Ultimate GCSE Revision
The Ultimate GCSE Revision Site.

First of all, you can't revise successfully unless you know what type of learner you are. If you already know, then cool, scroll down a bit and get stuck in, but if you're not so sure, whizz down to the bottom of the page and have a quick look to see which type of learner you think you might be!
Phewf, now That's over with... here are the tips!

Last-minute 'cramming' for exams is the worst of all worlds - it is very stressful, is unlikely to lead to good marks and you won't be able to remember much of it within a few days of leaving the exam room, so It makes much more sense to start exam revision in plenty of time - all it takes is a little planning and self-discipline to avoid those late nights, cold sweats and not so great grades.

Here are seven short tips on revising for exams:

a. Make use of your learning style when you revise (see above!) 
b. Plan in good time. 
c. Use old exam papers. 
d. Pace yourself .
e. You’re not alone- ask your mates what they're doing!
f. Reward yourself, or set yourself an incentive for each piece of revision you do.
g. Look after yourself, don't go mad. You still need to eat, sleep and go to the bathroom!

Tips for Visual Learners...
  • Rewrite your notes as mind-maps
  • Use colour to highlight important things
  • Draw diagrams and sketches to help you remember points.
Tips for Auditory Learners...
  • Read your notes aloud
  • Record yourself on cassette reading key points of your notes aloud, then listen to the tape afterwards
  • Revise with other students if you can
  • Sing the main points. Linking them with a tune may help you remember them.
Tips for learners who are readers and writers...
  • Copy out your notes.
  • Read your notes silently.
  • Rewrite the key points using different words.
  • Write down key points from memory.
Tips for Active Learners...
  • Move around the room
  • Revise while you do kung-fu moves or other physical activity
  • Mentally review what you’ve been revising while you’re swimming or jogging
  • Sing key words!
  • Try being creative about your revision and make booklets on each subject. You might even enjoy it!

Have a look at the statements below and see which ones you think sound like you, obviously, the type of learner you think you have the most characteristics of is the type of learner you are! Once you've done that then check out the tips above. enjoy!

Visual Learner
Visual learners are those who learn through seeing things. Look over the characteristics below to see if they sound familiar.

 A visual learner:
  • Is good at spelling but forgets names.
  • Needs quiet study time.
  • Has to think for a while before understanding a lecture.
  • Is good at spelling.
  • Likes colors & fashion.
  • Dreams in color.
  • Understands/likes charts.
  • Is good with sign language.
Benefits From:
  • Draw a map of events in history or draw scientific process.
  • Make outlines of everything!
  • Copy what's on the board.
  • Ask the teacher to diagram.
  • Take notes, make lists.
  • Watch videos.
  • Color code words, research notes.
  • Outline reading.
  • Use flashcards.
  • Use highlighters, circle words, underline

Auditory Learner 

Auditory learners are those who learn best through hearing things. Look over these traits to see if they sound familiar to you. You may be an auditory learner if you are someone who:
  • Likes to read to self out loud.
  • Is not afraid to speak in class.
  • Likes oral reports.
  • Is good at explaining.
  • Remembers names.
  • Notices sound effects in movies.
  • Enjoys music.
  • Is good at grammar and foreign language.
  • Reads slowly.
  • Follows spoken directions well.
  • Can't keep quiet for long periods of time.
  • Enjoys acting, being on stage.
  • Is good in study groups.
 Benefits from:
  • Using word association to remember facts and lines.
  • Recording lectures.
  • Watching videos.
  • Repeating facts with eyes closed.
  • Participating in group discussions.
  • Using audiotapes for language practice.
  • Recording notes after writing them

Kinaesthetic Learner

Kinesthetic learners are those who learn through experiencing/doing things. Look over these traits to see if they sound familiar to you. You may be a kinesthetic learner if you are someone who:
  • Is good at sports.
  • Can't sit still for long.
  • Is not great at spelling.
  • Does not have great handwriting.
  • Likes science labs.
  • Studies with loud music on.
  • Likes adventure books, movies.
  • Likes role playing.
  • Takes breaks when studying.
  • Builds models.
  • Is involved in martial arts, dance.
  • Is fidgety during lectures.
Benefits From:
  • Studying in short blocks.
  • Role playing.
  • Taking field trips, visiting museums.
  • Studying with others.
  • Playing memory games.
  • Using flash cards to memorize things.