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Hello everyone!

I am sure that, if you live in the UK, you are aware that exam season is all too quickly approaching us, giving us almost zero leisure time and too much revision! All of this week, we have basically been studying and hardly anything else, but it is all worth it in the end!
We are currently only sitting our mock GCSE exams (or PPE's), so they do not count towards anything, but it is still important to do well. 
Over the past few weeks, we have picked up on some great tips to revising from trial and error and finding out what works for us and what doesn't. Of course, these tips are only purely opinion based and they may not work for the type of learner that you are. 

Our first tip may sound really silly but motivates me so so much! That is, just to buy some pretty felt tips that will persuade you to actually take notes. I don't know about you, but nothing excites me more than new pens to write with, they make me all too happy! All different colours can coordinate your notes so that when you are in the exam you can remember the colour and hopefully picture your note page and the notes that were on it. You don't even have to spend a lot of money, ours were only 99p from a bargain shop near to us and are absolutely perfect. 



Another tip is revision guides! I think that the CGP guides are better than all the other ones that we have tried as they manage to make learning more fun, with quirky jokes. 
At the bottom of each page, there are a couple of questions on that topic that you can try and answer, and then, by looking at the answers at the back of the book, you can check whether you were right or not. That way, you are able to learn from your mistakes made.



On your mobile phones or iPads/tablets, I think that it is really useful to make a folder of school apps. These are a few that I have downloaded, but if your would like specific names, then please ask us in the comments. 




Useful websites, resources and apps ~
BBC bitesize , this website is literally a savior! It has all the resources from ks2 all the way up to GCSE and has all of the courses you will ever need! It's also in such great small notes that are so easy to understand. 
myGCSEscience on youtube If you are taking the science core course at your school this genius man will definitely be able to help you! We have watched most of his videos and have learned so much. They are explained so well, and what normally would take a whole hour in lesson he manages to squeeze into a 10-15 minutes video.

myGCSEscience website This is owned by the same person who owns the youtube channel, but here he charges for additional videos. All of the core course is free to watch on youtube, but, if you are willing to pay a bit more towards your education, this is also an option. This is only required for double and triple science takers as the website includes b2, b3, c2, c3, p2 and p3 courses.
Paper by 53 app This app is basically amazing! We have this downloaded onto our iPads and it ensures you can make your own journals and write notes in them electronically. It is such a good way to learn as you can flick through your journal pages in no time at all. It's also 100% free!


Quizlet app this app allows you too make your own flashcards to share with other users and also look at other people cards. It is so handy, and, with it also being free, you can't go wrong!


Getting good grades ~ 
Honestly, don't worry too much. I know teachers are constantly pushing you more and more to get those A - A* grades, but worrying too much can just be too stressful. That doesn't go to say don't work, just be careful with timing when you do. I think that working for twenty minutes, then having a five minute break is the best way to take things in. If you are too stressed out when studying you are doing for no reason as nothing is going to go in. This week I have found that really, you just need to give yourself a break every now and then. 

If you are going to take your exams soon, then we wish you luck! And, if you have already taken them, good luck for when you get your results back. 

I hope these few tips have helped you out a bit, and please share your tips and tricks in the comments. It is always great to see what works for other people and give it a go yourself!

Thank you for reading, 
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4 comments:

  1. What a great post! I have all my exams start week and I have been revising like crazy! Great post with great tips!
    Good Luck! xxxx
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