Getting Ready for SQA Exams
Exam season can be a stressful time of the year so be as prepared as you can by seeking out good study advice.
Create a Study Plan
Everything's easier when you have a plan so if you're feeling overwhelmed with exams and struggling to prioritise, learn how to create a great study plan that'll help you focus on the actual studying.
Lack of sleep stops the brain from absorbing information as effectively so skip the caffeine-fuelled all-nighters, get a good night of rest and you'll feel more prepared.
Plan ahead and manage your time
Schedule your studying, prioritise your time, and focus on your most urgent exams. Spread your schedule out throughout the day and give yourself a break from one subject by working on another - nobody can study Maths for the whole day. The more you stick to your plan, the more productive you'll be and ready to take those exams.
Find a place to study which suits your study habits and keeps you focused, whether it's a quiet library or a busy café. Nobody can study 24/7 and you don't have to do all your work in one go. Take regular breaks to give your brain a refresh.
Your study plan isn't set in stone so, if you're struggling to keep up, take the time to look over your schedule and re-plan it to get back on track. Even with your study plan, you may run out of time and find you can't cover all your topics. If this happens, try to prioritise your problem areas.
Organise your revision timetable and create your own study plan with our MyStudyPlan. Import your exam schedule, enter your time availability and use the information prioritise how much time you want to spend on each subject.