Preparation for Exams. Why bother?
The simple reason is that exam results matter! â€˘ Your exam grades will be one of the factors which help determine the set you are placed in for the following year. â€˘ Invest time NOW so that those results work for you LATER.
Nobody likes revising! â€˘ Good revision = Good results = Opportunities â€˘ The sooner you start your revision the sooner you will start to feel in control of what you have to do.
Revision tips Variety is the key. The following methods are all good examples of how to revise effectively: Condense Make revision notes. Keep information short and to the point. Leave out useless information.
Flip cards are available from ………
Use highlighter pens to draw attention to key words and important sentences.
Test Use past papers or BBC KS3 Bitesize to test your knowledge.
Revision tips Create Simply reading notes will not help you a great deal. Process the information and do something with it. Creating a Mind Map is an excellent method of revision.
Apps such as MindNode are available if you prefer to use ICT.
Revision: Do’s & Don’ts Do:
Revise in a quiet environment .
X Do too much at once or work for long periods of time.
Concentrate on the topic you are revising. Switch off your phone. Create a varied revision schedule and have a routine. Take breaks and look after yourself! Get good sleep, eat well and exercise.
X Have distractions such as TV, loud music and social media. X Cram your revision into the night before. X Worry!
Finally…. • Bring the correct equipment for your exam. • Enter and exit the exam room in silence. You must not talk during examinations. • Ensure your mobile phone is turned off and left in your bag.