I wish you all the best of luck on results day. Be pleased (but not too pleased) if you’ve done better than you expected and don’t be too disappointed if the reverse is true. GCSE grades are important in determining the next stages of your education but do remember that in 5 years time, no-one will ever again be interested in your news from today….
I think the most important thing to think about today is this. From around the beginning of April until the end of your final GCSE exam, you have been working independently, working things out for yourself, making notes and using web resources to improve your learning and understanding. You have decided what to study and how best to achieve your learning goals. And these are exactly the skills that will be needed to make a success of the next stage of your education! So the question is “can you keep up these high levels of motivation/determination/organisation when you start your A level courses in September?”
But I hope you will find time for some celebrations before the serious stuff starts again in September! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Well done to everyone who has now finished their 2017 IGCSE Biology course. I hope paper 2 was to your liking (it seemed pretty typical to me) and all the hard work you have put in over two years has finally paid off. I guess that many Y11 students will be almost finished so it is nearly time for you to have a long, relaxing summer break. I wish you all the best of luck when the results come out in August.
Can I ask for one small favour before you switch off schoolwork completely?
If you have time, please can you leave a comment below with any tips you have as to things you have done in revision that really helped you. I imagine you have learned a great deal about how to motivate, organise and maximise your own learning over the past few months so why not leave a short comment to inspire/enthuse/help those that follow you……?
My page settings require me to approve any comment before it appears so don’t expect to see your comment straightaway as it may take an hour or two before it becomes visible.
But I hope you all have a brilliant summer and I wish you the best of luck!
I hope the trial paper this morning for D block went well. I am marking my two divisions’ scripts later this week and will put some generic feedback on this site when I get a chance…. Good luck with all your other papers.
Please feel free to send me any comments/suggestions/improvements so I can make this blog better and more useful to the GCSE students who read it….. I will be writing some new posts in the Christmas holidays to complete the current IGCSE specification, and perhaps then to address the new material included for examination in 2019….?
But please tell me if there are particular topics you would like me to expand on…. If you don’t understand it fully, then lots of other readers won’t either!
And keep working hard – no short cuts in Biology GCSE…..
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