In the UK children take national tests at different stages throughout their school career. Of these, the GCSE exam is the most important because for many students this is the last exam they will take before starting a job. In the UK only one in three children pursue tertiary education and therefore their GCSE grades will be all they have to display on their CV.
Regardless of which subjects you are studying, revision is always an essential part of your preparation. Revision is repetition, but very few people really enjoy repetitive tasks. Unfortunately repetition is necessary to remember facts and rules. Even in subjects such as mathematics and science there are facts and rules that you need to learn and remember. Subjects such as history and geography consist mainly out of facts.
You cannot start revising only a few days before the exams. To remember all these facts you will need to revise your work regularly, but there is very little fun in reading and studying these facts in the same way each day. Luckily there are many other ways in which you can do revision without being bored. The answer is variety.
Once you have planned your revision sessions you can make sure that every session is different and has a variety of ways in which you will revise the work.
In one session you can use your books to refresh your memory, but in the next session you can use a previous year’s exam paper to test your knowledge on a specific section. You can then only revise the areas you had difficulty answering.
Working with a friend is also a great way of doing revision. You can take turns to teach each other and question each other on certain sections of the work.
On the Internet you will find various websites that focus on GCSE revision. Some only have sets of questions while others combine the questions with games. The games will motivate you to answer more questions to get better scores for the games. You will have a choice between playing the games while answering the questions or just answering the questions. Parents can also become part of the learning process.With most of these sites parents will have a password as well which will direct them to a page where they can view the statistics of the questions answered. This will again help them to identify areas where their child might need some help.
Many of the websites also have sections for other key stages, vocational or A-level subjects.
By making use of some of these ideas you can turn your revision into fun and also ensure great grades for your GCSE exams.