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I need some revision tips as to how I should be revising for my upcoming exams next month.


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I need some revision tips as to how I should be revising for my upcoming exams next month.


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put in the hours if you want your reward
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If you can tell me what subjects you do, I can be able to help.
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- Spend an hour making a detailed plan of what you need cover, when you're going to cover it, how you're going to cover it.

- Learn the exam technique. How will you answer the question? What structure will it follow? Will that structure ensure you get maximum marks?

- Do as many past papers as you possibly can do, and get feedback on it. After you get your feedback, improve it and do it all over again a week later.

- Go through the specification and make sure you cover everything. There is no need for you to cover anything that is not on there, but make sure you cover what they've asked you to in detail.

- Do a test to see what type of learner you are, just so you don't waste time studying in a way that isn't as efficient. Remember, you don't necessarily need to work hard if you work smart.
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If you can tell me what subjects you do, I can be able to help.
The subjects which I do are:
Maths
English Language
Core Science
Additional Science
Religious Studies
Textiles
Geography
Sociology


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- Spend an hour making a detailed plan of what you need cover, when you're going to cover it, how you're going to cover it.

- Learn the exam technique. How will you answer the question? What structure will it follow? Will that structure ensure you get maximum marks?

- Do as many past papers as you possibly can do, and get feedback on it. After you get your feedback, improve it and do it all over again a week later.

- Go through the specification and make sure you cover everything. There is no need for you to cover anything that is not on there, but make sure you cover what they've asked you to in detail.

- Do a test to see what type of learner you are, just so you don't waste time studying in a way that isn't as efficient. Remember, you don't necessarily need to work hard if you work smart.
Thank you for your advice, means a lot


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The subjects which I do are:
Maths
English Language
Core Science
Additional Science
Religious Studies
Textiles
Geography
Sociology


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Here's some tips for your Maths GCSE: All I can say is past paper questions. Only start doing the past paper questions once you are sure you have covered every topic.
  • Work through the ExamSolutions videos if you ever feel you feel like you are stuck on any section
  • Feel free to post in the TSR GCSE Maths Forum if you are unsure about something (make sure provide the question and what you have already done)
  • Do every single past paper
  • Mark your papers and see where you have gone wrong
  • Look to do IGCSE papers once you have done all of the GCSE ones
Science (Core and Additional):

I used to record myself talking and listen to it when commuting or something so I remembered every little detail. Yet again, once I knew all the content I did past papers.

English Language:
  • Practise your writing skills by writing different types of texts
  • Read books to build your vocabulary
  • Read the newspaper daily and analyse them
  • Watch Mr Bruff's videos on YouTube
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...and of course past papers.

Not sure which exam board you're doing. However these tips can be applied regardless.

Just to let you know Mr Bruff's videos are specifically designed for students sitting the AQA exam.

Geography:
  • Summarise the content of each module on one sheet of paper and memorise it
  • Condense each small section into 3 bullet points [Linking with the point above]
  • Do every single past paper question
  • Plan your higher marked exam questions with bullet points within a minute
  • Time yourself when doing essays
  • Practice writing really fast
Religious Studies:
  • Keep doing past papers
  • Condense your notes for one topic on one sheet (make four sections for each religion?)
  • Talk to your peer as if you're writing an answer for a Religious Studies exam question when discussing a topic
I can give you more tips on this subject if you're doing AQA?

Sociology:

Being heavily dependent on a text book isn't the best idea. Only if you're doing a past paper question and you feel like you're struggling to think of sociologists then use the text book to help you find theories etc. Otherwise don't do the long method of making notes from the whole text book.
  • Make a sheet of what each sociologist said and I read through that every night and memorised it pretty quickly.
  • Make a list of definitions of words and read through that every night too
Generic tips:
  • I found recording myself saying the content and listening back to it when I'm travelling really helped me
  • I made sure I knew all the content before I attempted any past paper questions
  • Use keywords in your answers, that's what gets you the mark
  • Do a good amount of past papers, if you complete them all attempt the IGCSE ones
  • Definitely mark every paper you do, if you are struggling to mark it ask your teacher to do it for you
  • See where you have gone wrong and look to improve on the section for the next paper you do
  • Try teaching someone a section you're not confident on
Sorry I have no idea about Textiles.

Check out these awesome revision tips by a fellow TSR user.

You can always use the TSR Study Resources for any subject, pretty helpful revision material on there. Also there is a very useful Study Planner on TSR which you may use, if you find that timetables are something you don't stick to then make a list of things to do per day/week and tick it off as you go along. Be sure to give yourself enough break time. For instance work for 2 hours and break for an hour.

Keep all distractions away from you. Give someone your phone and tell them to only give it to you during your breaks. Be really strict with yourself, so if you miss out on an hour of revision time make sure to put that hour in some other day in your revision timetable as forfeit. You could use the Forest Application which is excellent for revision.
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use 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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_5LXfMMrEg
These methods pretty go with all the subjects...
Method of revision:
- mind maps
- 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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