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Year 11 revision

Our revision guides are aimed at helping Year 11 students prepare thoroughly for their forthcoming exams. In this section you can find revision guides organised by subject.

How to revise

To do your very best in your GCSEs you need to spend time doing some independent work. The amount of time you spend revising and the way you use that time can make an enormous difference to how well you will do in your GCSEs.  Follow these tips:

1. Organise yourself

Make yourself a revision timetable. 
First look at a calendar and decide which days you will be able to fit in some revision (be ambitious but realistic about what you can achieve). 
Make yourself a blank timetable with all your study days on it. 
Then fill in your blank timetable with all the topics you need to study
Try and stick to your timetable 
Try this online revision timetable planner

2. Ensure you have the content you need to learn.

If you click on each subject area you will find guidance about how to go about revising each of your GCSE subjects and details about where to find the content you need to revise. 

3. Think about how you will need to use the content you learn to answer GCSE questions. 

Make sure you are confident that you could answer GCSE style questions using the content you have learned. 

4. Use effective study methods. 

Testing yourself is THE most effective way to embed your learning in long term memory while just reading or highlighting notes is not a good way to revise for your exams. 

Below are examples of the most effective study methods. It has been created by experts in the science of memory. To find out more about effective revision techniques go to their website

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Good luck - we know you can do it!