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Revision Techniques Evening

Sara Ash - Deputy Headteacher
Revision Techniques Evening

On Wednesday 17 October the main hall was packed with Year 11 students, parents and carers ready to learn different strategies and techniques for revision.

Ms Bowe, Lead Practitioner for English, opened the evening with some useful pointers such as:

  • Ensuring there is a dedicated and organised work space
  • Snack don’t binge – 20-30 minutes worth of revision at a time works best
  • Revision starts early – i.e. now!

She also looked at how we learn the best and the best revision techniques you can utilise to maximise the outcomes.

Exploring Revision Strategies

Content learning:

  • reading notes
  • using text books
  • mind-maps / diagrams
  • Highlighting/colour coding
  • flash cards

Skills Development:

  • Using a revision wall to display learning
  • Writing exam answers under timed conditions
  • reading model answers
  • using past papers/planning answers

Getting Feedback from Experts

  • Working with study groups/other students
  • Comparing model answers against your own work
  • Creating your own exam questions
  • Handing in exam work for feedback
  • one-to-one discussions with teachers

Mr O’Brien, Head of Science Faculty, and Ms Davey, Lead Practitioner for Science delivered a focus on the importance of science for students and strategies and tools to use to support their learning.

Miss Timmins, Pathway Leader for Maths, and Mrs Bowe then went through particular pointers for the core subjects, in particular the various apps available to support students with revision.

Mr Malik emphasised the importance of attendance linked to attainment and discussed the importance of Mindfulness.

The evening was a great success and finished with a look at how students can communicate their understanding with parents and carers to ensure fantastic progress throughout the year.

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