Year 11 is finally here!
I’ve just started in year 11. Although in many ways I am excited to be going back to school, I am very aware it will be an extremely important year for me and my class. Our GCSE year is finally here, although it seemed like only yesterday that we were all year nines. Year 10 for me was like a warm up, because we still had to work hard for our modules, which we did in Science and Geography and were each 25% of our actual GCSE. Doing the modules gave us a taste of what it is like to do our GCSEs, although of course in year 11 it will be a lot more difficult and intense.
I sometimes find revision very difficult. I like the method of just writing all the information down then getting someone to test me on what I’ve written; but this sometimes isn’t that good of a way to revise, because I think you need to be able to revise by yourself. Although I find answering the questions in the textbook and doing mind maps helpful too.
I think the information goes in faster when I am hearing or saying it, but everyone’s methods are different. GCSEPod is useful if you prefer to learn by hearing or seeing things. When I make notes, I try and make them neat and colourful, so they are easier to read. I also find it better if all the information is very simple and tidy.
At school my favourite subjects would have to be Graphic Design, Business and Geography. I enjoy Maths and English too, as well as Biology. For languages I do German, but I don’t think I am a natural born linguist. As for Chemistry and Physics, I don’t dislike them too much but I cannot say I enjoy them – and my final subject RS, I find very interesting, and I like the different topics we learn and discuss during it.
All my teachers are very good with helping us to find the best way to revise. At the beginning of the exams, when we have pretty much covered the whole syllabus, we have revision lessons where we try and go over the things we have done. Sometimes we have worksheets, and other times the teachers go over things on the board and ask us questions.
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