Why is revision important?
The importance of revision is twofold.
- It helps you to remember facts, figures, topics and methodologies that you have covered some time ago.
- If done correctly it will help increase your confidence and reduce anxiety – you will be well prepared for your examinations.
Minimise distractions by trying to keep an area for learning that is:
- Not cluttered
- Equipped with everything you need
- Free from interruptions (mobile phones etc)
Alternative spaces if you haven’t got a suitable space at home:
- Local library or school library
- After School revision classes
Do you know the topics you need to revise?
- Use revision checklists
- Use your exercise books and model answers
- Use text books
- Use materials produced by the exam boards
- Use online revision tools (but make sure they are the correct ones for your exam board)
- Ask your teachers for help on the topics you are unsure of.
Have you decided how you are going to revise?
- You need to summarise the content.
- Use a variety of revision techniques
- Highlight key parts of ones that are more difficult to remember
- Keep persevering with the more difficult work.
Looking after yourself when revising.
Below are a number of websites to help you manage your stress during exams:Help your child beat exam stress – NHS