I'm currently in year 10 doing my GCSEs, Studying Double English, Triple Science, Spanish, RE, Geography, History and Maths. I've bought revision guides for all my subjects but find it fairly hard to revise. Anyone got any tips?
GCSEs Revision Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-01-2017 12:19
- 16-01-2017 12:29
Everyone has a method that works best for them, you just need to try different ways and see which you prefer. Personally I like flashcards and mindmaps. The one thing you should avoid is just copying chunks of text out of your revision guides, even if you go through and highlight after, as you won't learn it. Instead try rewriting notes into your own words to make them easier to understand and therefore easier to remember. For maths, practise is key, so do as many past papers as you can
- 16-01-2017 13:02
When revising i suggest (if you struggle to maintain focus) that you look into dividing your revision into sections . Such as doing 25 minutes revising and then 5 minute break . Your revision method you should decide for yourself but it is definitely recommended that you do not over do it , make sure you still have time for your social life (and other activities).
My own personal method involves time splitting and changing between topics with in a subject as i found it easier to do alternatives rather than spending an hour on one topic. I also made revision into my timetable so that i could work around it to see people and so that it eventually is part of my routine. I use past papers to help me build around any topics that i'm struggling on , and then from there i use key cards for important phrases , i use mind maps to express a multiple opinion view on something , posters for diagrams and then i write other information on paper , from writing it on paper i then type it into the computer .(This makes me remember it easier) .
You should revise subjects and their topics multiple times because going over it once will not help you remember. Also Goodluck!