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    I know it's early but i want to start revising for my exams later on the year, but i don't know how to... when i had GCSE' all i did was write down notes which didn't help, I've tries revision cards and they didn't help either. Does anyone know any other methods?
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    I know it's early but i want to start revising for my exams later on the year, but i don't know how to... when i had GCSE' all i did was write down notes which didn't help, I've tries revision cards and they didn't help either. Does anyone know any other methods?
    I'd suggest getting copies of the specification for each of your subjects, so that you can keep track of what you're being taught in class and identify any areas you might not cover (some of my teachers seemed to skip bits of the specification for whatever reason). Also, when you come to revise, having a copy of the specification is useful as you can tick off topics as you revise them, so you know what you have left to do.

    I'd also recommend making revision notes as you go along, not at the end of the year when teaching has finished. A good way of doing this is by writing/typing up your class notes after each day, or at the end of the week, and supplementing them with textbooks, online resources etc. If you make notes as you go along, you can ensure that your notes are complete (or thereabouts) by the time you actually come to revise, which saves A LOT of stress and hassle later on!

    You might also find revision timetables useful. When I did A Levels, I structured my revision by topics per day, e.g. Monday - topics a, b, c and d for subject 1, topics a, b and c for subject 2, and topics a, b and c for subject 3. Tuesday - topics e, f and g for subject 1, topics d, e, f and g for subject 2, and topics d, e, f and g for subject 3, and so on. I found this less stressful than trying to allocate topics between certain times, as I didn't have to worry about taking longer than expected on a topic and messing up my schedule.

    I hope that helps, and good luck!
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    (Original post by leviathan1741)
    i'd suggest getting copies of the specification for each of your subjects, so that you can keep track of what you're being taught in class and identify any areas you might not cover (some of my teachers seemed to skip bits of the specification for whatever reason). Also, when you come to revise, having a copy of the specification is useful as you can tick off topics as you revise them, so you know what you have left to do.

    i'd also recommend making revision notes as you go along, not at the end of the year when teaching has finished. A good way of doing this is by writing/typing up your class notes after each day, or at the end of the week, and supplementing them with textbooks, online resources etc. If you make notes as you go along, you can ensure that your notes are complete (or thereabouts) by the time you actually come to revise, which saves a lot of stress and hassle later on!

    you might also find revision timetables useful. When i did a levels, i structured my revision by topics per day, e.g. Monday - topics a, b, c and d for subject 1, topics a, b and c for subject 2, and topics a, b and c for subject 3. Tuesday - topics e, f and g for subject 1, topics d, e, f and g for subject 2, and topics d, e, f and g for subject 3, and so on. I found this less stressful than trying to allocate topics between certain times, as i didn't have to worry about taking longer than expected on a topic and messing up my schedule.

    i hope that helps, and good luck!
    thank you!
 
 
 
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