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Byline: Carol Vorderman

MAKE sure you're brain doesn't go blank when you sit down to your first exam by revising online.

Here's our Top 10 of revision sites to keep you calm during exam fever this summer.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools

THIS site's comprehensive BiteSize revision guides are split into subject and age range. You can study, take quizzes and tests, and have your answers graded there and then.

SOS Teacher lets you search an online database for answers, while Onion Street is the support side of the site where 11 to 16-year-olds can get advice on dealing with stress.

www.studygs.net

A CLEARLY laid-out guide to studying which has good advice on time management and test preparation. Areas covered include "Thinking like a genius", which can't be bad.

www.thebtlearningcentre.com

THIS site helps students of all ages revise with a range of tests and past papers. Subjects covered include maths, science and English.

Each homepage includes Learn, which gives access to interactive titles such as numeracy, literacy, and revision aids; Discover, which lets children search for help with homework via an encyclopaedia; and Explore, which provides access to fun educational websites. It costs pounds 3.99 a month.

www.s-cool.co.uk

CLICK straight into GCSE Revision or A and AS Level from the home page and off you go. This lists what you need to know and then helps you learn it with short lessons, tests you, and then helps you remember with handy printable summaries.

www.topmarks.co.uk

THIS is a fantastic portal which allows you to enter your subject and age group, or key word and you'll be given dozens of links to appropriate sites. It was designed by a primary school teacher and it shows.

www.examstutor.com/

THIS is heavy-going unless you're really into biology, business, chemistry, maths and physics.

This site has a special PodTutor programme so you can download and listen to study resources online. Cost depends on how many subjects you want, starting at pounds 19.99 a year for one.

www.skoool.co.uk

GET ready for your SATs and GCSEs in maths and science with a chance to catch up on lessons you may have missed as well as revision tools.

Arrange for free SMS messages which promise to offer information and encouragement.

www.gcse.com

THIS is for students of physics, maths and English and is in a basic format but packed with information. Offers guidance on course work and gives great revision tips.

www.schoolzone.co.uk

THIS site was set up by a group of teachers and parents in Oxford in 1997. It has more than 40,000 educational sites reviewed by teachers, and thousands of links take you to schools and colleges and relevant revision spots.

TOP OF THE CLASS

THE Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment advises on and supports what is taught in schools and colleges in Northern Ireland and how it is assessed. Find details of assessments and examinations. There's a useful section about GCSEs and A Levels with advice about retakes and also a parents' helpline. Check out www.ccea.org.uk

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