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1 The Kingsway School Revision strategies

2 Types of revision ACTIVE Involving your eyes, ears and hands in active ways so that your brain is engaged PASSIVE Reading through notes, books, revision guides etc etc

3 Examples of active revision Summarising topics Creating pass notes/prompt cards Mnemonics and other word play Post it notes to stick around the house Giant posters in your bedroom Writing notes Reading aloud Recording onto MP3 etc Revision partners Testing yourself Designing tests Creating lists Creating mind maps

4 4 active revision techniques Mr Oldham Miss Dean Mr Nicholson Mrs Hall

5 Mr Oldham

6 What to Revise?

7 Use revision guide delete what you don t need and already know

8 Use test, assessment or mock exam reviews often on blue paper

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10 The mock paper your child completed this half term will be marked. Students will complete this yellow sheet to help identify what they need to do next The next past paper will be finished over the weekend of November. A further sheet will be completed.

11 Once you have a list: Sort by broad category in Maths : Number, Algebra, Shape, Data Then sort within categories by priority. Concentrate on easier topics and those that appear a lot on exams. Make sure you only include things you have been taught Refine the list as you go along, add to it, tick it off Bear in mind the syllabus won t be finished yet so you will need to add to this later

12 How Do I Revise It? Find where you did the work in your exercise book Copy out questions/examples that you have answers for and attempt them Re-read notes and check your work, do some more out of your revision guide/workbook Head for the internet..

13 Mymaths.co.uk kingsway eighth

14 Use the menu/filters Best for on line marked practice and for learning a skill

15 Mathswatch https://mathswatchvle.com/

16 Choose tier GCSE (not 2015 for Y11)

17 Select topic or grade

18 Find your topic and watch

19 Practise questions available

20 Practise questions but no feedback

21 Miss Dean

22 Help your child revise English Language GCSE Highlighters colour coding Visual revision everywhere Google classroom

23 Highlighters Why use highlighters and a colour system? 15 minutes reading time use it wisely to prepare for the writing of your answers 90% information transmitted to the brain is visual and using the same colour for the same source and question will help your brain revise how to answer the paper.

24 Highlighters How can we use highlighters when reading sources? Past paper inserts are available from either you English teacher or the AQA website.

25 Question 1 = Source 1 Highlight what you learn in pink/purple to make it easier to visualise these steps in the exam.

26 Question 2 = Source 2 Highlight the headline, image, and linking texts in green to make it easier to visualise these steps in the exam.

27 Question 3 = Source 3 Highlight the thoughts and feelings in orange to make it easier to visualise these steps in the exam.

28 Question 4 = Source 3 and 1/2 Highlight language devices in source 3 and either 1 or 2 so that it is really easy to spot the devices you will analyse in Question 4.

29 Highlighters How can I use highlighters to revise without sources? Newspaper articles - Just 1 newspaper article can give you the opportunity to revise all questions! Q1 Q4 Q2 Q3

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31 Visual revision is everywhere! Not at home with your highlighters and exercise book? Look around you to see how you can revise!

32 Google classroom Walk and talk through mock Practise paper preparation for your mock and real GCSE.

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34 Mr Nicholson

35 Revision Should Be... Applied should be relevant to the exam questions. Challenging should be making the brain work. Timely as early as possible before the exam, in a way that avoids procrastination and does not waste time. Individual: In the way that works for the student s own methods of learning. Varied: In order to maintain motivation / engagement. Engaging: captures the attention of the student.

36 So how can we come up with a strategy that fits all learning styles?

37 According to Baddley (2005) Careful organisation of the material to be learnt is undisputed as the best way to remember.

38 Say hello to... The Revision Wall

39 The starting point for a Geography revision wall Natural Hazards Population Geography Topics Economic Development Coasts Settlement Rivers

40 Forced migration: when people have no choice and either have to, or are made, to move. natural disasters e.g. earthquakes man-made disasters e.g. war and ethnic cleansing overpopulation or a lack of resources, causing famine racial discrimination or religious and political persecution government schemes e.g. building of a dam Emigrants: people who leave a country Immigrants: people who arrive in a country Push factors: things that encourage, and sometimes force, people to leave the countryside not enough jobs lack of investment few opportunities lack of food political fears modern machinery means fewer farmers needed lose jobs poor facilities e.g. schools, hospitals crop failure due to natural disasters such as floods and droughts overpopulation Voluntary migration: when people choose to move improve standard of living e.g. better jobs improve quality of life e.g. retiring to live in warmer climate good services and amenities e.g. schools, hospitals, entertainment to be with friends or relatives Migration Rural-urban migration The movement of people from the countryside to the city (usually LEDCs) Counterurbanisation The process by which people move away from the major cities to smaller settlements, often villages (usually MEDCs). Employment: industry declined in inner cities and move to edge-of-city and rural sites. People move for promotion or simply to find a job Housing: people move away from the city for large, modern houses with garages and gardens Environmental factors: move away from noise, air and visual pollution created by increased traffic in cities to quieter, less polluted places with open space Social factors: move away because of increased crime rates and poorer educational facilities Pull factors: things that attract people to the city more jobs better housing education and medical care bright lights entertainment better way of life more chance of a good water supply and more reliable food supply life expectancy is longer

41 Portable revision cards could make up the revision wall when not in use.

42 Revision wall strategies Carefully use colour to differentiate between different topics in a subject. Be portable, can be used as revision cards when necessary. Listen to specific music when revising each topic within a subject. Force students to condense the topic content.

43 Mrs Hall

44 Start NOW!!

45 Don t just read the revision guide....

46 Take control of your learning

47 Use the after school classes

48 Make use of past papers and the mark schemes and the examiners report

49 Kill The Myth!! I ll use the mocks to see how much I know WITHOUT DOING ANY REVISION!

50 Designing a revision timetable Avoids last minute panic Organises you and makes you proactive Sets up a routine Spreads out your revision Ensures that you have free time for you Avoids wasting time Cuts down on stress

51 1. Work out how many exams you have to revise for 2. Now work out your available slots for revision in the coming week 3. Remember, little and often works best. 4. Don t forget to include time for other aspects of your life 5. Your timetable might look like this:

52 Day morning afternoon Before tea After tea (1) After tea (2) Monday school school Football practice Revision Relax Tuesday school school Revision Revision Relax Example timetable Wednesday school school relax Revision Revision Thursday school school Revision Dance class Dance class Friday school school Music lesson Relax relax Saturday Orchestra practice Revision Revision Relax Relax Sunday Revision Visiting family Visiting family Revision Relax

53 Now divide your subjects amongst your available slots, like this

54 Day morning afternoon Before tea After tea (1) After tea (2) Monday school school Football practice Maths Relax Tuesday school school Biology Drama Chemistry Wednesday school school relax Physics PE Thursday school school Maths Dance class Dance class Friday school school Music lesson Relax relax Saturday Orchestra practice Biology Drama Relax Relax Sunday Chemistry Visiting family Visiting family Physics Relax

55 What next? Work through your timetable for a week Does it work? Adapt if necessary Display your revision timetable to see if it works Allow yourself some flexibility

56 Basics Vary your topics and subjects Hydrate Stretch, walk, move Clear your working space Turn your phone off Reward yourself Set start and finish times and stick to them Keep revision sessions to a reasonable length Take regular breaks Work where you can t be distracted If you listen to music, don t choose music that is too distracting

57 Coping with stress Talk about it Exercise Do other things Think positively Relax Eat well Use relaxation techniques Get plenty of sleep

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