How To Revise

As the time for Exams approaches, for details on 'What to Revise' including access to a wide range of revision resources, please use the following link to visit the Revison Portal. 

Revision Portal - Attleborough Academy


Top Tips on How to Revise

1. Don't just read your notes

You have to WRITE STUFF DOWN. This is really basic "how to revise" stuff. 

2. Start revising early

— i.e. months, not days before the exam. 

3. Plan your revision using a timetable

Planning out your revision means you can spend more time revising and less time worrying you've forgotten something. 

4. Don't spend ages making your notes look pretty

This is just wasting time. For diagrams, include all the details you need to learn, but don't try to produce a work of art. CGP Exam Tips

5. Set up a nice, tidy study space

You'll need somewhere with good lighting, your pens close by, your phone out of sight and your TV unplugged. Try not to revise on your bed, or you'll be dreaming of pink igloos and elephants before you know it.

6. Vary your revision with different activities

Try a variety of different revision techniques — answering practice questions, writing down notes from memory, and using Revision Guides, Flash Cards etc. 

7. Stick revision notes all around your house

So in the exam you think, "Aha, quadratic equations, they were on the fridge..."

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8. Do lots of practice papers and questions

You'll find it far easier to answer questions in the exam if you've tried similar ones at home beforehand. 

9. Set aside time to do fun things — don't turn into a revision zombie

Don't totally stop yourself from having fun. This'll help you stay motivated, relax, and allow you to keep up with your favourite hobbies.

10. Keep your phone and other distractions away.

Phones are great, but they're a one-stop shop for procrastination. Stick it in a drawer while you're revising. 

11. Take your revision wherever you go

If you find books aren't quite portable enough, GCSEPod is a great way to revise away from home.

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12. Sleep and eat properly

Sleep is more important than you'd imagine — it helps your brain store all the juicy information you've learned throughout the day. Drinking plenty of water and eating healthy foods will also boost your concentration throughout the day.

13. On exam day, make sure you arrive in plenty of time

Nothing adds extra pressure to exam day like the fear of being late. Just make sure you set off at a little earlier than usual. While you wait, if people around you seem stressed about the exam, try to relax and not let their worries affect you. 

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