Getting ready for exams
Year 11 are now embarked on the final stages of their road to summer exams. Students should be thinking about how they can maximise their grades to be able to take the courses they want to in the sixth form.
All Year 11s have an account with SAM Learning, which they should be using. They also have an account with MathsWatch and MyMaths (email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have forgotten your username and password).
Year 11 are now completing a study program with Elevate Education, which will have provided them with some useful guidance (some of which is accessible on the Elevate website. Elevate have also provided us with an exemplar study sensei pack that students should recognise.
How to Revise
- Have a revision timetable (but don’t spend too long making one)
- Revision must be active revision. Experiments have shown that in order to commit something to long term memory it needs to be repeated 5 times. Using multiple parts of the brain helps make connections in the brain which helps memory
- Revise (using active techniques) in half hour slots
- First 5 minutes: revise what was done in the last slot for that subject
- Next 20 minutes: revise a part of the course using active methods
- Last 5 minutes: Have a short break
- Repeat this again, have a 15 minute break after – it helps the brain!