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[Solved] Its exam time

(@Super Mario)
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My eldest has just started his GCSEs and he is stressed which obviously means I am!!

He needs to get an A in Maths and Physics to be able to do them at A Level and he is working really hard to get them but he has been predicted Bs and he will be very disappointed

We have paid for an additional tutor for 2 hours a week to help him but don't know what else to do.

He makes silly mistakes and I don't think his revision technique is very good but every time I try to discuss it he just erupts

Anyone got any tips?

Topic starter Posted : 14/05/2013 12:33 am
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The consensus seems to be to do a few practice papers...

One student says he went through at least 5 previous years questions.

Revise, memorise revision notes and write notes, equations and formulae down on post its and leave them on the walls and doors where you study so that you are frequently reminded of them and will absorb them on a subconscious level!!.

Take breaks every 40mins for 10 mins...keep hydrated.

Make a revision timetable and stick to it.

Always ask a teacher if you dont understand something.

These are some tips from other students that posted on

Posted : 14/05/2013 2:19 am
(@Super Mario)
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Thanks Nanny J

Your advice is great and more importantly he is doing all of those things - his bedroom wall is covered in post it notes at the moment

Hopefully his hard work will pay off

Topic starter Posted : 15/05/2013 1:16 am
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make him cool first and support him as much as you can, all knows that maths a and physics are bit difficult to study. writing the theory will help your son to remember whatever he studied

Posted : 20/12/2013 4:30 pm
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Make him confident by giving suggestions and advises regarding the exam and chance questions that are common in the examination. so i think it is better to take revision regarding the learned things and try avoid tensions.

Posted : 24/12/2013 2:39 pm

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