Exam Techniques

As students, you may have heard teachers talk about your learning style. It’s not something we really use much anymore, but it might be useful to be aware of how you best retain information and how you prefer to learn things. For some people it may be listening to people talk about the theory of a subject, for others they may want to write things down, or others may prefer to carry out something practical to learn. Overall it’s all about repetition and working through things we don’t understand until we can figure things out.

The following resources will help you revise for your subjects in a variety of ways.

Before you start you need to work on the following – Click here for more detail – revision-techniques.

  1. Know what you need to know – Make a list of topics or aims of the unit. You can tick off when you have covered each area. You might want to organise these, as some areas might be more important than others. Your teacher may have highlighted areas that will be in the exam.
  2. Create a revision timetable (Click here for one) to plan how to cover all the subjects and what technique you will use.
  3. Planning – Consider how you will cover all the areas required before the exams – Work out if you can fit it all in. If not, change your timetable to suit.
  4. Get on with revising depending on what works best for you – don’t forget to take breaks – get outside, go for a walk – eat your dinner and keep hydrated.


So, ideas for revision – Click on the following to get ideas of how to revise (Your teacher may help with working on these for their subject):

Learn it:


Prepare it:


Test it: