Remember to divide your time into three sections:

  • Filter (30%)
  • Learn (30-40%)
  • Test (30-40%)
The approximate amount of time you should spend on each element is given above in brackets.
You need to vary your activities and make sure you re-visit and re-test elements you have already completed revision on.


​Filter your knowledge for each module. Use the PLC to help you work out what you need to revise. Create an overview of the module.


Now you have identified what you need to learn you need to create some resources to help you do this, or undertaken activities to address those areas identified.
Now is the time to make mind maps, flashcards, posters - anything you need to help you learn those tricky topics.

Activities could include:
  • Mind mapping
  • Flash cards
  • Using the games in the catering room revision drawer
  • Using GCSEPod and making notes
  • Using your books as a revision tool
  • Producing a glossary of key terminology


This is the key part - and the one which we do least of.
You can test yourself in lots of different ways - it doesn't have to be with a test set by your teacher.

Ideas for testing include:
  • using Quizlet
  • creating your own test and using it a week later
  • working with friends to create quizzes for each other
  • making your own crosswords
  • past papers
  • GCSEPod assignments test - make sure you check you actually know what you have learned!