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How often should I be revising subjects?
For example, should I be revising subjects in large chunks (Maths on Monday, Chemistry on Tuesday etc.) or revising subjects in increments that are spread out across the week (Maths and Chemistry on Monday, Physics and Computing on Tuesday etc.)

How would you guys revise?
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I think do whatever’s best for you. I revise all my subjects (3 A levels) everyday in 1 hour intervals because i would get bored of doing the same subject for a longer time. You should try both methods and see which one you prefer- there is no right answer to this!
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I think do whatever’s best for you. I revise all my subjects (3 A levels) everyday in 1 hour intervals because i would get bored of doing the same subject for a longer time. You should try both methods and see which one you prefer- there is no right answer to this!
What do you do in your revision sessions? Currently, I revise in the manner below for most of my subjects:

Monday (1 hour):

1) Watch videos + Make mind maps- Make flashcards from mind maps
2) Answer questions

Tuesday (1 hour):

1) Past Paper questions
2) Study flashcards


And then I go back to session A.

I find the methods above very effective, but I feel like I am not devoting enough time to each part of the sessions for it to be as effective as possible, if that makes any sense. What do you think? Am I trying to do too much in the sessions? Should I focus on just e.g. watching videos and making notes in one session, and then doing past paper questions in another?

What is your suggestion/view?
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What do you do in your revision sessions? Currently, I revise in the manner below for most of my subjects:

Monday (1 hour):

1) Watch videos + Make mind maps- Make flashcards from mind maps
2) Answer questions

Tuesday (1 hour):

1) Past Paper questions
2) Study flashcards


And then I go back to session A.

I find the methods above very effective, but I feel like I am not devoting enough time to each part of the sessions for it to be as effective as possible, if that makes any sense. What do you think? Am I trying to do too much in the sessions? Should I focus on just e.g. watching videos and making notes in one session, and then doing past paper questions in another?

What is your suggestion/view?
By the way, are you doing GCSEs or A levels? because that will impact what kind of schedule you give yourself. I feel like maybe you’re giving yourself too much to do in one session. If i were you, i would spend an hour a day (or less depends on how much you want to do) making mindmaps/flash cards/watching videos and then another hour (or less) on that same day, answering questions/ past papers/reading from revision notes. You could repeat this everyday and decide which subjects you want to revise on each day and how you want to do for each subject.

But as i said, this could be different depending on GCSEs or A levels. For A levels (in year 13), all my school days are different but i always make sure i spend atleast an hour a day for each of my subjects - on days where i’m in school for only 3 hours, i do 2 hours each for those subjects. So what i do to revise (you stick to whichever revision method is best for you) is:
-Maths: answer questions and also aim to get content finished
- Further maths: do the same as for maths but just a little bit more intense as it’s more difficult
- Sociology: make essay plans for any past question i can find and write essays- this helps me revise the topic while practicing my essay writing
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By the way, are you doing GCSEs or A levels? because that will impact what kind of schedule you give yourself. I feel like maybe you’re giving yourself too much to do in one session. If i were you, i would spend an hour a day (or less depends on how much you want to do) making mindmaps/flash cards/watching videos and then another hour (or less) on that same day, answering questions/ past papers/reading from revision notes. You could repeat this everyday and decide which subjects you want to revise on each day and how you want to do for each subject.

But as i said, this could be different depending on GCSEs or A levels. For A levels (in year 13), all my school days are different but i always make sure i spend atleast an hour a day for each of my subjects - on days where i’m in school for only 3 hours, i do 2 hours each for those subjects. So what i do to revise (you stick to whichever revision method is best for you) is:
-Maths: answer questions and also aim to get content finished
- Further maths: do the same as for maths but just a little bit more intense as it’s more difficult
- Sociology: make essay plans for any past question i can find and write essays- this helps me revise the topic while practicing my essay writing
I'm doing GCSES for Maths, English lit/lang, Chemistry, Physics, Computing and Buisness. And thank you for the advice, it cleared up the remaining uncertainty I had about revision.

