Study Hints & Exam Tips

For Effective Studying

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How best to study and prepare for exams

Every one of us is different and we all as individuals need to find the best way for us to study. Studying is not just about obtaining knowledge, but about demonstrating that you can stand out from the crowd and offers a way for you to show your areas of excellence. 

Taking the time to prepare and plan your studies, especially when revising for exams is essential. A good study plan coupled with a structured study approach can be the key to effective learning and revision.

Good study tips will help you to get the most of your time spent studying. Below are a set of general hints and tips for studying that should help you, no matter what subject and level you are studying.

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Useful study websites

Below is a short list of useful educational websites from where you can find useful resources, revision guides and pas exam papers to help you with your studies. These are particularly useful if you are studying for your GCSEs (Key Stage 4), but many of the sites below also cover primary and secondary levels (Key Stages 1–3).

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Other useful links

We have compiled a selective list of useful links and study resources where you can find more information related to children’s activities, education and well being. The list is not an exhaustive list and there are many other websites where useful information for both students and parents can be found. If you come across a website and feel it should be featured on our website, then please contact us with the details. Educational toys and gifts
  • The Toy Palace (UK) Limited is an established family owned company based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Specialists in offering unique, high quality distinctive gifts and toys for children. Many of the wooden toys and gifts on offer make ideal new baby gifts and Christening gifts. Discounts for nurseries, schools and educational centres – www.thetoypalace.co.uk
  • The UK National Curriculum: the official website – www.gov.uk/national-curriculum
  • Department for education:information for students, parents, schools, teachers, tutors and other education professionals –http://www.education.gov.uk/schools
  • Ofsted: the official site of the Office for Standards in Education, including inspection reports and advice about finding a school, nursery or daycare provider – www.ofsted.gov.uk
  • ISC: the official website for the 1,300 UK schools accredited by the Independent Schools Council – www.isc.co.uk
  • Schools, Learning & Development: a wealth of information and advice for parents, including details of the assessment tests undertaken by school-age children – www.gov.uk/browse/education
  • BBC Schools TV Guide: schedules and guides for pre-school and primary TV programmes in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Early Learning, English, Maths, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), History, Geography, Environmental Studies, Art, Design & Technology, Music, Dance, Religious Education, Modern Languages, Modern Studies, Special Needs, Revision Programmes – www.bbc.co.uk/schools/guide
Child welfare and health
  • Childline: Free and confidential helpline for children & young adults in the UK – http://www.childline.org.uk
  • NSPCC: Cruelty To Children Must Stop! Your Money Helps Us To Stop It – www.NSPCC.org.uk
  • Young Minds: The Children’s Mental Health Charity – www.youngminds.org.uk
  • NHS children’s health: A multilingual NHS website providing health practical advice for parents of children of all ages. Languages include Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu. Advice on baby foods, medicines, treatments, parenting skills, sex education, sexual health, vaccinations, school life, bullying, stress, smoking, alcohol, healthy eating, teenagers, and much more –www.nhs.uk/chq/pages
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