Top Revision Tips

Welcome to Brigid's Top Revision Tips for GCSE & IGCSE students in three parts-General Tips-How to Revise & Group Revision.


Part 1.General Tips

Part 2.How to Revise

Part 3.Group Revision


Part 1. General Tips

Start early.

  • Don't leave your revision until the last few weeks.

  • If you haven't started yet, start now!

  • Start early to minimize the stress & panic.


Plan & organize your study time.

  • Study a variety of subjects each day in short 30 minute study sessions.

  • Make a revision timetable.

  • Don't waste time making it look cute!


Study study study relax!

  • Take a 5 minute break after each 30 minute study session.

  • Take an hour break for lunch, tea & dinner.


Healthy snacks & meals.

  • Don't overdo the coffee, fizzy drinks & chocolate.

  • Refresh yourself with plenty of water, fresh fruit & healthy snacks.

  • Don't skip meals.


Exercise & Relaxation (as part of the 1 hour meal break)

  • Take a stroll.

  • Cook your meal

  • Listen to some music.

  • Watch some TV.

  • Chat with a friend.

  • Play with a pet.

  • Watch something funny on YouTube!


Part 2.How to Revise


Find a quiet space

  • Your bedroom

  • School library

  • Public library


Use a variety of approaches-reading-writing-speaking-listening-watching


Reading & Writing

  • Read your course book, classroom notes, handouts, past papers, model answers & online revision guides.

  • Make notes.

  • Make mind Maps of each study topic from your notes.

  • Make questions from your Mind Maps.

  • Write the Q & A on cards.

  • Use the cards to test yourself

  • Ask your family to use the cards to test you.


Speaking & Listening

  • Record your questions & answers.

  • Don't forget to leave a pause between question & answer.

  • Listen & test yourself.

  • Record slowly & clearly model answers

  • Especially useful when:

1. Your hands are tired from writing.

2. Your eyes are tired from reading/screen use

3. You are eating, cooking, tidying, on the bus etc


Watching & Listening

  • Relevant documentaries, movies, interviews on TV, radio & online

  • Watch with older family members. Discuss together.


Part 3.Group Revision

A variety of Study Groups

  • In pairs

  • In a small group


Benefits of a Study Group

  • Emotional support

  • Motivating

  • Sharing information & revision techniques = faster learning

  • Testing opportunities. Testing each other is more fun than testing yourself.

  • A break in the monotony of studying alone

  • An opportunity to share your Q & A cards.

  • Play fun revision games with your Q & A cards.


Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to book a revision lesson with us.

Next time we will share some Revision Card Games with you .

See you soon! Happy Revising!



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