HOW TO USE THIS TIMETABLE
It is easy to feel overwhelmed coming up to your examination periods and sometimes it is hard to know just where to start in getting yourself organised.
You can use this timetable to aid you in your study and to help to make the best use of the time you have available. Your classes and exams have been
inputted for you already (but it would be a good idea to double check them just to make sure!) and you can use the empty boxes to fill in your afterschool
duties and study plans.
Study Timetable tips
The most effective study is in 45 minute sessions
Study is best done when most mentally alert – are you a morning person or a night person? Study when you are most focused.
More time should be given to difficult or least-liked subjects.
Keep a balance – take breaks, allow yourself time to socialise, exercise/work, and so forth so that you don’t overload and burn out
You may find that your first timetable doesn’t work for you – you’ve over or under filled it, you forgot to include a subject. That’s okay! Adjust it and
find something that works better for you.
Print out your timetable! Put one in your school folder but also hang one in your room – over your desk or on your door. Somewhere you will see it!
What do I include?
All shifts for work
Any tutoring sessions in or out of school
School commitments at lunch or after school
How do I schedule my study?
Work out which subjects need the most work (when is the exam? How much do you already understand?)
Allocate a little time for each subject every day. The closer it gets to that exam, the more time you should spend studying that subject. Spacing it
out like this will help you retain the information – avoid cramming!
Try to specify a goal for the study session (“read chapter 1”, “complete a past paper”) rather than just “study for English”. This will keep you focused
and result in more meaningful study.