The 12 Steps of Christmas Holiday Revision - Our Guide

Posted on the 10th December

Let’s face it. December is in full swing and the last thing you want to think about as we approach the 12 days of Christmas is exam revision, but hear us out!


While we think anyone who sets exams straight after the Christmas break should go straight on the naughty list, the reality is that they are coming! Trying to ignore them won’t make them go away and it will end up making your holidays less enjoyable as they get closer. Believe us, we’ve been there!


That’s why all we want for Christmas this year is for you to read our survival guide that will help you thrive during the holiday season so you can carry that momentum into your January exams!



1 - Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best!


It’s been a tough year for students and schools enduring the re-opening in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no wonder that there is a widely reported loss of learning and poor use of remote learning within UK schools rolling over from 2020. 


As the government announced their “Plan B” this week we have to assume things might end up like they did last summer and prepare for the worst. That means this year's January mock exams could be more important than you think! 


Preparing for the worst isn’t just relevant to the pandemic but also to your general studies! Don’t be satisfied preparing the minimum amount of topics for an exam, you could be setting yourself up for a stressful exam situation which often leads to productivity paralysis. One of the worst things to happen in a timed test of knowledge! Remaining positive about your exams is important, but it is important to be realistic about what needs to be done and plan accordingly.



2 - Consider Private Tutoring


You don’t have to go this alone! Over the holidays, checking in with a private tutor is a great way to touch base with an expert in your subjects. Not only can you use them to talk over the weak points you have identified during your revision and practice questions, but they will help keep you on a schedule and hold yourself accountable for your studies to avoid a mid-week slump. They are also the perfect companion to a revision period. You need an expert who has seen it all and will be able to keep you grounded.