How to revise effectively over Easter?

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Although the Easter holidays are often seen as a period of relaxation, this often isn’t the case for some students. If you have important examinations coming up, you need to know how you can revise effectively over this time. Through this, you should be aiming to maximise your performance when it comes to sitting your exams. This precious free time over Easter shouldn’t be wasted, so let’s discuss further what you can do to revise!


Flashcards are one of the most effective methods to revise at any time of the year – including Easter. Simply writing questions on one side of the card and answers on the other could be very effective. Through this revision, you’ll constantly be testing your memory. You will be able to see how much of the specification you remember and can work on your weaker areas. Making your own flashcards can sometimes be time-consuming so making them in Easter could be a perfect time. With no school to take up your time, you should be free to make these helpful revision resources.

Easter revision sessions

This one really depends on your individual school and teachers. However, it’s not uncommon for schools to host Easter revision courses by for the older students studying for exams. Some teachers are more than willing to give up time over Easter to go through some of the specifications. In these sessions, you could bring attention to your weak areas or even ask the teacher any questions you have. Many students do prefer to revise alone, but if you want to ask for help, these sessions can be useful.

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Online resources

Whilst at home over Easter, you have hundreds of resources at your fingertips in the online world. There are so many online resources that can be effective for revision. This can range from educational videos to quizzes to past papers. Past papers from your official exam board’s website can be particularly useful. Through doing past papers, you can practice doing exams and get expectations for what the real thing will be like.

These online exam questions will test your memorisation and can bring your weak areas to light. You can check your answers against the mark schemes and see what answer styles the examiner will be looking for. The web is stuffed with educational knowledge, making it ideal to learn from over the Easter holidays. With internet access, you might not have to ask a teacher for help: the answers to most questions are online.

In conclusion, there are many things you could be doing over Easter to help you maximise your exam performance. The most popular ways are to make and use homemade revision resources as well as looking online. With the web expanding every day, it might be worth taking advantage of all the resources it can offer students. With examinations being crucial to secure university places and employment positions, you should certainly revise over Easter. But what’s most important is doing this revision in the most effective way possible.

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