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Revision Techniques

Revision Technique Information

Let’s Get Set for the Examinations!

Most of us worry about examinations. However, with a little planning and some support you can be well-prepared and take them in your stride.

Remember: friends, family and staff are all on your side. We want to help you to prepare.

Read through these pages, ideally with your parents/ carers, and take control of the situation. If you want to talk through how to get started, just speak to your tutor, your head of year/ deputy head of year or any other member of staff.

MYTHS:

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Having the right attitude to revision will make a massive difference to how successful you will be.

Expect the best of yourself

Resolve to give yourself the best opportunity you can to reach your target grades by making revision your number one priority.  In particular:

♦  Attend the Academy regularly and use every lesson as a chance to learn

♦  Take up every offer of extra help – the teachers are a resource for you

♦  Revise effectively at home

♦  Make sure you can revise ‘on the go’

 

You are going to be tested in examinations, so ensure you know:

  • The subject title and awarding body (examination board) for each course
  • How many examinations you will sit and how long they last
  • What each examination will assess and how

Check you know your target grade and your current grade.

Get a list of all the ideas you need to understand for the examination (in a form which makes sense to you)


There are a wide range of websites available to support learning and an appropriate list can be found here.

 

Whilst every effort is made to ensure these websites are suitable for our pupils, we cannot be responsible for their content and would encourage parents to monitor their child whilst working on-line.

 

Read more about keeping safe online in our Academy Digital Citizenship Contract.

 

Below are are selection of some of the links available. To access the full list please select the link at the top of the page.

 

SAM Learning Link

 

GCSE Bitesize

 

Edexcel

 

OCR

 

AQA

 

Mathematics

 

English

 

Languages Online

 

Business Studies

 

Computing / ICT

 

 A full list of GCSE examination boards can be found here.

Click on the links below to read more about revision techniques and ways to help yourself!

Get Planning

Test Yourself

Revision Cards

Flow Charts

 Graphic Organisers

Mind Maps

Mobile Apps and Websites

Other Revision Tips

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