Dealing with stress
Top exam tips
Why use GCSEPod?
From study tips, to revision and homework techniques, we’ve got it covered on our students resources page.
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Breathe with GCSEPod
Before you step into your exam take 15 seconds with our guru and breathe.
Going into the exam calm will help you recall key information. Click on the image and save our guru to your phone.
Revision techniques to help you remember more!
With the exams approaching fast these useful guides are a great way to give a final boost to your revision sessions.
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 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 in the final days before the exam and ensure you remember more for the big day.
Interleaving is the theory that by revising more then one topic in each revision session you will make better links between them. Interleaving strengthens memory association to help you remember more. The brain is continuously engaged at retrieving different responses. Repeating this process can reinforce connections and enhances learning.
Spaced practice is the theory that short, sharp bursts of learning are more effective than cramming. Revise, rest, repeat…space out revision for better results. The spaced revision is all about self-test during a number of revision sessions until you can accurately recall the target information from memory.
Top Tips from fellow students
We asked your fellow students what helps them to revise for their exams. Here’s what they said…
HOw real students use GCSEPod
We spoke to some Year 11 students to find out how they were using GCSEPod.
Dealing with exam stress
Don’t let exam stress overwhelm you. Stay in control with these top tips.
To Do List & Exam Checklist
Keep on top of all your work and prepared for exams with these handy resources.
Improve your memory
These handy flyers show you how you can maximise your memory when revising.
Revision can often feel like a chore, and there are a million things you’d rather be doing.
Here’s some posters to help you re-think revision and feel a little bit more motivated.
Top Revision Tips Poster
To download our Top Revision Tips poster simply click the image below.
Exam tip posters
Helpful reminders to get you in the best state of mind to take on your exams. We know how crucial it is to get into the right state of mind before exams, so we put together some tips to help you get the most from this exam time.
To download the poster simply click on the images below.
To download our motivation posters simply click the images below.
Half Term Motivation
Yes, half term is time to chill but it’s also the perfect time to nail some of that revision that will help you get the best GCSE results you can. So make the most of your half term and get revising!
The importance of mock/trials/PPEs
You may wonder what’s the point of doing mocks? Why is your school putting you through them?
These tests actually have more value than you might imagine – here’s why…
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Anti-bullying Help & Advice
If you are being bullied or know someone who is, here are some top tips on how to deal with it and get help to stop it.
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