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Revision Tips

Documentation for parents, carers and students:

Revision Doesn't Need To Be Boring!

  • Make your revision interactive
  • A little and often helps to refresh your memory
  • Set realistic targets
  • Take a break after 45 minutes and reward yourself
  • Use a variety of revision strategies
  • Find helpful websites and make notes on what you learn
  • Have a positive attitude and believe in yourself
  • Revise with a friend
  • Carry some test questions and test yourself in a few spare moments
  • Make your revision notes colourful and stick them on your wall
  • Make your notes into a song
  • East properly and sleep well
  • Keep it all in perspective
  • Don't only revise your favourite subjects

Effective Revision Strategies


  • Something as you revise eg make bullet points, draw a diagram
  • Have large quantities of paper to hand and have pen/pencil in your hand
  • Organise your notes and ensure they are complete and legible
  • Make a list of all of your topics and hang them on your bedroom wall. Tick them as you cover each one
  • Get a family member to test you
  • Reward yourself. A bar of chocolate? Phone a friend? Walk the dog?
  • Draw up a revision timetable and stick it where you will see it
  • Learn key words in your subjects
  • Respect deadlines don't put off tomorrow what can be done today
  • Do one thing at a time
  • Deal with problems as they arise confront issues get them sorted to avoid problems later on


  • Just read through your notes
  • Set unrealistic targets
  • Revise with the television on
  • Revise for more than 45 minutes at a time
  • Revise for more than 5 hours a day and beyond 9 o’clock at night
  • Forget to have some fun
  • Be stressful with your family