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Top tips for studying at home

Here’s 4 top tips to keep in mind when you are studying at home. 

Stick to a routine

Agree a structure with your parents that closesly resembles a normal school day. Consider making your daily timetable visible so everyone in the house is aware of your routine. Schedule for breaks, lunch and snacks as well as physical exercise.

Stay connected

When you aren’t doing school work or revising, keep in contact with your friends.  Talk with your parents and teachers where possible to make sure you share your thoughts and feelings.

create a WORKspace

Assign a workspace in your house that will be used for your school work. Make sure the space is clear and tidy with reliable WiFi. Keep distractions to a minimum.

Keep a healthy lifestyle

Prepare healthy lunches and snacks the night before so you have the maximum amount of time to relax during your breaks the next day. Monitor your online activity so you don’t find yourself spending too much time in front of a screen – take breaks involving fresh air and physical activity.

Revision techniques to help you remember more!

These useful guides are a great way to give a boost to your revision sessions.

Retrieval Practice
Retrieval practice is the act of trying to recall information without having it in front of you. Practice bringing information to mind for better results. It’s a great way to understand gaps in your knowledge so you can fill them before the exam.

Dual Coding
Dual coding is the theory that for successful retrieval of knowledge you need to combine both words and visuals. It’s the science behind why students get better results with GCSEPod. It’s a great way to mix up revision and ensure you remember more for the big day.

Interleaving
Interleaving is the theory that by revising more than one topic in each session you will make better links between them. Interleaving strengthens memory association. Repeating this process can reinforce connections and enhances learning.

Spaced Practice
Spaced practice is the theory that short, sharp bursts of learning are more effective than cramming.  The spaced revision is all about self-test during a number of revision sessions until you can accurately recall the target information from memory.

Learn how to learn

Your time spent learning is so valuable, make sure you are making the most of it by learning “How to Learn”. These Pods show you 3 techniques.

Interleaving

A technique to help you remember more.

Retrieval Practice

Practise bringing information to mind for better results with this technique.

Spaced Practice

Revise, rest, repeat…space out your revision for better results.

Keep fit and healthy

YST and GCSEPod have developed a series of Wellbeing Pods to help you better manage your wellbeing.

If you look after your wellbeing and learn to take responsibility for it, not only will it support you through your exams, but also beyond that and into adult life.

The four areas covered will focus on;

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body

This Pod will introduce the key elements of hydration, exercise, sleep and nutrition and how by improving each of these, your body will be able to perform so much better.

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mind

This Pod will share how the mind works and the negative influencers and stressors on the brain and how some simple techniques can reduce the potential impact

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environment

Understanding how your environment influences who you become, what you believe and do.

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Team you

A Pod about creating your plan for change, what actions will work best to manage you and make positive change to your mindset and wellbeing.

English assessment advice

Check out our top tips for good GCSE English habits.

Maths assessment advice

Check out our top tips for good GCSE maths habits.

Prevent the panic!

Check out these top tips to help deal with exam stress and prevent last minute panic.

Revise, relax, repeat

Drive home revision with this motivational poster. Click on the image to download.

Top tips from fellow students

We asked your fellow students what helps them to revise for their exams. Here’s what they said…

The importance of mock exams

Find out about the benefits of mock exams by clicking on and downloading the posters below.

Dealing with exam stress

Don’t let exam stress overwhelm you. Stay in control with these top tips.

Stay motivated!

Check out these top tips to get motivated for the new academic year.

Keep safe online

Our creative team have developed this excellent podlet and supporting poster for to help you understand the pitfalls of being online but don’t worry it’s done in a fun and interesting way.

Getting ready for A-Levels

As a part of our continued effort to support pupils, parents and teachers at this time, we are producing a wealth of free resources for both subscribers and non-subscribers to support students in the transition from KS4 to KS5.

Our ‘Getting Ready for A-Levels’ resources are made up of a collection of activities aimed at supporting pupils to ‘have a go’ at tasks, learning and skills required for the next key stage.

All activities can be completed in the home at the pupil’s own pace.

Getting ready for A-levels

This resource will support your transition to A-level: personal statements, attitude to work, the rigour and expectations of A Level and how they can use this time to make sure they feel prepared.

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Could GCSEPod help you?

GCSEPod is not just for schools, subscriptions are available for individuals, including mature students, home educators, or parents who just want to give their child a helping hand at this crucial time. Data shows students using GCSEPod can achieve 1 additional grade higher in each subject.

Contact Jess Newby, our Individual Subscriptions Manager
T: 0191 338 7835 or E: jess.newby@gcsepod.com

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