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When should Year 11 & 13 students start their exam revision?
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.
What can the Current Year 10 Students Learn from Year 11 About Exams?
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.
The Power of Self-Confidence:
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.
How to use Past Papers to ACE YOUR EXAMS!!
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.
How to improve your motivation to revise.
Let's be honest, revision can be boring. So how do you keep doing it? Here are some strategies you can use today.
What is a Walking, Talking Mock?
We're deep into revision time for Year 11 as they approach their GCSEs. So I'm treating the whole year group to a chance to watch me complete last year's Chemistry paper in what is commonly called a "Walking, Talking Mock". What is it and how is it done?
How to do more exam revision in less time?
Exams are looming. You're running out of time and you're getting stressed. You're working as hard as you think you can but you've still got soooo much to revise. I'm going to show you a simple technique that anyone can use to get through more work in less time. I'm going to give you back a bit of your sanity.
Energy Stores and Energy Transfer Pathways
The idea of energy and the suggestions of how to teach energy in school Physics lessons has changed recently. Rather than thinking of energy as a "thing", teachers are now being encouraged by the exam boards and the Institute of Physics to talk about energy stores and energy transfer pathways. Find out how.
The most popular Exam Revision technique is also the worst.
Too many students revise badly. Find out here what effective revision looks like and how to recognise wasted effort.