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Are You Ready For GCSE Arabic?

Are You Ready For GCSE Arabic?

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Many of you may know that GCSE Arabic has changed. For new parents and students who intend on taking a GCSE in Arabic it is important that you speak to someone before entering your child to take the exam at their school or centre.

Too many a time have we come across students that come to us already registered for an exam that they have not taken a proper course or enough lessons in yet. Parents need to make sure that their child, for whom they wish to succeed in the exam, speaks to someone in the first instance. It is not enough that a teacher at school says to an Arab student ‘we are entering you for a GCSE because you speak Arabic’…what does someone who knows nothing about Arabic know about the different types of Arabic? What about the fact that a lot of Arab students may be able to speak colloquial Arabic at home but may not be able to speak, read or write the modern standard form of the language.

Even worse than this is that there are some who consider Quranic Arabic the same as GCSE or KS3 Arabic. Quranic Arabic is a beautiful language, in fact, the best form of Arabic that exists. And there are similarities in the use of the same letters and a few similar words and grammar but that’s it. Modern Standard Arabic does not require Tajweed, vowels, classical words etc.

Then there are cases where some parents may need to work abroad in an Arabic speaking country and their children go with them. A few things to note with situations like these is that just being in an Arabic speaking country, or any country where you do not know the language, will not automatically make you speak a language. There are known cases of people who went abroad to study or just to travel for work but end up using their own mother tongue the majority of the time, for one reason or another. Four years in an Arab country does not mean much by itself. There are others who can study with a tutor, one-to-one, for a few months or go abroad for a few months and be much more productive.

Parents, please listen to the suggestions of those in the know (the Arabic know).

Kind reagrds

Arabic Daily Online Team.

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Key stages

School Year Structure

The Seven Learning Styles

The Seven Learning Styles

  • Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
  • Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
  • Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
  • Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
  • Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
  • Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
  • Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.


Learning style tests

The VARK Questionnaire

Arabic Numbers

Arabic Numbers (Cardinal-denoting quantity)

١ – 1 Waahid

٢ – 2 Ithnaan

٣ – 3 Thalaatha

٤ – 4 Araba’3ah

٥ – 5 Khamsah

٦ – 6 Sittah

٧ – 7 Sab’3ah

٨ – 8 Thamaaniyah

٩ – 9 Tis’3ah

١٠ – 10 Asharah

١١ – 11 Ahada Ashar

١٢ – 12 Ithnaa Ashar

١٣ – 13 Thalaathata Ashar

١٤ – 14 Arabata Ashar

١٥ – 15 Khamsata Ashar

١٦ – 16 Sittata Ashar

١٧ – 17 Sab3ata Ashar

١٨ – 18 Thamaaniyata Ashar

١٩ – 19 Tis3ata Ashar

٢٠ – 20 Ishroon

٢١ – 21 Waahid wa Ishroon

٢٢ – 22 Ithnaan wa Ishroon

٢٣ – 23 Thalaatha wa Ishroon

٢٤ – 24 Araba’ah wa Ishroon

٢٥ – 25 Khamsah wa Ishroon

٢٦ – 26 Sitta wa Ishroon

٢٧ – 27 Sab’3ah wa Ishroon

٢٨ – 28 Thamaaniyah wa Ishroon

٢٩ – 29 Tis’ah wa Ishroon

٣٠ – 30 Thalaathoon

٣١ – 31 Wahid wa Thalathoon

٣٢ – 32 Ithnaan wa Thalathoon

٣٣ – 33 Thalaatha wa Thalathoon

٣٤ – 34 Araba’3ah wa Thalathoon

٣٥ – 35 Khamsah wa Thalathoon

٣٦ – 36 Sitta wa Thalathoon

٣٧ – 37 Sab’ah wa Thalathoon

٣٨ – 38 Thamaaniyah wa Thalathoon

٣٩ – 39 Tiss’ah wa Thalathoon

٤٠ – 40 Ar’ba’3oon

٤١ – 41 Waahid wa Arba3oon

٤٢ – 42 Ithnaan wa Arba3oon

٤٣ – 43 Thalaatha wa Arba3oon

٤٤ – 44 Araba’ah wa Arba3oon

٤٥ – 45 Khamasah wa Arba3oon

٤٦ – 46 Sittah wa Arba3oon

٤٧ – 47 Sab’3ah wa Arba3oon

٤٨ – 48 Thamaaniyah wa Arba3oon

٤٩ – 49 Tis3ah wa Arba3oon

٥٠ – 50 Khamsoon

٦٠ – 60 Sittoon

٧٠ – 70 Saboon

٨٠ – 80 Thamaanon

٩٠ – 90 Tisoon

١٠٠ – 100 Mi’ah

١٠٠٠ – 1000 Alf

٢٠٠٠ – 2000 Alfayn

١٠٠٠٠٠ – 100,000 Mi’at Alf (One Hundred Thousand 100,000)

١٠٠٠٠٠٠ – 1,000,000 Milyoon (One Million مليوون)

١٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠٠ – 1,000,000,000 Milyaar (One Billion مليار)


Arabic Months

Arabic Months (Secular)

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Arabic Months

10 best revision tips

10 Best GCSE Revision Tips from Past Students

If you’re determined to get as many A* grades as possible when you open your GCSE results in August, you may be searching for better ways to revise for your exams to make sure you get there. Nothing beats hard-work, especially when it comes to studying, but there are ways you can guide your brain to remember information easier which supports your ability to learn.

