If you’re determined to get as many A* grades as possible when you open your GCSE results in August, you may be searching for better ways to revise for your exams to make sure you get there. Nothing beats hard-work, especially when it comes to studying, but there are ways you can guide your brain to remember information easier which supports your ability to learn.
The tips below will help you understand how you can learn better to improve your GCSE results.
Building a revision timetable can add structure to your revision and help you identify which GCSE subjects you need to prioritise to get better marks. It is also a great way to organise your study time and boost your motivation to revise for your exams.
Regular Study Breaks
There is no point forcing yourself to study for hours upon hours as this will not result in a positive outcome.Taking regular study breaks is proven to engaging your brain in studying and improve your exam performance in the long-run.
Do as many GCSE past papers as you can. Practising past papers will help you get familiar with the exam format, question style, time pressure and overall improve your ability to retrieve information quicker.
Collaborate with Others
Interacting with other students will also help you improve your communication and collaboration skills. And in addition, you and your classmates can also test one another’s knowledge and level of progress!
GCSE prep is very much a psychological thing as well as a school requirement. The 'I'm going to fail’ mentality is enough to throw you off track, so stop thinking and saying it and stay away from anyone or anything that reinforces that negative way of thinking.
The day of your exam can be the most stressful of the entire examination experience but there are ways which you can minimise your anxietysuch as avoiding panicking friends and giving yourself plenty of time to get to the test centre on time.
Also don’t underestimate the power of eating a healthy breakfast the day of your exams!