Also, just out of interest, what did you get on your GCSE's?
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I'm doing GCSES for Maths, English lit/lang, Chemistry, Physics, Computing and Buisness. And thank you for the advice, it cleared up the remaining uncertainty I had about revision.

Also, just out of interest, what did you get on your GCSE's?
I was annoyed with my GCSEs - i should’ve revised a lot more but i got: 87766555AAB
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I was annoyed with my GCSEs - i should’ve revised a lot more but i got: 87766555AAB
Well, they aren't bad grades in the slightest lol.
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Well, they aren't bad grades in the slightest lol.
Aha thank you, i really just cared about getting a high grade in maths and getting decent grades in everything else because i know universities have certain expectations - just make sure you revise and you’ll be absolutely fine! Don’t make the same stupid mistakes and leave all your revision to the night before an exam, you’re already thinking about your revision schedule now so i can tell you won’t do that aha.
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Aha thank you, i really just cared about getting a high grade in maths and getting decent grades in everything else because i know universities have certain expectations - just make sure you revise and you’ll be absolutely fine! Don’t make the same stupid mistakes and leave all your revision to the night before an exam, you’re already thinking about your revision schedule now so i can tell you won’t do that aha.
Yeah, better to just get everything sorted now so I can just jump into revision without any problems. Also, I've gone over what I plan to do in my sessions, I just want to get your final opinion on it (say if I could improve anything, you've helped a lot already btw):


Maths:

Session A:

1) Corbett Maths Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) Dr Frost Maths Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past Paper questions (1 hour)



Chemistry:

Session A:

1) Free Science Lessons Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) Seneca Learning Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past Paper questions (1 hour)



Computing:

Session A:

1) Craig & Dave Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) Seneca Learning Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past Paper Questions (1 hour)



Physics:

Session A:

1) Free Science Lessons Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minuities)

2) Seneca Learning Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past Paper questions (1 hour)



Business:

Session A:

1) GCSE Pod videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) Seneca Learning Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past paper questions (1 hour)



English Language:

Session A:

1) GCSE Pod Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) CGP Book Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past paper questions (1 hour)



English Literature:

Session A:

1) GCSE Pod Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) CGP Book Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past paper questions (1 hour)
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Yeah, better to just get everything sorted now so I can just jump into revision without any problems. Also, I've gone over what I plan to do in my sessions, I just want to get your final opinion on it (say if I could improve anything, you've helped a lot already btw):


Maths:

Session A:

1) Corbett Maths Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) Dr Frost Maths Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past Paper questions (1 hour)



Chemistry:

Session A:

1) Free Science Lessons Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) Seneca Learning Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past Paper questions (1 hour)



Computing:

Session A:

1) Craig & Dave Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) Seneca Learning Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past Paper Questions (1 hour)



Physics:

Session A:

1) Free Science Lessons Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minuities)

2) Seneca Learning Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past Paper questions (1 hour)



Business:

Session A:

1) GCSE Pod videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) Seneca Learning Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past paper questions (1 hour)



English Language:

Session A:

1) GCSE Pod Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) CGP Book Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past paper questions (1 hour)



English Literature:

Session A:

1) GCSE Pod Videos + Make mind maps and flashcards (40 minutes)

2) CGP Book Questions + Study Flashcards (20 minutes)

Session B:

1) Past paper questions (1 hour)
Honestly i think your plan is great, your putting yourself in a really good place to get some high grades! One thing i could also advise is, maybe later in the year, you could also start doing exam papers in exam conditions - this would train you to work at a certain pace when doing exams and make sure you don’t find yourself in a situation where you’ve missed out questions- just some advice but of course just focus on understanding the content for now and you can start doing proper exam prep closer to exams. Good luck !
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Honestly i think your plan is great, your putting yourself in a really good place to get some high grades! One thing i could also advise is, maybe later in the year, you could also start doing exam papers in exam conditions - this would train you to work at a certain pace when doing exams and make sure you don’t find yourself in a situation where you’ve missed out questions- just some advice but of course just focus on understanding the content for now and you can start doing proper exam prep closer to exams. Good luck !
Brilliant. Thank you once again!
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