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    What are the best revision tips going?

    I've seen that it's good to take around a 5-10 minute break every 1 to 1 and a half hours.
    Try to have anything you will need for revision in your room/ revision space so you don't look for a textbook in another room and distract yourself.
    Try to find a quiet place where you won't get distracted easily.
    If you get distracted easily keep your phone on silent, turn in off, put it in another room or give it to someone and tell them not to give it back to you until you finish your work.
    Sorry if these are quite generic!
    Good luck
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    I'll point you towards this thread;

    and this article:

    Practice, practice, practice!!!
    The only reason I didn't fail all my GCSEs is because I did all the past papers I could find on my exam board websites. Then I did them again, and again. Repeated this until I was confident I could at least pass. I know this isn't an ideal way to study but on limited time, it's fairly effective as long as you go through each paper, see where you went wrong, and write the correct answer underneath when marking.
    Even if you have time to make revision notes, review mocks, highlighting, flash cards, etc, past papers are always the best revision strategy. It's all good and well if you got some knowledge but you won't know that if you haven't tested yourself. It's also good practice for longer questions like 12 markers, 15/16 markers, 20, 24/25 etc. Those questions need practice for you to get the structure right with the correct amount of analysis and evaluation in.

    You should also know your command words off by heart! You may think you do but what is it really asking you when it says analyse, comment on, asses, and so on. You don't want to be wasting time in the exam trying to evaluate something when you don't need to or describing when you need to offer reasons as to why that is the case - picking up those few extra marks will really improve your grade.
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