GCSE & A Level Exams: Top revision tips to lead you to success

GCSE & A Level Exams: Top revision tips to lead you to success


As exam season begins, you may be panicking about the fact that you haven’t done enough revision in order for you to succeed in your exams. But don’t panic! It is never too late to relax and revise. Here are our tips to help you get off to a flying start:

Get organised:

Create a revision timetable and mix up the order of the subjects. Research shows that we begin to lose our concentration after 30 minutes, so we recommend taking regular and short breaks. Take a look at the sample timetable:

  • 9.00-9.30am subject 1
  • Break for 10 minutes
  • 9.40-10.10am subject 2
  • Break for 10 minutes
  • 10.20-10.50am subject 3
  • Break for 10 minutes
  • 11.00-11.30am subject 4
  • Break for 10 minutes
  • 11.40am-12.10pm subject 5
  • Break for 1 hour

Keep up with regular exercise:

During intense revision time, it is important to get out of the house and undertake some sort of physical activity. Even if you go for a short bike ride, jog or play football with friends, it will make a huge difference to your revision and overall wellbeing.  Regular exercise will ensure the brain gets more oxygen which will result in an increase in productivity!

Make notes:

Creating your own notes is one of the best ways to memorise information. It can often become overwhelming reading a textbook and sometimes you can feel that you haven’t even taken the information in. One of the best ways to memorise the information is by breaking it down and writing it in a way you find easy to understand. It may feel tedious, but it will help you to absorb the information.

Test yourself:

Use your family and friends to test you and provide you with feedback. If you have made notes, you can ask others to test you with key questions.  This is not only a good way to revise but it’s a good way to test your memory and see which areas you may need to go over.


If you have worked hard, then you will no doubt succeed in your exams. There are plenty of options available to you after completing your exams; whether you are interested in university or an apprenticeship there will be a future for you.

Following these tips will put your mind at ease over the next few weeks and help you to get off to a great start. Good Luck.

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