Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    what is the most effective way to revise for you?
    I need help with revision because isn't going in my brain.
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    Very Important Poster
    (Original post by faith2403)
    what is the most effective way to revise for you?
    I need help with revision because isn't going in my brain.
    1. Plan top use the time available effectively.
    2. Master core material through notes, mind maps and other aids.
    3. Exam papers, mark schemes and practice.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Is it worth making notes?

    I heard that going through the revision guide and doing practise questions religiously is the best.

    8
    First do a past, specimen or example people for a subject e.g. maths. Then go through and mark the paper the questions you got wrong are obviously your weaker points. Now go and look each of them weak points up either in a text book or a video tutorial on youtube then after looking them up leave it for 30 mins to an hour have some time to relax then go back and try that paper again. Rinse and repeat until your getting near full marks on that paper then move on to another paper if you keep doing this and having breaks in between it can make revision feel more enjoyable.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    for English try using possible essay questions to plan what you’d say if that essay came up. Spend only five minutes doing as much as you on it, including writing down quotes and analysis, then look back at your books and see what other points you could have included. Setting countdowns on your phone helps to keep things moving along,

    Hope this helps 😁
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Spectrumization)
    First do a past, specimen or example people for a subject e.g. maths. Then go through and mark the paper the questions you got wrong are obviously your weaker points. Now go and look each of them weak points up either in a text book or a video tutorial on youtube then after looking them up leave it for 30 mins to an hour have some time to relax then go back and try that paper again. Rinse and repeat until your getting near full marks on that paper then move on to another paper if you keep doing this and having breaks in between it can make revision feel more enjoyable.
    Is that directed at me? Is this better than making notes?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by faith2403)
    what is the most effective way to revise for you?
    I need help with revision because isn't going in my brain.
    After completing my gcses, passing them all and now being in college i’d just advise you to create notes, learn them by recital and apply the knowledge to past papers. That is by far the best way.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Try to replace reading with writing things down as much as you can. It's a lot more engaging. For example, writing down quotes, doing one question from each topic on here.

    8
    (Original post by Seppuku)
    Is that directed at me? Is this better than making notes?
    It was directed to the thread starter but would apply to your post. Nothing is better than this that or the other when it comes to revision it all depends what gets the info into your head and stored tbf. Now that is my way of doing it and has worked very well for me so far and I feel it would work quite well for others it gives you breaks keeping it enjoyable and focus's on aspects your weaker on rather than the things your already good at
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Spectrumization)
    It was directed to the thread starter but would apply to your post. Nothing is better than this that or the other when it comes to revision it all depends what gets the info into your head and stored tbf. Now that is my way of doing it and has worked very well for me so far and I feel it would work quite well for others it gives you breaks keeping it enjoyable and focus's on aspects your weaker on rather than the things your already good at
    The acid test:
    Spoiler:
    Show

    What grades did it get you?

    8
    Currently sitt

    (Original post by Seppuku)
    The acid test:
    Spoiler:
    Show


    What grades did it get you?


    currently sitting gcse's but achieved 8 8's 2 9's and a 7 in my mocks
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Spectrumization)
    Currently sitt




    currently sitting gcse's but achieved 8 8's 2 9's and a 7 in my mocks

    Impressive....

    You see I'm an A level student in y12. I'm finding it depressing. My tip to you is start earlier like you are doing now, but in the 6 week holidays, honestly it will save a lot of stress.

    I'll take your advice (by means of quid quo pro). Hopefully it will give me the will to live again!
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MimiElf)
    Notes are often not worth it - they take so long and you don't remember very much at all...
    I think that practice questions are a much better strategy! They actually prepare you much better for the exam and you remember more. I find Quizlet or Seneca both do good ones, that help me go through my revision and remember it all!
    And what grades did you get.
    Spoiler:
    Show

    No BSing either.
 
 
 

3,659

students online now

800,000+

Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Poll
Should universities take a stronger line on drugs?
Useful resources

Study tools

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

Creating

Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

Planner

Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

Papers

Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.