I’m currently in year 11 doing GCSEs in : english language, english literature, maths, further maths, biology, physics, religious studies, ICT, french, art and geography, and i’m aiming for at least 9 A* Grades.
I was wondering what revision techniques people think are the best, because all I ever do is flashcards honestly.
I want lots of opinions of what people find most effective, any input is appreciated !
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First of all Flashcards is a useful method, there is 3 methods of revision i would recomend:
1) Cornell notes, there arew functional notes whereyou condense down the notes from textbook onto 1 side of A4 paper. Then for each type of data i would use a diferent colour. For example all my definitions are in red but my evaluation points are in Blue.
2) Practice Questions, you can never underestimate the value of the practice question. I would get to know the vocabulary of what the exam board is using and what they want from you in return. This means you will be better prepared for the exam as you will know what they are asking for. The amount of questions i have seen answered that have nothing to do with the question is extrodinary. They may not be wrong in what they are saying but its all completely irrelevant.
3) Linked mindmap, this proably sounds like a stupid idea but bare with. Start off with one key term and then use it to link to each of the other key terms. One that i did in Biology is we started with the word enzymes and then built around the word to link to the restg of the B1 topic. With each link i would write why you have linked it. There isn't really a wrong answer to this but i would make sure you try and make the links as strong as possible.
Hope this helps, Tom @THS.