English/English Language Revision Christmas 2012 Huntington School. "Success nourishes them; they can because they think they can." Virgil. The English Language exam is on the morning of the 10 th of January Outline of the Exam 2 hours and 15 minutes
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English/English Language RevisionChristmas 2012Huntington School
"Success nourishes them; they can because they think they can."Virgil
The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Revision
The human brain is a wonderfully complex thing (a teenage brain is even more so!). The brain is made up of billions of interconnected brain cells. When you learn something new or try to remember a fact, you create a link between these cells. The more you revise it, the stronger this link becomes. It then becomes faster to recall it.Our students have shown that many struggle with timings in the exam – with repeated practice your child will get quicker and more confident!
By revising they’ll better manage their stress and this comfort will ensure they perform more effectively. The habit of revision also requires comfort and pleasure. To form the revision habit they need to find a consistenttime and place to revise. They should ‘chunk’ the information into manageable sections, in slots of time of about 20 to 30 minutes. They should factor in small comfort breaks, with little rewards to keep them going(if they use technology get the balance right!)
Reading and writing skills are a complex process. They won’t learn by simply reading their revision booklet. They need to write down their notes; use post it notes, record themselves on podcasts, leave post it notes or posters around the room etc.You can help too! In a short car ride you could question your child about what writing techniques they will use, with examples; ask them to argue on given subjects (a teen specialism!); or explain a topic they know well to you.
English Exam Revision Strategies and Links