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Students Guide To Revising. The Four Steps to Success Plan your revision (timetable/environment) Collect all of your resources Present the information in a format of your choice Test your understanding. Step 1. Plan your revision. - they’re exams – not worth ruining your health for!.

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Students Guide To Revising


The Four Steps to Success

  • Plan your revision (timetable/environment)

  • Collect all of your resources

  • Present the information in a format of your choice

  • Test your understanding


Step 1

Plan your revision


- they’re exams – not worth ruining your health for!

FRESH AIR AND EXERCISE!

– football, walking, running …

KEEP YOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE!

IS YOUR BODY READY? Prepareit!

Eat brain food – more complex carbs (potatoes, rice, cereals) and less of the simple carbs (sweets & sugary foods).

Drink loads of water – the brain works best with 6-8 glasses.

Tired?

- Get more sleep

- not more coffee


You need -

A quiet space,

Your own study area

- separate from your

relaxation area if possible

- and a good sized table

WHERE? Place it!


IS YOUR MIND READY? Prepare it!

Stressed?

- Take more breaks

Need reassurance?

- Rely on family, friends & good planning

- not lucky mascots


Making a revision time table

  • How much should you revise?

  • What time periods are effective?

  • When should you revise?

  • How much time should you spend on each subject?

  • When should you start revising


Task - 10 minutes: Have a go at making a revision time table


Step 2

Collect all of your resources


Pupils should ensure they have all of the resources to cover all parts of the specification

Resources:

  • The Specification: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/GCSE-science-2011/Pages/default.aspx

    2) Pupil Notes: books/folders

    3) The revision guides

    4) Websites

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/

    http://www.docbrown.info/page20/2edexscience.htm


Step 3

Present the information in a format of your choice


Revising Is Easy

  • The best way to learn/revise is to take the information you have been given and present it in your own words in a new format.

    Task: Complete the revision styles activity (10 mins)


Step 4

Test your understanding


Complete lots of questions

  • These can be found in

  • Revision guides

  • Notes

  • Exam papers

    http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/GCSE-science-2011/Pages/default.aspx


Make use of mark schemes

Why are mark schemes useful?


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