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I've got some important exams soon as i'm in year 11 but i haven't got a particular method of revising could anyone recommend any technique I can try? I've tried reading and mind maps but the information doesn't seem to stick.
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I've got some important exams soon as i'm in year 11 but i haven't got a particular method of revising could anyone recommend any technique I can try? I've tried reading and mind maps but the information doesn't seem to stick.
Hi, here are some techniques I used and found helpful when doing my A Levels:

1) Get a copy of the specification for each subject, so that you can focus your revision and tick off each topic as you revise it.

2) Find a way to set out what you need to revise that will help you remember the information. I personally found that mind-maps didn't help me learn at all. Instead, I typed up all of my class notes and used any revision books/textbooks to supplement my class notes. I made separate Word documents for each topic, and saved my notes in separate folders under the relevant subject, for example ICT, Geography etc. I found typing up my notes helpful because 1) I can type quickly so it was less time-consuming than hand-writing them, and 2) I could keep all of my notes in one place (i.e. in a folder on my laptop), so when I came to revise, I didn't have to search through lots of paper files and folders trying to find the information I wanted.

3) As my exams approached, I began to revise using revision timetables. There are a couple of timetable styles you can try. The first one is allocating topics to revise during certain times. For example, your timetable could be like: 11am-11.45am revise topic a, 11.45am-12pm take a break, 12pm-12.45pm revise topic b, 12.45pm-1pm take a break, and so on (using different time frames if you prefer). Alternatively, you can allocate topics to revise to certain days, rather than times. For example, Monday - revise topics a, b and c, Tuesday - revise topic d, e, f and g, and so on. I personally used this method, as I found it less stressful.

Also, a general tip is to make sure you understand everything you've covered in class before you move on to the next topic. You can do this by taking time at the weekend going over what you've learned in class, and identifying any topics you don't understand. Then you can ask your teacher for help before you get too far behind. This will make revision much easier later on, so don't forget to ask/avoid asking for help if you need it.

I hope you find a revision method that works for you soon, and good luck with your exams
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Hi, here are some techniques I used and found helpful when doing my A Levels:

1) Get a copy of the specification for each subject, so that you can focus your revision and tick off each topic as you revise it.

2) Find a way to set out what you need to revise that will help you remember the information. I personally found that mind-maps didn't help me learn at all. Instead, I typed up all of my class notes and used any revision books/textbooks to supplement my class notes. I made separate Word documents for each topic, and saved my notes in separate folders under the relevant subject, for example ICT, Geography etc. I found typing up my notes helpful because 1) I can type quickly so it was less time-consuming than hand-writing them, and 2) I could keep all of my notes in one place (i.e. in a folder on my laptop), so when I came to revise, I didn't have to search through lots of paper files and folders trying to find the information I wanted.

3) As my exams approached, I began to revise using revision timetables. There are a couple of timetable styles you can try. The first one is allocating topics to revise during certain times. For example, your timetable could be like: 11am-11.45am revise topic a, 11.45am-12pm take a break, 12pm-12.45pm revise topic b, 12.45pm-1pm take a break, and so on (using different time frames if you prefer). Alternatively, you can allocate topics to revise to certain days, rather than times. For example, Monday - revise topics a, b and c, Tuesday - revise topic d, e, f and g, and so on. I personally used this method, as I found it less stressful.

Also, a general tip is to make sure you understand everything you've covered in class before you move on to the next topic. You can do this by taking time at the weekend going over what you've learned in class, and identifying any topics you don't understand. Then you can ask your teacher for help before you get too far behind. This will make revision much easier later on, so don't forget to ask/avoid asking for help if you need it.

I hope you find a revision method that works for you soon, and good luck with your exams
Thank you very much i will take on your advice i think from reading what you suggesting this will be a good method for me
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Thank you very much i will take on your advice i think from reading what you suggesting this will be a good method for me
ive just begun printing off the specifications
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where can i find edexcel gcse science specification? I think i found it but I don't know if its right
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where can i find edexcel gcse science specification? I think i found it but I don't know if its right
i don't know as i'm using OCR not edexcel
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