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GSCE Revision

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Can anyone tell me good techniques to revise and helpful books please.

I dont want to revise on the pc. I get bored so easily though while revising.
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I would download some past exam papers from online and see if you can answer it, then brush up on the topics you are weak on.

I used to focus on areas where I am strongest so that I get better marks. Do you get to choose which questions you answer? or do you have to answer all of them?
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#3
It depends, it's a really personal thing. I prefer to listen to music, it helps me remember. However my wife, who's got her Masters degree, has to have complete silence.
I was reading recently that doing repetative movements ie. tapping your fingers etc can help memory retention. Try a few things and see what works.
Hope this helps...
Good luck...
:-)
#4
BE FOCUSED!!! if i did as much work i did for my alevels i would have had all a's at gcse. If i had done as much work for my alevls as i do for my degree i would have had all a's. Just learn now to work hard!
banned#5
doing lots of past exam papers works for me
#6
where can i download past papers from that have awnsers with them so i can mark it at the end.
#7
If you have any subjects with the AQA exam board then you can go to the AQA site and download past papers of there.
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strike
where can i download past papers from that have awnsers with them so i can mark it at the end.


what exam board is it?
#9
edexcel
#10
Strike, the 'answer previous questions' approach is a good one, but without going into too much detail on how people learn, you need to consider ways to 'internalise' what you learn. Answering questions is a good approach because it gets you thinking about the subject rather than trying to memorise notes (which is usually a very bad apporach). But as you answer questions, you need to make a note of the areas that you don't feel comfortable with. I mean write them down. Then you should go and read about these and tou should find that as you read you answer your own 'questions'. Doing it this way means that you are much more likely to remember stuff. When you answer questions you should also write them down. So you practice time-constained writing too. And you shouold also try to explain what you know to other people (maybe other students, but perhaps friends or even parents). Explaining a subject to someone else is a really good way to check what you know. Again note areas of weakness. Finally, try relating what you are trying to learn to personal expereince. Again, this 'thinking' exercise will help you to internalise the ideas and information so that they are easy to recall and to apply in an exam. good luck.
#11
Hi strike ive got a CGP higher maths book if you want it, helped me alot with my GCSE's a year ago, i dont need it anymore so if you pay for the postage its yours :thumbsup:
#12
REDRANGER86
BE FOCUSED!!! if i did as much work i did for my alevels i would have had all a's at gcse. If i had done as much work for my alevls as i do for my degree i would have had all a's. Just learn now to work hard!


Oh brings back memories! I did my quite some time ago (relatively speaking - not like 10 years ago!).

Be focused is the main thing - how bad do you want to pass? Do you want to fail? What will your friends think of you? Family? If you don't get decent GCSE's you'll be stacking shelfs at Asda/Tesco/Morrisons (take your pick).

Sorry for being harsh but that the best way to get yourself focused.

And for actual revising, revise and practice past papers! Practicing the papers is REAL important, do the papers more than once!

Remember GCSE's are a peice of cake, they are not difficult, you can do them they are not hard.

PLAN YOUR TIME!
suspended#13
yep lots of practice with past exam questions, time yourself under exam conditions
i used to write my notes out over and over or even just reading everything over and over .. some of its bound to go in!!
making a timetable kind of helped me too as it scared me seeing how little time i had and how much i needed to do!!
there also used to be some good tv programmes focused on gcse i.e geography history etc especially very early in the morning i used to get my dad to tape that for me
environment wise i used to revise either in my bedroom with all the clutter removed / or in the library choose a very quiet one like a reference library / or in the park on a nice summers day for a change
good luck.. a great motivational quote my friend wrote in my leavers book helped me a great deal:

"excellence is not granted to man, but is a reward for labour"

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