What did you get in your GCSEs and how long did you revise for? : )

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How hard did you work to achieve your grades? : )

Posted Sun 9th December, 2012 @ 08:43 by Sarah

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I got 7A*s and 3As and I put loads of work into it. I revised every night, for 3 and a half hours. I would do 12 hours of work over the weekend too. The only days I had off were my birthday and Christmas day. It paid off though - you have to work hard to get the grades you want. But don't revise anything - it has to be worthwhile. You have to use your time well. I revised from December for my June exams, and from September for January exams.

Answered Fri 14th December, 2012 @ 20:26 by Former Member
Edited by Former Member on Fri 14th December, 2012 @ 20:26
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for me, I worked very hard, I would advise you to start preppring some revision notes, as when your exam period starts, you really don't have time to sit around making resources.

I studied for quite long hours, make yourself a timetable maybe?

I got 1 A*, 6 As, 6Bs

Answered Sun 9th December, 2012 @ 10:29 by deehammond
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Got 6A*s maths, eng lit, history, bio, chem, physics, and 3 As spanish, geo, eng lang and revised 2/3 hours each day jan - exams. I had a revision timetable but didnt stick to it, i revised what i felt i needed the most each week. though having said that i probalby coul have done better in eng lang if id stuck to m timetable. If your motivated youll do well but its not the number of hours you put to oneside to revise you actually have to do it, without distractions such as phone ,computer, radio tv ect. Good luck im sure youll do great! x

Answered Sun 9th December, 2012 @ 16:34 by Edward Pinches
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in reply to Alfiya ^

I think A's and B's are really good, it's good you've realised you need to study hard so don't give up because it's never too late . Just revise as hard as you can, and you can turn them A's into A*s and B's into A's- since you've got an A* in your mock it show's how capable you are- don't think I haven't done much revision so forget it- you've revised hard for your mock that's part of your revision. So continue to revise your hardest make sure you have breaks, make sure you don't let ANYONE distract you even if it's your best friend- Remember to do this for yourself- You will succeed! :) Good luck :D

Answered Sat 15th December, 2012 @ 17:15 by sophie
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Thank you so much everyone : ) Hopefully my GCSEs go well and well done to everyone your results are amazing and you guys obviously worked hard x

Answered Sun 9th December, 2012 @ 21:29 by Sarah
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Make sure you do 3/4 hours a day of revision, make a timetable and don't continuously revise or nothing will go in at the end of each hour have a break- make sure you get enough sleep also- I got 3 A*s 6 A's and a B I revised as soon as we started the topics at GCSE- every day make sure you go over what you have done in class as soon as you get home that's what I did- Good Luck, I'm sure you'll do excellantly. :) 

Answered Wed 12th December, 2012 @ 20:20 by sophie
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Aww glad too have helped you :) and yep five hours should be great :) sorry for the late reply was getting some homework and revision done :) Good luck once again you'll do great :D

Answered Tue 18th December, 2012 @ 00:48 by sophie
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hi, i revised for about 3 hours each day from march to the end of my exams in June. I made a revision timetable and did aroung 30-45mins of subjects and about 3-4 subjects each day. I dedicated weekends to doing practice questions and past papers. I got 2 A*'s (geography and spanish) 5 A's (english lit, maths, history, and 2 sciences) and 2 b's (english and R.E)

Answered Sun 9th December, 2012 @ 13:02 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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You can get good grades if you start now! You can improve your Bs and probably gets As in those subjects, and you can get A*s in the ones you got As in. You just have to focus your time. Making a revision timetabel is best - just write out how much you want to do. I think it's best to do work in hour chunks - and have 10 minute breaks in between. Make the revision you do fun so you do not get bored. I make powerpoints, movie makers, animations, things on this website and also past papers - these really help you to see where you can improve. Write a list of the topics you are worst at, and revise a topic for every subject every day. But just work really hard and don't panic. If you stress you cannot learn. Hope this helps. = ]

Answered Sat 15th December, 2012 @ 07:28 by Former Member
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No problem Alfiya glad I could help, well you could work on 1 subject a day if it works for you because I've tried that with my As levels and it helps me study in depth but if you have a lot of subjects to study like more than 4 you should attempt to do 4 hours a day doing an hour of each subject- and about breaks I agree you may get off task because I usually get off task if i go out of my room to have my break- at GCSE i would sometimes have my break in my room or put a timer on my phone to time my breaks- make sure you have a glass of water with you whilst revising- I sure you will get the best results and you will be proud of yourself- don't pressure yourself too much :)

Answered Sun 16th December, 2012 @ 18:23 by sophie
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For my year 10 results, I got 6 A*s and 2 As.

