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GCSE - how many hours a week do you study?

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MrsMattie Sun 21-Sep-08 14:18:05

I'm doing a Maths GCSE (home study). Got the materials last week and have finally sat down today to look through them and get the ball rolling shock argh!

Trying to put together a study plan. I want to take the exam in early June 2009. I've got six rather weighty modules to get through before then, each with a marked multiple choice test and test paper to submit. I can pretty much submit them when I want (takes the tutor 10-14 days to mark and post back to me).

How many hours a week should I be studying?

I was going to start with 6 hours a week (2 hours a day on 3 days in the week when DS is at nursery) and see how I go - but is that too little, do you think?

Forgot to mention - I'm 30 weeks pregnant with my second child !!

MrsMattie Sun 21-Sep-08 14:18:54

Sorry, should have said - the exam counts for 80% of the course and consists of two papers 92 hours each_ - that's what I'll be taking in June 2009.

Kif Sun 21-Sep-08 14:24:57

I'd try to go through the whole course before your due date, then use the rest of the time to revise. Practice makes perfect with Maths,

In a school you'd do 3 hours a week plus homework - so 6 hours sounds about right.

Remember to do lots of worked examples

ethanchristopher Sun 21-Sep-08 17:53:06

im at school and have a 2 year old ds

i am taking my maths gcse and i have 3 maths lessons a week so 3 hours then we get homework so its an extra hour

so all in all i do about 4 hours a week

i think 6 hours is great and you shud def do well!

are you taking other subjects and are you stil at school?

MrsMattie Sun 21-Sep-08 19:49:40

Thanks for your replies smile

Kif - no way on God's earth can I get through all the topics in the next 9 weeks (when I'm due)!. I'd need to study every day for at least a couple of hours to achieve that! Argh! I only have two afternoons a week child-free, plus a few hours at weekends, so have to make do with that, really....

ethanchristopher - I'm not doing any other study at the moment. I actually have my degree, but am a SAHM and thinking about retraining next year, but will need a Maths GCSE to get into the training programme I want to do.

I knew failing my Maths GCSE at school would one day come back to bite me on the bum!

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