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NicolaMac Mon 12-Mar-18 17:55:14

My son has been given a revision timetable by school. It expects about 1 to 1.5 hours a night plus 2 to 2.5 hours on weekends.

This doesn't seem much to me. But also my DC is the type who will do the bare minimum. Stick to the clock. Not work a second over evev if in mid sentence.

He's clever but coasting.

Just looking for ideas about how to get him to apply himself a bit more

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NicolaMac Mon 12-Mar-18 17:56:05

Sorry forgot to say it's for GCSE

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BlueBelle123 Mon 12-Mar-18 19:42:35

I also have a DS in y11 so I know how you feel re are they doing enough....how I look at it is what do they want to do next what grades are needed and are they on track if not talk to them on how they are going to get the grades needed.

In relation to their predicted's again are they on track how did they do in their mocks and tests since mocks again are they on track? If your DS is on track then I wouldn't get hung up about the amount of hours he is revising as he is clearly doing enough, where revision is concerned its about the quality not the quantity.

There is a GCSE thread where you will get loads of support and useful tips.

lljkk Mon 12-Mar-18 20:52:03

I had Do Nothing Boy followed by Constantly Revise Until she Cried Girl.
I don't mind bare minimum at all. It seems rather sane.

Snowysky20009 Wed 14-Mar-18 09:36:37

Remember they will also be doing a lot in school. Normally the last few months, lessons are just revision, as they will have finished the course content. Same for A-Levels.

Foxsox Thu 15-Mar-18 21:08:01

Go easy.
That's a lot, plus what's happening in school.
Time to rest the brain and process the information is key.
We have a large number of youngsters with severe exam Anxiety as. Result of 'not doing enough' attitudes.

endofthelinefinally Thu 15-Mar-18 21:17:04

It is possible to do just enough to get good grades.
I feel sorry for kids these days.
They need to have some time to see friends, exercise, do hobbies.
They need time to nurture their mental health too.

Oratory1 Thu 15-Mar-18 21:49:50

An hour to an hour and a half a night is plenty

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