Revision for A levelsWatch
It worked for my kids and kept them focused without overloading the system
How do you create a timetable for effective revision and how many hours should I study a day?
Finding a rhythm for revision can be difficult but once you've got it everything will click into place.
When creating a revision time table, I firstly like to make a list of all the subject areas in which I need to be studying for and the dates of the exams / hand ins. Then you can clearly see how much time you have to work on each area. After this you could use a diary / planner to hand write or spreadsheet / table to create an online guide of the days and times you are going to be revising. I like to use different colours for each subject so it is very clear what subject it is.
For the time table I would try to stick to 1 - 1.5 hours of each subject at a time as after this time I find myself getting distracted and the revision I do is not as effective. I would maybe try and stick to 2 - 3 subjects a day as more than this can lead to a lack of concentration. Don't forget to give yourself breaks in-between subjects to refresh your mind.
A final tip from me would be; try and be realistic with your timings and the amount of work you will get done during each day. I find that if I keep falling behind on my schedule then I start to be stressed and panicked and then I get less work done, which is not helpful.
Hope this helps - let me know if you have any more questions!
Shelby - UoP Rep