Before we consider what revision is and some ideas on how to revise, it is useful to take a moment to consider why we should revise.
Students sometimes ask me “why bother revising?”
My simple answer is “So you can do the best you possibly can, and if you did do your best, nobody can complain or say you did not try.”
Students sometimes ask, “Why do I need GCSE’s anyway?”. When I chat to them about this, we usually come to the idea that GCSE’s are the gateway to lots of exciting possibilities. This can be summarised by my list of ideas below.
First and foremost, parents who engage with their child’s revision can help to dramatically improve exam grades in the long term. Don’t forget, you are not going to be examined or tested, and even better you don’t need to know anything about physics if you use this GCSE science revision guide.
Before I say anything else, Revision is NOT just copying out your notes again. Revision should focus upon doing questions from past papers and then doing lots of short activities like the kinds in this GCSE science revision guide. Revisit topics over and over again, until they become second nature. This is where family members will come into their own. Revision should,
Lastly as the old saying says,
Be organised and start revising as soon as possible. Make sure you start to revise for your mock exams in November (now called PPE’s or walking talking mocks).
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Help to keep stress levels down and improve confidence through constant positive reinforcement and comments.
Help to design revision timetables and organise time effectively.
Help by using materials in this pack and hopefully have some fun doing it!
Work together to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Try and organise revision sessions in short blocks for each subject. I have found 30 minutes to be a good length of time. Have a short break then do another 30 minutes.
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