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    I know this sounds stupid but how could i revise to get the best result and the most out of my time?

    I am aming for all 7s and above so i really need to make the most put the hours of studying.
    Any help is really welcomed!! x


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    ALSO - DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO CREATE A GOOD REVISION TIMETABLE?? I'VE TRIED WEBSITES BUT THEY JUST DO NOT WORK!

    AND HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD I BE DOING PER SUBJECT PER MONTH?
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    Honestly I am so lazy and so I try to write things down as notes but that doesn't go in so I literally just read and then reread and it actually helps more than just copying from a book in note form. I got 8 A's to A*'s this way including a 7 in English language, an 8 in maths and a 9 in English literature. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by tash.herriott)
    I know this sounds stupid but how could i revise to get the best result and the most out of my time?

    I am aming for all 7s and above so i really need to make the most put the hours of studying.
    Any help is really welcomed!! x
    Use the brain dump technique and test yourself!
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    Just replied a similar thing on another thread so I'll just copy and paste what I put:

    Use the "scribble" method.

    1. Open your textbook or other learning material
    2. Read through one page thoroughly
    3. Close the book and scribble down everything you can remember
    4. Open the book and see what you forgot/got wrong
    5. Repeat

    If you build this up you should get to stage where you remember everything on the page.

    Hope this helps!
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    For things like History, I just read the textbooks and essentially rewrote the whole textbook out as bullet points, and after each page, I would try to remember as much as I could by just speaking out loud about the subject. I would do this a few times if needed. I managed to get all A*s and 9s at GCSE through a mix of cramming and long term revision; but pretending to teach people worked the best. I just would stand up in my room and pretend I was giving a lecture on a topic, and for me that really helped (although it was really embarrassing when my parents walked in on me!)
    Shameless self-promo, but i'm going to be doing a post on my revision thread about it, check it out here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5017346
    All the best!!
    -Maebh x
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    (Original post by nel.p)
    Honestly I am so lazy and so I try to write things down as notes but that doesn't go in so I literally just read and then reread and it actually helps more than just copying from a book in note form. I got 8 A's to A*'s this way including a 7 in English language, an 8 in maths and a 9 in English literature. Hope this helps
    Thanks! I'll try this!
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    (Original post by asox)
    Just replied a similar thing on another thread so I'll just copy and paste what I put:

    Use the "scribble" method.

    1. Open your textbook or other learning material
    2. Read through one page thoroughly
    3. Close the book and scribble down everything you can remember
    4. Open the book and see what you forgot/got wrong
    5. Repeat

    If you build this up you should get to stage where you remember everything on the page.

    Hope this helps!
    This is so helpful! Thanks so much
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    (Original post by tash.herriott)
    This is so helpful! Thanks so much
    Hope it works - it did for me!
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    (Original post by maebhy_howell)
    For things like History, I just read the textbooks and essentially rewrote the whole textbook out as bullet points, and after each page, I would try to remember as much as I could by just speaking out loud about the subject. I would do this a few times if needed. I managed to get all A*s and 9s at GCSE through a mix of cramming and long term revision; but pretending to teach people worked the best. I just would stand up in my room and pretend I was giving a lecture on a topic, and for me that really helped (although it was really embarrassing when my parents walked in on me!)
    Shameless self-promo, but i'm going to be doing a post on my revision thread about it, check it out here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5017346
    All the best!!
    -Maebh x

    haha! I'll try that too
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    i found that the best way for me is that i go through any notes and subject information i have and rewrite them down. By writing them down, you're reading it more thoroughly, which in turn helps you to remember it.
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    This probably sounds obvious, but make sure there aren’t any distractions while your studying. Put your phone on silent or turn it off etc. Anything that helps you focus really
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    (Original post by rowantree_)
    This probably sounds obvious, but make sure there aren’t any distractions while your studying. Put your phone on silent or turn it off etc. Anything that helps you focus really
    Yeah! My phone is NEVER upstairs while im revising, but i always get distracted on youtube or looking at makeup for christmas already!!!
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    (Original post by kimzee59)
    i found that the best way for me is that i go through any notes and subject information i have and rewrite them down. By writing them down, you're reading it more thoroughly, which in turn helps you to remember it.
    Thanks! I'll start rewriting them all now! haha!
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    First of all, as I am where you are, I have a little technique that is helping me do well. 1) Buy the revision books that come with the EXAM WORKBOOK PRACTICE. 2) First complete the revision book, ALL OF IT.3)Then complete the workbook and see if you can recall the information and apply it to the question. 4)Whilst you revise, keep it chill and calm. Eat a packet of crisps why don't you?5)Do AS MUCH revision as you can until you can't be bothered.6)Keep technology away from you unless you need it. SERIOUSLY. 7)If you are in your final year, do the revision until you are sure you got it and understand. Don't watch movies etc. or else you may forget the things you revised. 8)It helps if you have a timetable without the times. Do it whenever you want to, but make sure you complete it. If not, catch up. That's pretty much what I follow. Don't stress and good luck!
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    Go through your notes and write concise notes from them. If there is anything you don’t understand from your notes , ask a teacher or go through the textbook. Don’t do exam papers until the run up the exam but do lots of practise questions. Figure out how mark schemes work because, in the end, exams are all about can you write what the mark scheme wants instead of showing that you know stuff,
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    At GCSE, I didn't really do any work honestly. I am lucky in that I'm pretty good at passing exams, and I managed to get 8A*s and also 3 A-B grades.

