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Revision Tips & Guides

Revision Tips

Start Now! (if you haven’t already)
Make a revision timetable of short blocks per subject, planning in breaks and treats. Regular revision over time is far more effective than intensive cramming the week before.

  • Find a quiet space
    Be uninterrupted, turn off your phone, TV, iPod, tell family and friends you are revising.  Have drinks and snacks available so you don’t keep stopping.
  • Fresh Air
    Get some fresh air, 5-10 minute breaks every hour, have a stretch or short walk.
  • Use Colours
    Draw colourful Mind Maps for your walls, they are easier to memorise. Use coloured Post-Its and stick them around the house. Highlight key words/sentences in texts.
  • Do Past Papers
    Ask the teachers or Google them yourself. Get used to the layout, style and times.
  • Make Revision Notes
    The best way to memorise lots of information is to make notes over and over again, tedious, but it really works.
  • Reward Yourself
    Whether it is an edible treat, a trip out, time with friends – plan it in your timetable and earn it. Don’t turn into a revision zombie!
  • Use your Family and Friends
    Ask people around you to help minimise distractions. They can help test you or give you feedback from your Revision Notes.
  • Think Positive!
    Take the pressure off yourself, plenty of people do well in life without getting 100% in every exam. Revise well, go in prepared and relaxed knowing you can do it.

Following these tips you will get loads of work done, feel great about yourself and still have plenty of time to relax with your friends and family. Good luck, now get down to some revising.

Click here to view Success at School.org top revision techniques.