Revising During the Christmas Holidays
With end of term underway with two weeks of no school, many students may see the holidays as a holiday from studying and therefore miss-out on the chance to boost their GCSE and A-Level grades. Here are a few handy tips parents can encourage the students with to make the most of the school holidays:
- Set targets for each subject such as reviewing the topics you have found hard so far, getting ahead on next term’s topics and doing some exam style questions on those topics. Print it out and put it up on a wall.
- Draw-up a revision timetable for the two weeks detailing the subjects and activity to be covered on each day with times. GCSE students should go for 4 or 5 hourly slots per day while A-Level students can set themselves a 2-3 hour slot per subject (with a short break in between) per day.
- Start early and finish early! The brain is a lot more active and alert in the morning than later in the day so get your work done and save your play for later. Besides, all the fun activities and get-togethers take place in the evening – so why not get your work out of the way first?
- Study in a quiet room and put your phone it in a separate room. In that way, you will get some good quality work done without distractions.
- Don’t get in the bad routine of getting out of bed late and then going to sleep late!
- Eat healthily, keep yourself hydrated, get 8 hours of sleep and exercise, even if it is a 20 minute walk.
Happy Revision and Happy Holidays!