Here are our Top Tips for
Revision Success 

If you’re revising for your GCSE or A Levels, we have pulled together some top tips to help you plan effectively, overcome the exam stress and achieve top class results. Further down you will also find some really useful web pages with techniques and resources to help you make the most of your revision time.

Good luck!

Create a revision plan or diary.
Taking the time to prepare and organise now will help you in the long run.
Switch off your mobile phone.
It is simply too tempting to get distracted!
Don’t leave it to the last minute.
Too much information can overload your mind and cause confusion
Take a break.
They allow you to digest the information you have been studying and give your brain a rest!
Use post-it notes.
Stick around the house as prompts and reminders.
explain you revison well icon Explain it.
Take a complicated topic and try to explain it to a family member or friend. It will help you make sense of it.
pink bubble wrap Pop bubble wrap.
One minute spent popping bubble wrap relieves as much stress as a 33-minute massage!
pink lemon Sniff a lemon!
Using positive triggers such as sniffing a lemon or squeezing your ears can help unlock your memory.
treat yourself icon Treat yourself.
Put a sweet in random pages – then you’ll have a surprise treat every now and then!
Sleep.
Go to bed early, keep hydrated and eat breakfast before an exam.
Be organised.
Make sure you make a timetable to organise what revision you’re going to do each day. It really helps you set out what you need to do in small chunks.
draw it icon Draw it.
Draw mind maps to see the big picture (you can use online tools).
Break it up.
Break up your revision with some exercise! Whether it’s a brisk walk or a session in the gym, not only will it let your mind relax for an hour, you’ll also get a burst of energy.
Test yourself.
Looking over some past exam questions or even answering some in exam conditions can help your nerves

Websites and Resources

Revising for your GCSEs or A Levels?

Here are some useful websites with resources to save you time and help you focus on revising and passing your exams.

1) www.bbc.com/bitesize – Smart revision on how to get started and keep going.

2) www.s-cool.co.uk – Start revising for your A Level and GSCE exams with over 7 million other students. Benefit from free revision guides, test questions and past papers.

3)www.getrevising.co.uk – Features include interactive revision cards, games, and a shared resource library created by its members.

4) www.revisionworld.com – Provides revision resources and revision videos for a wide range of subjects.

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Call: 01282 440272 Email: admissions@nelson.ac.uk