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
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.
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/