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Revision Strategies

Revising for your GCSEs or A-Levels can be a stressful time in your life, especially since you are constantly being told how important they are! So what can you do to help relieve that stress?

Top Tips

  1. Create a revision timetable, that way you can keep track of how many hours you are doing, when to break and how much subject content you have covered.
  2. Find a quiet area to study, that could be in your local library or park.
  3. Use a range of different revision strategies so that you don’t get bored.
  4. Stock up on fluid and food to keep your energy levels up.
  5. Don’t overdo it, make sure you have some ‘me time’, go out for a walk, and meet up with friends.
  6. Revise with friends and family, don’t seclude yourself try and make revision as fun as possible.
  7. If you are unsure or nervous about a particular subject speak to the teacher, attend extra sessions after school.
  8. Use useful internet websites such as http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ to help with revision.
  9. Don’t stay up all night revising or worrying about an exam, the best way forward is to get a good night’s rest.

Useful website - http://www.childline.org.uk/explore/schoolcollege/pages/exam-stress.aspx
 

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