Create a revision timetable with sensible work
slots and breaks and then show it to your
parents to get their agreement. Keep to this
timetable! Then when your parent finds you 'not
working', provided you are following your agreed
timetable, no-one is going to hassle you.
Parents only hassle and worry when they are not
sure what you are doing, or if you do not seem
to have a plan. Organize yourself well and it
will help you to fulfill your potential.
where your exams are and when they start, how
long they are, what equipment you are allowed to
take in (for example calculators) and what you
are not allowed to take in (mobiles, notes,
sure you have one weekend day when you don't do
revision or think about exams - you'll come back
to it refreshed.
your family about your revision time - and ask
them for help if you need it - it may help make
them feel useful to you!
bullet points on crib cards highlighting main
subject theories. Use these for quick revision
and for reading during 'dead' times – for
example, when you’re waiting for a bus. Use
mnemonics - using initials of a word helps your
people revise well by listening, so you could
try ‘talking’ your revision and recording it
onto your iPod or onto tapes. Listen to these
while lying in bed, while travelling in a car,
or walking to the shops. This also takes the
guilt out of being out and about rather than in
front of your books!
Ensure you eat and sleep properly. Now is not
the time to diet or stay up all night. Have an
early night before each exam.
Prepare items needed for the exam the evening
before. Make sure you have the correct equipment
needed for your exam (calculators, rulers, etc).
Your exam invigilator should remind you of what
you are and aren’t allowed before the exam
starts. Taking unauthorised equipment in can get
you disqualified from the exam.
after yourself during the exam period (a good
routine and healthy eating!). Be sure to cut
down on your weekend/evening job; most employers
know that you need to commit time to the exams
and revision, but often try to get you to do
extra hours anyway!
the morning of the exam, have a good breakfast,
stay calm and allow plenty of time to get to the
exam. Remember that you can only do your best
and even if you don't do as well as you'd hoped,
your parents still love you just as much!