how I should organise my revision so that I am using enough time to prepare for both exams?

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I am having to re-sit Sociology Unit 1 - Families and households and sit the Unit 2 - Education with Methods exam in the summer..Can someone please help me with revision and please give me tips on how to revise so I allocate time to both exams equally?

Hope this makes sense.

Posted Fri 8th March, 2013 @ 09:30 by Ibrahim - Team GR

2 Answers

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yes that does make sense, create a revision timetable and study each topic for the same length of time. Also I would suggest doing a past exam paper on all the topics to help you identify what you don't know so you can spend more time on that.

Also.. maybe have a look at this website, it has loads of revision notes on for gcse.

Hope this helps


Answered Sun 31st March, 2013 @ 11:37 by Jenny123
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I'm doing A2 at the moment, but when I was doing AS I had to sit both exams in the summer anyway because I was on a late start course. I didn't have a problem organising my revision and came out with two A's!

You need to check which exam come first, taking this into account when making your revision timetable. As coolkid98 said, a revision timetable is really important when juggling revision for multiple exams. 

However, the Families and Households paper is the shorter and considered the easiest of the two papers. Even though you didn't do as well as you wanted in January I would dedicate more time to revising the Education paper because it contains a lot more content.

Using the revision timetable software on this website is useful, because it allows you to choose how much time you want to allocate to each exam. What I did was to divide my revision up into topics, making my revision timetable very specific, this way I knew that if I stuck to it I would definetly cover all the content before each exam.

Good luck with both your resit and your summer exam!!

Answered Mon 1st April, 2013 @ 10:59 by Jacqueline:)