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If you have any queries about Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form examinations, please email exams@rbhs.co.uk, and a member of our team will respond to you.

All students have been issued a personalised exam timetable. If you have any queries relating to exams, please contact Mr Wylie at exams@rbhs.co.uk. Alternatively, you can call 01204 333 266 ext. 375.

Examination Preparation

Revision

  • Make a revision plan you can stick to, with a daily outline that includes times for breaks and meals
  • Know your strong and weak subjects and mix them up on your timetable, don't do all the nightmare topics at once
  • Set targets that you know you can reach and tick them off as you accomplish them
  • You will need help at some point; ask parents, siblings, teachers and friends for support
  • Find somewhere quiet to revise - You could also try working with other people but, if you can't concentrate, save get-togethers for breaks from the books
  • Put your exams into perspective; they are only one aspect of life

The Seven Rules of Revision

1. Make your own revision notes
When you make your own revision notes, you learn as you write. Once you've got them, you're halfway there.

2. Cover all key areas
Check the syllabus or ask a teacher to make sure you've covered the key areas

3.Concentrate on the plus points
Concentrating on the plus points of revision helps keep you going. Start by thinking how much easier you'll find the exams.

4. Don't overdo it
Your concentration lapses after a couple of hours, so take regular breaks.

5. Experiment with different revision techniques
Variety beats boredom. So make sure you experiment with different revision techniques.

6. Focus
Don't make pointless notes. Look at past exam papers and see how questions could be asked.

7. Have confidence
If you are positive about exams, you should take in more information and remember it when it counts.

Six Simple Techniques to ensure Revision Success

1. Condense your notes onto one side of the paper
Condensing your notes makes them easier to remember.

2. Highlight and target key areas using colours and symbols
Visuals help you to remember the facts.

3. Record
Try putting important points, quotes and formulae on tape. If you hear them and read them, they're more likely to sink in.

4. Read your notes out loud
Reading out loud is one way of getting them to register.

5. Test yourself
Test yourself to see what you can remember without notes. Avoid testing yourself on subjects you know already.

6. Do past exam papers against the clock
Doing past exam papers against the clock is an excellent way of getting up to speed.

Practice Exams

For examples of practice exams, find out from your tutor which examination board you are studying for and visit their website.