In our experience successful revision depends on four things. Extra information about each of these categories can be found in the year 11 revision guide which has been given to all year 11 pupils:

Step 1 – Plan when to revise

Imagine you could do 100 hours of revision between now and your final exam – how much would you be able to remember in your exams if you did this? Luckily it isn’t as impossible as it sounds if you schedule the revision sensibly and alongside the other important areas of your life (for example, with 10 weeks until your exams, this is 10 hours per week, or 2 hours per day, 5 days a week).

See pages 5-7 of the revision guide for help on how to plan an effective revision timetable.

Step 2 - Organise your notes

So you’ve planned when to revise, now you need to make sure you’ve got the right material to actually revise. This doesn’t mean go out and buy lots of coloured stationary (although this can help!) This is all about making sure that you have everything that you are supposed to revise in one place and in a consistent format so they become easier to remember. The good news is that the act of organising your notes is revision in itself!

See pages 8-9 of the revision guide for help on how to organise your notes.

Step 3 – Memorise your notes

Now you have your notes organised you need to memorise them – imagine how much easier your exams will be if you can recall your notes accurately and effortlessly!

There are dozens techniques for memorising notes – see pages 10-11 of the revision guide for some you can practice.

Step 4- Use your revision

Memorising your notes is a huge step towards doing well in your exams. But if you never actually practice using your memorised notes in exam conditions then you will never perform to your full potential.

See page 12 of the revision guide for some tips on how to practice using your revision.

Revision Guidance

As our Year 11 students reach a crucial point in their studies it is important that they support their learning in class with revision at home.

On this page you will find useful hints and tips on how to maximise your productivity and key materials for your subjects.

Revision Guidance

Useful Links

There are a lot of useful apps and websites that can be used to help with revision – click below to discover some of the ones we recommend:

Mayfield Moodle – a school run website full of resources for each subject. Pupils will need to use their school log-in and password to access this.

BBC Bitesize (app and website) – a great free resource tailored for all subjects/exam boards. Includes videos/animations/sound clips/tests to help with your revision.

Gojimo – a paid for an app full of questions (and answers) for GCSEs in a wide range of subjects/exam boards.

Exam Countdown (Android / Apple) – a free app that allows you to set coutndowns to your different exams

Mymaths - see your teacher for the login details

Mathswatch - see your teacher for the login details

Mayfield Geography YouTube channel - includes playlists that show clips of case studies we have used and model answers to exam questions

Edexcel Revision Site - a useful site for Geography revision

Christianity revision for RE

Quizlet - some of our teachers have created quizzes on this site to allow you to test your memorised revision notes

6-a-day  - a useful revision site that gives you 6 questions a day to practice for Computing

Music revision site and practice exam questions for Music

Resistant Materials revision site

Revision Guides

The majority of our subjects recommend revision guides for the final exam:


Revision Guide Title

ISBN Number



Pupils have already been given their own copy of the revision guide for English Language and Literature


Maths (Higher)

New GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide: Higher - for the Grade 9-1 Course (with Online Edition)



Maths (Lower)

New GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide: Foundation - for the Grade 9-1 Course (with Online Edition)



Science (Biology)

GCSE Biology AQA Complete Revision & Practice (A*-G course)



Science (Chemistry)

GCSE Chemistry AQA Complete Revision & Practice (A*-G course)



Science (Physics)

GCSE Physics AQA Complete Revision & Practice (A*-G course)



Science (Core)

GCSE Core Science AQA A Complete Revision & Practice Higher (A*-G course)




GCSE History Schools History project revision guide  




Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE Geography B Evolving Planet Revision Guide




My Revision Notes OCR Computing for GCSE Computer Systems and Programming




Pupils have already been given their own copy of the revision guide


Physical Education

Physical Education: Revision Guide (Collins GCSE Essentials) 




CPG GCSE Religious Studies



Business Studies*

GCSE Business Studies AQA Revision Guide



Resistant Materials*

Resistant Materials: Revision Guide (Collins GCSE Essentials)



Pupils have also been given a revision workbook for Resistant Materials – there is no need to purchase a separate workbook.


Leisure and Tourism

E book  -



Subjects marked with an asterisk (*) have revision guides that are purchasable in school. To purchase one of these please send the money in (via your child or reception) to pupil services who will be able to provide you/your child with a copy.

For other revision guides there are numerous high street and online retailers that stock them – if you search online for ‘ISBN’ followed by the ISBN number this should lead you to the best suppliers.