We have put together some revision guidance and top tips to support you in preparation for your exams.
For the past two years, summer exams haven’t been able to take place and, instead, students have been awarded grades by their teachers
Exams are back for 2022 although they have been disrupted for the past 2 years the Government have said they have taken measures to ensure students are not at a disadvantage.
The most effective way to approach your revision is to divide your subject work up into different units or Topics – this will continue your ability to organise your work and will allow you to approach your revision in small, manageable chunks.
The main focus should be active revision. Reading the textbook will not produce good results on its own.
Make mind-maps or association maps rather than only taking notes. Mapping your notes out in a pattern of links from a central point will make best use of your memory. If you use colour and images on the maps, you’ll be harnessing the power of all areas of your brain – creative and logical.
Write questions on one side and answers on the other. This helps long term memory as it is based on rehearsal
Then work through the flashcards, putting the correctly answered ones in one pile, and the ones you don’t know in another pile. The crucial part is that the unknown ones should then be reviewed again, and ideally repeat until all contents have been recalled from memory at least once.
Remember to Take care of yourself.
Studying for exams can be stressful so it’s important you look after your mind and your body. Read our Exam mental health blog here
Here are some websites that may be helpful to you:
Please note you should follow any specific revision advice that your school has given and offered. This may include revision classes in person / drop-in sessions / certain topics to focus on.
A and AS level results day will be held on 18th August 2022.
GCSE results day will be held on 25th August 2022.
Good luck! Study Links wishes our students all the best with their exams this summer. A period of hard work now will support your chances of celebrating when you receive your results in August!