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Revision Tips

Please follow the links on the right to access further advice on revision

What's the best way to revise?

Work out how much work you have to cover and how much time you have before the exams then draw up a realistic timetable. Switch between subjects to avoid becoming bored of a single topic. The most effective way to revise is to concentrate on understanding rather than memorising.

What if I don't understand it?

Look for fresh sources of info other than class notes. Revise with a friend and see if you can figure it out together (be careful you don't just distract each other!). Or ask your teacher for help - attend any revision classes being offered.

How can I stay focused?

Find a quiet place at home where you won't be distracted by your family, TV or friends. Take short breaks every hour or so to give yourself a rest. Drink water and eat healthy snacks to keep your brain ticking over. 

Explore different ways of revising, self-testing, writing notes, diagrams, recording yourself etc.

Set yourself up with a reward after every revision session. Nothing extravagant - just a little treat to help you get back to your books.

What about the different subject areas?

Look at the subject pages (under the learning tab) for specific advice and ask your teacher.

What about when the exams get really close?

Avoid revision the night before. You'll just stress yourself out trying to cram it all in at the last minute. Complete your revision plan early, relax for the rest of the day, and try to get an early night. 

What about on the day?

On the day of the exam, don't try testing yourself on specific questions - this will just make you panic about what you think you don't know, rather than focusing on what you do know. Don't think about passing or failing. If you've kept to your revision plan, and you're calm, the answers will come naturally. Good luck!

 

For further advice, follow these links:

http://lettsrevision.com/students

http://getrevising.co.uk/

 

The following links might be of use (but do look at individual subject pages for more specific links).

 

BBC Bitesize revision: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/

 

s-cool - the revision website:

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/