Posts will be regularly added from January 2017 to give help and advice for preparing and revising for your exams.
Do you love technology? Do you want to plan your revision online? ExamTime has been designed for students to help them study smarter. At its core it is a productivity app, allowing you to create mind maps, flash cards, quizzes, notes software, groups and a study planner. ExamTime can help you make studying more than just a mind exercise. It can be a “do” activity. Check out www.examtime.com
Getting yourself organised to study is effectively the first step in the revision process. Key steps to effective organisation include:
Find a place to study – this space should be a peaceful setting, one which is free from interruptions. You may prefer to stay at school at the end of the day or work from Morpeth Library? If you choose to work in your bedroom, have you removed all distractions? PS4? Mobile phone?
Gather the materials required – do you need a computer or is there too much temptation to visit social media websites? If this is the case, print the resources off and work from your exercise books and textbooks. Remember, you write in the exam so you should practice this rather than typing.
Organise the materials – you are likely to have an overload of paper resources. Try to keep all papers organised in suitably indexed files, making use of a labelling system that is clear and easy to read at a glance.
Identify the best time for you to study- Are you an early bird or a night owl? Everyone is different and you must create a revision timetable that works for you. Build in some ‘me’ time and reward yourself when you achieve your set revision goal.
Develop a support network – fellow year 11 students can often offer help and support on topic areas you are revising. You could develop a study room online or arrange study sessions with one another. But do be careful, sometimes friends can negatively affect your revision.
This electronic copy of the revision timetable is in addition to the paper copy in your support packs. You may want to download it and modify it.
On the right-hand side of the page, you will see a list of Google Docs for each GCSE subject. When you click on these documents, they are shown as a view only Google Doc.
If you want to annotate, highlight or make notes on these documents you will need to make a copy and add it to your own Google Drive account.
To do this, you need to: