Revision kit list

Revision can take up a lot of time, but with the aid of a trusty revision kit, it needn't be such a chore! Below is a useful list of stationery and equipment you may want to buy.

Pens and writing implements

  • Blue and/or black pens. Remember that you may be only able to write in a specific colour for the exam.
  • Pencils. I prefer Staedtler mechanical pencils because a) the lead doesn't get everywhere b) because they're well made and c) because they're precise.
  • Coloured pens/pencils. I would recommend fineliners but you may also want to buy felt tips and/or colouring pencils.
  • Highlighters. Use lots of different colours to pick out different points.


You will probably need A4 and A3 paper - A3 is a good size for mind maps.

  • Lined paper. This is essential for writing notes.
  • Plain paper. This is useful both for making mind maps and for making flashcards.


  • Paper clips. These are really useful.
  • Hole-punch.
  • Stapler. Obligatory staples, too.
  • Sticky notes! Stick them everywhere! Hell, even stick them to your cat or dog*.
  • Tipp-Ex. There are many different types; personally, I find the pen the most useful.
  • Ruler.
  • Sellotape and/or glue stick. Useful (predictably) for sticking stuff around the place.

*In the interests of animal cruelty, please do NOT stick sticky notes, or anything else, to your cat or dog. Or any other animal.


  • Geometry set.
  • Calculator.
  • Pencil sharpener.