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I'm getting into my GCSE revision now, but am not sure on the best way to approach writing all the notes I need to write and revise from! Revision cards? A4 note sheets? And how do I choose what to include and what not to? Anything helps...
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Hiya Gibby,

I would suggest starting off by gathering the specifications for each of your subjects, so that you can keep your revision focused on what you actually need to know. Then, decide how you are going to format your notes. Use the method/methods you like best, e.g. mind maps, bullet points, revision cards etc. Personally, when I was revising for my GCSEs (and my A Levels!), I typed up as much of my revision material as I could. I can type much faster than I can write by hand, so it was easier for me. Also, typing allowed me to edit and format the information easily, so that's something you could consider.

Once you've got all of your revision notes sorted, start learning them! You'll probably find that you were actually taking in at least some of the material while you were creating your notes, which makes the actual revision process much quicker

It's also a good idea, if you have time, to go through as many past papers as you can. Past papers are a great way to identify any topics where your knowledge is lacking, and also allows you to see how previous questions were set out, so you'll have an idea of what the questions might look like in the real exam.

I hope that helps, and best of luck!
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Hiya Gibby,

I would suggest starting off by gathering the specifications for each of your subjects, so that you can keep your revision focused on what you actually need to know. Then, decide how you are going to format your notes. Use the method/methods you like best, e.g. mind maps, bullet points, revision cards etc. Personally, when I was revising for my GCSEs (and my A Levels!), I typed up as much of my revision material as I could. I can type much faster than I can write by hand, so it was easier for me. Also, typing allowed me to edit and format the information easily, so that's something you could consider.

Once you've got all of your revision notes sorted, start learning them! You'll probably find that you were actually taking in at least some of the material while you were creating your notes, which makes the actual revision process much quicker

It's also a good idea, if you have time, to go through as many past papers as you can. Past papers are a great way to identify any topics where your knowledge is lacking, and also allows you to see how previous questions were set out, so you'll have an idea of what the questions might look like in the real exam.

I hope that helps, and best of luck!
Do you 'absorb' the info with notes?
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Do you 'absorb' the info with notes?
I'm not sure whether I 'absorb' the information as such. I tended to make all of my notes, then read them over and over until I understood and could remember them. Everyone learns differently though
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Thanks a lot Leviathan
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Thanks a lot Leviathan
You're welcome
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I'm not sure whether I 'absorb' the information as such. I tended to make all of my notes, then read them over and over until I understood and could remember them. Everyone learns differently though
I think im gonna give this a try, thanks!
May i ask what grades you achieved?
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I think im gonna give this a try, thanks!
May i ask what grades you achieved?
At GCSE I got 5 As and 5 Bs, and at A Level I got ABB. Best of luck with your exams!
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At GCSE I got 5 As and 5 Bs, and at A Level I got ABB. Best of luck with your exams!
Thanks and well done on yours!
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I'm getting into my GCSE revision now, but am not sure on the best way to approach writing all the notes I need to write and revise from! Revision cards? A4 note sheets? And how do I choose what to include and what not to? Anything helps...
experiment different methods and see which works for YOU. I sometimes type up my notes, sometimes write them out, stick notes around the house etc
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