We have gathered the best revision techniques from past GCSE students who have achieved top class results to help you understand how you can learn better to improve your GCSE results.

1. Create a Revision Timetable

Building a revision timetable can add structure to your revision and help you identify which GCSE subjects you need to prioritise to get better marks. Creating a revision timetable is a great way to organise your study time, plus it also helps boost your motivation to revise for your exams.

ExamTime’s Calendar tool is the ideal way to create a revision timetable online which you can easily access at any time. Create your first Online Revision Timetable here.

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2. Take Regular Study Breaks

Do you feel stressed, tired and that no new information is entering your head? There is no point forcing yourself to study for hours upon hours as this will not result in a positive outcome. Taking regular study breaks and exercising is proven to engaging your brain in studying and improve your exam performance in the long-run.

See the proof below:

Study Hacks: Walk Before Exam

3. Use Mind Maps to Connect Ideas

If you find it difficult to remember tons of new study notes, Mind Maps may be the key to improving your memory. The theory behind mind mapping explains that making associations by connecting ideas helps you to memorise information easier and quicker. Mind Mapping has many other benefits for students, try our free online tool here.

Click the play button on the interactive Mind Map below to see it in action!

Want to make Mind Maps like this one to boost your exam revision? Get started here:

Create Mind Maps Here. It’s Free!

4. Understand Your Learning Style

Everyone thinks that there is a best way to study but the reality is that each person is different. Once you understand whether you are a visual, auditory, reading/writing or kinaesthetic learner, then remembering and recalling new information will become much easier. Practice will also tell you if you work better studying during the night or in the morning/daytime.

5. Practice, Practice, Practice

One of the biggest recommendations that past GCSE students recommend is to do as many GCSE past papers as you can. Practising past papers will help you get familiar with the exam format, question style, time pressure and overall improve your ability to retrieve information quicker.

Practice GCSE exam questions by creating an Online Quiz using ExamTime to make sure you are fully prepared for your exams.

6. Collaborate with Classmates

If you find your coursework to be too much, why not divide the course study notes between trustworthy classmates and share your notes with each other. This will reduce the amount of workload you need to do to prepare for your GCSEs plus you will gain an insight into how other students learn.

ExamTime provides a quick and easy way for students to collaborate using our Groups feature. Work on a class project by hosting discussions and sharing study resources and notes with each other. Try it here!

7. Variety is the Spice of Life!

Mix up your study habits and methods by listening to podcasts, watching videos or documentaries, moving to new study area or even something as simple as using different colours for your study notes.

This is different to the other GCSE revision tips mentioned here as it encourages you to try a few different things to see what fits for you. Your brain will recall where you were or how you revised for a topic which will help you remember more information. Give it a go!

8. Day of Your GCSE Exam

exam performanceThe day of your exam can be the most stressful of the entire examination experience but there are ways which you can minimise your anxiety such as avoiding panicking friends, giving yourself plenty of time to get to the test centre plus don’t underestimate the power of eating a healthy breakfast the day of your exams!

Boost your GCSE exam performance with these tips for the day of your exam.

9. Adapt for Different GCSE Subjects

It may seem obvious but many students try to study for different subjects using the same study methods.Your GCSE revision should take account of the difference between your subjects and the challenges they represent.

For example, Flashcards are an ideal study aid to help you prepare for a Spanish, French, German and exam such as GCSE Science where you need to remember key definitions. An Online Quiz is a great way to test your GCSE Maths skills while you would highly benefit from using a Note to study English.

Once you understand that your subjects need to be approached differently, there is no stopping you!

10. Apps for Students

If you want to stay ahead of your friends with the latest technology, get the best student apps before anyone else. Not only will they help you show off to your friends, some apps such as ExamTime are designed to improve your learning. Try these free student apps we recommend!

ExamTime Study App

If you’re stressed and feeling worried about your upcoming exams, try these GCSE revision tips to ease your mind! Discover more GCSE revision tips plus study tools and resources to bring your exam revision to the next level.

Boost Your Revision with ExamTime:

ExamTime is a free online learning platform designed to help students use technology to boost your exam results. Find a new way to learn with our tools which will help you:

  • Connect ideas and unlock creativity with Mind Maps
  • Remember facts better using Flashcards Decks
  • Quickly test your knowledge with Online Quizzes
  • Delve deeper into your revision with Interactive Notes
  • Collaborate with classmates with Online Study Groups


Arabic Alphabets

Arabic Alphabets