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Student Revision: Guidance and Support

Welcome Student Revision Page. Below you will find lots of useful support and information for preparing for you exams including our period 5 rota, home revision advice and useful revision tips. 

All students should:

  • Plan to take breaks after thirty or forty-five minutes at most. Any longer and it is likely that nothing more will sink in. Take a short break in between sessions and have a glass of water or something similar to drink. Get up and walk around.

  • Plan revision in the evenings after school to allow for relaxation time.

  • Plan to revise specific topics in each subject, not everything at once – planning time provided.

  • Ensure that each session starts by tackling the most difficult bits.

  • Plan to cover each subject several times and revisit each one near to the exams.

  • Revising with the TV or radio on or with loud music is not a good idea.

  • Reading is not generally enough. Making brief notes in either words or pictures helps them to remember. They should by now, know which way works best for them.

  • Have all the books they need to hand so they don’t have to go off looking for information.








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During the exam period, try to ensure that:

  • You get a good night’s sleep before exams.

  • You have all the equipment you need.

  • You know the start times of every booster and exam that day.


How can Parents/Carers can help?

  • Recognising how important these exams are and how much time they will need if they are to do as well as they can.

  • Not asking them to do too many chores or look after younger brothers and sisters.

  • Encouraging the rest of the family to help by not disturbing revision.

  • Securing a quiet place for study, where their work can be safely kept.

  • Encouraging relaxation time (the continuous study is not helpful.)

  • Praising hard work.

  • Emphasising the need for plenty of sleep.

  • Helping them to forget about each exam as it is finished.

  • Reminding them that it will be worth it and will soon be over!

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