Revision Tips for Exams

Here are our top revision tips!

  • Find a quiet, comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. Make sure you are away from distractions such as TV
  • Make a revision timetable. Look at the dates of your exams so you can plan your revision times carefully. Work out what subjects you are going to study and when, and put them into a timetable plan
  • Create simple summary notes. Write things that will help you to remember, these could be short notes or drawings
  • Get people to help you. Revise with friends and test each other. This will help to remember things
  • Take some past exam papers. Ask your teacher, or print some from the exam board website.
  • Make sure you take regular breaks. These will help your concentration. Use them to go for a walk or to get a drink
  • Reward yourself, make plans to do something after a day of revision such as going to see a film with friends
  • Eat healthily and drink plenty of water
  • Think positively and don’t put too much pressure on yourself

When you take the exam remember…

  • It’s normal to feel anxious
  • Read each question carefully
  • Pay attention to the number of marks available for each question and spend your time accordingly
  • Focus on what you know rather than what you don’t know. If there’s a question you’re unsure about, don’t worry. Move on to questions you do know and return to the ones you don’t later. There are always topics that appear on exams that we wished we had studied more, but once you actually sitting the exam, there’s nothing you can do about it, so focus on the positives