Effective revision strategies

It is that time of year again when revision becomes the focus in and out of the classroom. This can be difficult for both students and teachers. As a teacher, I am often concerned that I don’t teach “revision” as well as I could and students often say they don’t know how to revise. Actually, they usually mean they don’t know what revision is, and are usually revising in lessons with us already. After many years of teaching in exam season and much reading around the best techniques, I have come to the conclusion that the best way to teach revision is in fact just to guide students through activities in my own lessons, then tell them afterwards that these are good revision strategies –it delay

Seven tips for surviving exam stress!

Exam stress has been in the news several times recently, with concerns over stress in young children tested in primary schools all the way up to GSCE students often sitting 2 exams in one day during a very intense testing period. So what are the signs of stress in our students and how can we support them? Signs of stress Tiredness, usually coupled with struggling to get to sleep and struggling to get up in the morning. Poor appetite Lack of interest in activities Migraines and headaches or stomach pains Increased heart rate or increased anxiety possibly with irritability. Seeming worried or depressed 1. Food Eating properly is hard when balancing revision with school, but it is really import

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