Straightaway, please consider: Would it be helpful for parents to: Leave you to it, warning about living in a cardboard box if you dont revise? Confiscate your phone to stop you contacting their friends on Instagram? Be around not in the room, but pottering about nearby to provide a kind of non-intrusive monitoring? Show an interest when they return from work and offer to test you or simply make you cups of tea? Empathise rather than go on the attack? Even small remarks can aggravate fear, such as saying, Have you looked at your timetable? or, Do you know what you need to revise? Offer to help drafting a revision timetable? Take charge of back room operations: Make sure you have a well-ordered, quiet workspace with all the Post-it notes and fluorescent pens you need? Discuss removing your games console from your bedroom until exams are over? Ask you what you want from them? Ask If I think you are not doing enough work, am I allowed to say anything and whats a good time to say it? Check you know how to revise? UNDERSTAND IT You will need: Class books Text books Model answers You might also require:
Revision Guides Knowledge Organisers Revision Websites Old Exam papers (see TK website) In addition: Identify any bits of knowledge you have missing. Go to see your teacher to help fill any gaps and make your own notes e.g. using the Cornell method. What is the significance of this number? 138 138 hours 1 hour each night Monday-Thursday (56) 2 hours each weekend (22) 10 hours February half term (10) 50 hours Easter holiday (50) 138 hours divided by 9 subjects = 15 hours per subject to revise 2 years work! Expect The Best Thomas Keble School Easter Revision I suggest that for at least 5 days a week over the Easter holiday, you
work a school day: Session 1 9:00-9:50 Session 2 10:15-11:05 Session 3 11:30 12:20 Session 4 1:15 2:05 Session 5 2:30 3:20 You could even follow your school timetable. Expect The Best Thomas Keble School Timescales First exam is on 13th May 26 out of 48 exams before May half term implications for revision Study leave likely to begin Monday 20th May Lessons and in-school revision optional thereafter. Revision Planning Making the revision timetable Principle 1: SPACED RETRIEVAL PRACTICE When we learn something, we
forget it When we revisit something weve learned repeatedly, we remember it better This is shown in the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve Principle 2: Interleaving vs blocking Blocking your revision focusing on one topic for a long time then moving on to the next topic is inefficient. Interleaving your revision is far more effective as reducing the accessibility of information in memory fosters additional learning of that information. Principle 3: Interleaving and chunking For interleaving to work, you have to break down your revision into chunks Its no good putting Biology into your revision calendar you need to be specific GCSE Biology includes:
Health Responses to the environment Evolution Ecology Cells Photosynthesis Organisms and their environments Protein functions and uses Respiration Genetics Speciation Expect The Best Thomas Keble School Revision timetable Date/Session Mon 8th April 1
Revision Geog: Coasts Activity Review Quizlet flashcards 2 RE: Christian marriage Transform Revision clock 3 Maths: quadratic equations Test Practice Paper Q2,4,6 4 Eng Lit: Macbeth Transform Lady Macbeth mindmap 5 Science: Forces Review Seneca website
Expect The Best Thomas Keble School The importance of study breaks: Study time periods should be broken down into 20-25 minute sections with small rests in between. We tend to remember first things and last things rather than the things in between. So the more well-spaced and short breaks we have, the more beginnings and endings we have, and the better our brain will be able to remember. Brief breaks are also essential for relaxation: they relieve the muscular and mental tension that inevitably builds up during periods of intense concentration. So Chunking Break down the subjects you study into chunks you can revise Planning Plan an interleaved revision schedule to cover the chunks you have created Build in rest breaks Spaced retrieval
Revision planner apps: My Study Plan (iOS) and Study Plan (Google Play). With My Study Plan, all you have to do is put in how many hours you want to spend on each subject, the date of your exam and how many hours you will revise for each day. The app will even work out how many hours youve worked for and how many youve got left to go. My Study Life: an app to use throughout the year, not just during your revision period. Track homework and assignments, and organise your daily and weekly schedule. Everything is stored in the Cloud for easy access on multiple devices. Available on: Play Store, iTunes Timetable is one way to manage school life across your devices. The app even mutes your phone during revision sessions, in case you forget... Available on: Play Store https://getrevising.co.uk/planner Why reinvent the wheel? Week 2 5-2 LOTF LOTF LOTF LOTF Xmas Carol
Xmas Carol Xmas Carol Non-fiction Writing Eng. Paper 2B Week 2 26-2 Non-fiction Writing Eng. Paper 2B Non-fiction Writing Eng. Paper 2B Poetry Anthology Poetry Anthology Week 1 5-3 Non-fiction Reading Eng. Paper 2A CP out Maths lesson
Non-fiction Reading Eng. Paper 2A Non-fiction Reading Eng. Paper 2A Week 2 12-3 English Paper 2 mock (R) English Paper 2 mock (W) Elevate Unseen Poetry Unseen Poetry Week 1 19-3 Unseen Poetry Lit Paper 2 mock Lang Mock EBIs Macbeth performance?
Week 2 26-3 Lit Mock EBIs Macbeth Macbeth Bank holiday Easter Week 1 16-4 Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Fiction Writing Eng. Paper 1B Week 2 23-4 Fiction Writing Eng. Paper 1B
Fiction Writing Eng. Paper 1B Fiction Reading Eng. Paper 1A Fiction Reading Eng. Paper 1A Week 1 30-4 Fiction Reading Eng. Paper 1A Xmas Carol Unseen Poetry Poetry Anthology Week 2 7-5 Bank Holiday LOTF
Macbeth NOT IN Week 1 14-5 RE GCSE French GCSE Chemistry Lit. texts Week 2 21-5 TBC Lit Paper 1 Maths GCSE Lit Paper 2 HALF TERM Week 1 19-2
Day Date Subjects English: Language Paper 1 Science (Quantitative Chemistry 2) DT Maths T W Th M T W Th M T W Th T W Th M T W
27/2 28/2 1/3 5/3 6/3 7/3 8/3 12/3 13/3 14/3 15/3 20/3 21/3 22/3 26/3 27/3 28/3 Citizenship Spanish - Speaking Science (Chemical Changes and Energy Changes) Geography French Maths English: Language Paper 2 Science (Rates of Chemical Change) RE DT Drama
Citizenship Spanish - Writing Science (Organic Chemistry) Geography French Maths English Literature Paper 1 Science (Chemistry of the Atmosphere / using resources) Th 29/3 RE M T 16/4 17/4 Th M T Th M T Th
19/4 23/4 24/4 26/4 30/4 1/5 3/5 RE DT Drama Drama Maths Citizenship Spanish Listening/Reading Geography French RE Citizenship Geography
Maths English Literature Paper 2 DT Maths Drama Spanish - General skills French Would it be helpful for parents to: Leave you to it, warning about living in a cardboard box if you dont revise? Confiscate your phone to stop you contacting their friends on Instagram? Be around not in the room, but pottering about nearby to provide a kind of non-intrusive monitoring? Show an interest when they return from work and offer to test you or simply make them cups of tea? Empathise rather than go on the attack? Even small remarks can aggravate fear, such as saying, Have you looked at your timetable? or, Do you know what you need to revise? Offer to help drafting a revision timetable? Take charge of back room operations: Make sure you have a well-ordered, quiet workspace with all the Post-it notes and fluorescent pens you need? Discuss removing your games console from your bedroom until exams are over? Ask you what you want from them? Ask If I think you are not doing enough work, am I allowed to say anything and whats a good time to say it? Check you know how to revise?
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