Revision


Revision is essential if you wish to achieve your best, whether you are sitting GCSEs, A Levels or preparing for university entrance examinations.

Please find below a selection of tips and advice for both parents and students regarding revision.

Exam Board Past Papers

AQA                                            

http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

Edexcel/Pearson              

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html

OCR                                            

http://www.ocr.org.uk/i-want-to/download-past-papers/

The Student Logbook

The Logbook contains strategies to help students revise effectively and prepare for exams. Examples of strategies suggested to students are:

  • Make summaries of key points
  • Produce mind maps of key content
  • Practise planning essay-style answers
  • Practise writing essays under timed conditions
  • Using post-it notes for key skills/ideas/texts
  • Create flash cards
  • Teach someone else what you know about a subject
  • Record yourself explain an idea and listen to it whenever you have time, and test yourself.
  • Make up questions and take the test a couple of days after you have revised
  • Complete past papers (use the website links above) and use the mark scheme to see how well you’ve done.

Useful Websites

GCSE Bitesize - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3

Science GCSE Revision: http://www.my-gcsescience.com/

A Level and GCSE Revision tips and discussions - http://www.s-cool.co.uk/

Flash card machine – ideal if you learn best via flash cards -  http://www.flashcardmachine.com/

How parents can help with exam stress - http://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/teenagers/school-learning/exam-stress/