You can’t just open a book randomly one day, begin reading and build a strong basis for your exams. A solid revision timetable not only guarantees you cover everything you need to in time for the exam, but it also breaks everything down into more manageable chunks – less scarier.
The ideal revision timetable will be prepared enough in advance that you have a bit of balance and don’t burn yourself out.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on that winning revision timetable!
How do you prioritise what you need to revise?
Ask yourself, what subjects or particular topics within those subjects do you need to spend more time on?
Perhaps some disappointing mock results have flagged areas you need to pay attention to? Or there are certain subjects where you need to achieve a certain grade, to progress into what you plan to do next?
Don’t just cover an area once and move on. If you do this, the material you study first will be a distant memory by the time you come to the exam room.
So fit in time to revisit the material.
Passco is always a great idea. Lots of exam boards have copies of past papers and you can test yourself to check that it’s sticking. It also gives you practice with the format of the questions you might be asked.
Approach subjects differently
Have a varied approach, certain study methods will suit some subjects better than others. This might depend on how intense the material is, how it will be assessed or simply how you best retain everything.
For example, the following methods might work for you:
- flashcards for key dates in history
- jingles or rhymes for phrases you’ll have to speak in a French oral exam
The length of your study periods can also be flexible according to what works for you. For example, you might find that two 45-minute sessions of maths, with a break in between, are most productive. But you can focus on your chemistry revision for longer periods of time.