Study Skills and Revision Tips for Exam Success

Study Skills and Revision Tips for Exam SuccessYou want A-mazing grades. I want to help you to get them. So, I've put together this page giving you my top blog posts to help you achieve exam success. I've split them up into categories to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for so if you're having trouble with time management, start there.

If you don't know how to revise, start with the revision section. If you're not coping with the simple idea of exams, start with the Coping With Exams section.

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Time management tips for Exam Success

The Weekly Routine of a Straight A Student (with 8 steps to create your own)

Scheduling out your own time the way your school day is timetabled is key for consistent studying.

What it takes to get the best exam grades (hint – you don’t have to be a genius!)

Often people think you need to be really clever to get the top exam grades. While it helps, there are other things that are just as important such as time management.

The anatomy of a revision plan that gets outstanding results

All the most successful people have a plan. You'll learn how to create a revision plan that works for you.

How to study independently for your exams

When it's half-term, the Easter holidays or exam leave it can be really hard to pull yourself together and study independently. This post shows you how.

Revision tips for Exam Success

How to revise effectively for GCSE and A Levels: The Power Hour

This is my most poular blog post ever! Check it out to see why…

how to revise effectively for gcse and a levels power hour

From ordinary to extraordinary: how to maximise your exam results (even if you’re not a genius)

This is a workshop I ran with Martin Griffin (co-author of The A-Level Mindset). When you watch it you'll get some really useful tips on how to very effectively revise for your exams.

Mapping a path to exam success: Your guidebook to outstanding results

The biggest factor in achieving exam success is knowing what you're working for. It may be enough for you to know that you're just working for good grades. However, for many this isn't the case. You need to know how these good grades are going to help you achieve your life goals.

Mapping your path to exam success: planning purposeful revision breaks along the way

Working towards getting great results is a journey that can't be completed in a day. In order to get through it you need to plan out how you're going to take breaks that will boost you and improve your revision and exam grades.

When should I start to revise + other revision questions answered

Have you got questions about revision? In this post I've answered some of them. Use the comments section to ask more! I'll be sure to get back to you.

7 signs you might be revising the wrong way and what to do about it

Revision time is limited and precious. You can't afford to waste it by revising in the wrong way.

6 revision techniques to re-energise your exam preparation

Bored of your current revision techniques? I scoured the web to find some new and unusual ways to revise to help you get your revision juices flowing again.

How to memorise quotes for your closed book English exam

If you’ve got a closed book English exam coming up you’re probably daunted by the need to memorise quotes. No doubt there are loads of quotes you’ve underlined in the text as being really important and it just seems too much for your poor brain to take.

In this post I give you some tips and suggestions about how to memorise quotes for your closed book English exam in a manageable, and maybe even a fun (!) way.

Motivation for Exam Success

Mapping a path to exam success: Your guidebook to outstanding results

The biggest factor in achieving exam success is knowing what you're working for. It may be enough for you to know that you're just working for good grades. However, for many this isn't the case. You need to know how these good grades are going to help you achieve your life goals.

Stretching your limits: what snazzy yoga pants and exam target grades have in common

Setting exam target grades that are both comfy and have a bit of stretch is a great way to keep you focused and motivated.

7 Smart strategies to turn distractions into incentives to get your revision done

Does social media stop you from focusing on your revision? Do interruptions from friends and family stop your concentration? Is taking just an extra five minutes break too tempting? Learn how to overcome these problems so you achieve better quality revision, more time for you and you get better grades.

Exam Technique for Exam Success

How to perfect your exam technique to make your grades shine

It’s not enough to know your stuff when you’re taking exams. You have to know how to communicate what you know to your examiner. Get this down to a fine art and be sure to get grades that will make you shine like a star!

How to find past papers, mark schemes and exam specifications online

These are the crucial documents that you should be milking to all they can tell you in your quest to get A-mazing grades. I show you how to find them in this video.

Coping with Exams

The final countdown: How to spend the last 24 hours before an exam

How to cope with two exams in one day (without going insane)

Exam stress? Take back control with these 4 easy methods

Fear of Failure: How to face your fears to get the grades you want

Why your exam results are for you and no-one else

How to stop yourself panicking in exams

Why you get tired after exams and what to do about it

Subject Specific Revision Tips

How to Revise for English Language GCSE (AQA) 

How to Revise for A Level Biology 

The Definitive Guide to Maths Revision at GCSE and A Level

10 Top Tips to Ace your Language Exams

How to Revise History – Tips from an Expert

How to Revise Geography  Case Studies 

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