when is the best time to start revising for GSCE?

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Posted Tue 14th August, 2012 @ 19:29 by Melissa

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Everyone starts at different times.It really depends on how capable you are as a person (not trying to sound intimidating, sorry if I did :)) Some people can go into the exam without revision & pull off A*'s, whilst others have to work their **** off just to get a C. I personally always revised 3 months before my exams or when I got my timetable & planned it out from there mentally in my head how many hours I would do a night :D Good Luck with GCSE's, they're alright once you get the hang of it & are no where near as bad as people think :) ***

Answered Sat 18th August, 2012 @ 13:04 by Beanie96
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as a student who has completed my alevels i would most strongly recommend revision right from the start. don't leave it too late or neglect your revision

Even if you don't start your fll revision until october, try reviewing all your notes so you aren't having to learn anything then and you understand it all, but you are just refreshing your memory:)

  1. review your notes after each lesson to make sure you have understood everything
  2. find out from your teacher what you will be doing next lesson and look over it before hand - this way you will have more understanding of what you're being taught so the lesson will be more beneficial and you will be able to ask about the sections you are unsure on.
  3. Do as many past papers as you can - they don't even have t be from your exam board, just from the topic you are doing. and when done MARK THEM! you can't learn where you have gone wrong or improve your technique if you don't.
  4. do all of the practice questions/ revision / exam questions in your text book/revision guides without looking the answers up - this will test your knowledge and you can look up more detail after completing questions
  5. Repeat, repeat, repeat. everything. past papers, reviewing, making notes. ust to drill it into your head.
  6. it's never too late or early to start. first exams in January, that isn't long off. especially if you want to relax a bit over Christmas and you have a minimum of 2 other subjects to revise for. i'd revise as much as you can now, not in a month, and then continue up to your exams
  7. it's not quantity, it's quality. no point revising at 3am when you're so tired you will forget it all. but try to get in some each day.
  8. Revise in your free periods or after school! don't just sit around doing nothing. if you don't want to revise or your friends are laughing just do your homework and tell them you're busy so can't do it later or that it's overdue!

My biggest regret was not revising enough during AS levels and getting BDDE - woops

that meant i had to revise loads in A2 as i had loads f retakes. i came out with ABB, but i was under 15 ums marks in each subject of the next grade up and felt if i had done more in AS i might have gotten the higher marks:/ although it was a pretty good improvement not gunna lie:P

So start early and revise hard! don't worry about what your friends are doing, if you think revision is beneficial do it and laugh in august when you  achieve some brilliant results!

Basically - the earlier the better!

Answered Tue 11th September, 2012 @ 01:52 by Alex
Edited by Alex on Tue 11th September, 2012 @ 01:53
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Depending how many exams you have, but I would allow 3 months like Beanie96 said.

Answered Sat 18th August, 2012 @ 13:05 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR