We built Revision Tools to help you find the gaps in your knowledge and make your revision more efficient, targeted, and effective. Based on the principles of SMART targets (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) and the prior experience of many A Level students, these are the tools we’d recommend to unlock a higher grade!
Making sure your revision notes are complete and you have revised everything is a must-have. We created these checklists to help you identify weaknesses in your studies and make more effective use of revision time.
Making Synoptic Links
A lot of the Politics course requires the use of synoptic links. This means that various parts of the course link together in content and exam technique. Identifying where you can use a synoptic link in essays and how to use a range of political information will help increase your exam marks. This document helps you identify where you need to make a synoptic link in an essay, and what kind of information you can bring in from across the specification.
We’ve also written a blog article about synoptic links, which we’d recommend you read to fully understand synoptic links.
Targeted revision is key and finding where you’re falling behind in tests is crucial to getting better grades. Tracking your in-class test results can help make your revision more efficient by focusing on topics you find more difficult. Our Test Trackers also include a list of common mistakes and how to fix them. They are not exam board specific, meaning you can use them for AQA, CCEA, Edexcel and WJEC specifications. We recommend having a copy of this Test Tracker in your folder with your notes and class tests, and particularly in with your revision materials.
More Revision Tools Coming Soon
We know how difficult exams can be, but we also know that a little bit of help goes a long way. We are working on some more revision tools to help aid your study time.