Exams are Real I Can’t Even Organisation NO

There are 71 days until my GCSEs start.

71 days. That’s 10 weeks. 10. WHAT?

I created a revision timetable at Christmas, but I haven’t been using it as much as I should have and I’m absolutely FREAKING OUT.

I’ve done some revision. History facts are actually going into my brain, and sociology and maths too, but science – ALL OF THEM – makes me feel a little sick. I’ve got my french coursework to remember, and SO MUCH to revise.

My revision timetable is as follows (yes, I’ll bore you, sorry).

Monday: Physics, RE
Tuesday: Music
Wednesday: Chemistry, English
Thursday: History
Friday: Biology, French
Saturday: Maths, Sociology
Sunday: Free day

Well ACTUALLY, Sunday isn’t a free day; it’s just unscheduled revision. Like if I’m feeling unconfident about a particular subject that day, or I just want to look over some things. I’m going to do one hour per subject, and on the days where I only have one, I can have another hour of revision for a subject I choose. If I had a lesson that day and I didn’t feel okay with the things we looked over, I’d use the extra hour to catch up. Tuesday and Thursday only have one subject because I’m really worried about music and history, because they’re the ones where I have to recall the most precise facts. WAHEY.

Is that okay? Am I doing enough? I just need to get the MOTIVATION, and that’s going to be tricky.

Intensive revision starts TOMORROW. GOD, I should have started sooner; I’m an idiot.

Sorry, I’m just panicking, and I want to blog about it because it will calm me down. Revision is sometimes tricky for me because I can’t do mindmaps or flash cards or writing things pretty or a page because I CAN’T SEE THEM UGH. So, revision usually means walking round my house, talking about the subject, or making wild gestures to myself to try and get the information in (like I did with the nervous system a few days ago).

I CAN DO THIS. I CAN.

From Elm πŸ™‚

107 thoughts on “Exams are Real I Can’t Even Organisation NO

  1. First off, your revision timetable looks AWESOME so don’t you worry about it. And about the revision, you’ve said (and I’m proud of you that you’ve said it) that you CAN DO IT. And I truly believe you can, everyone does. And it must be getting overwhelming due to your GCSE’s drawing closer, but trust me on this, it’ll be a breeze once you start. Best of luck!!!

  2. We are in the same boat! You’ve just scared me slightly more with the countdown :/ I’ve done a previous post on revision techniques I use which may help you out maybe…but other than that, don’t worry. You’re revision timetable looks fine. Be confident and believe in yourself! Go ace them exams!

  3. You can do it! You have 10 weeks! I only started panicking the day before the first exam *seriously*
    All the best!!

  4. Revision is great, but just don’t over do it, otherwise you will not feel as motivated for next time. I will be checking as well πŸ˜‰ I have done my GCSEs so I am here. I loved my History one. It was the best!

  5. Oh God GCSEs are stressing me out so much too. I have kinda started revising but I always feel like I’m just not doing enough! Good luck! πŸ™‚

  6. You are doing loads- seriously don’t worry, you’re gonna do great! I wasn’t nearly as prepared for my gcses (or any exams I’ve ever had to be honest) and I did fine. You will do even better πŸ™‚

  7. Ahhhh nooooo it’s too soon 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I have an English exam on Tuesday then drama the week after Easter then everything else it’s too soon and I’ve not even opened a textbook yet 😁😁

  8. Well, this reminded me that i’m procrastinating XD Don’t sorry, you have a while to go- if you’re doing all of that, you’ll obviously pass. Stress is meant to push you I guess πŸ˜› It’s best to cool down and make sure you learn it instead of panicking- you have time πŸ™‚ (but don’t take it for granted at the same time ^^) But just know, that no matter what you will pass!!!

  9. I’m American so I have no idea what you’re talking about (I’m assuming it’s like the equivalent of the ACT or SAT) πŸ™‚ but I’m sure you’ll do great! Best of luck!

    • I hope I will! And yeah – they’re similar – you take them in year 11 (which is sophomore year for you guys) after 2 years of studying for them.

  10. Just a quick suggestion- don’t put physics on Monday put something like biology there because after a revision time and stuff you wouldn’t want to go back to a subject to like physics. That’s if you like it that you can do it on Monday.

  11. You can do it!😜😚good luck! I love your style of writing you’re literally amazing and yh I’m gonna stop now before I start full on fangirling.
    pixiecake xxx

  12. Oh God I’m stressing out about them so much.I made a revision time table at the weekend and I didn’t even stick to it today!!! I should have started revising at Christmas like you, have I left it too late? There is literally so much… help – Jess x

  13. Elm, don’t freak out, I’m sure your doing well, because there’s always today to start working, and soon you’ll have plenty of time.

  14. I totally relate to what your going through ! i have finals starting up and I’m going crazy ! ..you’ll do great with all that revision !!

  15. You’ll probably ace it !!!
    don’t be too scared.
    and you probably already know this, but like if you have problems with stuff there are great you tube tutorials and there’s plenty of help on the internet. and yeah, do the past papers !! they really helped during my IGCSEs
    And remember to take breaks, and take care of your health !!
    Best of luck Elm !

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