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Whether you are doing your GCSEs, Standards, Highers, AS/A levels or in fact any type of exam - revision is essential and boring!

It's easy to find any excuse not to sit down and face the fact that it has to be done, so here are some tips and techniques to make it all a bit more bearable.

Revision Tips

  • Keep a perspective
  • Limit the info - don't try and learn it all
  • Use your friends. Working together can help make sense of it all
  • Make notes - you can't revise what you haven't got
  • Share notes - you may learn some information you didn't pick up
  • Start early - spread the pain!
  • Rewards - we all deserve a treat for doing well
  • You know more than you think
  • Don't force it

There is no set way to revise, everyone has their own style to help them learn and remember, but if you've not discovered yours yet here's a few ideas:

Revision Techniques

  • Record yourself reading and listen back to it on your way to school.
  • Mnemonics (Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vein - The colours of the spectrum)
  • Explain it to someone else
  • Leave notes around the house where you'll see them often
  • Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition...
  • Make up a song or story to help you remember
  • Flash Cards with key points
  • Use colours, symbols and drawings
  • Test each other
  • Head to the BBC Bitesize website for loads of tests, games and tips to help you revise!

Good Luck!

See what revision fun we got up to in 2011!

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