Exam Revision Tips | You’ve Got This!

We know that exams can be stressful so we’ve put together some top tips for revising and managing exam stress.


Sometimes the hardest thing about revision is actually getting started. If you’ve been putting revision off, start small. Whether it’s completing a practice question, ready a page of notes, or simply identifying the topics you need to revise, every small step you take can make a big difference in the exam.


Make a plan, set realistic goals and reward yourself

The first step is to identify the subjects and topics that you need to revise and take a look at your weekly calendar. How much do you need to revise? How much time can you allocate to revision? When planning your revision, divide it up into manageable chunks, making sure you give yourself some free time to relax and blow off steam.

Different revision methods work for different people. You may find that solid two hour sessions between 4pm and 6pm every day works for you. You may find that 30-minute bite-size chunks, Mondays to Fridays works for you. Whatever your revision style, set yourself achievable goals each week and reward yourself for reaching your targets.

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Practice makes perfect

One of the best ways to prepare for an exam is to practise by completing past papers and questions. If you’re worried about having enough time in the exam, why not mimic exam conditions at home and try completing exam papers in a set amount of time.


Take breaks, eat well and exercise

Whilst revision is important, your mental and physical wellbeing is more important. Avoid revision burn-out by taking regular breaks, maintaining a balanced diet and getting plenty of sleep and exercise.


Stay positive and keep things in perspective

Is it really the end of the world if you didn’t revise yesterday? Of course not! It’s important to not be too hard on yourself.

Missed a revision slot? Allocate additional time on another day. Finding a topic difficult to understand? Give yourself some more time to work on it and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

The key thing to remember is to keep going. As long as you do your best and ask for help when you need it, you can achieve anything. Focus on you and don’t worry about what everyone is doing.


Believe in yourself

Don’t be the one to stand between you and your success. Believe that you are the capable, intelligent, amazing person that you are, and everything will be okay. Work hard and good things will happen.


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