How to revise over Christmas and STILL have fun!

For many of you out there, Christmas might feel overshadowed by the thought of tough entrance or mock exams just after you go back to school. Instead of relaxing during the festive season, you might be panicking about failing if you don’t revise hard.

Worry not! With a spot of smart planning, you can do both! Here’s some ideas for you:

  1. Compile a ‘Fun’ timetable around family events, films you want to watch and going out with friends.  Once you know there’s plenty of excitement on the agenda, pencil in several revision slots covering specific targets – and stick to them.
  2. Learn more in half the time. When you spend half an hour here, or an hour there, you’ll cover more in intensive revision sessions than trying to cram everything into one day just before you go back.
  3. Prioritise so you tackle the challenging stuff first. Write a list of the different topics or techniques you find especially tricky. Tick them off as you go along, but remember to revisit them again just to make sure you really have nailed it.
  4. Enjoy a fresh air boost. Nothing beats letting off steam than running about outside in the winter weather. Go puddle jumping, take off on your bike, go for a walk with the dog over muddy fields. A change of scene will give you energy and perspective.
  5. Get help! If your motivation has left the building, arrange a tutor to help you re-focus and get back on track. A few private tuition sessions can help you make the most of your precious time.

Whether you’re sitting one of the Manchester or Cheshire Eleven Plus tests, you’ve just one term left before your GCSEs or A Levels – or you are struggling to find inspiration – call our fab team of tutors today.

In the meantime, may we wish a Merry Christmas to all of our students, tutors and parents. See you in 2016, if not before!

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