St Joseph's R.C. High School
& Sports College

St Joseph's RC High School

St Joseph's RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

At some point in our lives, every single one of us has to revise for some sort of test. Whether that be a GCSE exam, an A-Level exam, exams for University or your Driving Theory test, each of them require you to undertake some private study to help you gain the best marks and pass!


Don’t feel bad if you struggle to revise – revision isn’t a set programme. It doesn’t mean that you have to open all your books and read all the notes – that in itself as a single revision task isn’t very good as you lose interest – if you are enjoying revision you are more likely to remember it – making games or tailoring it into a quiz with friends may help you!


Revision isn’t just testing your memory – the purpose of the examination is to test your understanding of the subject that you are sitting – as well as your ability to store and retrieve information.


Please find some useful resources below that have been devised by the Centre of Learning Resources – they might help you sort out your revision and achieve those fantastic grades you deserve.


icon Revision – Where do I begin?

icon Revision Materials

icon Revision Techniques

icon Stress Management

icon Introduction to Answering and Analysing Questions

icon Revision Timetable Template


As well as completing your own personal revision using revision guides, mind-maps and so on, it is also good practice to complete past paper questions for the exam that you will be sitting.  This will give you experience in the way that exam questions are asked and will develop your skills in answering examination questions.


Visit the exam board websites (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC) specific to your subject and look for the link to the past paper library.