Get hold of some past exam papers from the revision website

If you ask, your teacher should be happy to get hold of some recent past papers for you to look at and check your knowledge against. If not, then at least put you in touch with your exam board. Study the papers and familiarize yourself with its layout and the…

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Revise for “you”

You will probably hear your friends boasting about “how little revision they did last night” – and if you admit you have been revising you have fears of being the Swot of the class. In fact, however, your friends are probably working just as hard as you. In any case,…

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Test yourself

Or, get someone else to! Ask them if they can flick through your notes and ask you some questions. If you can’t answer any of their selection, note the topic down so you can re-learn it after. For more information visit – http://chestertoncc.net/Revision/  

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Use Diagrams

Visual stimulus is very important when trying to stay focused on your study. Colourful pictures and writing will help you stay motivated to learn and also keep the material in your head for longer. For more information visit – http://chestertoncc.net/Revision/  

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Take lots of breaks

Your mind will only be able to concentrate well for short periods of time – the first 15 minutes of revision are thought to be the best. Make sure you stop for a few minutes every 30 minutes or so. During your break, a good thing to do is to…

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Eat Properly

While you are using up energy revising it is important to eat properly so that your body and your mind are fit and ready for the exams. Fish, eggs and milk are high in protein which is used by your brain. But you will need energy as well. Nuts and…

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Try not to revise more than two subjects a day

Don’t feel that you need to revise a whole topic in one go. As well as keeping a fresh head, going back the next day to finish revising the topic will renew your knowledge and hopefully help you retain the information for longer. For more information visit – http://chestertoncc.net/Revision/  

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Put aside specific hours in the day for revision

If you set aside the hours in the day you are going to revise, and let everyone else know what these are, you can make sure you are not disturbed. You can then get into a ‘revision pattern’ – where your mind expects to be revising and is therefore more…

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Understand how your memory works

Some of us are better at remembering things than others. However, here is a trick that should help… If you learn something new, in general it will already start fading in your mind after a few hours (unless it is particularly exciting). However, if you revise it again in the…

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Make Summary Notes

Gather all your material for the topic area and reduce them into brief, clear notes. Then summarize those, and then again and again until you only need a few keywords to remind you of the whole topic! (The S-cool! summary revision notes are a good place to start). You can…

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