Student Revision

We would like to offer our students advice on making the most of their revision time. This page offers advice on the importance of revision and links to websites that can help as they prepare for assessments.

Active learning 
For many, simply reading book or note will not be effective in embedding key information. The most effective revision is an active process; such as making notes or diagrams. We recommend that students condense their notes to postcard sized revision cards with important points summarised for easy recall. Other strategies can be found in the links below. It is important that students learn what revision methods suits their learning style, so trying different methods ahead of important assessments can be a useful process in helping discover the most successful strategies for an individual.

The right environment 
When students are revising it is important to be in a comfortable place which is free of distractions. They should try to work in a quiet room away from the distractions of family and television. During revision it is important to take rest breaks, these will help to break up the revision and refresh the mind ahead of the next session.

A revision timetable 
This should be prepared well ahead of any examinations, with the goal of all learning covered with a week to spare ahead of the final assessment. This gives extra time to cover difficult topics more thoroughly and to account for any unforeseen problems such as illness.

Useful links

Revision Guide

Revision Presentation