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    What is you best tips on revision and how much work does it require to get a/a*?

    If you have any subjects that are essay based with a definite structure, writing the essay plan to fit with the structure always helps, especially if you get a teacher to go over it with you. I'd say maybe 1-2 hours per night is a good amount, but you really should have started revision by now. For your non essay based subjects, past papers are a godsend. Pull up an old paper, go for it, note down any questions you were unsure of, get it marked then use your grey areas to an advantage to focus your revision on. I took triple science at GCSE and for each paper I condensed all of me notes onto two sides of a4, coloured them in and made sure I knew everything on the page, then crammed before the exam

    Theres a book called how to get 100% in GCSE which is were I found many useful tips
    I think the key is to find what works for you, are you a visual, auditory, kinetic learner...

    Visual - make mindmaps, make flashcards, posters, use diagrams, watch youtube videos on topics you dont understand

    Auditory - GCSEpod and bitesize have audio clips. You can also record your own notes

    Kinetic - walk around reciting your notes, try teaching the subject to siblings or friends

    I also find it quite useful to revise from the specification

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    For maths - this link has all the pastpapers including 2015 june and nov and many other resources like what topics etc: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3906471
    use the tsr learning resources will help you to find the resources easily :http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/resources?
    Also you can make your own study resources: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/make
    you can find all the things on this link - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/learning.php
    revision techniques- https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/d...ow-to-revise-5
    Study timetable in case if you want to make one and don't know where to start: These methods pretty go with all the subjects...
    Method of revision:
    - mind maps
    - teaching others
    - recording yourself and listening back to it
    - repeating things aloud
    - revising with classmates
    - drawing diagrams
    - making a song of it
    - a silly story to help it stick
    - making notes from textbook then summarising those further into your own words (try having a limit on number of words to stick to key points)
    - writing things over and over again
    - using colour

    Make a list of all the topics, prioritise them by ordering in terms of which you need more help with/need more time to go over, then tackle each one

    If there is something you're particularly stuck on, ask the teacher for help!

    Get practise from exam and practise questions! It will help to reinforce things and find your weaker areas.
    hope that helps a little
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