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1 Year 11 Assembly Monday 19th January ‘Preparing for Exams’

2 Revision Top Tips 1 Organise your files into topics.
Start your revision NOW! Make a revision timetable. Buy a revision guide/DVD. Have a place at home with all you need. Reduce your notes onto a single sheet of A4 for every topic.

3 Revision Top Tips 2 Use past papers to revise and get hold of the official mark schemes. Set yourself objectives for each revision session. Have a start and finish time and stick to them. Clear your head before you revise.

4 Revision Top Tips 3 Stop and take a break if you are getting frustrated. Write down anything you don’t understand and take it to your teacher. Don’t listen to your friends that say they are not revising. Don’t revise things you already know.

5 Revision Top Tips 4 Break down all the exams into chunks.
Do not just read notes – do something active. Rewrite notes – making shorter each time Test yourself Draw spider maps Make posters

6 Revision Top Tips 5 Put revision aids up around the house for ‘rote learning’ like formulae. Record yourself reading notes play back on the bus or whilst running. Go through your class notes and highlight important information Read a page then shut the book. What can you remember?

7 Revision Top Tips 6 Ask people to test you perhaps over dinner?
Create your own acronyms Make yourself start no matter how much you don’t want to. Build in short breaks Do frequent short exercises – stretches, neck and shoulder rolls.

8 Revision Top Tips 7 Drink lots of water and get fresh air.
Keep the temperature cool. Eat healthily and avoid sugary food. Do something relaxing before going to sleep. Promise yourself rewards for revising. At the end of each session file away your notes, ready for next time.

9 Exam Technique Know when your exams are!
Make sure you get here on time. Make sure you eat breakfast. Know the structure of the exam paper. Make sure you have all the equipment you need. Including a pen you like to write with. Make sure you are hydrated.

10 Exam Technique 2 Don’t go to bed late the night before.
Try writing down key formula before answering the questions. Don’t spend too long on any particular question. Follow the plan your teachers will have discussed with you.

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