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James Boyce in front of a blackboard explaining reactions | GCSE Chemistry Revision Tips

This year’s GCSE exams are fast approaching, and we here at Positive Charge know how stressful that can be – even more so if you’re feeling unprepared! That’s why we’re sharing our GCSE chemistry revision tips in this series of blogs: to help you prepare for a big milestone in your life, so that you can face it confidently!

We recommend that you start by drawing up some sort of revision plan; you need to know what it is you’ll be tested on before you can actually begin to revise it and practice applying your knowledge. It’s also a good idea to be aware of when your exams are so you can set yourself clear deadlines that don’t leave you stressed and rushed.

The next step should be for you to look over your course syllabus and check the relevant learning outcomes, which you can then use to help you identify areas of weakness (such as topics that you have forgotten) and concepts that you find harder to grasp, so that you can allot more time to spend working on these.

You may also want to pay special attention to topics that occur frequently, as they have a higher chance of appearing in your exam. However, don’t rely on only learning these concepts, as their inclusion is not guaranteed!

Once you have an idea of the sort of topics you’ll be revising, you should compile relevant resources that will help you study, such as textbooks, class notes, practice exams questions, Positive Charge videos, and more.

You may even want to draw up a revision schedule or timetable to help you stay on track and help you balance revision between different subjects, as well as your personal life; the exam period can be demanding, but you still have a life outside of revision! Make sure that you get enough leisure time to prevent burnout during your studies – but don’t use this as an excuse to neglect your work! Remember, it’s all about balance (just like balancing those chemical equations).

If you found our introduction to GCSE chemistry revision tips useful, then you might want to see more materials made by us, Positive Charge! We believe in giving students the tools you need to take responsibility and prepare yourselves for your exams, which is why we provide a Progress Tracker, Playlists, Dashboard and Supporting Notes to aid you in your studies. If you want to up your chances of success in your exams this year, simply register for a free account or subscribe to gain full access! You can find out more about the benefits of subscription on our FAQ and What We Do pages, or can contact us with any of your questions by emailing our friendly team at  hello@positive-charge.co.uk – we’re here to help you achieve the best results you can!