My best tips for how to get through GCSE revision – that really work for me!
How to revise
So I’m currently wading through my GCSE revision so I’m just sharing a list of revision tips that I think may be useful to those doing Year 11 revision for upcoming GCSEs as I know it’s really helping me!
How to revise effectively
To help yourself revise efficiently, you need to be in an environment free of distraction so maybe a room that doesn’t have a tv or a room alone so you aren’t distracted and can get some work done.
I also like to listen to music to block out any background noise as it helps me focus a lot better. When I choose a room to revise in, I tend to find it a lot better to revise in a clean space so I make sure my room is clean before I start revising as it helps me focus as there is no clutter around me to distract me.
How to cut out distractions when revising
Personally when I revise, I like to log out of my social media accounts so I am not tempted to read any notifications because we all know that leads to hours of scrolling through Instagram lay in your bed.
I would recommend turning your phone off completely however I enjoy to listen to music with my earphones or a speaker depending on the mood I am in.
Also try and stay away from your siblings or those in your house hold as they can easily distract you when revising.
How to organise your revision
I would recommend making a revision timetable or a small list that lets you know what revision you need to be prioritising each day, it also helps you organise your time and gives you time to fit your revision around your day to day life.
I also like to make sure my revision is organised and that I am prepared with resources such as textbooks and have each subject organised into its own folder so none of my revision gets mixed up.
GCSE revision tips
To revise, I use textbooks and BBC bitesize to find information on whatever topic I need to revise for, then from this information I make revision pages or flash cards.
When I make revision pages/notes and flash cards I make sure the information is refined and easy to remember, I also make sure only the relevant information is included so it is easier to learn from and more useful.
I also like to make my revision very colourful and eye catching because for me personally I tend to remember information when it is bright and looks nice and neat.