5 Good Habits for Exam Success

The idea of ‘revision’ and the start of a new term might make teenagers recoil to the depths of their duvets!

However, exams can be made a whole lot easier if students learn to adopt some good habits- from the ‘get go-‘ to help them on their way to exam success!

We offer a number of events throughout the school year to support students sitting National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher exams.

1. Get organised, Don’t cram

Make use of a planner or calendar. Most schools provide students with these anyway- so it shouldn’t be a new idea- but whether all students make the best use of them might be questionable! Suggest your teen manage themselves with short ‘to do’ lists; write in any deadlines; write down ‘countdowns-‘ if that helps.

2. Develop a plan for studying.

When will your teen begin implementing revision into their day? Many might say ‘the earlier the better,’ but some students might find if they ‘over-work’, they are burnt out by the time the exams come around. Try and find a happy balance: start with an hour a few nights a week, and gradually build this up as exam season looms. Have ‘revision days’ and ‘break days.’ We run intensive revision courses over the school holidays- precisely for this reason- to get students ‘stuck in’ to their revision in a balanced way.

3. Getting enough sleep is key to exam success

It sounds like a nag, but the importance of sleep probably can’t be emphasised enough in the exam years. Encourage your teen to adopt a wise ‘body clock’ (if they don’t have one already!) Getting to bed at a sensible time will lead to a refreshed brain… And a refreshed brain will help students retain what they need to know; absorb learning, and create a healthy routine!

4. Recall and understand their own notes

Another good habit is for students to put ideas into their own words. As their learning continues, there is no doubt your teen will come across things that leave them feeling a little stuck. Encourage your teen, in the first instance, to address what they’re stuck on by asking teachers or subject specialists. Suggest to your teen to make a note of what they’ve understood- there and then- and in their own words. They will really thank themselves later if they can recall and understand their own notes!

5. Structured Revision

It can be difficult for students to possess the willpower and discipline to work efficiently at home with the distractions of social media, games consoles and other streaming services. By booking a place on revision courses you, are ensuring that your child will receive well structured, expertly delivered teaching that will cater your child’s revision needs. Our revision courses offer an in-depth look at exam knowledge and techniques.

We offer events throughout the school year to support students sitting National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher exams.

✅ Southside and West End weekly revision classes.
– 8 weeks of classes October and November
– 8 Weeks of classes February and March
✅ Unit in a Day – November
✅ Prelim / Christmas revision course – December
✅ Unit in a Day – February
✅ Easter Revision – Easter Holiday
✅ Grade Booster – May

“John of Grade Booster Tutoring, said ‘As a parent, it can be difficult to help your children when they come up against some of the more academic challenges. Subjects are often taught differently from when you were at school, so it can hard to help in the way that you want to.


Grade Booster Tutoring runs Revision Course at key points in the academic year,  we are always on hand to help with their revision keeping it on the right track, iron out any little difficulties and build their confidence in the run-up to their exams.”

As specialists in providing revision courses, we understand the importance of ensuring your child is as prepared and as confident as possible prior to sitting their exams. By attending high-quality revision courses throughout the academic year, our students improve their chances of attaining their target grades.

Our Glasgow revision course offers structured revision, led by qualified and experienced school teachers. Many of the teachers on our staff are also SQA markers, and offer a wealth of experience and knowledge of exam technique to our students.

For each subject, the teachers have put together a course which covers all the main key topics that they feel the students need to concentrate on in preparation for their exams.

Prelim / Christmas Revision Course

Courses will deliver 6 hours of revision over a 3 day period and combine intensive teaching with examination practice small classes per subject.

Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th December 2018

From The Grade Central Hotel, we offer support at National 5, Higher.

Easter Revision

Our 8 Hour Easter Revision Classes run over the Two weeks of the Easter break and you have the option to choose which week suits you best

Week One: Monday 1st April – Thursday 4th April 2019
Week Two: Monday 8th April – Thursday 11th April 2019

All Class run from Strathclyde University located in Glasgow City Centre a short walk from George Square.

Grade Booster Tutoring has been working to deliver better exam results through home tuition since 2003, with all our tutors recommend qualified teachers, who are (GTC) General Teaching Council registered. We cater for all ages of pupils from primary to National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher students. With Glasgow Revision classes in operation since 2012.

Many of the teachers on our staff are also SQA markers, and so offer a wealth of experience and knowledge of exam technique to our students

To discover more about Grade Booster Tutoring Revision Schools,


Words from Past Students...

  • The way we covered the whole course in a few days was helpful with the assistance of tutors / teachers.

    Logan Easter School 2015
  • I liked how the course was handled - we covered everything in-depth, but still at a quick pace.

    Lucy Easter School 2017
  • The approach used to tutor us with the use of PowerPoints was very useful. The questions and answers books are also good for revision

    Emilie Easter School 2017
  • I enjoyed the in-depth explanations of certain aspects of the course.

    Anjali Easter School
  • Very helpful, went over a lot of the course and quickly covered everything I was worried about, was asked what we wanted to go over and got to take home PowerPoint on USB.

    Zoe Easter School 2017
  • Very concise and concentrated learning. A good revision of everything. Also, small classes felt like there was more attention from the teacher.

    Isabella Easter School 2017
  • I love the way things were described (especially in Chemistry). The teachers were all enthusiastic about teaching their subject which helped a lot because my teachers at school aren't like that.

    Eilidh Easter School 2017
  • Good teachers, learnt a lot, nice class.

  • Very helpful teachers, willing to answer any questions, concise and informative teaching.

  • The material handed out are excellent and not too simplistic which is great. The key areas covered really hit the nail on head with regards to where students struggle most. I left feeling I could achieve a much higher RUAE.

    Nikki Easter School
  • The teachers enhanced my understanding of how to answer questions better.

  • It helped me to understand the questions better and feel more confident.

    Janice Easter School 2017
  • We went over every aspect of the RUAE paper in-depth

    Niamh Easter School 2017
  • The location was easy to access from the train station. I obtained assistance with work and explanations.

    Alexander Easter School 2017
  • Helped improve understanding and how to tackle exam style questions.

    Emily Easter School 2017