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Revision assembly

  1. 1. MAKING THE GRADE The ‘R’ Word
  2. 2. What do we mean by revision? <ul><li>Revision is all about preparing yourself for the demands of exams </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does revision involve? <ul><li>Becoming familiar again with subject knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Practising key skills and exam techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Practising using knowledge and skills in a variety of ways to cope with any exam question </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why revise? <ul><li>Increases your confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Improves your ability to tackle successfully any task or question </li></ul><ul><li>Improves your chances of achieving or even exceeding your target grades </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do I revise?
  6. 6. Top Tips for Revision <ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHEN? <ul><li>Never too early to start revising </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your time carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Put together a timetable of when you are going to revise certain topics </li></ul><ul><li>Build in plenty of rest breaks </li></ul>
  8. 8. Planning your Time tv friends HISTORY swimming FRENCH MATHS 8-9 tv friends HISTORY swimming FRENCH MATHS 7-8 tv friends MED ST swimming SCIENCE ENGLISH 6-7 TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA MATHS work MED ST SCIENCE ENGLISH 4-5 MATHS work 3-4 MATHS work 2-3 ENGLISH work 1-2 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH ENGLISH work 11-12 ENGLISH work 10-11 work 9-10 SUN SAT FRI THURS WEDS TUES MON
  9. 9. WHAT? <ul><li>You need to revise the subject knowledge and skills that will be assessed in the exams </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you know what these topics and skills are </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your teachers if you are not sure </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHERE? <ul><li>Preferably somewhere quiet, with no distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhere familiar to make you feel comfortable when revising </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhere where you can spread your things out </li></ul>
  11. 11. HOW? <ul><li>Very few people are able to revise effectively by only reading through information </li></ul><ul><li>Most people need to ‘do something’ with the information for it to sink in </li></ul>
  12. 12. Suggested Techniques… <ul><li>Read, cover and copy </li></ul><ul><li>Posters around the house </li></ul><ul><li>Mind maps </li></ul><ul><li>Post-it notes </li></ul>
  13. 13. What about…? <ul><li>Mnemonics </li></ul><ul><li>“ R ichard O f Y ork G ave B attle I n V ain’’ </li></ul><ul><li>Making words out of the first letters of key words </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing pictures for association </li></ul>
  14. 14. Learning through Association <ul><li>Doh a deer, a female deer </li></ul><ul><li>Ray , a drop of golden sun </li></ul><ul><li>Me , a name I call myself </li></ul><ul><li>Far , a long long way to run </li></ul><ul><li>So , a needle pulling thread </li></ul><ul><li>Lah , a note to follow So </li></ul><ul><li>Ti , a drink with jam and bread </li></ul><ul><li>That will bring us back to Doh </li></ul>
  15. 15. Name the musical notes
  16. 16. Or…? <ul><li>Record your revision notes, listen to them and then test yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Test papers – write skeleton or full answers </li></ul><ul><li>Practise introductions and conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Practise writing arguments </li></ul><ul><li>SAM Learning </li></ul>
  17. 17. In summary: <ul><li>Start as early as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Choose methods that work for you </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your time and approach to revision carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Balance revision and leisure time – you will need a break! </li></ul><ul><li>Try your best and strive for success </li></ul>