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just do what you think its best.....but for me i listen to mucis and re-write all my notes and do it over and over again then re-write it without looking at my notes and see if i have written the same thing :)

Posted: 05-01-13 20:40 by Debra

Sabah x wrote:

i dn't revise i jus gt luki!!!  =P

I think that's a little inappropriate for this type of website. We are here to guide each other throughout our exams and not boast (I am not sure how to spell that word). Some of us don't get lucky* and you definitely won't do that in A levels. 

Posted: 13-01-13 14:20 by Bethany Cunningham

Bethany Cunningham wrote:

Sabah x wrote:

i dn't revise i jus gt luki!!!  =P

I think that's a little inappropriate for this type of website. We are here to guide each other throughout our exams and not boast (I am not sure how to spell that word). Some of us don't get lucky* and you definitely won't do that in A levels. 

 you spelt it right, just saying :)

Posted: 13-01-13 14:44 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Thanks :)

Posted: 13-01-13 17:25 by Bethany Cunningham

i basically revise by readin the topics and then 5 mins later i do questions on them, like i answer them ( which is given by my teacger). then look at where i went wrong n read tht bit again. i also do quizzes to test myself.

to get it in my head:

i explain what i learnt to my friends (like teach them)

or at home i teach my teddy bear. this helps me to see hw much i knw. :)

Posted: 14-01-13 16:59 by Logan23

Make notes

Do practice papers

Get your friend to test you

Read it over and over again!

Posted: 04-02-13 14:29 by worker


it helps learn the paper pattern

also making flashcards really help!!!!!

Posted: 04-02-13 15:26 by Former Member

I just use this great website named Revision Universe. It lets you request revision resources and gives them to you for Free. The URl for anyone who wants it is on my profile page. I can't post it here because of forum rules.

Posted: 04-02-13 17:24 by Unknown

well lets hope Sabah doesn't do english ;)

Posted: 04-02-13 21:34 by Krish

personally, I make revision cards which prove really useful to me especially in subjects like history, R.S and Geography.

Posted: 05-02-13 08:05 by Darlene

I use post-it notes and condense all of the notes I made into key facts and stick them on the right pages so I can read it easily and I'm not then staring at a whole page of facts the night before my exam:) 

I also use coloured pens and make spider diagrams but I guess thats a basic one;)

Posted: 05-02-13 17:48 by Megan:)

I use revision cards and I sometimes record myself speaking what I need to learn and continuosly play it back.

Posted: 07-02-13 13:23 by Darlene

Past papers are the main focus, as in most subjects, you wont get any marks if you don't do exactly what the exam board and markers want you to put. For example, an 8mark geography question, if you dont use therefore and follow on, then you wont get half the marks. Or a history source based question. This is also in all sciences and english topics... So as long as you do AT LEAST one past paper for each subject before your exam ontop of your revision, you'll be fine...

Posted: 08-02-13 13:02 by Sophie Lauren McDermott

i look at words and forget them

Posted: 11-02-13 15:16 by james

I generally just go though my previous work. Read and re-read! (Then I forget everything :3)

Posted: 11-02-13 15:18 by Daniel Wingfield

however whn i use revision guides such as sam learning and linguascope i find things more easier and for german in use a very good vocab website which improves my speech and makes me correct me spelling

Posted: 11-02-13 15:20 by james

Normally I do mind maps, and then if you do them on paper and again on this website then your brain processes it again so it helps you to remember them. stick sticky notes with key words/ vocab by your mirror or bed or wherever and as you look at them think what they mean etc

Posted: 24-02-13 16:58 by Rosie

Questions! Questions! Questions! Past-exam questions, end-of-chapter questions, or even your own. Then i prioritise what topics i'm worst at and work at them the most by writing notes in my own terms and putting posters up on my wall, literally fill the wall! Then take 30 mins out each night to read them all and properly take them in, then frequently do tests so you can watch yourself improve and get motivation :) Can get tedious at times but it works! (aslong as you do it enough) For things like biology with a lot of key words i stuck up posters of key words purely, so that helps a lot, but you have to try everything early on so you know what suits you later :)

Posted: 25-02-13 19:01 by Laura

Do all the practice papers under the sun ...a and then re-do them! Read through your notes a lot, and then make lots and lots of mindmaps in order to summarise key points. Also, look through mark schemes to see what you have gotten wrong in your past papers, and how you can phrase your answers better. Write questions for friends and then get them to write you some! I did all this and got 10 A* at GCSE , so just keep at it and you will prevail!

Posted: 03-03-13 14:53 by Natasha
  • Go on youtube if I don't understand anything, great for science and maths
  • Use this website to make mind maps and revision notes
  • I got a Laptop to use in lessons(handwriting's bad), so everything I do in the lessons I email it to myself, then use it here.
  • Get big notebooks for each subject
  • Exam papers on school VLE for ICT
  • Music only sometimes
  • Solid foundation of topic
  • Do maths questions on the same topic during days
  • Pratice maths questions and papers
  • Science is an easy subject. Fact based remebering questions, but also knowlegde twisting questions on the same topic. Easy to memorise for the exam. No hard work needed in doing it. Formulas are easy to learn as well.
  • Use youtube for revision
  • Go on English Biz- explains properly on how to do stuff.
  • Anything I don't understand, I go on google and find it. So Google's the answer to everything.
  • Use Timetable created here
  • Use excellent resources for revision which are on here
  • Pratice writing English non writing tasks: Every day or so I pratice writing a letter, article, or report, according to new timetable revisied
  • Learn my English Literature topic, e.g Lord of the Flies and Blood Brothers, spent weeks doing character profiles, reading novel, watched old verison of move, now onto themes and quotes, soon will pratice essays
  • Have to do P.E.E for English exams, I struggle in it so much.
  • Maths- weakest subject, maths every day, solve a few questions.
  • History- read it, easy as well, good for answering questions, need to soon start answering questions

But yeah, thats how I revise I guess.

Posted: 03-03-13 15:15 by Saigo Takormori

Go thorugh the notes, use summary wheels, mind maps, neumonics. Use the app exam pal and the site, great revision tips

Posted: 04-03-13 15:19 by Fastballbuck

-do lots of pastpapers

-write revision notes cos you're engaging with what you're learning

-note down any markscheme definitions and add them to your notes (cos if they come up again in the exam - you'll be getting free marks)

-don't leave room for uncertainty

-use the syllabus to revise -> i find most papers do stick to asking questions off their syllabus. It helps make sure you don't learn too much extra **** (that's never a bad thing though).

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Posted: 05-03-13 18:48 by cgpwned