It’s exam time once again and hopefully you have started revising by now. Revising for GCSE exams can seem like a huge task but careful planning and effective revision techniques will make it more manageable.

You have all attended a revision workshop in school and will have discussed revision with your subject teachers but here are Ten Top Tips to get you started:

Make sure you find out what you need to revise – speak to your subject teachers if you are unsure. Check when your exams are. Speak to the Exams Officer if you need another copy of your exam timetable.

Make a realistic revision plan and stick to it! – book an ExamPlan@theLearningCafé session if you need help to do this. See below for a blank revision planner.

Register for GCSEPod and make sure you use it – see one of the KS4 team if you need help logging on.

Go to the Learning Café. Sign up for revision sessions over Easter and May half term and make sure you attend them.

Find out which revision techniques work for you – check your revision guide for ideas on how to revise.

Plan how you will check what you have learnt at the end of each day.

Take regular brain breaks – take a short break every 20 minutes or so. This will make your revision more effective.

Remember: the time to work is now. Believe in yourself and make it happen.