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Exam time can heighten an inordinate amount of stress for students, especially if a PE assessment is on the horizon. However, with strategy and methods integrated, you can smash your next PE exam with flying colours.

Let’s take a look at five different revision styles you can implement to overcome your exam worries:

1. The Active Learner

  • Practice makes Perfect: Refine your skills through drills and practice sessions. Focus on areas needing improvement and film yourself for self-analysis.
  • Simulate the Exam: Set up mock games or fitness tests with friends, replicating exam conditions.
  • Become a Human Flashcard: Act out key concepts like training methods or different types of muscle contractions.

2. The Visualiser

This style caters to visual learners who thrive on imagery and clear explanations. Here’s how to create a visual feast for your brain:

  • Mind Maps: Create colourful mind maps with key topics in the centre and branches for subtopics, definitions, and diagrams. Use images and colours to enhance memorability.
  • Technique Videos: Find instructional videos for specific skills and watch them closely. Pay attention to slow-motion demonstrations and expert commentary.
  • YouTube Workouts: Follow along with fitness tutorials on YouTube that target areas relevant to your PE exam.

3. The Audio Revision Style 

Do lectures and textbooks put you to sleep? Revise by engaging your ears!

  • Educational Podcasts: Find podcasts related to PE topics. There are shows on sports psychology, training techniques, and even the history of specific sports.
  • Self-Narration: Record yourself explaining key concepts. Play it back on your commute, during chores, or before bed.
  • Group Discussions: Grab some classmates and have a revision chat! Discussing topics out loud helps solidify your learning and identify areas needing work.

4. The Kinaesthetic Learner – Get Hands-On!

Do you prefer learning by doing? These revision strategies will get you moving:

  • Build Models: Create a 3D model of the playing field for your sport. Use cardboard, clay, or even LEGO to represent key features.
  • DIY Games: Make flashcards interactive! Turn them into a memory game or create a board game with PE trivia questions. The more engaging, the better!
  • Role-Playing Scenarios: Simulate real-life PE situations. Practice officiating a game, analyse a sports injury case study or act out a sports interview.

5. The Tech-Savvy Student

This style caters to learners who enjoy using technology for learning. There’s an app for (almost) everything!

  • Fitness Apps: Tons of fitness apps can guide you through workouts, track progress, and even offer personalised training plans.
  • Educational Games: Find educational games that make learning about anatomy, physiology, or sports rules engaging and interactive.
  • Online Quizzes: Take online quizzes related to your PE curriculum to test your knowledge and identify areas that need more focus.

Use an Online Platform

EdTech has contributed to the success of both teachers and students and online learning platforms can be beneficial. PE Office is the one-stop shop for lesson plans, schemes of work and evaluation sheets that help reduce teacher workload. The platform is also being redesigned to support exam time with an online staffroom with resources that can support revision. Take a look at the resources on offer here or call 01909 776900 or email