    However, I had to work incredibly hard last year (AS/year 12) to not only get my understanding and recall in place, but also to actually learn HOW to revise, as I had never developed those skills at GCSE.

    Using the following techniques I managed to get AAA (and a D, but we don't talk about that...) last year.

    These are in no particular order.

    1). Past papers. Past papers & practice questions are probably the best thing you can do to prepare for your exams, although you shouldn't attempt full past papers or even topic questions until you've covered the topic in full in class and revisited it briefly, by which I mean...
    2). Revising throughout the year. I do NOT mean doing 4 hours of remaking your notes a night starting from September of year 10; this will not help, and will just burn you out before your exams. However, every half term - or even every week/fortnight/month if you're an organised person - you should try to produce just 1 or 2 pages of summary notes for each of your TOPICS - not whole subjects - up to that point. If you've found certain topics really hard, do those in more detail. Then, once you've finished your notes on a topic, do 2-5 past paper questions on it, depending on how much practice you need.
    3). Pace yourself. Again, there's no point doing as many hours of revision as you're physically capable starting tomorrow - you'll just burn out. It's much better to start doing a couple of hours a week until, for example, January, then maybe half an hour a night around the time of your mocks, and then in the 3-6 months immediately before your exams, stepping up to 2 or so hours a night. Don't overdo it - if you have a night of sports or something, don't try to cram 4 hours in the next day - spread it more evenly.
    4). Use a revision timetable. Websites like GetRevising will, for free, structure a revision timetable for you. It will also schedule more hours of revision the closer you get to your exams, meaning you don't go all-out to early on. Generally, about 10-20 hours per subject, spread over the 6 months before your exams, will be more than sufficient - so timetable about this amount. If you find a subject easy, great, only do 5 hours - about 1 per month. Not so easy? Do 25 or 30, if you can.
    5). Remember self care is as important for success as revisipn. Don't quit things you enjoy or sacrifice sleeping or seeing friends in order to revise. Someone invites you to a party or on holiday with them? Go, if it's within reason! Missing one or two weekends of revision won't mean you fail your exams; likewise, if you need a few days off just to regroup yourself, that's absolutely fine. Sports, theatre and similar activities can all help you cope with stress, and socialising, drinking and eating well, as well as having good sleeping habits, will give your brain the best chance of actually taking in what you're doing in class & for revision.
    6). Use techniques that suit you. Just because everyone else loves Mindmaps, doesn't mean you have to. If you prefer posters, Flashcards or even just solid past paper work, use that! Especially towards the end of y11 when you may get revision lessons in school - if a teacher asks you to make notes, but you'd rather do the past paper that's in your bag, ask them - most will allow it.
    7). Ask for help if you need it. Whether that's asking your school with revision techniques, or asking your family to help you get into good eating habits, or even just asking a teacher if you can go over a topic you're unsure of, you should ask for the help you need. It's okay to not understand a topic or be struggling with stress or anxiety - don't try and deal with it yourself because it will only get worse over time, and then explode dramatically the week before your first exam (I've been there, trust me 😂).

    Best of luck!!!!
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    (Original post by tash.herriott)
    I know this sounds stupid but how could i revise to get the best result and the most out of my time?

    I am aming for all 7s and above so i really need to make the most put the hours of studying.
    Any help is really welcomed!! x

    For me personally, a revision timetable was the first step. I made sure I allocated time for core subjects each night and one of my options. I felt starting really early gave me a good advantage and if you can get ahead of class then use lessons as revision! (this is really good esp as you are aiming high!)

    In terms of how to revise, i could not recommend Mr Salles Teaches English more. (I struggled with my English and ended up with 2 nines all thanks to this!) For maths I recommend Corbett 5 a day, you can choose which level you want and these are really helpful challenging exam questions. Also flashcards are useful, I used them on the way to and from school.

    Hope that helps a little! Good luck
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    I personally sleep with all my books under my pillow. This way the information enters my head via osmosis and I come out with nothing but A*’s!!
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    I would recommend using mathswatch for maths gcse as it covers the 9-1 grading system and for English language and literature i would suggest using mr bruff as he got me a 5/C in English Lang.
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    Don't revise! Just become a gipsy!
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