Thanks a lot for these tips they are really helpfull.

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