Top Revision Tips from our Teachers!
We’ve spoken to our expert teachers Rob and Noor and collated their top tips for helping students kickstart their revision for the mocks. Here are their 5 favourite bit of advice, and they hope that they help you make the revision process a little bit easier!
- Get started now. The earlier you start, the more in control you’ll feel. When you’re cramming, the volume of work from months of lessons might make you feel overwhelmed and stressed. But when you’re feeling this way, your brain doesn’t focus or retain information as well as it normally would, so starting early helps make the task feel manageable and can help you keep a level head. If you haven’t started yet– don’t worry. Just start now.
- Make a revision timetable. This is a really great place to start. Taking the time to plan what you will do and when will help the days ahead feel manageable. Break your revision up into chucks over the time you have. Parents/Carers, Doing this with your child can be really helpful, and lead to a discussion around priority subjects. Ensure you give yourself more time on the subjects you find challenging and Consider when in the day you study the best. Put your timetable somewhere very visible to help you stick to it!
- Use the Pomodoro technique to maximise your time! The Pomodoro method follows a basic pattern of 25 minutes studying followed by a five minute break. It works because you learn better in short sessions and you don't have to punish yourself with unbroken hours of revision. Find out more information about the technique here: https://www.schoolonline.co.uk/gcse-hacks-using-the-pomodoro-technique/
- Reach out for help. Getting stuck or finding things challenging is a completely normal part of the learning process. There are lots of different ways to work through a problem. You can ask your teacher for help, or ask your form tutor for some guidance. If you’d benefit from some structured, engaging support outside of school you can consider tuition. At CTG our tuition classes are led by experienced teachers and will be designed specifically around the content you’re finding challenging and would like their help with. Our friendly teachers always factor in time for your questions and as the classes are taught in small groups with other students working towards the same goals as you, you won’t be alone and can learn from them too.
- Think about how you learn best and what revision activities will support your learning. Visual learners will learn best by absorbing the information they see in front of them. Auditory learners retain more information by hearing the information. Kinaesthetic learners take in more information by completing a task, being hands-on, touching and feeling. There is a fourth style that is quite valuable to be aware of: Logical learners like to follow a process; learning in a specific order enables learners to recall information effectively.
- Remember that the mocks are just that! The mocks are of course incredibly important when it comes to your target grades, but we would emphasise how equally important they are for helping you identify your strengths and development ahead of the actual exams and for getting a feel of what your GCSE’s examinations will actually be like. At the end of the day they are an opportunity to practise and learn from how you do- so remember to keep this in perspective and use them as a valuable learning opportunity.
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