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I keep failing science :'(

casscubcasscub Posts: 138 The Mix convert
Has anyone got any tips on how to not fail on any of the GCSE Science both core, additional and separate science?

Casscub
"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose" 
Lyndon B.Johnson 

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Revise, pay attention in class, do your homework.. Ask for help.
  • casscubcasscub Posts: 138 The Mix convert
    As much as i revise though it does not help. Not even the notes i take down help me and it is usually 4 pages of notes a lesson plus 2 pages of work as well. :(
    "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose" 
    Lyndon B.Johnson 
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When it comes to notes, highlight the important information, make it stand out. Half of the things on the notes you probably won't need, so select the things that are relevant and highlight them. Could you ask your teacher for a copy of the lesson? For example, if it's based around a PowerPoint, ask if you can get a printed version?
    Again, if you're struggling, ask for help.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What are you doing not so well on? Is it coursework, multiple choice exams or longer answers? Also which do you find hardest out of chem, bio and physics?
  • casscubcasscub Posts: 138 The Mix convert
    What are you doing not so well on? Is it coursework, multiple choice exams or longer answers? Also which do you find hardest out of chem, bio and physics?

    I failed both biology and physics. And struggle with any science stuff at the moment. I got 11/48 which is an E somehow :/
    I just cant get the answers down on paper because i struggle so much with exams :'(
    "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose" 
    Lyndon B.Johnson 
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can you do extra curricular classes? I loved science in school, but we had the option for extra classes after school if we wanted them, was basically just a study group with a teacher present. Could set one up with your friends if there isn't a teacher-led one.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Also the good thing about GCSEs is you have a syllabus. See if you can get hold of yours and work through all of the points, using class notes, revision guides, textbooks. Consider making flash cards or posters with diagrams. Do practice papers and mark them yourself to see what areas and what sort of questions you are dropping marks on.
  • casscubcasscub Posts: 138 The Mix convert
    I have tried extra classes after school and at lunch i have also tried using the sylbus but even then i cant get above 11/48 which is an E :(
    "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose" 
    Lyndon B.Johnson 
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Okay but have you actually asked for help?? Your teacher will be able to tell you what exact parts you need to focus on and give you guidance when it comes to studying them.
  • Cat88Cat88 Posts: 377 Cool Newbie
    Hi. I'd also suggest doing lots of practice exams, under proper silence and time constraints, as from your replies it sounds like it could be the exam aspect you're finding especially tricky.
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