(Original post by aadil10)
I have my mocks on Tuesday and have only been revising the last week or two. I know this is nowhere near enough for the actual exams :P
how long are you going to start proper revision before your exams?
Hello there. Saw you're question and thought I should reply. Well I did my GCSE this summer and revision in school and at home was tense! So you're original question: When shall I start revision?
Well my advise is when you have a lesson for example biology on a Monday, go home and make some notes. Summarise the topic by making spider diagrams, flash cards or making a rap. By doing this each lesson you're building upon you're knowledge and by rehearsing the information you're more likely to remember.
Using revision guides and answering the questions they contain will help you know how much of something you know and what you need to improve on I.e Revise. I would advise CGP books or often the book that you use in lesson often have they're own revision guides which you can buy of WHSmith or Amazon, Ebay, Water stones.
Revision is just overlooking the notes and learning and maintaining them in you're memory. I would advise you to start revision 2-3 months before you're exam. That does not mean you go to every lesson and not look back at the information then cram everything you've learnt in a small amount of time. (Not relating to you so please do not get offended.)
I think that's what some student do. Let me tell what I did in order to do well in my exams.
Brought a revision guide. Whether you're a visual learner, kinaesthetic or auditory, revision guides help a LOT. They break up the information for you. I suggest reading a chapter every night or two and writing on sticky note the things you remember. Do look, cover and check, an old way of revising.
Make the most of school interventions and revision session. I understand that It can get boring and one does go mad and but trust me by attending these interventions that school put on help dearly. Now is the time when it get competitive because Colleges are now looking for grade B'S. So it like imaging you're the only person in the jungle surviving against 20 other people. Who will survive?
And another tip use You Tube videos. There are a lot of people that post useful information regarding GCSE topics ,revision and the lessons content.
So I hope this helped I know there was more said however I hope these helped again once more. Good luck with you're GCSE'S.
Another thing if you're allowed to take you're mock, keep them and look back at them as they are the best source of revision as you learn the way exams are written and what the exam questions are like.