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  • Holly Copeland

Should I be revising in half-term? (Year 12 edition)

This is a question I have been asking myself a lot the last couple of days. As someone who revised every opportunity they got for their GCSE's it feels strange to not do anything for a whole week! But, A-Levels are a completely new story. I personally don't have any mocks after half-term that I need to be revising for but, I know other people do. It's coming to the end of my first term of A-Levels and I am exhausted. I go to the library every chance I get and have done some revision here and there, so that week is looking pretty enticing. But, it's not like I don't have anything I could be getting on with in half-term. Which leads me to my conclusion...yes, I should be revising in half-term.

Not loads, obviously and not even everyday. Just little and often. For those of you who want to know how I personally revise, I'll do a blog post on that soon. For now though I'm going to tell you how you could revise and prioritise your revision in half-term.

Firstly, make a revision timetable! Do this before the week of half-term commences so that you are completely ready. Then prioritise which subjects you want to revise. For example, if you have a Biology mock after half-term prioritise that above all. You'll then have to work out how many hours a day you want to spend on each subject. (Personally I would do no more than two hours, I will probably do one hour a day). Once you have decided your time limit you'll need to work out the days you are free to revise and them put that into your revision timetable. Make sure you have at least a few days where you are completely relaxing because after all A-Levels are not easy!

Some revision here and there over the half-term will also prepare you for when you go back to school. You don't want to lose the school mindset because you will find it very difficult to get back into it after half-term, trust me.

So, to conclude. Make yourself a revision timetable, revise for no longer than two hours a day (of course you can do more but remember this is a holiday), work out what days you will be revising and how long for. After you have done all of these things you will be set.

Oh and don't forget to relax! This first term has been stressful but you got through it so congratulations. Now chill for a week, take advantage of not having to get up early and good luck with any revision you do!

-Holly :)

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