Hi im in year 11, doing my GCSE's, can someone please tell me how much revison i should be doing on weekdays, weekends and in the holidays. Thanks

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doing my gcse's which are very important to me, it will be really helful if you could answer how much revision i should be oing on weekdays, weekends and in the holidays. There are 8 subjets that i am currently studying. 

Posted Thu 27th October, 2016 @ 18:55 by sananaz999

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Lots. revise every day and take thursdays off, if you have a social life forget it for now. go hard you can do it fam.

Answered Fri 11th November, 2016 @ 10:20 by memey
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Do a bit everyday little but often try half an hour on a school day and a couple of hours at a weekend

Answered Thu 23rd February, 2017 @ 11:14 by Franceacavukovic
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I am also in year 11. I am currently doing about an hour on weekdays and 2-3 hours on the weekend to allow time do carry on stuff from outside of school and to give me time to complete any homework tasks that I get set. 

As I get closer to the exams, I am going to slowly increase the amount of revision I am doing each day

Answered Wed 7th March, 2018 @ 20:23 by Natalie
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do as much as you can tbh but take a few breaks after each hour cus it’ll help you memorise a lot more things better. i do it and it actually helps. good luck on your revision btw.

Answered Mon 21st January, 2019 @ 08:08 by Aanisahxox
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ow many hours a day should your child revise?

After a school day, each Year 11 pupil should be doing between 3 and 4 hours every evening.

On a non-school day, a good 6-8 hours a day should suffice.

How should revision be done?

Also, make sure the revision is broken down into smaller chunks. It’s best to do 30 minutes or an hour on one topic, take a 5 minute break and switch to another topic. Regularly, have some water. It’s even helpful to schedule in TV breaks and phone breaks as rewards for completing a revision session. Remember active revision is best.

Active what?

Active revision, getting the brain to use the information as you revise it. It is better to write or draw out the relevant material rather then stare at it for hours upon end. Ideally, doing something different each time you revise. To help monitor that your child is doing an appropriate amount of revision you can check what was done previously and get them to show you what they have done at the end of that revision session.

What active study ideas can pupils use?


Note making

Bullet pointing

Flash cards/Index Cards (Small bite size chunks or questions with answers written onto blank post cards)

Flow diagrams

Past Papers

Revision posters (pin them to bedroom walls, on cupboards, backs of doors etc).

BBC Bitesize (Use the right exam board though) and the SAM Learning websites (see below)

Cornell Notes (Google it)


Study groups (if friends aren’t distracting)

Study partnerships (To test each other)

Active recall

Timed writing

Testing yourself

Getting tested by friends/family


Create revision games

What shouldn’t pupils do?

Avoid social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter during revision sessions. Revising and social networking at the same time do not go together, despite the predictable claims otherwise from teenagers. However, using Facebook time as a reward e.g. 20 minutes online for accomplishing a target of two hours revision can be very effective. Avoid sweets and fizzy drinks. It is good to have a few healthy snacks to keep them going, but sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks and especially energy drinks are only going to prevent pupils being able to concentrate.

Answered Thu 14th February, 2019 @ 17:56 by arani123