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Hi, currently I am revising biology. I aim to revise Units 1, 2 and 3 of Biology, Chemistry and Physics before my first science exam (which is Biology Unit 1). I am doing higher tier and decided to start from scratch although I already know most of the content. I use the AQA Science Biology Revision guide (same for Chemistry and Physics). I think it covers the whole spec. Most/all schools sell them.

My method is to read the chapter e.g. B1.1 and then do the questions. I then move onto the next chapter. I then do the 'exam style questions' at the end of B1. I don't make notes because I find it hard to and pointless. I don't have a revision timetable - Instead I have a to-do list and tick them off because I find sticking to a timetable is too hard.

Is this a good way to revise? Or am I taking too much time? I also need to revise other subjects as English Language is my first exam.
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Hi, currently I am revising biology. I aim to revise Units 1, 2 and 3 of Biology, Chemistry and Physics before my first science exam (which is Biology Unit 1). I am doing higher tier and decided to start from scratch although I already know most of the content. I use the AQA Science Biology Revision guide (same for Chemistry and Physics). I think it covers the whole spec. Most/all schools sell them.My method is to read the chapter e.g. B1.1 and then do the questions. I then move onto the next chapter. I then do the 'exam style questions' at the end of B1. I don't make notes because I find it hard to and pointless. I don't have a revision timetable - Instead I have a to-do list and tick them off because I find sticking to a timetable is too hard.Is this a good way to revise? Or am I taking too much time? I also need to revise other subjects as English Language is my first exam.
For maths - this link has all the pastpapers including 2015 june and nov and many other resources like what topics etc: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3906471
use the tsr learning resources will help you to find the resources easily :http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/resources?
Also you can make your own study resources: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/make
you can find all the things on this link - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/learning.php
revision techniques- https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/d...ow-to-revise-5
Study timetable in case if you want to make one and don't know where to start:
These methods pretty go with all the subjects...
Method of revision:
- mindmaps
- teaching others
- recording yourself and listening back to it
- repeating things aloud
- revising with classmates
- drawing diagrams
- making a song of it
- a silly story to help it stick
- making notes from textbook then summarising those further into your own words (try having a limit on number of words to stick to key points)
- writing things over and over again
- using colour

Make a list of all the topics, prioritise them by ordering in terms of which you need more help with/need more time to go over, then tackle each one
If there is something you're particularly stuck on, ask the teacher for help!
Get practise from exam and practise questions! It will help to reinforce things and find your weaker areas.
hope that helps
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For maths - this link has all the pastpapers including 2015 june and nov and many other resources like what topics etc: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3906471
use the tsr learning resources will help you to find the resources easily :http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/resources?
Also you can make your own study resources: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/make
you can find all the things on this link - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/learning.php
revision techniques- https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/d...ow-to-revise-5
Study timetable in case if you want to make one and don't know where to start:
These methods pretty go with all the subjects...
Method of revision:
- mindmaps
- teaching others
- recording yourself and listening back to it
- repeating things aloud
- revising with classmates
- drawing diagrams
- making a song of it
- a silly story to help it stick
- making notes from textbook then summarising those further into your own words (try having a limit on number of words to stick to key points)
- writing things over and over again
- using colour

Make a list of all the topics, prioritise them by ordering in terms of which you need more help with/need more time to go over, then tackle each one
If there is something you're particularly stuck on, ask the teacher for help!
Get practise from exam and practise questions! It will help to reinforce things and find your weaker areas.
hope that helps
Do people actually revise Maths?
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Do people actually revise Maths?
Depends if you count "revising" as practice. In a way both things involve reviewing over previously studied material
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Do people actually revise Maths?
All you need to do is score more goals though
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All you need to do is score more goals though
Precisely. The only maths I need to do is calculating our goal difference.
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Do people actually revise Maths?
yeah! i do
i watch videos on a particular topic and do exam questions and when i am completely confident with my revision that i do pastpapers
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yeah! i do
i watch videos on a particular topic and do exam questions and when i am completely confident with my revision that i do pastpapers
I don't really like making mindmaps, notes etc because I find it too time consuming and they end up getting lost.

For science, is completing the whole book and doing exam questions for each unit fine?

This is the book I am talking about (same publisher with chemistry and physics):
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I don't really like making mindmaps, notes etc because I find it too time consuming and they end up getting lost.

For science, is completing the whole book and doing exam questions for each unit fine?

This is the book I am talking about (same publisher with chemistry and physics):
i personally never ever find mind maps helpful because it just muddled up everything so i never used mindmaps for my revision
but for science i would say use a textbook and jot down important facts to remember
maybe make a quiz on them or flashcards to keep rehearsing the information
maybe - use: tes resources to help you find resources for any subject
just keep rehearsing the info and test yourself and obviously do pastpapers to ensure that you are ready
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Hi, currently I am revising biology. I aim to revise Units 1, 2 and 3 of Biology, Chemistry and Physics before my first science exam (which is Biology Unit 1). I am doing higher tier and decided to start from scratch although I already know most of the content. I use the AQA Science Biology Revision guide (same for Chemistry and Physics). I think it covers the whole spec. Most/all schools sell them.

My method is to read the chapter e.g. B1.1 and then do the questions. I then move onto the next chapter. I then do the 'exam style questions' at the end of B1. I don't make notes because I find it hard to and pointless. I don't have a revision timetable - Instead I have a to-do list and tick them off because I find sticking to a timetable is too hard.

Is this a good way to revise? Or am I taking too much time? I also need to revise other subjects as English Language is my first exam.
Best way is to explain it to someone who has no idea what you're talking about then make sure they understand it. So essentially teaching the material to someone else means you know it well
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I've got no one to teach it to at the moment lol. Also, I'm going to keep on completing the AQA books and then do past paper questions on Units 1, 2 and 3 for each science subject. Currently, I have just finished Biology Unit 1 and am starting Unit 2. I still got other subjects to revise lol.
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i personally never ever find mind maps helpful because it just muddled up everything so i never used mindmaps for my revision
but for science i would say use a textbook and jot down important facts to remember
maybe make a quiz on them or flashcards to keep rehearsing the information
maybe - use: tes resources to help you find resources for any subject
just keep rehearsing the info and test yourself and obviously do pastpapers to ensure that you are ready
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Best way is to explain it to someone who has no idea what you're talking about then make sure they understand it. So essentially teaching the material to someone else means you know it well
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I've got no one to teach it to at the moment lol. Also, I'm going to keep on completing the AQA books and then do past paper questions on Units 1, 2 and 3 for each science subject. Currently, I have just finished Biology Unit 1 and am starting Unit 2. I still got other subjects to revise lol.
give equal time to all the subjects - and do not shake hands with procrastination
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