I'm starting my GCSE examinations in May 2016 (and finish in June, when I'll have like, 11 weeks off and will have to start preparing for college or Sixth Form, whichever I decide to do). That may seem like an extremely long way away, but I know it will have been and gone in no time at all. I want to prepared and be as ready for any surprises as possible So, for those of you that can help me: how can I get through my GCSEs and get the highest grades I can and survive? Extra information: I'm crap at English reading examinations. The way they say things is almost always the complete opposite of what they mean, or something else entirely there's no way I could have expected it. I'm great at writing coursework (3/4 of the coursework pieces I did throughout Year 10, I got B grades in) and could probably get an A if I wasn't restricted by a word limit.I also have discalculia, so I'm extremely bad at maths. I fail to retain even some of the most basic things you get taught in Primary School, and no matter how hard I try, it does not stick in my head. I only recently got an F grade in the last test I did, and that's because quite a few of the questions were related to a topic I'm good at.I'm also entitled to an extra 20 minutes of exam time in my English, R.E, etc. due to the slow pace I write with my hand at (why I'm not able to use a computer like other people is beyond me), and in Maths due to the whole special educational need thing.My school also got a new headteacher in January, who has completely shook things up. He has implemented a bunch of school rules that nobody likes (forcing us to wear unbranded black bags, getting rid of jumpers in senior years (which doesn't apply to me since I leave this year ), etc.), including a one week timetable. My Year 10 timetable revolved around the two week model heavily. Week 1 on Thursday and Friday was Chemistry, Week 2 on those days was biology. I complete my Spanish NVQ in November, and will have the timetable slot filled up with another lesson. I don't know how any of this will plan out until I come back to school.So yeah... advice away And for you US people who might want to help: 5 GCSE C Grades, according to gsgi.co.uk, is roughly worth a High School Diploma.I'll be bumping this whenever I think I need help until the exam period is here.On that note, /endOP.