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Learning at West Coventry Academy

Revision Advice

How To Revise Effectively

At the West Coventry Academy we promote learning and revision strategies that are scientifically proven to work. The internet is full of websites offering advice on how to revise but many can be misleading and unhelpful. The advice we endorse below is based on cognitive science (how the brain works) and is proven to be effective.

Revision Strategies

The video below and accompanying PDF documents summarise the most effective strategies which are:

Retrieval Practice

Spaced Practice


Duel Coding


Concrete Examples


Quizlet - study anything!

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7 best Free Online Revision Tools

The Times - GCSE revision apps

  Top 5 apps