Wednesday, 13 January 2016


Luckily, I managed to get through my GCSE Mocks a couple of weeks ago- without too much panicking. So I have decided to comply a list of my top exam revision tips, in case you have any Mock Exams coming up- and are stuck on how to study. 

Organise your materials

Whenever you get given any type of revision booklets or sheets, it is very important that you look after them. Buy an expanding box file, to keep any loose papers organised. This way, when it comes to revising for an exam, you have everything you need already- there is no need to be spending time searching for something you have lost. Also, make sure you have nice pens to use when you are revising, especially if you are making posters or cuecards: it makes you much more motivated to sit down and study: if you have the right materials.

Do not put it off until tomorrow

Leaving revision until the last minute is a bad move. It causes you to panic, making you not want to revise at all, and then causes you more anxiety in the actual exam. Create a revision timetable, even for any mock exams, as this allows you to revise, in advance, and completely stress free. 

Take mock exams and class tests seriously

Even though mock exams are not the 'real ones-' it isn't an excuse to not bother to revise for them. The more preparation you do for mock exams, the less preparation you have to do for the summer exams.You will then not need to learn months and months worth of content when it comes to the summer exam revision.

Find your learning style

It will be of no use to you to listen to podcasts as your revision for every exam, when you know your grades are not getting any better. You need to find out what type of learner you are- which is easy, as there are so many quizzes online. You could also easily just trial and test different methods of revision, (posters, mindmaps, cuecards, YouTube), until you find one that works for you. The sooner you find your learning style, the more exams you will excel at. 

What is your top revision tip for exams?



  1. These are some really useful tips - each of which I aim to follow myself.

    I find the files particularly useful in that they also keep sheets waterproof - an added bonus to any resident of our rain-stricken country. Furthermore; although it is essential that one focuses on their actual revision fundamentally, as opposed to paying particular attention to the selection of stationery, I feel that 'pretty' pens, pencils and similar make the revision experience more enjoyable, and thus more effective.

    I agree completely with your comment on learner types. As with any learner type, however, I believe that variety is key; a mixture of exam-style questions/essays (as appropriate), posters, cue cards and podcasts - for instance - are the true steps to success, as your content then doesn't become overly stale.

    Kate x

    1. Folders are definitely essential. Past papers are also brilliant for any learner type. Thanks for visiting. :)

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