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    Right, so I’m in year 11 and am really struggling to focus when doing revision. So does anyone have any tips on how to revise? I’ve always just made flash cards or made notes and revised from the page but nothing seems to be helping, and I really want to do well this year
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    Try other methods of revision like mind maps or revision videos. Definitely use multiple methods instead of just one, it is more likely to go in.
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    Telling people information I’ve learnt often helps and answering questions in class or questions your friends. Exam style questions help too. I don’t enjoy notes or flash cards at all.
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    Maybe try things like mindmaps or watching youtube videos about your subjects? I don't do these myself (normally I use flashcards) so I can't vouch for them but they're the first things that came to mind which you haven't said you struggle with. Also practice papers are great to hone your exam technique while seeing what you still need to revise and what you already know!
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    (Original post by Abby Ward)
    Right, so I’m in year 11 and am really struggling to focus when doing revision. So does anyone have any tips on how to revise? I’ve always just made flash cards or made notes and revised from the page but nothing seems to be helping, and I really want to do well this year
    It depends on the subject as for GCSE Maths I got my A* by doing a lot of practice papers and exercises. For Sciences put your 100% in the coursework as that would elevate your grades along with using diagrams and mind maps for revision. I find that using the examiners report is very useful with revision as it tells you what the examiners want.
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    Try to memorise your notes instead of just making lots of them.
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    (Original post by Abby Ward)
    Right, so I’m in year 11 and am really struggling to focus when doing revision. So does anyone have any tips on how to revise? I’ve always just made flash cards or made notes and revised from the page but nothing seems to be helping, and I really want to do well this year
    Hi!! I'm in year 11 too and have had the same problem, I seem to be able to concentrate on doing anything BUT revision - I'll always reach for my phone or end up trying to see how many pieces of paper I get scrunch up or I'll just be staring into thin air. What I have found useful is too put my phone/tablet/computer nowhere near me so I don't concentrate on that instead
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    Thankyou so much that was really helpful, I’ll defiantly be sure to try them, I can just never seem to concentrate and nothing ever seems to go in unless I actually enjoy the lesson😒. I take hospitality, german, child development, philosophy and ethics and geography (which is one of my least favourites). Good luck to you too!! I’m sure you’ll be amazing!
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    For some reason it's showing only half my comment is on here so hopefully you can see if all 😂 But I'm glad it was, yeah I feel your pain - I feel that way too, I just try and concentrate as much as possible the after the lessons try and go over as much as I can!! Ooh we take some of the same I took Child Development (I swear coursework is taking so long & I'm so behind on it!), Geography (which is actually my favourite 😂), Triple Science & Spanish & I've already done my Religious studies as our school decided to do it a year early. Thank you so much!!
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