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Revision Methods


- Revising the same points over and over again through re-reading and re-writing will keep the information in your head which will help towards the exam.

Cue Cards

- Writing key notes/facts on cards helps you to remember all the main points as a visual aid. You can read these cue cards often to help you remember the key points.


- Big bright posters with key points and pictures can help remember the key points. They can also be placed around your bedroom and even your house so you'll revisit the information every time you come across them.

Mind Maps

- These are graphical diagrams that expand one key point with ideas, words and concepts associated with it. It can help with the memory of key points especially if you colour code your points and can recall their patterns and connections in the exam.


- These include short poems, acronyms or memorable phrases and puts the information into a form you can easily remember. One example of this is Every Good Boy Deserves Football as a way to remember the notes that fall on the treble clef.


- Putting key facts and information in chronological order can help you remember them in the exam.

Past Papers

- By completing as many past papers as possible you will understand the types of questions that come up and how to tackle them. You can use them to assess how to answer questions in the time provided. Furthermore, you can discuss with your course friends about their answers to past papers and how they would go about tackling questions.


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Study Methods

Revision and General Time Management

If you've trouble organising your day you can use a diary or weekly/monthly/termly planner to help, whether it is physical or online/on your phone, such as Google Calender. There are an ever increasing number of tools and apps to help you with planning, and these include:

Online Task Managers:

Social Bookmarking (to help you organise your social life in one place):

Website blockers (to prevent you from procrastination online!):

As more and more apps are becoming available, you could also look into this yourself and find the best app that works for you and your phone.


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Revision Tips

Eat Well

It is important to eat good food so you have enough energy to do all the things that need to be done. Blueberries, tomatoes, oily fish, nuts and wholegrain foods are good for slowly releasing energy.

Sleep Well

A good sleep routine means you'll be less tired during the day, and be able to concentrate when undertaking essays and exams and going to school/college.


When studying you should find a quiet, well-lit area with no distractions, whether you choose this to be in your bedroom, in the local library, or at school/college.

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