Advice for AS level exam revisionWatch
Hello!So I've recently sat mock exams for WJEC Chem and Physics and Edexcel Maths, got ADU (AS level). I was hoping if someone could help me out with some tips to boost my grades before the exams in May/June because nothing else is seeming to sink in..Thanks in advance
Finding an effective way of revision for you is important - try revision notes, posters/post it notes of things you struggle with stuck somewhere you see them every day, index cards (question on the front, answer on the back, test yourself).
The best revision resources are usually past papers, but make sure you understand all the content first (not necessarily be able to remember it all, but if there's anything you don't get, go see a teacher) - for a start, past papers are limited and you don't want to waste them. Look at how many you have, and how much time you have until exams, and pace yourself so you don't run out - aim to be doing them regularly. You might also have textbooks with exam style questions in.
With any past papers you've completed/your mock exams, go over them carefully and look for every mark you've lost and why (stupid mistake, calculation error, didn't know the stuff, exam technique?). This will help you figure out what you need to work on most.
Important final tips:
- take breaks during revision (10 minutes an hour is probably a decent guideline, with some longer breaks if you're doing a whole day. Your brain can't keep continuously working very effectively). Try leaving wherever you're revising during this time - get a change of scenery, make sure you drink plenty, do something to totally take your mind off it but try to avoid anything that'll suck you in for longer than your break time!
- Even if you really don't feel like it, do some revision every day - just twenty minutes of reading through your notes or something. There might be the odd day where you literally don't have the time, but try to keep it up as much as you can.
- Don't just revise things once, keep coming back to them. Make sure you've at least read through everything in the last few weeks before the exam so that you know you aren't missing anything!
What I'm doing is trying to write up all my notes by the easter holidays, so that during the easter holidays I can memorise my notes and do past papers.
I know it's hard and I'm finding it super difficult to find motivation but we can do this! Good luck
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