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Revision - advice for parents

Tips for parents and carers on how they
can support their child's revision:

Work out a revision timetable for each subject

Find a quiet space where they will not be disturbed by younger siblings

Break revision time into small chunks – 45 minute sessions with short breaks at the end of each session often work well

Make sure your child has all the essential books and materials

Condense notes onto postcards to act as revision prompts

Buy new stationery, highlighters and pens to make revision more interesting

Go through school notes with your child or listen while they revise a topic

Time your child's attempts at practice papers

Agree with your child to limit access to mobile phones and social networking – help them to see this as a treat during the short breaks

Feed them with healthy food, complex carbohydrates to keep them concentrating– feed their brains!

Encourage them to avoid energy drinks as this will leave them tired and lacking in energy when the ‘sugar rush’ wears off

Allow them to revise with a friend – gently remind them to stay on the revision and not gossip!

Make sure they get a good night’s rest before each exam

Provide them with a healthy breakfast on the ‘big day’


Advice to help students with their revision is also available here.