This week marks the February half term in most students calendars. A chance to relax after the hectic January term, to see friends but also to revise. With only 80 days until the start of exams, all of The Education Hotel’s students are asked by tutors to hand in their revision timetables.
Why so early?
80 days is not a large amount of time. Consider that for 5 out of 7 of those days, you are at school, which means only 11 weekends. For GCSEs you will be taking between 9 and 11 subjects so that is one weekend per subject!
How do I make a revision timetable?
First of all, don’t panic. At The Education Hotel we know that each of our students are different therefore, we don’t expect to see one type of timetable. However, here are 5 pointers to help you get started.
1. Be honest with yourself and make a realistic plan.
Do you really work well at 8am? Can you focus for 1 hour or are 3 separate 20 min sessions better?
2. Not every subject needs the same amount of revision.
The core subjects (English, Math & Science) may need longer than Art or IT. Although you might enjoy revising your Food Technology GCSE, consider allocating an amount of time per subject.
3. Consider where you revise.
This may seem obvious, but the environment you are in can really impact your level of focus. Phones away, siblings quiet and no blaring music will help.
4. Schedule breaks.
Your timetable should have periods of rest in it. Exams are a marathon and you need to rest, mentally and physically. Schedule in times to go and see friends, chill out and have fun.
5. Treat it as a contract.
Once the timetable is written you should commit to it. Footballers sign a contract which states they must train daily; this is your contract to revise daily.
How can The Education Hotel help?
If your child is struggling with any of the issues mentioned in this article and you’re seeking advice on what to do next. Take a look at our tuition service…