By the October mid term break, Year 11 & Year 13 students are a quarter of their way through the school year. By Christmas, they are half way there. So what exactly can students do about it? How do you revise effectively? Find out here.
Ever woken from a bad nightmare drenched in sweat and heart racing? Find out how we might be able to use mental imagery like this to increase our motivation to do well in exams.
Learning a language means learning vocabulary. Physics uses a vocabulary of quantities which need to be memorised in the same way. Once done, learning the theory behind them will be much, much easier.
I've always had a bit of a problem with the Flight Path model of recording and reporting student progress in Science. There is another way which might better reflect how Science is taught and learned.
How can studying swarms lead to more efficient buildings and better medicines? Teachers are often saying that we are trying to prepare students for jobs that don't yet exist. A Swarmologist might be one of them.
Year 11 students in the UK are approaching the Summer exam season. So during a revision session with my own class I asked them what they wish they'd done differently in terms of their exam preparation and revision. Here I discuss some of the top tips for next year's Yr11 cohort.
It has been said that one of the single best and simplest things a student can do to immediately improve their exam results for almost all subjects is to read regularly. Young people today are going to need to read and write more than they have in any point in human history. Whether this is for finding and keeping a job, searching for information or socialising with friendship groups, the ability to read and write well has never been more crucial.
Research published in the Oxford Review of Education shows that having a high academic self confidence can increase GCSE results by up to 6 grades. What's more is that these grade inflations are not limited to those with high prior attainments - it would seem that anyone can benefit to some degree or other.
Improve your chances of getting those top grades with my top five most effective ways to get the most out of your revision using past exam papers.
Let's be honest, revision can be boring. So how do you keep doing it? Here are some strategies you can use today.