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Exams Are an opportunity for pupils to show us how much they know and what they can do. Inform future teaching and learning by highlighting areas to work on. Provide examination technique practice. Contribute one small part of the bigger picture built up through various assessment activities.
When? Year 6: English, Maths & Science in November, all academic subjects in June. Year 7: all academic subjects in February & June. Year 8: all academic subjects in November, February & June.
What to revise How to revise How to help Revision
What to revise Each subject will provide a revision sheet. This will detail: Topics and skills the exam is testing Where to find the subject matter The format of the exam
YEAR 8 AUTUMN TERM MATHS REVISION EXAMINATION: Paper 1: Non-calculator paper (1 hr), Paper 2: Calculator paper (1 hr), Mental maths test (20 minutes approx.) This external examination paper will assess the CE 13+ syllabus in its entirety. Papers will be marked with particular attention to the specific revision topics below. EQUIPMENT: Candidates will need 2 sharp pencils, 30cm ruler, eraser, pen, protractor and compass. A scientific calculator will be required for paper 2 (this can be purchased or borrowed from the school). SPECIFIC TOPICS: CIRCLES (formula for area and circumference) WEEK 1 ALGEBRA (simplifying expressions, solving equations, factorising, BIDMAS) WEEK 4 BEARINGS (draw scale diagrams and measure bearings) WEEK 7 NEGATIVE NUMBERS (4 rules) WEEK 2 PIE CHARTS (interpret and construct) WEEK 5 FRACTIONS (simplest form, 4 rules, equivalent decimals and percentages) Y7 & WEEK 8 DECIMALS AND PERCENTAGES WEEK 8 LONG DIVISION WEEK 7 APPROXIMATIONS (decimal places, significant figures, rounding) WEEK 3 POLYGONS (calculating angles) Y7 & WEEK 8 PROBABILITY (language and use of probability scale) Y7 & WEEK 7 ENLARGEMENT (linear and area scale factor, centre of enlargement) WEEK 6 GRAPHS (straight line conversion graphs and scatter diagrams) WEEK 6 HOW TO REVISE: Use your classwork book, revision card notes, text book and practice papers to look through each topic we have studied. Remind yourself of key facts and methods to tackle problems, then attempt practice questions from the text book or past papers to check your understanding. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Mathematics is a cumulative subject. Skills learnt in previous years will be called upon to solve problems and answer general questions involving the four rules of number, data representation, shape etc. Pupils should refer to their revision notes from year 7 as part of their preparation for this examination. A comprehensive description of the CE 13+ syllabus is available at http://www.iseb.co.uk/pdf/Syllabus_CE_Mathematics.pdf http://www.iseb.co.uk/pdf/Syllabus_CE_Mathematics.pdf
How to revise Be pro-active Pick out key facts Check recall with flash cards, quizzes, tests, essay plans Random reminders Play to strengths (VAK)
What sort of learner is my child? What sort of learner is my child? http://homeworktips.about.com/od/homeworkhelp/a/lstyleqz.htm http://homeworktips.about.com/od/homeworkhelp/a/lstyleqz.htm VISUAL Is good at spelling Needs quiet study time. Likes colours & fashion. Dreams in colour. Understands/likes charts, diagrams and mind maps. AUDITORY Likes to read out loud. Is not afraid to speak in class. Likes presenting to the class. Is good at explaining. Enjoys music. Is good at grammar and foreign languages. Reads slowly. Follows spoken directions well. Can’t keep quiet for long periods. Is good in study groups. KINESTHETIC Is good at sports. Can’t sit still for long. Is fidgety during lessons. Is not great at spelling or handwriting. Studies with loud music on. Likes adventure books, movies. Likes role playing. Builds models. Is involved in martial arts, dance.
Revision activities V VISUAL Likes to picture work in head. Mind maps Coloured notes and plans Pictures Flash cards Watch subject DVDs and website video clips A AUDITORY Likes to use words, hearing, reading and saying out loud work. Record notes Read notes out loud Use word association Make up songs and rhymes Talk through work in groups Make up your own lecture / presentation K KINESTHETIC Likes to learn by doing things Make & use things to help you learn (battle cards / flash cards) Role play – act things out Memory games Create lessons to teach others Work in short blocks Create multiple answer and fill in tests Use interactive websites
Skills Look back at examples of classwork Check with teacher Practice papers
Preparation Don’t just practise until you get it right. Practise until you can’t get it wrong.
Where to revise? When to revise How to get involved How to help
Start early before brain gets tired. Weekend, mornings in the half term break After school: quick break and then start Lesson and homework opportunities During exam week When to revise
How to get involved Help with timetabling: help child identify suitable times on calendar Help with kit: index cards, highlighters, folders Set up the right environment Take an interest: praise, encourage, participate
When revising… Break session into manageable chunks with a short planned break between them and a reward at the end.
Supporting revision 1. Place: comfortable but without distractions. 2. Time: when brain isn’t too tired. 3. Duration: 25 minute slots, maximum of 4 slots in a row. 4. Precise task: at the end of this, I will know ‘avoir’. 5. Monitor: ask what’s being done & be shown the final result. 6. Reward: hard work = treat.
Final preparations Encourage your child to use the revision notes / aids they created as a quick recap tool before the exam. Most children find the day before to be best time for final preparations.
After examinations Be positive – it’s a learning experience Ask your child what he / she did well Does your child know how to make it better next time? Let children recharge their batteries Staff feedback: class / individual