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DD Year 10 - Revision

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QueenofQuirkiness Sat 13-Feb-16 18:33:45

I am aware that I am quite early and exam season isn't for a few months, but I would just like some advice on how much revision a y10 girl should do for internal exams?
As in how many weeks should she revise for, how much etc.
My DD isn't doing any GCSE's this year, but some of her exams will be controlled assessments which obviously count towards her grade. Her exams aren't until May 20th, but I'm just trying to think ahead so I can help her when exam season comes smile

TheSecondOfHerName Sat 13-Feb-16 21:04:52

DS1 divided each subject into about 10 topics and spent about half an hour revising each topic. There wasn't time to do them all, so he concentrated on the areas where he felt least confident.

Timetogetup0630 Sun 14-Feb-16 20:14:13

She should start going over everything she has learned in class now, and identify the things she doesn't really understand, and get to grips with them.

She can organise her revision resources eg school books, class notes, find useful website and even perhaps look at some GCSE papers. Decides if she wants to do well at everything or if she would rather focus her efforts on serval specific subjects.

The more she consolidates her knowledge now, the more it will pay off next year when she is doing the real things.

TeenAndTween Mon 15-Feb-16 17:12:07

In the 4 weeks running up to DD's end y10 exams we aimed for an hour a day revision after school, plus 8 hours at weekends, plus whatever revision they were doing in school.

Priority was revision cards for content-heavy subjects such as science and history, plus maths.

But in your situation, CAs take priority over everything else as they are worth real marks.

t875 Mon 15-Feb-16 23:19:04

Following! smile We're in this position too. We've got exams too end of May!! Good luck to all the teens doing these x

TeenAndTween Tue 16-Feb-16 10:24:56

Year 10 is a good time to work out what revision techniques and timetable works. Leaving it until y11 mocks (or the real thing) is a bit late. So even though y10 exams may not 'mean' anything they are worth taking seriously imo.

t875 Tue 16-Feb-16 20:42:50

Great advise teenandtween! :-)

QueenofQuirkiness Fri 19-Feb-16 11:41:01

Thanks for all of your replies - I will pass your advice on to DD. smile She's a bit of a panicker and gets quite anxious around exam time so I want to help her be as prepared as possible to alleviate this

t875 Fri 19-Feb-16 23:48:17

It would be good to have somewhere to chat about this. Especially moving up to the exam time x all the best x

TeenAndTween Sat 20-Feb-16 09:26:36

You may find more y10 parents on the Secondary Education board. In fact, if you started a thread with a title including 'y10' and 'support' you might get a mini community going. There are already threads running for y11, y12 and y13.

QueenofQuirkiness Sat 20-Feb-16 11:30:22

Thanks for the idea TeenandTween - I think I will have a go at it nearer to exam time grin

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