GCSE Maths & English Exams 2018

Top Revision Tips

  1. Start early and spread it out - Actors don’t leave their rehearsals until the day before opening night. Athletes don’t only train the day before a match. To commit something to memory takes time.
  2. Exams aren't as unpredictable as you might think - Make sure you know the format of questions you can expect. It might impact how you study.
  3. Put your phone away - In another fascinating study, researchers found that the mere sight of a phone was enough to reduce a person’s ability to focus. The implication couldn’t be clearer: out of sight really is out of mind.
  4. Temptation comes in many forms - Be aware of the fact that when studying you’ll find any reason to be distracted.
  5. Test yourself - Testing yourself helps you check for any gaps in your knowledge. Practice papers provide a good starting point, as well as quizzing yourself at the end of your revision session.
  6. Read the examiners' reports - Year upon year, the exam boards make public a document that is written by the people who are going to mark your papers. And in it, they tell you what they like to read. They also give you examples of what not to do!
  7. You can't revise every subject the same way - Try to use BBC Bitesize, past papers, an online quiz, YouTube or even flash cards.
  8. You're not alone either - Ask a friend what they are revising, they may have stumbled upon a great resource you didn’t know about.
  9. However, keep focused on number one - Don’t get too concerned with what everyone else is doing. Learn what works for you and focus on what you need to do. Ignore those who may distract your or not be a positive influence.
  10. Know how to motivate yourself!

Math Exam Dates

24th May 2018 - 8:30am
7th June 2018 - 8:30am
12th June 2018 - 8:30am

English Exam Dates

5th June 2018 - 8:30am
8th June 2018 - 8:30am

Please contact Alex Huskisson on a.huskisson@wigan-leigh.ac.uk if you have any questions