Presentation on theme: "Year 10 revision How you can help to ensure they achieve to the best of their ability. Exam Dates: Biology Unit 1 – 12 June 2012 resit Chemistry Unit 1."— Presentation transcript:
Year 10 revision How you can help to ensure they achieve to the best of their ability. Exam Dates: Biology Unit 1 – 12 June 2012 resit Chemistry Unit 1 – 15 June 2012 Physics Unit 1 – 20 June 2012 resit
Are there any concerns or questions you would like us to address tonight?
The plan is: 1. Environment 2. Techniques they can use and how you can help them 3. Sources of information
Revision and Learning Require concentration A comfortable place to study Space for resources – wall posters / post-its Food and water
Techniques – What do they do to revise? Active and passive methods Reading Taking notes Mind maps / spider diagrams Highlighting Creating diagrams / images Creating songs, rhymes, mnemonics Answering questions (past papers)
Information conversion Processing information makes it stick a lot better in the mind. Diagrams can be changed into words. Paragraph of prose, bullet points, key words Processes can be changed into images. Flow chart, timeline, cartoon strip, mind map
Can you think of a rhyme or poem (song, dance, rap, story) that might help to remember the four factors that affect the speed at which a chemical reaction happens? Temperature, Concentration, Surface area, Catalyst.
The two main gases both elements in the atmosphere. 80 percent nitrogen 20 percent oxygen The remaining gases, such as carbon dioxide, water vapour and noble gases such as argon, are found in much smaller proportions.
Read, Cover, Write, Check Read, Cover, Speak, Check Test them on what they know on their Q cards Get them to recall things from mind maps
Where can we get all the information from? Moodle BBC Bitesize Revision guides AQA past papers & mark schemes
Top Tips for ‘The Big Day’ Read through the questions carefully twice and underline the key words. What is the ‘command’ word in the question? What is it asking you to do? Look at how many marks are available, use this to help plan your time and how many points you need to make. For extended writing tasks remember; P – Make a point E – Evidence it E – Explain it L – Link it and sum up Make sure you answer every question. Look on the last page, make sure you haven't turned over 2 pages at once. Try to use as much subject specific language as possible. Remember your glossary. Take all your equipment with you. You will need a full pencil case and a calculator.