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1 Revision: YOUR exam success will depend on the effort YOU put in!
2 ExamsAre an opportunity for you to show us how much you know and what you can do.Help your teachers by highlighting future areas to work on.Provide examination technique practice.Are only one part of the assessment activities which you do.
3 When are your exams?Year 6: English, Maths & Science in November (week11), all academic subjects in June.Year 7: all academic subjects in February & June.Year 8: all academic subjects in November (week 11), February & June.
5 What to revise Each subject will provide a revision sheet. This will explain:Topics and skills the exam is testingWhere to find the informationThe format of the exam
6 How to reviseDO some revision, you can’t just ‘absorb’ the information!Pick out key factsCheck your recall with flash cards, quizzes, tests, essay plansUse random remindersFind your strength (look/hear/do)
8 What sort of learner are you What sort of learner are you? Find out with a quick test atVISUAL : you are good at spelling, you need quiet study time, you like colours & fashion, you dream in colour, you understand/like charts, diagrams and mind maps.AUDITORY: you like to read out loud, you’re not afraid to speak in class, you like presenting to the class and are good at explaining. You enjoy music, you are good at grammar and foreign languages, you read slowly, you follow spoken directions well, you can’t keep quiet for long periods and work well in study groups.KINESTHETIC: you are good at sports, you can’t sit still for long, you are fidgety during lessons and are not great at spelling or handwriting. You study with loud music on, you like adventure books, movies and role playing. You build models and are involved in martial arts, dance.
9 Revision activities V A K Likes to picture work in head. VISUALLikes to picture work in head.Mind mapsColoured notes and plansPicturesFlash cardsWatch subject DVDs and website video clipsAAUDITORYLikes to use words, hearing, reading and saying out loud work.Record notesRead notes out loudUse word associationMake up songs and rhymesTalk through work in groupsMake up your own lecture / presentationKKINESTHETICLikes to learn by doing thingsMake & use things to help you learn (battle cards / flash cards)Role play – act things outMemory gamesCreate lessons to teach othersWork in short blocksCreate multiple answer and fill in testsUse interactive websites
10 Skills Look back at examples of classwork Check with teacher Practice papers
11 PreparationDon’t just practise until you get it right. Practise until you can’t get it wrong.
13 When to revise Start early before your brain gets tired. Weekend, mornings in the half term breakAfter school: quick break and then startLesson and homework opportunitiesDuring exam week
14 Get your parents involved Ask for help with finding suitable times / days to studyAsk for help with revision kit: index cards, highlighters, foldersAsk them to test you and show you they are proud when you work hard!
15 When revising…Break the session into manageable chunks with a short planned break between them and a small treat at the end.
18 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.
19 Final preparationsJust before the exams: use the revision notes / aids you have created as a quick recap tool.Most pupils find the day before the exam is the best time for final preparations.
21 After examinationsBe positive - mistakes show the areas for improvement.Ask yourself what you did well.Do you know how to make it better next time? If not, ask your teacher for targets.Give yourself a rest!Listen carefully to feedback from your teachers.