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Prelim Revision


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Revision slideshow given to Fifths on Friday 9th November 2007

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Prelim Revision

  1. 1. GCSE Prelim Revision.
  2. 2. <ul><li>GCSE prelims - what is the point? </li></ul><ul><li>They give you an idea of how much you know. </li></ul><ul><li>They give you practice of the types of questions you will be asked. </li></ul><ul><li>They test you over a tight time schedule of 2 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Your teachers use the information to predict your final grade. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How much time should I spend revising?       2 hours over and above regular prep 15/12/2007 Weekend 5       2 hours over and above regular prep 08/12/2007 Weekend 4         2 hours over and above regular prep 01/12/2007 Weekend 3       2 hours over and above regular prep 25/11/2007 Weekend 2       2 hours over and above regular prep 17/11/2007 Weekend 1 Achieved 5ths Prelims - Revision Planner
  4. 4.         2 hours 31/12/2007 Monday   30/12/2007 Sunday   29/12/2007 Saturday         2 hours 28/12/2007 Friday         3 hours 27/12/2007 Thursday Boxing Day 3 hours 26/12/2007 Wednesday Christmas Day 3 hours 25/12/2007 Tuesday Christmas Eve 3 hours 24/12/2007 Monday   11.15-11.45 10.00-10.30 9.00-9.45 2 hours 23/12/2007 Sunday   11.00-11.45 10.00 -10.45 9.00-9.45 3 hours 22/12/2007 Saturday Rest   21/12/2007 Rest   20/12/2007 Holidays 19/12/2007 School Ends
  5. 5. Why are predictions important? <ul><li>The examiner will look at what the Department has predicted for the whole year group in a subject. </li></ul><ul><li>If they have got most of their predictions right then anyone who did well in their prelim but not in the final exam may be moved up to their predicted grade. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why are predictions important? <ul><li>But you need to have done well in the first place! </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot be moved up to an A in the final exam if you were predicted a C on account of your form in the prelim! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why are predictions important? <ul><li>Your teacher will also use the prelim grade to decide whether you go into Higher or Foundation Tier. </li></ul><ul><li>Being in the Foundation Tier might be best for you but you will only be able to score a C grade at best from there. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Where should I study?
  9. 9. The Great Enemy…….. Procrastination . “ To put off until a later occasion. To be slow to act.”
  10. 10. The Allies of Proctrastination. <ul><li>CD player. </li></ul><ul><li>TV in room. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/WWW. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Practically anything other than your work!!! </li></ul>All the things in the house that could distract you and keep you from doing the revision that you are there for.
  11. 11. A typical room in a Hall of Residence. Bed Cupboard Sink D e s k W I n d o w G r a s s G i r l s
  12. 12. Where should I study? <ul><li>In your own dedicated space - not on the kitchen table! </li></ul><ul><li>It should be warm, but not too warm. </li></ul><ul><li>Your chair should be comfortable, but not too comfortable. </li></ul><ul><li>You should have all the things you might need near at hand; paper, pencils, textbooks, past paper booklets. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where should I study? <ul><li>Move your desk away from the window. </li></ul><ul><li>Move the TV out of the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Unplug the radio/CD player. </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnect from the WWW. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your family you’d like quiet in the house. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to work when they are out. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Perhaps what would work best for you would be to get out of the house altogether and work at the local library. You might be forced to keep quiet there and there may be fewer distractions.
  15. 15. What ever you do don’t forget to reward yourself!! Work in small time slots and at the start of each one decide what your reward will be for working to the end of it.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Other considerations; </li></ul><ul><li>Are you going to take all your books home </li></ul><ul><li>with you? </li></ul><ul><li>If so you will probably want to start taking them </li></ul><ul><li>home before the last day of term as you have so </li></ul><ul><li>many. </li></ul>
  17. 17. 2. Consider using alternative sources of revision materials