Exam essentials: What I wish I'd known before my exams
Exam survival tips
There’s no one better to tell you how to prepare for exams than people who have just taken them! So, we asked some students to share what they wish they’d known before their exams, to give you the best chance of succeeding in yours.
Sit back and soak up the wisdom!
Top tips for revision
Put your learning into practice by answering lots of exam questions and using past papers
Revise in short chunks
Tackle your hardest subjects first
Write short simple notes. Writing in bullet points or on index cards can help
Teach someone else what you have just revised. It will help it stick in your head
Put your mobile away when revising
Keep hydrated! Both when revising and in an exam
Don't procrastinate, just revise!
Get started as early as possible
Top tips for exams
Read the questions carefully before you start
Make sure you answer the question being asked
If you don't know the answer to a question don't waste time on it
Answer the questions you know first and go back to the difficult ones at the end if you have time
Trust in all the hard work you have put in until this point
Be confident, think positive and go for it. You've got this!