If you ask your teachers the most important thing you need to do in order to achieve your desired GCSE result, most of them will tell you that having a GCSE revision timetable is vital.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.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..
Caption: : Create your GCSE Study Planner with GoConqr's calendar.
Set GCSE Study Goals
Before creating your 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 a good GCSE revision timetable 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.
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.
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 may be your least favourite
subjects.Use your timetable to evaluate your ability in each GCSE subject and outline your revision based on this assessment.
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.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
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.
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. From managing your study time effectively
to achieving a healthy balance between revision and your hobbies, use
this tool to your advantage.