How to revise to get A* for majority of my subjects

  • 2 votes

I'm aiming to get A* in majority of my subjects, it's just I'm not quite sure how to achieve that as I get too lazy to revise, have bad time management and only have potention for C/B

Posted Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 23:14 by Tasnia

7 Answers

  • 7 votes

For GCSE I found the best way to revise was just do loads and loads of past papers, and then make sure to mark them yourself so you get to know what the examiners are looking for, and also the kinds of questions that come up are usually quite similar so you just get the hang of it.

Answered Sat 5th January, 2013 @ 09:37 by hoppy
  • 6 votes

If you want the grades you need to put the work in. Try to find different ways to revise instead of just reading from a book. You might be able to find educational games or be able to use some of the resources such as the crosswords to make revision more interesting. Also think of ways to reward yourself after you have done a bit of revision.

Hope that helps

Answered Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 23:38 by Hannah
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Doing posters and sticking them up on a wall or reading doesnt do much for me, i think past papers are the best! also, creading podcasts and listening to them and going over and over so it gets stuck into your head!

Answered Sun 6th January, 2013 @ 18:32 by Ruby
  • 3 votes

I think it depends what subjects you are doing to an extent, I would recommend post its, or flash cards- because they're little you have to put relevent stuff on them, so it stops you rambling!

If you're doing English Lit, or theatre or anything else which you use a text for I think they're great. Also, if you don't mind writing in your books I would recommend colour coding with highlighters and stuff- it's good for picking out themes etc when you're just flicking through- but I would check with the regulations first just to see what exam boards do and don't permit!

If none of that is good for you, one of the best ways I learn is by teaching someone else- so see if someone you know doesn't mind listening to you for a bit while you tell them about a topic. It's good 'cause it makes you actually think about it ;)

Hope this helps!   

Answered Wed 9th January, 2013 @ 17:51 by Luna
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I find using the textbooks that we have been given and turning the information into powerpoints in your own words is really helpful as it makes sure you really understand. Then you can upload them on to here and other people can revise from them too.

Answered Wed 9th January, 2013 @ 18:52 by Lilli
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For GCSE BBC bitesize is good, I went through all the animations and online tests for most of my subjects (skipping the boring revision parts) Don't rely on this alone. I often had to go back to the same animations and tests again.

Past papers is the best way. You can print them off the OCR and AQA websites for free, depending on which board your doing. Make yourself do as many as possible! the markschemes are really harsh for science. Learn the markschemes!

In the holidays do a paper every other day: do one one day, mark it the next and print another out for the next day. If I havn't got one already printed, I find it harder to motivate myself.

Answered Mon 7th January, 2013 @ 19:34 by Sophie
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i agree past papers are amazing!!:D

Answered Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 16:48 by Bushra