REDRUTH SCHOOL Welcome WELCOMEEXPECT THE BEST Supporting young people with revision. If you have any questions you would like answered tonight please write them on a sticky and add them to the sheet. We will try to answer the questions during the evening.
REDRUTH SCHOOL Objectives • How do we learn?EXPECT THE BEST • Why and how do we plan for revision? • How can I make revision more effective? (How do I make information sticky?)
EXPECT THE BEST REDRUTH SCHOOL Which could have the greatest impact on your exam results?
Know what you need to study Cue cards (key questions with Music answers on the back) (change the lyrics to ear worms) Why do you want to achieve to your best? Answer here please:Time revision smartly Do something Organise yourself Mindmap Imagination Now keep hold of this!
REDRUTH SCHOOL stress and The problem with anger! Stress StressEXPECT THE BEST
REDRUTH SCHOOL stress and The problem with anger! Stress Stress Tackling stress: •Feeling prepared for the exam.EXPECT THE BEST • Before and after revision sessions mentally place yourself in the exam room looking and feeling confident. • If panic sets in…BREATHE
EXPECT THE BEST REDRUTH SCHOOL The brain’s enemies…
EXPECT THE BEST REDRUTH SCHOOL Being organised
REDRUTH SCHOOL Why create a revision plan? Maths Calculator Non calculator Shape Number Handling Algebra and DataMeasure Each exam has different topics to revise. Not good enough to say “I’m doing Maths.”
REDRUTH SCHOOL booklet Sample from revision given before finals Week beginning: 5.03.12 Monday Tuesday Wed’ Thursday Friday Saturday SundayEXPECT THE BEST Morning French. Directions Afternoon 1 Science English. revision. Writing to Molecular persuade bonding Afternoon 2 Rugby Science Maths Life cycles Algebra Non calc Evening Food. Youth club French Hygeine Conversation pratise
REDRUTH SCHOOL Why create a revision plan? Key Questions • Does the plan cover all topics thatEXPECT THE BEST could be on exams? • Is it realistic (too much, too little)? • Have they given enough time to a subject to prepare for the exam. • Have they planned for social time?
REDRUTH SCHOOL How long should I revise for?EXPECT THE BEST Generation Game The Primacy and Recency Effect (08:52) AFTER the video is stopped – write down what you remember
REDRUTH SCHOOL Sewing machine Microwave Cuddly Toy Boxers Fondu Blender MidiEXPECT THE BEST TV Fruit Foodmixer Chamapgne Urn Dishwasher Typewriter Socks We remember the first and last bits of information best…apart from cuddly toys! Why is that?
REDRUTH SCHOOL Ways of revising – Top Tips Key messageEXPECT THE BEST Reading through notes – on its own is a poor way of revising.
REDRUTH SCHOOL The best way to revise is determined by how we learn best best.EXPECT THE BEST
REDRUTH SCHOOL Principle of revision Re-read the information (RE-VISION IS NOT FIRST LEARNING)EXPECT THE BEST Re-visit the processed information. Do something with it - processing Test you know it
REDRUTH SCHOOL lOCIClip – Andy Bell Memory champion
REDRUTH SCHOOL •Choose a room / walk you are very familiarShopping list: with.apples •Place each item in a recognisable place.tinned tomatoes •Make a very dramatic image / connection tokitchen roll the object/ fact and place.pastanewspapermilk E.G In my bedroom I see a giant newspaper swatting a bluebottle on the window.rice On the bed is a huge apple with a maggotcheese climbing out at the top.
REDRUTH SCHOOL Probability of an Mean = Add the The middle Outcome = Numbers together, Mean Number. Put the Number of ways an ProbabilityEXPECT THE BEST Divide by the total by The amount of numbers. Useful for Median Numbers in order, Find the middle outcome can happen --------------------------- Equation Number of possible Smaller amounts of One. outcomes Numbers. Making information sticky! Use a web based resource so you do not lose the cards.
REDRUTH SCHOOLShopping list: Mind mapping• apples• tinned tomatoes Problems• kitchen roll• pasta with lists?• newspaper• milk• rice• cheese
REDRUTH SCHOOL Mindmapping• Have to select and categorise•Links can be made wherecategories have connections.• Using words, colours andpictures engages different areasof the brain.• A quick summary to return to. Go large – do this on large sheets of old wallpaper!
REDRUTH SCHOOLShopping list:• apples• tinned tomatoes• kitchen roll• pasta• newspaper• milk• rice• cheese Go large – do this on large sheets of old wallpaper!
REDRUTH SCHOOL Teach someoneCould you explain to the person next to you how to…• Get a computer switched on and open up a worddocument.• How to make a letter persuasive.• How to find the area of a circle.• How to get a car started.
REDRUTH SCHOOL What to do: What do you do when you• You are revisingand don’t • Sleep on it don’t know what to do?understand the • Re-readtopic. • Use the internet• You can’t • Take a breakremember theinformation you • Ask back in school, friends, staffhave just revised. • Brainstorm – RANT• You are in the • Re-read the paper, look for key words.exam and your • Ask WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY, WHEN,mind goes blank. HOW?
Read the instructions.Get familiar with past papers.
REDRUTH SCHOOL On your post card.What advice, guidance or tips would you give toa parent or carer of other year 10 students who was unable to make this evening’s session?