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Tips for revising for GCSE courses

Are you thinking about studying some GCSE courses after a break from education? The prospects of returning to education after a few years away can be daunting - especially the idea of completing coursework and sitting exams!

But fear not, we've rounded up some top tips to help you study and get the most out of GCSE courses...

  • Organise your study timetable well in advance, and hang it somewhere you will see it. Try to get into a routine (for example, two hours of studying every evening after dinner). This will make it easier to organise your workload.
  • Having said that, it's important to be flexible. If you just can't seem to focus, reschedule for another time. There's no point in getting frustrated and wasting your time while taking nothing in.
  • Designate a specific space in your home as a study area. This doesn't have to be a room - it can be a desk in the corner. The point is that when you are in this area, the division between your study and leisure time will be clearer than it would if, for example, you try to study on the sofa or in bed. It should also help to minimise distractions.
  • Most people focus best in short, sharp bursts. We recommend that you study for 30 to 45 minutes, then take a ten minute break. Treats can work as little incentives to help motivate you - something like a cup of tea after completing an exercise, or your favourite TV show after you write a page of coursework.

 

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