Hey everybody. I asked on my last post if anyone wanted to see a revision post, and I got a few people who said yes – so here it is! It is quite a text-heavy post, so sorry about that! Let’s get started.
Tip 1: Organisation
This may seem obvious, but it is super important to stay organised when revising. I create a revision timetable for myself, splitting the day into two sections of 3 hours. That way I get a lot done in one day. I recommend the website here.
Tip 2: Motivation
It can be hard to get yourself to start revising, but it is really important to get going. I find the best way to do it is by organising your timetable so that each morning slot is something you don’t love or is harder work (for me: History, Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics) and fill the afternoon with more enjoyable subjects (for me: English, French, Textiles, Latin and Ancient Greek). That way you have something to look forward to each day, it will get you through the morning!
Tip 3: Don’t Overwork
I know that it is hard not to put in too many hours a day, because of all the pressure, but don’t! For some people, that isn’t a problem (it can be the opposite that is the difficulty) but if you struggle to meet your deadlines and plans – you may need to reconsider them. It is better to do two things very well, than 5 a little badly!
Tip 4: Make It Fun
If you’re a stationary lover (like me!) then buy lots of highlighters, flashcards and folders! They will make your revision much more enjoyable, and you will get beautiful notes at the end of it!
Tip 5: Prioritize
This is quite simple, but easily overlooked. If you are really good at something, and you love it, then it doesn’t need as much revision time than something you hate and have to work harder at. For example, I have scheduled 6 hours of French revision this Easter Holidays, but 12 hours of Biology!
Thanks for reading, and I hope this helped all you worried and stressed Year 11s out there. Just remember, it’s not long until these damn GCSEs will all be over! Do you have any revision tips? What works for you? Leave them in the comments, I’d love to hear them! xx