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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What I'm going to suggest is that you try to make sure you've learnt everything at about 2 months in advance , write notes and stuff at that time, and then don't revise too much until about 2 weeks before.

Do loads of exam papers and questions, learn the mark scheme, practice writng concise answers so you don't waste exam time writing too much when you have the mark.

If you're going into year 11, I'd suggest that the day you learn something at school, go home and sort of go over it in your head or something each day, so you don't even have to do any writing, maybe just read a few notes you wrote at school, etc.

Answered Mon 27th August, 2012 @ 16:43 by EstherTheBunny
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I've just finished my gcse's and I didn't do any revision in the summer holidays, do revision  about 1 and a half months before any exams to give you plenty of time to revise, the first time you will proberly have to do this will be for your yr10 mocks in november, so for them start revising in october, but for your final gcse exams at the end of yr 11 start revising 3 months before and gradually build up how many hours you do each day, that what I did.

Answered Tue 14th August, 2012 @ 20:16 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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Make sure you start at least 3 months early because otherwise you find the workpile building up and you end up trying to cram, which is not good!

Answered Tue 21st August, 2012 @ 10:42 by Alice Deane
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tbh my advice would be ASAP

 DON'T leave it till the summer... its best to start now really or you'll just get into a muddle...and stasrt panicking cuz of the work load... sometimes i wish i'd started earlier to save me all of that unecesary stress....

hope that helps:)

Answered Thu 6th September, 2012 @ 17:54 by Muzz :P
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I would start with a little each day. I revised just before I went to bed each night by revising everything I had studied that day so it sticks in your mind. 

Answered Fri 17th August, 2012 @ 13:18 by bethedoc
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I started revising about 2 months before exams started (including study leave).

You'll be revising alot in school but I wish I revised like at the start of the year Jan/Feb, good luck! 

Answered Mon 20th August, 2012 @ 15:28 by Alice Moscardini
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Split up the revision over a series of months before the exams. I would also suggest that you make a checklist of all the topics you need to know for that particular subject, and when you've done that topic tick it off the list so you are clear on what you need to revise next. Good luck! :)

Answered Fri 7th September, 2012 @ 21:34 by Emma
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Caitlin Murphy yes, going over things you revised earlier that day again helps, even if it's just reading some notes on it.

Answered Fri 17th August, 2012 @ 13:23 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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Start as soon as you can, so the learning pattern is more gradual, and soyou don't cram knowlrdge at the last minute.

Start now, so nearer to the time, you could practice questions and stuff.

Best of luck!

Answered Fri 7th September, 2012 @ 21:22 by anum
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lots of luck to everyone doing exams in 2013!

Answered Fri 7th September, 2012 @ 21:36 by anum
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the earlier the better!

Answered Tue 11th September, 2012 @ 01:45 by Alex