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Welcome to the GCSE Exam Prep page.

Posts will be regularly added from January 2017 to give help and advice for preparing and revising for your exams.

 

How to plan

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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

Preparing to revise

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.

Revision Tips

Everyone likes to plan in a different way. You may want to use an app on your smart phone, you may want to type out a plan or you may like to create a colourful revision plan to go on your wall.
  • Plan your time realistically – do not cram too much into one day
  • Leave time for relaxation and exercise
  • Ensure your revision space is quiet, uninterrupted without friends calling or  disturbing your plans
  • Tell your parents what you are going to do and why and ask for their  encouragement
  • Visualise GCSE Results day
  • GO for it!
Guide to Success
1. Write down all the subjects you do
2. Classify them as Green (probably will get C+), Amber (maybe get C+).
Write down your January and March GU information to help.
3. Check these classifications with a teacher
4. Highlight all subjects which are revisable
5. Put these in order onto your Revision Programme (look at your exam timetable to help)
6. When they are complete start all over again
7. Ask your subject teachers for advice on the best way to revise
10. Get some revision notes from your subject teacher
11. Get some GCSE questions especially on those areas that you were weak on and do them until you can!
12.  Ask your teacher if they would mark those questions and show you  how to improve

Subject Specific Revision documents

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:

  • Open the document you wish to copy
  • Click File > Make a copy
  • You can rename the document if you wish.
  • Click OK
  • The document will then reload in a new tab. This is your version and you will be able to make edits to the document.