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Struggling with revision? Here’s some tried and tested advice

We know that revising for exams can be a struggle, particularly when there’s plenty of other distractions both indoors and out that could be preventing you from committing as much time as you’d like to your studies.

However, at the same time, we understand the importance of doing well in your GCSEs, A-Levels, or degree so you’ll want to know you’re going about your exam revision the right way. For that reason, we teamed up with supply teaching jobs experts Simply Education to approach some previous students and find out what makes the difference between failure and success.

By collecting data from a focus group of five university graduates, we can now tell you exactly how to make sure your revision time doesn’t go to waste.  

Triumph on exam day

Some of the best tips we heard were to start your revision early, rather than attempting to cram it all in at the very last minute. Cramming will only lead to confusion (and probably a headache), and you’re much more likely to forget everything come exam day rather than giving your brain enough time to absorb what you’ve learned.

Former students also say that it’s a good idea to put your knowledge to the test with mock exams. This will help you pick up on your weakest areas so you know exactly where you may need to focus a little harder.

Of course, you can’t really throw yourself into a mock exam if the likes of Twitter and Instagram are constantly distracting you. Forego your social media for long enough so that you can really focus on what you need to know. Regular breaks are obviously advised, so your tweets can wait until then.

How many of these tips are you already following? If the answer is none, then you might want to reconsider your revision game.