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Revision Skills

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Our top tips for revision:


1) Create a revision timetable so that you can plan what and when you revise. It's important that you don't leave all your revision to the last minute. Regular revision for one hour at a time is much better than cramming several hours in at once.


2) Be clear of distractions when you revise, otherwise your revision will be a waste of time as it's so much harder to retain knowledge if you're interrupted by loud music or your phone buzzing.


3) Know what topics you need to revise and identify your weak areas so that you don't feel the pressure of revising the whole syllabus. You should look through the exam board's specification and find out exactly what you need to know for your exam. You can then identify your weak areas of understanding and focus your revision efforts on these areas.


4) Regular breaks are essential when you are revising. Also, make sure that you eat and drink well as you revise best when you are well hydrated.


5) Avoid late nights before exams. You need to make sure that you have plenty of sleep before an exam so that you can think straight and do your best on the day.


6) Use a variety of revision resources including apps, revision guides, workbooks, past exam papers, ask a friend/parent to ask you questions e.t.c...