Revision

  • Make a note of your exam dates on your calendar or smart phone
  • Display your calendar where your family can see it
  • Utilise the exam timetable and the revision guidelines that your subject teacher has given to you
  • Revisit topics at the start of each revision session

We remember:

  • 20% of what we read
  • 30% of what we hear
  • 40% of what we see
  • 50% of what we say
  • 60% what we do
  • 90% of what we see, hear, say and do
  • Flash cards
  • Post-it notes
  • Ask an expert for help
  • Read/reading out loud
  • Rewrite
  • Mind map
  • Colour coding
  • Favourite places
  • Picture memory technique
  • Practice exam questions
  • Avoid distractions
  • Eat plenty of brain food - fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, dark chocolate, eggs etc
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get plenty of sleep - you need around 8 hours sleep each night
  • Intervention sessions after school
  • Half term revision/Easter revision
  • 50 hour challenge
  • Mentoring sessions

Revision and useful resources

  • Seneca Learning - good for lots of different subjects to help you learn faster and memorise better
  • BBC BiteSize – resources for all GCSEs
  • Revisioncentre.co.uk – GCSE revision notes, links, tips and other resources to help you make the most of your revision   
  • S-cool.co.uk – revision website for a range of GCSE subjects, and A Level
  • Edmodo.com helps learners discover their passions and improve their skills
  • Gojimo – popular revision app for a wide range of subjects

Exam board links give further information about the French and German GCSE courses: