GCSE Revision Timetable

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GCSE Revision Timetable

Have you ever asked your teachers what is the most important thing you need to do well in your exams? Most of them will tell you that it’s good planning using a GCSE revision timetable.

Facing your GCSE exams may seem like a daunting challenge and you may feel like they are a huge brick wall in front of your future. Breaking down every step in your journey to getting those A* grades will make success achievable. Focusing on tasks you want to complete in the short-term will keep you motivated and give you a sense of accomplishment once you have ticked an item off as done.

If you’re not using a study plan, you will find it difficult to navigate obstacles and easily be overwhelmed by exam pressure.

GCSE Revision Timetable
GCSE Revision Timetable

Setting your GCSE Study Goals

Before you dream up your ideal GCSE revision timetable, you need to understand your study goals. To be successful, your study goals need to be Smart, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.

Setting study goals for yourself will help you:

  • Focus on achieving short-term goals
  • Think about the bigger picture
  • Guide you to create your study plan

The key to creating your GCSE revision timetable in the best possible way is to outline your study goals from the outset.  Let your goals guide you to build a plan that works for you. This will set a strong foundation for success, both in the short and long-term.

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Benefits of Using a Revision Timetable

Committing to the idea of using a study planner means that you won’t have your entire subject curriculum hanging over your head constantly and that bit-by-bit you are getting there.

Below are 3 ways a revision timetable can help you improve your revision:

1. Boost Motivation
2. Reduce Stress
3. Manage Workload

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1. Boost Motivation

When you have broken your revision down into manageable chunks, it’s easier to motivate yourself to attempt one small piece of the puzzle at a time. Allow yourself to focus on one task, one piece of revision or one topic at a time and acknowledge every small win along the way.

Celebrating your achievements will also act as a motivation booster to keep you fighting for your grades right up until the summer.

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2. Reduce Stress

Feeling overwhelmed thinking about your upcoming GCSE exams is completely normal for Year 11 students. There is a positive note to exam stress that you may not have considered as it reinforces the fact that you care about your results.

Take into account the motivational factors that are mentioned above which will help you to manage your stress. Also, consider your ability to factor in social activities and exercise into your personal timetable as these will cope.

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3. Manage Workload

Rather than revising blindly and not optimising your study time, your revision timetable gives you the opportunity to review your learning progress. This process should highlight areas you need to dedicate more time to which unfortunately may be your least favourite subjects.

If you’re using the GoConqr Revision Timetable tool, you will easily be able to see a visual breakdown of how you are spending your time revising.

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Using a Revision Timetable for GCSE

Your revision timetable should be a personal learning resource which should work for YOU. Having a flexible plan means that you can mould your time to fit your lifestyle while still being effective when applied to GCSE revision. Recognising a need for a revision timetable means that you have already made a great start to combat exam stress.

Here we have listed some ways that using this study aid will help you prepare for your GCSE exams. From managing your study time effectively to achieving a healthy balance between revision and your hobbies, use this tool to your advantage.

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Reasons to Use a Planner

Manage your Time Effectively: Guiding your revision with a well thought-out plan will result in better managed time. You won’t be delving into your revision without predefined ideas of what you want to get done at every stage in the process.

Assess Your Subject Curriculum: Use your timetable to evaluate your ability in each GCSE subject and outline your revision based on this assessment. Be honest with yourself and acknowledge where your weaknesses lie.

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Building a Study Plan

Add Structure to Revision: Don’t just jump right in to your revision and try to ‘get things done’ for the sake of it. Placing a structure on the way you study will help you manage your workload and waste less time procrastinating.

Track Your Tasks: Be specific about the work you set for yourself as much as you can. That way you can track your performance and measure success on a daily basis. Keeping this up will boost your confidence and make sure you’re ready for sitting your exams.

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GCSE Revision Planning

Achieve a Healthy Balance: It’s important that you balance your workload between your subjects. You can also use your revision timetable as a way to balance your school and personal life – you won’t need to feel guilty about spending time with your friends.

Improve Productivity: Getting down to it and pushing yourself to focus when studying means that there are added benefits to using a study plan such as improving your efficiency and productivity. Maybe you could spend more time doing the things you want?

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Study Planning Tips

Access at Any Time: If you’re in need of a flash of inspiration at any time, even if you’re sitting on a bus or walking home, re-visit your revision timetable on your phone and check your progress.

These are some ways that using a revision timetable can improve preparation for your GCSE exams. This powerful study aid could be your secret weapon this year so take our advice and give it a go.

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