I found that letting yourself relax really helped. I had a revision timetable running 6-8 weeks before the exams, and didn't stick to it much but I tried not to let it stress me out too much. I revised each night before the half term for maybe an hour, and then afterwards I started putting quite a few more hours into it-maybe 4 or 5?

Exam questions and mark schemes-they really help. Trust me.

Writing revision notes helps too, and prioritising topics-working out which topics you know the least well.

Good luck!

Answered Sat 29th December, 2012 @ 01:20 by EstherTheBunny
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Ok, thank you for the advice : ) Well done your results are great, your hard work defiantly payed off x

Answered Sun 9th December, 2012 @ 10:50 by Sarah
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I got 2A*'s, 7 A's, 2 B's and a C.. and i did loads hahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha

Answered Sun 9th December, 2012 @ 13:24 by Rebecca
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i got 6 A 5B and 3 C 

for me i didnt revised in great detail when exams where few months away however i did do couple of hour revision (until i got bored basically) when the exams came closer...

i would say revise more for subjects that you are not very confident in, saying that dont ignore other subjects...revise them too but mainly concentrate on things you dont get/know properly.

Answered Fri 14th December, 2012 @ 20:09 by Ella
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I am currently doing my GCSE's and wow you guys were amazing, got such good grades; I will never be able to get that! :'( I feel like its too late I got B's and A's in year 10..honestly it was without trying very hard so I can't get A*'s now can I? I am currenlty doing my mock and I got an A* in science (mock) 'cause I revised like should have from the start..what should I do to get the best results I can?

Answered Fri 14th December, 2012 @ 22:19 by Former Member
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Thank you so much Tilly and Sophia you guys are amazing, I'll try my best to do all the things you've told me..I am deciding to follow a timetable but I want to work on 1 subject a day; I'm not sure if i should do that..I would prefer it that why though. One more thing about having breaks I don't think I would really want to have any as I will then get distract and be off task. I don't know how you guys do it. Thanks again Tilly and Sophia I really appreciate it and I will keep doing my best and try to get the best results I can and one day be able to be proud of myself :))

Answered Sat 15th December, 2012 @ 21:09 by Former Member
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Thanks again, I will be doing atleast 5 hours a day hopefully (2/3 subjects?) and have some breaks, haha I won't; thank youuu so much you've been a great help..glad to find you :')

Answered Sun 16th December, 2012 @ 19:30 by Former Member
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I got 9A*s, 3As and 2Bs. I revised every night for up to 4 hours. (I had to be in bed by 10). In preparation for the exams, I went over every single exam paper and analysed how to obtain full marks in each question so if I met a similar question, I would know what to include.

Answered Tue 18th December, 2012 @ 13:37 by Haj
Edited by Haj on Tue 18th December, 2012 @ 13:37
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Im doing my GCSE's now and this is really scary seeing that you guys got like 7 A*'s and stuff. I literally got 2 A's in my mocks and then the rest were C's, D's and even one E! Im doing so badly and Ive started doing 2-3 hours of revision a day but I go to a bad school so I feel like Im just not going to do good enough. I take 9 GCSE subjects but I need 8 A-B grades to get into the sixth form I want as my second option for English and Drama. This just all seems so difficult and stressful. Thank you for helping with your answers, its really helping me think about how much I should be revising. 

Answered Sun 17th January, 2016 @ 22:03 by BananaBee11
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start revising now . i got 8 a*

Answered Sun 31st December, 2017 @ 14:03 by arani123