Exam Tips & Revision

This page is designed to give helpful hints and tips to make revision easier for you.

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We have also put together a slideshow, which you can find here, to give some help and guidance for you all.

Top Ten Tips for Revision

Exams and tests can be a stressful time for most students, but follow these fantastic stress-free tips for revising… and you might find you will pleasantly surprise yourself!

  1. Study in a quiet place away from the TV, computers, mobile phones etc that is both light and comfortable.
  2. Make a ‘revision timetable’ and always let your family know when you are revising.
  3. Create summary notes, mind maps or flash cards and anything simple that helps your memory – as short notes, drawings and sayings are much easier to remember. For example, summarising key things on flash cards you could then put up the cards around your bedroom/stuck to the mirror/on kitchen cupboards/back of the toilet door- anywhere where you will often find yourself looking.
  4. Get help. Ask friends and family to test you. If they are offered attend any teacher revision classes – as teachers will know better than anyone what will be in tests and exams!
  5. Record yourself reading notes and occasionally listen to them instead of reading.
  6. Take a 5 or 10 minute break every 30 minutes, go for a short walk or make yourself a drink. Your brain will find it hard to concentrate for periods over 25 minutes!
  7. Allow yourself some fun-time each day to relax…and make sure you get a good 8 hours of sleep each night.
  8. Eat well and drink plenty of water! Good brain foods? Wholegrain foods (cereals, wheat bran, wheatgerm and whole wheat pasta). Blueberries. Blackcurrants. Broccoli. Tomatoes. Oily fish. Nuts.
  9. Don’t panic if you feel a bit nervy. A certain amount of nervousness actually helps you perform to the best of your ability, producing a rush of adrenaline that helps you to feel alert and focused.
  10. Think positive! If you think you are going to do well you are much more likely to!

General GCSE Revision

This resource will take you across three sessions on revision skills: Make Revision Fun!

BBC GCSE Bitesize

A secondary school revision resource for students studying their GCSEs featuring written content, interactive content, audio, video and games.

www.bbc.co.uk

S-Cool

The FREE GCSE and A-level revision site.  S-Cool are dedicated to providing high quality GCSE and A-level revision material totally free.

www.s-cool.co.uk

GCSE Maths

My Maths

My Maths.co.uk contains revision pages, games, puzzles and offline activities. See your Maths teacher or Google Classroom for the login details.

mymaths.co.uk

GCSE History

Active History

Award-winning methods of bringing world history alive in the school classroom.  See your teacher or Google Classroom for the login details.

activehistory.co.uk

GCSE Languages

French

AQA French

This is the AQA GCSE website with lots of resources. You can also access the past exam papers and listening files by choosing the Assessment resources section on the menu on the left.
aqa.org.uk

Linguascope

The award winning language learning website.
This is the intermediate section of the Linguascope website which links to GCSE style reading texts. See your teacher or Google Classroom for the login details.
linguascope.com

GCSE Bitesize

Lots of links to GCSE style reading and listening questions.
www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z9dqxnb

Languages Online

Links to lots of activities and puzzles to help learn vocabulary.
languagesonline.org.uk


German

AQA German

This is the AQA GCSE website with lots of resources. You can also access the past exam papers and listening files by choosing the Assessment resources section on the menu on the left.
aqa.org.uk

Linguascope

The award winning language learning website.
This is the intermediate section of the Linguascope website which links to GCSE style reading texts. See your teacher or Google Classroom for the login details.
linguascope.com

GCSE Bitesize

Lots of links to GCSE style reading and listening questions.
www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z8j2tfr

Languages Online

Links to lots of activities and puzzles to help learn vocabulary.
languagesonline.org.uk

Dealing with exam stress

This is an excellent resource to help you deal with exam stress – definitely worth a quick read! Click the picture below.


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