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how many hours of work are y'all doing for gcse's?

i'm doing like 3 hours a day
Original post by elihalbe
i'm doing like 3 hours a day

That sounds about right. I did my GCSEs last year. It's about the balance - you need to work hard and revise, but you also need to keep yourself in good condition and happy with plenty of sleep.
Original post by elihalbe
i'm doing like 3 hours a day

I’ve been doing 3 sessions of 45-60 minutes per day outside of school, but i think whats more important is what you do in the time than how long you revise for. If this is something you’re worried about maybe put a timer on and revise for 20 minutes and do a specific task for that amount of time. If you’re just curious about how much other year 11s are revising most of my friends are doing roughly 2 or 3 hours each day but it varies so much.
Original post by elihalbe
i'm doing like 3 hours a day

i do 3 hours a day on school days and 5 hours a day on weekends usually. but the 5 hours a day on weekends doesn't completely consist of gcse revision for me. if you're doing well in subjects you want to do for a-level i suggest you should do further reading and get ahead on the course.
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Original post by MarMogul_11
i do 3 hours a day on school days and 5 hours a day on weekends usually. but the 5 hours a day on weekends doesn't completely consist of gcse revision for me. if you're doing well in subjects you want to do for a-level i suggest you should do further reading and get ahead on the course.

if im gonna spend time working, just before gcse's its probs best to focus on that.
after them we have a log holiday we can do extra reading for, no?
Original post by elihalbe
if im gonna spend time working, just before gcse's its probs best to focus on that.
after them we have a log holiday we can do extra reading for, no?

Yeah true, focus on GCSE's for now lol especially since they have started. But I'd definitely recommend dedicating a part of your day or even week to just study topics you enjoy and are taking a bit more to get ahead (in the summer).
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Original post by MarMogul_11
Yeah true, focus on GCSE's for now lol especially since they have started. But I'd definitely recommend dedicating a part of your day or even week to just study topics you enjoy and are taking a bit more to get ahead (in the summer).

ye fax, also if u do no work in the summer when u get back to school u end up forgetting evrything in lessonsand having no clue about anything
Original post by MarMogul_11
i do 3 hours a day on school days and 5 hours a day on weekends usually. but the 5 hours a day on weekends doesn't completely consist of gcse revision for me. if you're doing well in subjects you want to do for a-level i suggest you should do further reading and get ahead on the course.


Damn do you not get burned out? I do about 1 hour of revision each day note I am in year 10 but 3 hours on a school day is quite long how do you manage to keep a healthy work life balance?
Original post by Mr.Cereal
Damn do you not get burned out? I do about 1 hour of revision each day note I am in year 10 but 3 hours on a school day is quite long how do you manage to keep a healthy work life balance?

Hello, 1 hr in year 10 is a great start, and 3 hours a day will come to your habit as you gradually come into year 11! So dont worry!
Original post by elihalbe
if im gonna spend time working, just before gcse's its probs best to focus on that.
after them we have a log holiday we can do extra reading for, no?

I agree - don't waste time on A level prep now! You have ages for that and we set specific prep work for the summer.

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