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    1. 2. Marlborough School Science College Wednesday 28 th March 2006 Year 9 End of Key Stage 3 Tests Revision Evening
    2. 3. The Purpose Of The Tests: <ul><li>To show progression from key stage 2 </li></ul><ul><li>To celebrate student achievements </li></ul><ul><li>To help with setting in year 10 </li></ul><ul><li>To set challenging yet realistic targets for future achievements </li></ul><ul><li>National Benchmarks </li></ul>‘ Outstanding Learning Opportunities for All’
    3. 4. Why should I revise? <ul><li>You are doing this for yourself, not for your parents or the school </li></ul><ul><li>Your brain forgets details of the work you did months ago, </li></ul><ul><li>But… </li></ul><ul><li>You need these details to answer the questions in the exam, </li></ul><ul><li>So… </li></ul><ul><li>You need to ‘top-up’, by using the correct revision technique. </li></ul><ul><li>Revise using different learning styles, there are lots of different ways to revise. </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards (external motivation) </li></ul><ul><li>These test results are one factor in determining setting in year 10 </li></ul>
    4. 5. What should I revise? <ul><li>List of topics in revision guides </li></ul><ul><li>Study what you don’t know (code work: </li></ul><ul><li>✔ or ? or S </li></ul><ul><li>Do a small amount of comfort revision </li></ul>
    5. 6. How should I revise <ul><li>We all revise and engage in learning in different ways. You may prefer to revise using diagrams or by listening to your notes or by doing movements that spark off your memory. </li></ul>Memorize these 27 letters and numbers W84MEBBCITV10662007RU2BL84T
    6. 7. When should I revise? <ul><li>Use a clock </li></ul><ul><li>Set a realistic timetable and stick to it </li></ul><ul><li>20 -30 minutes chunks </li></ul>
    7. 8. Suppose you start work at 6 pm . You should decide, looking at your clock or watch, to stop at 6.25 pm --and no later. Then at 6.25 pm have a break for 5-10 minutes. When you start again, look at the clock and decide to work until 7 pm exactly, and then have another break. For example,
    8. 9. Time management 8.30 – 9.00 7.45 – 8.15 Dinner diary diary diary diary 6- 6.20 5.10-5.40 Maths 4.30-5 School Science Eng Science Maths Eng 7-7.30 Weekend Fri Thurs Weds Tue Mon Times For the week of Mon __ March
    9. 10. How should you revise? If you just sit down to revise, without a definite finishing time, then your learning efficiency falls lower and lower, like this:
    10. 11. How can you improve this? If you decide at the beginning how lon g you will work for, with a clock , then as your brain knows the end is coming, the graph rises towards the end
    11. 12. How often should you revise? The graph below: It shows how much your brain can recall later. It rises for about 10 minutes …and then falls . if you quickly re-revise after 10 minutes, then it falls more slowl y!
    12. 13. If you quickly re-revise again , after 1 day , then it falls even more slowly! Even better , if you quickly re-revise again , after 1 week , then it falls even more slowly!
    13. 14. <ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>1 day </li></ul><ul><li>1 week </li></ul><ul><li>… and then 1 month. </li></ul>So the best intervals for ‘topping-up’, by reviewing or briefly re-revising are:
    14. 15. Where should you revise? <ul><li>In a quiet room, perhaps a bedroom, </li></ul><ul><li>Warm and well-lit, </li></ul><ul><li>With a table to work at, </li></ul><ul><li>Ideally, with a table-lamp, to help you to focus on the page, </li></ul><ul><li>With a clock for timing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your study area… Is it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well lit? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comfortable but not too comfortable? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ventilated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiet? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Without distractions? </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. Where should you revise?
    16. 17. Where should you revise?
    17. 18. How can parents help? <ul><li>Provide ‘brain’ food (water, foods that release slowly over time) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure they have all the correct equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the Internet and videos </li></ul><ul><li>Test them, read over essays etc </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure they have a work/leisure balance </li></ul>
    18. 19. Allow for Brain Food <ul><li>Get plenty of sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Drink lots of water </li></ul><ul><li>Eat a balanced diet </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise your body </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise your mind </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid too much </li></ul>Your brain needs time to sort out the information it has come across during the day The brain is made mostly of water and dehydration will lead to headaches and tiredness Eat plenty of fruit and veg ‘brain food’ The brain uses 20% of the oxygen in the blood so make sure your body gets enough Use brain gym, puzzles etc Avoid too much chocolate, coke, caffeine and foods with lots of additives
    19. 20. <ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce by teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Swap strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Test each other </li></ul>Who should I revise with?
    20. 21. Top 10 Tips for revising <ul><li>If you don’t understand ask a teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Have an emergency number of a friend </li></ul><ul><li>Do the worst first </li></ul><ul><li>Have a revision timetable and stick to it </li></ul><ul><li>Check you have all the correct equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Use different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Revise what you don’t know! </li></ul><ul><li>Take regular breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Use memorising techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Eat a healthy balanced diet </li></ul>
    21. 22. Support for Students <ul><li>Letter home informing parents of the importance of year 9 and the end of key stage 3 tests </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of grade card information and early identification of students with concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Success cards </li></ul>‘ Outstanding Learning Opportunities for All’
    22. 23. <ul><li>Reward letters </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews with students who were underachieving </li></ul><ul><li>Revision Booklet </li></ul><ul><li>Trial tests </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of trial test results </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation evening </li></ul><ul><li>Revision information evening </li></ul><ul><li>Reward trip </li></ul>‘ Outstanding Learning Opportunities for All’
    23. 24. On Going Support <ul><li>Mentoring of some students </li></ul><ul><li>Easter Revision </li></ul><ul><li>Assembly by Examinations Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Revision in lessons and help with examination technique </li></ul><ul><li>Revision notes and booklets </li></ul>‘ Outstanding Learning Opportunities for All’
    24. 25. What you need to do <ul><li>Follow the guidance you have been given </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a revision timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Revise </li></ul><ul><li>Ask if you need help </li></ul><ul><li>Turn up for the exams on time </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared (sleep, food, water, equipment) </li></ul><ul><li>Do your best </li></ul>‘ Outstanding Learning Opportunities for All’
    25. 26. Remember <ul><li>The End of Key Stage 3 Tests take place from Tuesday 8 th May to Friday 11 th May </li></ul><ul><li>The following are useful websites for revision: </li></ul><ul><li>www.samlearning.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize </li></ul><ul><li>www.mymaths.co.uk </li></ul>