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Revision top tips

We know that preparing for exams can be stressful, so to help you out we have put together a useful list of our revision top tips.

Plan your time

Set a realistic revision schedule that takes into account the time you have available and the topics you need to cover. Make sure you allocate enough time to each topic and take regular breaks to avoid burnout. Taking regular breaks during your revision helps you to stay focused and avoid burnout. Try to take a short break every 45-60 minutes.

Use active learning strategies

Instead of just reading notes or textbooks, try using active learning strategies such as flashcards, mind maps, quizzes, or explaining concepts to someone else. Active learning is more effective for retaining information and can help you identify areas where you need to focus more attention.

Test yourself

Practise past exam papers or questions to help you identify areas where you need to improve and get used to the types of questions you might be asked in the real exam. This can also help you build confidence in your ability to answer exam questions effectively.

Stay focused and avoid distractions

Find a quiet place to revise where you won't be interrupted by distractions such as social media, television, or other people. You may also want to use apps or tools that can block distracting websites or help you stay focused.

Take care of your physical and mental health

Make sure you take regular breaks and get enough sleep, exercise, and healthy food. Taking care of your physical and mental health can help you stay focused, retain information better, and reduce stress and anxiety during the revision period.

Start early

Start your revision well in advance of your exams to avoid last-minute cramming. This will give you enough time to cover all the topics thoroughly and reduce stress levels.

Study with a group

Studying with a group of friends can be a great way to revise as you can discuss ideas and test each other’s knowledge.

Seek help when needed

If you’re struggling with a particular topic or subject, don’t hesitate to ask your teachers or tutors for help. They may be able to provide you with additional resources or advice to help you improve.

Remember, everyone revises differently, so find what works best for you and stick to it. If you would like extra support with your revision, contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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