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Year 11 Study Skills. 2 nd March 2010. Planning your revision M Sprake - Director of Learning KS4. “If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first hour sharpening the axe. “ Abraham Lincoln. Preparation for Success. Audit – what do you already have/ need.

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Year 11 Study Skills

2nd March 2010


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Planning your revisionM Sprake - Director of Learning KS4

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first hour sharpening the axe. “

Abraham Lincoln


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Preparation for Success

  • Audit – what do you already have/ need.

  • Know what you have to cover

  • Decide what you need to help you revise – ask subject teachers

  • Plan your revision timetable


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Timetable overview


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Planning revision – all subjects

Date

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Saturday 5th April

Maths

Science

English

French

Area

Number

Anthology

Oral

Human Body

Mind Mapping

Method

Cards

Notes

Cards

To understand…

To list the…

To look for…

To prepare…

Aim-


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Timetable – subject specific

Subject

Area

Topic

Resources

Priority

Maths

Numbers

Equations

  • Class Notes

  • Past Paper

  • Class Notes

  • (some missing)

  • Past Paper

Low

Graphs

Pie Charts

High


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Successful Revision Session : 7 steps

  • Environment

  • Stay focused, stick to the important points.

  • Range of revision techniques - think about how you learn best (coming later)

  • Tick off topics when you have revised them

  • 30 minute sessions

  • Relax

  • Recognise achievement


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English Revision

Mr S. Patience – Advanced Skills Teacher, English


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Planning – Key Dates

English Literature

Tuesday 25th May (70%)

English

Paper 1: Tuesday 8th June (30%)

Paper 2: Thursday 10th June (30%)


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Paper 1 Section A

Content

Audience

Type

Purpose

How do the presentation and language of this text help it to target its audience and achieve its purpose?


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Paper 2 Section A

Poems from Different Cultures

  • Know the story of the poem

  • Understand the feelings andlarger themes explored

  • Explain how language is used to create effects and express feelings

  • Explain how techniques work together

  • Compare to another poem – similarities, differences in feelings, techniques used

P E E 2 +


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Section B (both papers)

Writing to argue, persuade or advise

Writing to inform, explain or describe

Generating ideas

Structuring ideas clearly

Expressing ideas accurately

Expressing ideas powerfully


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English Literature

Literature poems

Same as for Poems from Different Cultures – only they need to compare four poems.

Of Mice and Men

  • Read the novel

  • Be able to find quotations about different characters, themes – practice skimming to find them

  • Write practice essayplans


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Revision Resources

Notes from lessons

Notes on Fronter

Revision guides

AQA website

BBC Skillswise

Read, read, read, THINK, read, read, read…


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Science Revision

Mrs L Hirst – Director of Science


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Useful Websites:

  • www.aqa.org.uk

  • www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/

  • en.wikipedia.org

Useful Websites:

  • These are available to purchase from Mrs Gotts.


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Maths Revision

Mr J Harness - Director of Mathematics

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

Ursula Le Guin


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Resources

Personalised Revision Plan

Own books

Revision after school – Tuesday 16th March

Mathswatch CD – Rom

Internet

www.mymaths.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths

www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse-leg/maths/1380/Pages/default.aspx

www.gcsemathspastpapers.com/gcse-maths-past-papers-questions.htm


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Read it – Think it – Do it!

Cover up the answer and method

Try the question

Check the answer

Do it again if not sure

Bring in the question and ask any maths teacher


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Learning How to Revise

VAK

VISUAL / AUDITORY / KINAESTHETIC

Mr R Li-Rocchi Assistant Headteacher Support and Guidance


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What are visual learners like?

Visual Learners…

Like to use pictures and diagrams to learn.

Understand & remember best when they see information.

Enjoy using colour coding to help them remember.


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What are auditory learners like?

Auditory Learners…

Like to hear information.

Enjoy doing presentations and discussions.

Find long periods of silence difficult to learn in.


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What are kinaesthetic learners like?

Kinaesthetic Learners…

Prefer to be doing things to help their learning.

Can like taking notes or ‘doodling’ as they listen.

Like making things and doing work using ICT.


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What type of learner are you?

Learning Styles

Try a learning styles test

www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsiframe.html

(click on test 2 link)


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Using Your Test Profile

Dominance – use visual revision techniques

Use variety of revision techniques


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The Visual Learner

If you are a visual learner, try these techniques:

  • Write key facts on different colour cards (eg grouped in to topics) – you can then lay them out in front of yourself.

  • Aim to visualise what you are learning – sit back and try to see a picture of the ideas or information.

  • Write down important facts on Post-it notes and stick them in key places! E.g. Mirror, TV etc.

  • Use mind maps, pictures, cartoon story boards, photo’s, diagrams to summarise information.

  • Use illustrated books from the library.

  • Search the internet for interactive learning sites.


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Auditory Learner.

If you are an auditory learner, try these techniques:

  • Summarise the subject in your own words, talking through them as you do so.

  • Read notes out loud as you go through them – rehearse delivering your notes as a speech on stage.

  • Make mp3 files or cds of the information and play them back to yourself.

  • Explain the subject to other people.

  • Put the information to a famous tune and sing it back yourself.


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Kinaesthetic Learners

If you are a kinaesthetic learner, try these techniques:

  • Move around as you learn. This could be something simple like pacing up and down in your room.

  • Retype the information on a computer into a colour, font and print size that you like.

  • Write down the facts on to key facts cards. You can shuffle them like a pack of cards and keep reading them.

  • When you are working at home give yourself ‘kinaesthetic breaks’, e.g. jogging, cooking.

  • Create big bold mind maps that allow you to express the information freely.


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The Rounded Learner

It may help to choose techniques for revision according to your learning style.

The long term goal should be to develop the style(s) you are not so strong at.

You will then become a rounded learner.


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Role of the Parent/ Carer in revision

Ms N Furneaux - Headteacher


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