How to improve your GCSE grade – MME Revision Challenge

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MME Team 4 March 2024


With GCSE exam season drawing nearer, it is time to start your revision, if you haven’t already. After mocks you might be feeling a little disheartened but you can use them to improve! Doing well in your GCSEs relies on a combination of dedication, well-structured planning and effective study techniques. In this article, we will look at various approaches to elevate your GCSE performance. Here at MME, we are helping you kickstart your revision by challenging you to complete a section of any MME Premium course for 21 consecutive days! The MME Revision Challenge is running from now right up until your exams. Find out more at the end of this article.

MME Revision Challenge

How You Can Improve Your GCSE Grades

We want to help you do as well as you possibly can in all your exams, so here are a few things you can do to improve your grades:

Understanding Exam Requirements

To lay a solid foundation for improvement, it is essential to grasp the structure of the exams as well as, the subject-specific requirements. If you can gain an understanding of where marks are allocated, different question types and time constraints, this will help you be as efficient as possible in the exam.

Use Your Mock Exams

Mock exams, while being stressful can serve as a great tool for improvement. Take your mock papers and go back over them. Try to highlight things you did well and things you could improve on. You can then use this information to guide your revision. Another thing you can do is have another go at the questions and see if you can get more marks after doing some revision.

Active Learning Techniques

Engaging in active learning is a really good way to reinforce understanding. Whether you’re summarising information in your own words, teaching concepts to others or creating and using flashcards. The act of actively participating in the learning process enhances comprehension and retention.

Subject-Specific Strategies

It is important to acknowledge that each subject is different and may require you to adapt your approach to revision to suit each one. For example, for a subject like biology it is really important to be able to recite facts, so flashcards might work really well. Whereas for maths flashcards wouldn’t be much use, but doing lots of practice questions will help you get familiar with how to answer specific methods.

Seeking Clarification

If you are struggling with a specific topic, don’t be afraid to ask teachers or friends. Teachers are there to help, USE THEM! As for friends, it might help your understand of a topic hearing it from someone your age. Ask multiple people as one person may explain it in a way that makes perfect sense to you. It will help them learn as well. 

MME Revision Challenge

We want to encourage you to develop good revision habits to help you be as prepared as you can be for your GCSEs. That is why we are challenging you to complete a section of any MME Premium course everyday for 21 days straight! If you complete the MME Revision Challenge and post proof on social media, tagging us @mmerevise, you will win a set of GCSE predicted papers. This challenge is running from now all the way up until exams start so get involved!

All you need to enter the challenge is have an MME Premium subscription. To find out more about MME Premium and how to sign up, click the buttons below.

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