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    Okay I just got my summer exams timetable. I have a total of 11 exams starting on 21/05 and finishing 21/06. I know I don't need to start revising yet as they don't start for 3 and a half months. When it gets closer I'm thinking about revising everything I need to know for every subject up until about 2 weeks before the exams start. Then going over the stuff again as each exam comes up. What do you think? Is this an effective way of revising? Help is appreciated.
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    if you start revising now, you can take days off when you want cos you've prepared so early, and you won't feel as stressed/bored nearer the exams
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    (Original post by vedderfan94)
    Okay I just got my summer exams timetable. I have a total of 11 exams starting on 21/05 and finishing 21/06. I know I don't need to start revising yet as they don't start for 3 and a half months. When it gets closer I'm thinking about revising everything I need to know for every subject up until about 2 weeks before the exams start. Then going over the stuff again as each exam comes up. What do you think? Is this an effective way of revising? Help is appreciated.
    Sounds good, just don't burn yourself out.
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    Small but regular chunks. I'd start during the easter holidays, and use it to get all your revision material prepped and then revising small chunks at a time. After easter hols I would start doing past papers/practice questions and make sure you really know any bits you aren't sure of. In the last run up I'd focus on your weakest points, and don't leave it until the last minute. Don't fall into the trap of putting off revising bits you find particularly hard, you'll end up stuck a day or two before the exam and panic :sadnod:
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    Night before works a treat
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    If there is anything you struggle on (for example, I have real problems with Maths) then you should start revising in March. In April/May, start revising for EVERYTHING. Although if you're already working at A/A* you can take a more relaxed approach for certain subjects.

    Do two hours studying/testing at the weekend for bad subjects, 30-minutes to an hour for OK/good subjects. Increase this as the exams get nearer.
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    (Original post by vedderfan94)
    Okay I just got my summer exams timetable. I have a total of 11 exams starting on 21/05 and finishing 21/06. I know I don't need to start revising yet as they don't start for 3 and a half months. When it gets closer I'm thinking about revising everything I need to know for every subject up until about 2 weeks before the exams start. Then going over the stuff again as each exam comes up. What do you think? Is this an effective way of revising? Help is appreciated.
    I'm starting my revision in the February Half term. I'm going to start by doing small amounts each day and keep building myself up. I aim to get as much of my actual revision done as possible before study leave so that i can spend most of my study leave going over past papers, practising exam techniques etc.

    Different people will all suggest different methods though. What may suit one person will not necessarily suit another.
 
 
 

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