– Making the most of Year 11
QEGS ‘How to Revise’ Guide for students
- Find a quiet and tidy space where you can work
- Switch off/hide your phone and other electronic devices so that you are not distracted – better still hand them to your parents/carers!
- Make sure you have the equipment you will need, for example, your exercise books for the subjects you are revising/preparing for, textbooks, revision guides, paper, pens, pencils, highlighters etc.
- Are you hungry? Get something to eat – you learn best when you are not hungry
- Are you thirsty? Make sure you have some water nearby
How often do I revise?
The timetables you have been provided in this booklet are guides. You might need to revise some subjects more often than others because it is a subject that you find more challenging. As a general rule, little and often is the best way.
- The revision timetable provided means that you will revise each subject you study at least twice a week. Revise actively for 30-60 minutes for each subject scheduled for that day. If there are two subjects to revise, then you will revise for a maximum of two hours.
- Take a break after each subject. Do something completely different to the task you have been doing. A form of exercise is a really good way to switch off and have an effective break. Perhaps go for a walk, kick a football around outside, talk with someone at home.
- Split your subjects into smaller, topic based chunks. Your teachers can help you with this.
Important note: Revision is in addition to the home work set for you by your subject teachers.
More tips and advice can be found in the Guide above.