To make exams as stress-free as possible you need to plan ahead. The worst thing you can do is nothing as the longer you put off your revision the harder it will become. Get yourself organised by drawing up a revision plan and sticking to it. The odd hour revising here and there just isn’t enough.
- Find a quiet place to study with no distractions. If you can’t find somewhere at home try your local library or see if your school or college has a revision club
- Make a time-table for all of your subjects. Break them up into small manageable chunks - studying in small chunks with regular breaks will help you take in what you’ve learned
- Make sure you give all subjects equal revision time
- Remember to plan in short breaks. If you start to feel stressed during your revision take a break and do something that’ll help relieve the pressure
There are a range of revision techniques, think about which ones would work best for you.
- Make notes as you read through your class work and course books. Use different colour pens to help you remember what you’ve written
- Doing past papers will give you a good idea of what to expect in the exam
- Ask family and friends to set some questions for you to answer. Try setting yourself some questions
- You could buy revision guides for some of your subjects but get some advice from your teachers on this
- Record your notes then listen to them
- Revising with friends could help improve your understanding of a subject
- Don’t leave revision until the night before the exam– you’re unlikely to remember any information you’ve crammed in
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