Fun ways to help your child with exam revision

Unlock the joy of revision with our fun ways to help your child revise for exams!

As exam season approaches, parents and carers often find themselves navigating the tricky terrain of helping their children with revision. The journey can be fraught with challenges, from finding effective study techniques to managing stress levels. One of the best ways to help with revision is to make it fun!

In this guide, we'll explore some fun and effective ways for parents to support their children through the revision process.

Tips for revision

Revision doesn't have to be dull or daunting. Here are some tips and tricks to make the process more enjoyable and productive:

  • Gamify learning: Turn revision into a game by using GCSE maths revision apps and websites. These tools offer interactive quizzes and challenges that make learning engaging.

  • Create a revision timetable: Help your child organise their study schedule by creating a GCSE revision timetable. Breaking down revision into manageable chunks can reduce overwhelm and improve retention.

  • Explore different techniques: Encourage your child to explore various revision techniques, such as mind mapping, summarising, and flashcards. Our essential guide to revision techniques provides insights into effective study methods.

  • Incorporate breaks and rewards: Remind your child to take regular breaks during revision sessions to avoid burnout. Reward their hard work with incentives like a favourite snack or a short break to play their favourite game.

  • Get creative: Explore creative ways to revise, such as turning key concepts into songs or creating visual aids like posters and diagrams. These methods can make learning more enjoyable and memorable.

  • Use Explore Learning’s free resources: Take advantage of our plethora of free resources, such as the SATs revision guide for KS1 and KS2 students, and develop vital revision skills to hone essential study skills.

Tips for parents and carers

As a parent or carer, your support and encouragement play a crucial role in your child's exam preparation. Here are some tips to help you navigate this journey:

  • Create a supportive environment: Foster a supportive and positive atmosphere at home conducive to learning. Encourage open communication and offer assistance when needed.

  • Manage stress and anxiety: Help your child manage exam stress and anxiety by practising relaxation techniques and promoting a healthy balance between study and relaxation. Take a look at our resource exam stress: how to deal with it for some useful strategies.

  • Be flexible and patient: Understand that every child learns differently and at their own pace. Be patient and flexible in your approach, adapting to your child's needs and preferences.

  • Celebrate progress: Acknowledge and celebrate your child's progress and achievements throughout the revision process. Offer praise and encouragement to boost their confidence and motivation.

Explore Learning's approach to revision

At Explore Learning, we understand the importance of personalised learning and targeted support. Our smart learning tool is designed to help children tackle their exams with confidence, supported by the guidance of our expert tutors. By identifying areas of struggle and providing tailored guidance, we empower students to excel academically.

Helping your child with exam revision can be both rewarding and challenging. By incorporating fun and effective strategies, providing support and encouragement, and utilising online resources, parents and carers can play a vital role in their child's academic success. And we’re here to provide extra support!

Together, let's make revision a journey of growth and achievement. Book a free trial to find out how we can help with revision.

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