WJEC Geology AS level: Revision Handbook.
1. General Tips:
Revision needs to be an active process. The aim is to learn information thoroughly so that you can use of it in the examination to answer questions that may introduce unfamiliar geological situations. Simply reading through your notes and then relying on native wit may have been enough at GCSE; it will certainly not be enough at AS level!
Make sure that your notes are clear, complete, and well organised. This is a good first step in revision as it helps you gain an overview of the course, and will also help you to gauge how long it will take to learn each topic. If notes aren't complete, then copy up as a first priority. Your Scheme of Work includes a copy of the WJEC syllabus; check to see that you have adequate notes on each topic.
Make sure that you are aware of the subject content of each exam and the nature of the assessment process (last page of Scheme of Work)
Set yourself a timetable for revision on a topic-per-day basis. Set revision tasks rather than time-slots in which you have no clear aim; spend as much time as you need (or can afford) on each task.
Read through your class notes, making key revision notes as you do so. Again, the syllabus will help you to check on what is most important. In particular, ensure that important information in tables (e.g. classification of rocks, properties of minerals, geological time scale) or diagrams (e.g. plate boundaries, morphology of main fossil groups) are learned by rote (i.e. can be drawn/written from memory). Make note of any points you don't understand, and ASK.
Aim to complete the above tasks before half term so that the final stage of revision can be whittled down to the task of making sure that the key points are firmly embedded. Go through your revision notes with a highlighter.
Test yourself using the questions which follow, along with any past paper questions you have available. The more practice, the better.
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