Excellent exam results are no accident. They do not depend on luck and don’t be fooled into thinking that you know all the information just because you have been to the lessons! Active and thorough revision is essential if you are to maximise your chance of achieving or exceeding your targets in your exams.
Revision includes many things: Learning facts, practicing timed past exam papers and questions, discussing ideas, developing understanding of topics, practicing techniques.
Make sure your revision is productive and worthwhile – not just a waste of your time and energy.
To learn more about improving your revision technique, please take the time to download and look through this presentation.
Revision help at home can be found on the document How Parents Can Help.
Make full use of the excellent GCSE Revision sites. Check out which ones work for you, see the links below:
Websites that are really useful to revise content for your subjects, test yourself and use practice papers:
Sam Learning is an excellent resource (see link at the bottom of the page) offering interactive learning across all subjects.
Login details: User Id: Your DOB and initials (e.g. 160893JS) Password: same as the User id.
My Maths (see link at the bottom of the page)
Login details: User ID: patcham Password: number
Get Revising – A useful site to help you with planning revision and finding ways which work for you to learn work. You will need to register, but it is quick and easy to do.
Exam stress A quick guide.
Click here to see the latest Year 11 English revision timetable.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE PRACTICE!
Use these links below to download past papers from the exam boards: