# How Much Revision Should I Do a Day for GCSE? – Use This FREE Calculator

Since publishing our number 1 best-selling books How to ACE Your GCSEs & A-Levels, thousands of students have contacted us asking for help.

*“How much revision should I do each day?’* was our third most popular question.

There is a really simple and quick way you can calculate how much studying you should do per day, week or month.

Here’s how you do it…

**1. Calculate how many days you have between now and your first exam**

Use this tool.

Then **subtract** that figure **by 30**.

**2. Create a learning pack for each subject**

Your learning pack should contain all the relevant past papers and **other stuff**.

To determine what this other stuff is, go to each teacher and ask:

*‘If you or your lesson didn’t exist, what learning material would I need to achieve an 8 or 9 in my final GCSE exam?’*

Then go to another teacher and ask:

*‘if I was stuck on a desert island for 3 months and wanted to get an 8 or 9/A* in your subject, what should I take with me?’*

They will probably say: “Revision guide x, textbook y, class handout etc’

Note down their answers and make sure you have/buy everything they suggest.

**3. Count up the total number of pages across all your learning packs**

For example, let’s say you are studying 9 GCSE subjects.

1. English texts + revisions guides + past papers = 146 pages

2. Maths textbook + past papers = 221 pages

3. Biology textbook + past papers = 113 pages

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9. Geography revision guide + past papers =124

*Total **number of pages** = 1,480*

**4. Divide the total number of pages by the number of days**

Let’s assume you have 200 days before your first exam. Subtract 30. That’s 170 days.

To achieve top grades, you’ll need to learn 1,480 pages over this time through self-study, **in addition to school work.**

If you start revising in November, you’ll need to learn 9 pages a day. (1,480 pages / 170 days)

If you start revising in January, that’s 13 pages a day.

February? 17 pages a day.

It’s very difficult to effectively learn 12 or more pages a day. That’s why you don’t want to wait till February – that’s cram territory.

If you’re reading this in February, having done barely any revision, you’ll need to deploy a different revision strategy that we call DC (Damage Control).

**5. Use these figures to calculate how many hours you should revise per day**

On** average**, our mentees take **13 minutes to cover each page** (that’s including time lost through procrastination and daydreaming).

This means, if starting in November, you’ll need to revise for 2 hours a day (13 minutes X 9 pages) or 9 hours a week.

Starting in January? You’ll need to revise for around 3 hours a day.

February? 3 hours 40 minutes

**6. Start the 10-pages a day challenge**

At the start of our mentorship programme, we give our mentees a challenge to learn 10-pages a day for 10 consecutive days.

About 50% successfully complete this challenge, and remarkably, half of them create a permenant habit.

Those who stay consistent right up til exams usually go on to secure 80%+ across all their subjects.

They quite simply build their revision into their routine.

If you habitually wake up every day, knock out 3 pages before school and then a few pages after school every single day, **you will nail your exams.**

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**Or**

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**Or **

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