I'm in year 11 and am currently studying for my December Mocks.
This is going to be a short, Step-by-step blog, on how to make the best revision timetable that works for you!
There are many Youtubers who will have made videos based on this and when I first started studying I found it useful to watch a few to grasp a few ideas for me.
The first thing I would suggest doing is writing out your weekly commitments. This really helps to narrow down the time you have and help you to be more realistic with it.
Then prioritise your subjects. Obviously all of them need some allocated time but there will be some that will need more work than others. For example I know that I'm falling behind in History, but I'm on top of my Drama coursework and study.
To do this I would write out all your subjects and give them a number from 1-5 this makes you aware of where it is really key to spend the most time. I would also give Maths and English the most time, because they are core and you have to pass them.
Also, if you are in year 11 and you haven't created one yet, don't worry but try to follow a timetable now, it will keep you on track.
Now all that's left to do is find two different coloured sets of post-its and a lot of clear space....
Set out your days down the side. If you want to have a day where there is no structure still include it. Next set your hours that you will work along the top(you may want to change your weekends based on that week). Then in your second colour write out each of your subjects and place them based on where your timetable fits in. If you have numbered a subject as the most important then write it out four times in your week. If you have numbered a subject as least important write it out once a week.
You can break away from your school timetable if you wish but it gives you at least a base structure.
You can take pictures of this and re-use the post-its if you would like to change your timetable weekly. You may also want to have a two-week timetable if your school follows this type of layout. If you are a visual person then you might want to write this out in a table or use websites such as https://getrevising.co.uk to continue to develop the timetable as the weeks go on.
Lastly, I would like to say that it's never too late to start revising.
Good Luck Guys,
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These are really good tips. Personally for me I made my timetable on PowerPoint and just planned out every hour of my day, printed them off then crossed each part off as I did it.