Welcome to the Year 10 page
Preparation for future exams
Which is the best way to revise?
Everyone is different – we all work at our best in different ways and at different times.
Before starting your revision, think about:
- which times suit you best, day or evening?
- being comfortable – which surroundings and conditions help you to concentrate?
- how to vary the work you are doing and how you are doing it.
Here are some rules to help you revise:
- try not to stare at notes, papers or books – have a break and start again
- break up your revision and study periods where you can. It’s easier to remember information from a few shorter study sessions than one long one
- use practical memory aids where relevant: audio-visual aids; tapes; photographs; pictures, revision websites such as http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ or http://www.s-cool.co.uk/
- test yourself and ask someone to test you
- give yourself targets, rewards and breaks (but not too many)
- avoid situations that irritate you, prevent you from concentrating or distract you
- get down to work, rather than wasting time thinking about how much you have to do.
Good luck, and remember, if you have any concerns about your revision, exam preparation or the exam itself – your teachers are there to help you.