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“Hi, I got d e e in physics chemistry and biology, this year we will redo our exams (2 years then we do an exam) now I really want to get good grades like amazing grades but I don`t know how to prepare for four units for these three subject can someone please help me, I don`t know what I can do like how many hours shall I spend per subject and when to do what unit
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Hi Komal How much work were you doing last year? You should be doing about 5 hours per week outside of lessons for each subject and that`s at least! You should be making notes, mindmaps, and doing past paper questions. With biology there are natural links between 1st and 2nd year content which is when you can revise your 1st year content. I`d recommend paying to get your papers back too and looking over (possibly with a tutor) where you went wrong and where to concentrate on your work (content, vs. technique for example) Hope this helps Sam
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When I was studying for my GCSEs, I did one past paper for each subject, and then planned the hours out according to the result you got for each of the past papers, as an example, I did this and got a A C B for Physics, Biology and Chemistry respectively, but if you are not that far into the subject, might I suggest asking your teacher on how to improve, but as you have got your results, I would suggest focusing your revision on Chemistry and Biology, but still do some revision on Physics, because you need to revise every subject, and not just the ones you are not doing well on. I would suggest just looking at the amount of spare time that you have and then plan accordingly, for example if you have 16 hours spare in a week, I might suggest doing 6 hours of Chemistry, 6 hours of Biology, and 4 hours of Physics, I would also suggest testing yourself from time to time, to make sure you are focusing on the right areas
There was some research published a few years back that showed, quite clearly, that the best revision technique (actually, the only one that really worked) was to do practice questions - so, lots of past papers (and workbooks, and whatever else you can get your hands on). The other thing was that when it comes to revision, little and often was (unsurprisingly) much better than doing a 6 hour stint the day before the exam. So if I were you, I`d do a set of past papers. Then I`d swap pens, get my textbook and use that to help me to answer the questions I couldn`t do. Then I`d mark my efforts - the mark schemes are mostly available online - and pay attention to where I`d lost marks (you can learn a lot of exam technique that way). Anything that I didn`t understand, I`d take to a teacher to get explained. Then I`d get another set of past papers and do it all again. In between, I`d eat a lot of chocolate and go out for a walk with the dog to get some fresh air. Good luck!