How to revise
There are many different ways that students can revise for their mock and real GCSE examinations. Below you will find a collection strategies from The Learning Scientists. These strategies re: based on educational research and the science of how we learn.
The Learning Scientists have shared six approaches to studying that can help students to revise:
- Elaboration – explaining ideas in detail
- Retrieval practice – practice ‘remembering’ what they have been taught
- Spaced practice – spacing out your studying over time.
- Dual coding – combining pictures and words to help you remember things.
- Interleaving – switching between the topics that you study.
- Concrete examples – using specific examples to understand abstract ideas.
Please click to download a booklet that gives you more information about each strategy:
Self-testing with revision cards (flash cards) is one of the most effective revision techniques to include. This video shows a revision system that students can use to help them remember key information for their GCSE subjects:
Other useful revision links:
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