My current approach to my lessons is to listen in class and write notes as the teacher is speaking on any vital information that may be important in the future. To approach ongoing learning between classes, I try and revise previous topics as much as possible between classes so that I don’t forget the information that I had learned at the beginning of the unit. For Biology, this means that I look at the flashcards of previous subunits before going into class to learn the next subunit. For previous exams, I have usually taken quite an organised approach by creating a plan for how long I am going to spend studying for each subject and executing my plan for each day. However, I have realised that I have formed this plan a little bit later than what would be ideal in most cases. I should try and plan several weeks in advance rather than 2 weeks in advance from now on to reduce the stress of last-minute cramming for tests.
My plan for this year and my upcoming mocks is to spend time creating a plan for each subject 2 months before the mocks. I hope to spend this time deciding exactly how many hours is required for each subject and specifically focusing on subjects that are of the most importance to me. This would be mathematics and English because these are the 2 subjects where I would like to improve the most. Furthermore, I am going to organise some past paper questions for myself and practise doing these papers to prepare for the exam itself, rather than just re-read the textbook or my notes. I know that it is going to be busy weeks leading up to the exam but I hope that I can manage my time by gradually increasing the workload as the days go on, starting off with a lighter workload at the beginning of my revision and gradually doing more, leading up to the 2 weeks before my exam. I hope that by doing this, I can manage my other commitments but also spend sufficient time studying and preparing for my Mocks and any other assessments I may have at the time.